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Colby Rasmus

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

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.231

HR

7

RBI

22

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11

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Signed by the Astros to a one-year deal last January, Rasmus had a resurgence in the power department, hitting a career-best 25 home runs in 137 games with the club. The 29-year-old flourished in the ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/11/1986   BORN: Columbus, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with Houston in January 2015.

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Rasmus is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Colby Rasmus Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 19 A A 53 220 193 22 49 14 4 5 5 35 11 3 27 35 0 0 0 .254 .351 .404 .755
2006 19 A A 78 332 303 49 94 36 22 3 11 50 17 5 29 55 0 0 0 .310 .373 .512 .885
2007 20 AA SPR 128 556 472 93 130 69 37 3 29 72 18 3 70 108 0 2 12 .275 .381 .551 .932
2008 21 R GCL 3 12 9 1 5 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .556 .667 1.000 1.667
2008 21 A PAL 3 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .182
2008 21 AAA MEM 90 387 331 56 83 26 15 0 11 36 15 3 49 72 3 3 1 .251 .346 .396 .742
2009 22 MAJ STL 147 520 474 72 119 40 22 2 16 52 3 1 36 95 5 2 3 .251 .307 .407 .714
2010 23 MAJ STL 144 534 464 85 128 54 28 3 23 66 12 8 63 148 2 4 1 .276 .361 .498 .859
2011 24 MAJ STL 94 386 338 61 83 31 14 6 11 40 5 2 45 77 1 2 0 .246 .332 .420 .752
2011 24 MAJ TOR 35 140 133 14 23 13 10 0 3 13 0 0 5 39 1 1 0 .173 .201 .316 .517
2011  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ STL/TOR 129 526 471 75 106 44 24 6 14 53 5 2 50 116 2 3 0 .225 .298 .391 .688
2012 25 MAJ TOR 151 625 565 75 126 49 21 5 23 75 4 3 47 149 2 4 7 .223 .289 .400 .689
2013 26 MAJ TOR 118 458 417 57 115 49 26 1 22 66 0 1 37 135 0 1 3 .276 .338 .501 .839
2014 27 AAA BUF 6 24 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 .130 .167 .130 .297
2014 27 MAJ TOR 104 376 346 45 78 40 21 1 18 40 4 0 29 124 0 0 1 .225 .287 .448 .735
2015 28 MAJ HOU 137 485 432 67 103 50 23 2 25 61 2 1 47 154 1 3 2 .238 .314 .475 .789
2016 29 MAJ HOU 28 112 91 11 21 10 3 0 7 22 1 1 19 27 0 2 0 .231 .357 .495 .852
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3-Year Averages     119 438 398 56 98 45 23 1 21 55 2 0 37 137 0 1 2 .246 .313 .467 .780
Career  (View All)     958 3,636 3,260 487 796 336 168 20 148 435 31 17 328 948 12 19 17 .244 .315 .444 .759

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Colby Rasmus Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 4 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .357 .495 .852
May. 3 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .355 .506 .861
May. 2 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .369 .530 .899
May. 1 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .253 .384 .557 .941
Apr. 30 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .400 .579 .979
Apr. 29 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .407 .597 1.004
Apr. 27 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .414 .623 1.037
Apr. 26 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .410 .636 1.046
Apr. 25 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .418 .661 1.079
Apr. 24 Bos 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .440 .707 1.147
Apr. 23 Bos 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .449 .698 1.147
Apr. 22 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .438 .633 1.071
Apr. 21 @Tex 3 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .467 .689 1.156
Apr. 20 @Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .446 .548 .994
Apr. 19 @Tex 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .442 .564 1.006
Apr. 17 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .431 .564 .995
Apr. 16 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .426 .595 1.021
Apr. 15 Det 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .465 .667 1.132
Apr. 14 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .436 .667 1.103
Apr. 13 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .457 .741 1.198
Apr. 12 KC 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .360 .452 .800 1.252
Apr. 11 KC 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .444 .810 1.254
Apr. 10 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .435 .706 1.141
Apr. 9 @Mil 3 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .357 .474 .857 1.331
Apr. 8 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .467 .364 .831
Apr. 7 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .417 .400 .817
Apr. 6 @NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .500 1.000
Apr. 5 @NYY 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Apr. 4 @NYY Did not play.
Last 7 Days 25 0 3 0 0 0 4 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 .120 .207 .120 .327
Last 14 Days 52 4 10 1 0 4 14 7 14 0 0 0 2 0 .192 .279 .442 .721
Last 30 Days 91 11 21 3 0 7 22 19 27 1 1 0 2 0 .231 .357 .495 .852

Colby Rasmus: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 27 23 5 2
2015 131 72 43 43
2014 87 87 9
2013 114 114
2012 145 145 4
2011 127 127
2010 134 134
2009 135 9 124 6

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Colby Rasmus Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016120020.167.250.603
2015119177160.252.471.835
20148713491.195.391.684

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201679117201.241.532.890
20153135018452.233.476.770
20142593214313.236.467.752

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20164743130.213.447.786
20151832912270.213.470.770
2014159197134.201.371.641

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016447491.250.545.920
20152493813342.257.478.803
20141872611270.246.513.815
Colby Rasmus Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 220 193 12.3% 15.9% 0.77 82% .288 .150
2006 19 A A 332 303 8.7% 16.6% 0.53 82% .350 .202
2007 20 AA SPR 556 472 12.6% 19.4% 0.65 77% .301 .276
2008 21 R GCL 12 9 25% 16.7% 1.50 78% .667 .444
2008 21 A PAL 10 9 10% 30% 0.33 67% .000 .000
2008 21 AAA MEM 387 331 12.7% 18.6% 0.68 78% .290 .145
2009 22 MAJ STL 520 474 6.9% 18.3% 0.38 80% .284 .156
2010 23 MAJ STL 534 464 11.8% 27.7% 0.43 68% .358 .222
2011 24 MAJ STL 386 338 11.7% 19.9% 0.58 77% .288 .174
2011 24 MAJ TOR 140 133 3.6% 27.9% 0.13 71% .220 .143
2011  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ STL/TOR 526 471 9.5% 22.1% 0.43 75% .270 .166
2012 25 MAJ TOR 625 565 7.5% 23.8% 0.32 74% .262 .177
2013 26 MAJ TOR 458 417 8.1% 29.5% 0.27 68% .358 .225
2014 27 AAA BUF 24 23 4.2% 37.5% 0.11 61% .214 .000
2014 27 MAJ TOR 376 346 7.7% 33% 0.23 64% .294 .223
2015 28 MAJ HOU 485 432 9.7% 31.8% 0.31 64% .308 .237
2016 29 MAJ HOU 112 91 17% 24.1% 0.70 70% .246 .264
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3-Year Averages     438 398 8.4% 31.3% 0.27 66% .321 .221
Career     3,636 3,260 9% 26.1% 0.35 71% .299 .200

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2016 Stat Review for Colby Rasmus    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.231 AVG
POOR
70% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.246 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.495 SLG
GREAT
.264 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.70 BB/K
GREAT
17.0% BB Rate
ELITE
24.1% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.852 OPS
GREAT
.357 OBP
GOOD

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Colby Rasmus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rasmus was named American League Player of the Week after hitting .316 with a double, four home runs, 10 RBI, five walks and a stolen base for the period ending April 24.

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Rasmus hit a game-tying two-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Rasmus went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in a loss against the Rangers on Thursday.

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Rasmus is batting fifth and playing in left field Wednesday against the Rangers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Rasmus is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Rasmus hit his third home run in Monday's win over the Royals, part of a 2-for-4 game with two RBI.

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Hitting from the cleanup spot, Rasmus went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Saturday’s win over the Brewers.

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Rasmus is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.

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Rasmus hit a three-run homer -- his third of the spring -- during Sunday's Grapefruit League loss to Philadelphia.

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Rasmus (illness) returned to Grapefruit League action Friday and hit a three-run home run against Detroit.

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Rasmus was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's spring game due to an illness, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Rasmus' final season in Toronto came with a career-high 33 percent strikeout rate, but he's established himself as a legitimate 20-homer threat despite a very aggressive approach. Most of the damage comes against righties, and on fastballs, and there's little reason to think that he's going to exceed his career batting average (.246) over a full season, especially since he's hit .225 or lower in three of the last four seasons. It's worth noting, however, that Rasmus had much better numbers on the road (.246/.302/.513) than he did at hitter-friendly Rogers Centre (.201/.270/.371) last season, so perhaps a change of scenery will help. At 28, he's likely a finished product, and one that never seemed to fully tap into his potential as a first-round pick (2005). Signed by Houston in January, Rasmus will serve as the Astros' primary center fielder, but he'll likely end up on the larger side of a platoon given the variety of options capable of sharing time with him currently on the depth chart.

2014

Rasmus lost most of August and September to injuries, but otherwise had a fantastic 2013 season, slashing .276/.338/.501 with 22 home runs and 66 RBI over just 458 plate appearances. He also played an excellent center field, though he didn't steal any bases, and his offensive numbers were propped up by a .356 BABIP that was well above his career mark of .298. While a 22 percent line drive rate played a role in that mark, Rasmus will still be a major regression candidate in 2014, after posting a career-high 29.5 strikeout rate in 2013. The power, however, is both real and sustainable, meaning that Rasmus can be a productive player, despite the seemingly inevitable batting average regression.

2013

Rasmus struggled out of the box but went on a tear in June after an apparent fix in his batting stance. The hot streak was short lived and his final numbers were discouraging as he hit .223/.289/.400. While Rasmus managed to hit 23 home runs, his walk rate (7.5 percent) dipped for a second straight season and at age 26 he can't rely on potential much longer.

2012

Rasmus didn't fare any better after coming over to the Jays (.173 average, .517 OPS and an ugly 5:39 BB:K mark in 140 plate appearances) in a midseason trade as he struggled in a new league and with a nagging wrist injury. A .225/.298/.391 season between St. Louis and Toronto just isn't going to cut it and there were some rumors in the offseason that Toronto wasn't against trading Rasmus. The team doesn't have many other options in center field so he'll be given every chance to hold down the position on an everyday basis, but he'll need to put the struggles of a year ago behind him quickly. There's still a moderate power/speed combination to be had here so perhaps this is the year it bears fruit.

2011

Rasmus and manager Tony La Russa have had their differences and it's been played out in the media, but there's no doubt that he's a budding star. Although he's just 24 and should take a step up in 2011, there are a few warning signs. Rasmus hit a respectable .276 last year, but his BABIP was a bloated .358. He also struck out 148 times in just 464 at-bats. It wouldn't be a surprise to see his batting average plummet this year, even as his power numbers continue to improve. However, if his contact rate improves, there's reason to believe that Rasmus' numbers will be even better across the board this season.

2010

With the Cardinals clearing some of the crowd in the outfield, Rasmus heads into 2010 without any competition for the center-field job. He struggled a bit during his rookie year, hitting just .251 and stealing only three bases, but his 16 home runs were good for third on the team. He's still just 23, so he should improve soon. Buy him low while you still can.

2009

Rasmus is still the top prospect in the St. Louis organization, but his star faded a bit in 2008 as he suffered through an injury-filled campaign. Eleven home runs and 15 stolen bases in just 331 at-bats for Triple-A Memphis is nothing to sneeze at, but some were expecting Rasmus to win everyday center-fielder job for the Cards last year. Although he mastered Double-A in 2007, he might need a little more time with Memphis before he comes up the majors for good.

2008

As the top prospect in the St. Louis system, Rasmus did not disappoint in 2007, combining good power and speed with the ability to draw walks. He spent the whole season with Double-A Springfield, and although he’s just 21, he has little left to prove in the minors. The Cardinals have plenty of outfield depth, but Rasmus is the jewel of the organization. He could be an every day player in St. Louis as early as this season.

2007

Rasmus stole 28 bases and added 16 homers in two stops in the minors last season. The top offensive prospect in the Cardinals’ system, Rasmus made up for a .253 batting average in the Florida State League with good plate discipline, walking 27 times in 53 games after his promotion. Rasmus is just 20, but the Cardinals see him as a valuable contributor within a few years. His power-speed combination make him a nice player to go after in keeper leagues.

2006

The Cardinals' 2005 first-rounder hit the ground running in his professional debut with a balance of average, power and speed. Only 19 years old, Rasmus is a five-tool outfielder and immediately becomes the most promising outfield prospect in the lower levels of the Cardinals' depleted system. He should start the year in Single-A.