Drew Rasmussen
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Rasmussen made his major-league debut in August of 2020 and pitched fairly well over his first 10 appearances, posting a 1.89 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 13.2 innings during that time. However, he allowed seven earned runs across his final two outings of the year, which skewed his final numbers during the abbreviated season. Despite his struggles late in the season, the 25-year-old showed promise during his first taste of major-league action with a 3.34 xFIP over the year. He showed off his elite 97.7 mph average fastball velocity and had a 29.6 K% and an impressive 12.6% swinging-strike rate. The right-hander likely earned a spot in the Brewers' bullpen for Opening Day in 2021, but he won't be in line for save chances to begin the season given the team's talented set of relievers. Rasmussen showed immense promise over a limited sample last year, but his fantasy value is limited by his role for Milwaukee. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
ADP
$Traded to the Rays in May of 2021.
Pitches five scoreless
PTampa Bay Rays
September 14, 2021
Rasmussen (3-1) earned the win Tuesday after pitching five scoreless innings against the Blue Jays. He surrendered two hits, walked one and struck out three.
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The 26-year-old was able to limit the damage to just three baserunners, none of which passed second base. He only threw 52 pitches in the contest as the team continues to limit his innings. Rasmussen has posted a 1.33 ERA and 0.67 WHIP in six starts since Aug. 12. He may not make another start this week with Dietrich Enns expected to take the ball against Detroit and Shane McClanahan (back) possibly returning after the 10-day minimum.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
33
Last 10 Games
52
Last 5 Games
62
How many pitches does Drew Rasmussen generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Drew Rasmussen generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-48%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .238 135 31 12 29 8 1 2
Since 2019vs Right .203 203 57 20 37 4 1 4
2021vs Left .213 102 26 7 20 5 1 1
2021vs Right .211 170 42 17 32 4 1 3
2020vs Left .321 33 5 5 9 3 0 1
2020vs Right .167 33 15 3 5 0 0 1
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-92%
ERA at Home
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.16 1.30 37.0 1 0 0 10.7 4.6 0.5
Since 2019Away 3.86 1.22 44.1 3 1 1 9.1 2.8 1.0
2021Home 3.86 1.39 28.0 0 0 0 10.6 4.8 0.6
2021Away 2.37 0.97 38.0 3 1 1 8.3 2.1 0.5
2020Home 1.00 1.00 9.0 1 0 0 11.0 4.0 0.0
2020Away 12.79 2.68 6.1 0 0 0 14.2 7.1 4.3
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Drew Rasmussen compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.83
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
3.00
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.289
 
GB/FB
1.77
 
Left On Base
72.4%
 
Exit Velocity
84.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.4%
 
Spin Rate
2468 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.1%
 
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Gets win Tuesday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 7, 2021
Rasmussen (2-1) allowed a run on six hits and struck out two in five innings, earning the win Tuesday over Boston.
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Pitches four strong
PTampa Bay Rays
September 1, 2021
Rasmussen pitched four innings in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out five. He did not factor into the decision.
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Permits one run in no-decision
PTampa Bay Rays
August 25, 2021
Rasmussen took a no-decision in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Phillies after allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out one over five innings.
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Likely to stay in rotation
PTampa Bay Rays
August 18, 2021
Manager Kevin Cash suggested after Tuesday's 10-0 win over the Orioles that Rasmussen will remain in the Tampa Bay rotation for at least one more turn, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "We'll continue to explore [Rasmussen starting] and just see where it takes us. As long as his bounce-back is good and he's feeling good, kind of why wouldn't we? He's just got a lot of power, and he's got a pretty good three-pitch, four-pitch mix."
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Another start awaits
PTampa Bay Rays
August 15, 2021
Rasmussen is listed as the Rays' probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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