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Colby Rasmus

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2014 Stats

AVG

.225

HR

18

RBI

40

R

45

SB

4

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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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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Colby Rasmus Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal worth $7 million, avoiding arbitration, in January of 2014.

September 14, 2014  –  Colby Rasmus News

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Rasmus is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, according to John Lott of the National Post.

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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
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3-Year Averages     132 534 484 69 115 46 23 4 19 64 3 2 44 133 1 2 3 .238 .304 .419 .723
Career  (View All)     793 3,039 2,737 409 672 276 142 18 116 352 28 15 262 767 11 14 15 .246 .313 .438 .751

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Colby Rasmus: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
20148713491.195.391.684
2013125106190.256.424.712
2012154113121.182.292.554

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142593214313.236.467.752
20132924716470.284.534.893
20124116420633.238.440.740

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014159197134.201.371.641
20132153114380.288.563.913
2012256348272.215.352.633

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141872611270.246.513.815
2013202268280.262.436.761
20123094115482.230.440.735
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
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3-Year Averages     534 484 8.2% 24.9% 0.33 73% .289 .181
Career     3,039 2,737 8.6% 25.2% 0.34 72% .300 .192

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2014 Stat Review for Colby Rasmus    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.225 AVG
TERRIBLE
64% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.294 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.448 SLG
GOOD
.223 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
7.7% BB Rate
WEAK
33.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.735 OPS
WEAK
.287 OBP
POOR

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

Rasmus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Rasmus is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.

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Rasmus is out of the lineup again Friday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Rasmus swatted a pinch-hit home run in the top of the 10th inning during Thursday's 1-0 win at Tampa Bay.

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Rasmus is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Rasmus is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

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Rasmus (illness) is back in the lineup as the DH on Friday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Rasmus (illness) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

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Rasmus was a late scratch Tuesday with an illness, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Rasmus is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.