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Colby Rasmus | Outfielder | #28

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / STL
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Colby Rasmus is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels.
Marwin Gonzalez will start in left field while Jake Marisnick plays center field. Carlos Gomez will serve as the designated hitter. Jun 29 - 1:23 PM

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Colby Rasmus filled the box score by going 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored on Friday versus the Royals.

Rasmus played like an MVP for the first three weeks of the season but had been awful ever since. Tonight he cheered his owners up immensely. Rasmus has been very streaky throughout his career, so perhaps this game is the start of something good. He now has a .245 batting average with ten home runs, 26 runs, 39 RBI and four steals.
Jun 25 - 1:26 AM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

He'll take a seat in favor of Jake Marisnick with southpaw Cody Reed on the hill for the Reds. Rasmus has fallen off a cliff since his hot start, slashing a cringe-inducing .199/.265/.287 with three homers and a 57/16 K/BB ratio in 43 games since April 24.
Jun 18 - 12:12 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Making his return to Busch Stadium, Rasmus connected on a Jaime Garcia pitch to lead off the fifth inning with his ninth homer. Those numbers are a bit misleading -- seven of those nine homers came by April 24, and he hit just .194/.250/.255 with one home run in May. He's hitting .227/.317/.394 overall with 36 RBI and 21 runs scored.
Jun 14 - 10:39 PM

Colby Rasmus went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts versus the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

19 games into the season, Rasmus was hitting .293/.440/.707 with seven homers and 18 RBI. Since then, he's hit .183 with one homer and 40 strikeouts in 30 games. He'll bounce back at some point, but this is ugly right now and it's surprising the Astros are still hitting him cleanup against righties.
Jun 2 - 5:07 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Patrick Corbin. Carlos Gomez is back in center field Tuesday while Jake Marisnick will start in left.
May 31 - 1:16 PM

Colby Rasmus was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Orioles for arguing a called third strike.

Rasmus took issue with Dana DeMuth's strike zone in the bottom of the sixth and apparently uttered one of the magic words. Jake Marisnick took over in center field. Rasmus finished the evening 0-for-3.
May 24 - 10:11 PM

Colby Rasmus had an RBI single Friday against the Rangers.

Rasmus singled home Jose Altuve in the ninth inning, but the Astros were unable to keep the rally going against Sam Dyson. The 29-year-old has now hit safely in six straight games, but his production has dropped off sharply over the past month.
May 20 - 11:23 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

He'll take a seat against left-hander David Price. Rasmus had a great opening month but hasn't hit a lick since the calendar turned to May (6-for-40 with 13 strikeouts). Jake Marisnick will handle left field in Thursday's series opener at Fenway.
May 12 - 4:14 PM

Colby Rasmus struck out all four times he was up Monday in the loss to the Twins.

Rasmus is in a 3-for-25 slump that's dropped his average from .293 to .241. Most likely, he'll finish the year in the neighborhood of .241, though perhaps with enough power to remain of use in mixed leagues.
May 2 - 11:54 PM

Colby Rasmus clobbered a game-tying, two-run homer off Craig Kimbrel with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday.

Unfortunately, while it forced extra innings, the Astros still were unable to come away with a victory. Rasmus finished the night 1-for-5. He has been a monster at the plate through the first three weeks of the season, slashing .293/.440/.707 with seven homers and 18 RBI.
Apr 25 - 1:13 AM

Colby Rasmus clubbed a grand slam Saturday in a win over the Red Sox.

It came on a two-seam fastball from Clay Buchholz. Rasmus added to his tally with an RBI double in the eighth inning. The 29-year-old has been a pleasant surprise this year with 16 RBI and a .449 on base percentage. He also ranks second in the American League with 15 walks. Until he shows signs of slowing down, Rasmus should be owned and started in all formats.
Apr 23 - 7:56 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with two homers and three RBI in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.

Rasmus was the only Astro to accumulate more than one hit. He made both of his count, whacking a solo homer off Rangers starter A.J. Griffin in the fourth inning and a two-run shot off reliever Tony Barnette in the eighth inning. The latter drew the Astros to within 7-4, but that would stand as the final. While the Astros are off to a 5-11 start, Rasmus has more than done his part, hitting .311/.467/.689 with five homers, 11 RBI and a steal over 45 at-bats.
Apr 21 - 10:56 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 and drove home the game's lone run as the Astros outlasted the Tigers 1-0 on Friday.

Rasmus came through with an RBI single off Mike Pelfrey in the first inning that plated George Springer, which wound up being the extent of the offense in the ballgame for either squad. He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely in three of his four plate appearances. Rasmus is absolutely locked in at the dish right now, slashing .333/.465/.667 with eight RBI.
Apr 15 - 11:06 PM

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Monday against the Royals.

The Astros have faced seven straight righties to start the season, and Rasmus has feasted, hitting .333 with a 1.254 OPS. They'll face nothing except righties this week, too, so he should remain in the cleanup spot every day.
Apr 12 - 12:05 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski