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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch batted Rasmus cleanup Saturday, and he clearly knew what he was doing. Rasmus twice took Brewers starter Wily Peralta deep for his first two homers of the season. The outfielder is looking to have a big year after accepting the Astros' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer this past offseason.
Apr 9 - 11:38 PM

Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's just a day off. Jake Marisnick is in left field in Rasmus' place.
Apr 8 - 4:33 PM

Colby Rasmus had a three-run homer and an RBI single in the Astros' 10-4 drubbing of the Tigers on Friday.

Rasmus was back in left field today after missing Thursday's game with an upset stomach. He's 5-for-9 with two homers this spring, which should help his chances of beginning the regular season as the Astros' cleanup man against right-handers.
Mar 11 - 4:27 PM

Colby Rasmus has been scratched from the Astros' lineup Thursday due to an upset stomach.

He was sent home from Astros camp and might also get the day off Friday as a precautionary measure. No big deal here on March 10. Rasmus is 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI so far in Grapefruit League play.
Mar 10 - 1:06 PM

Astros OF Colby Rasmus has accepted a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

The news was first reported by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Thursday and is now official. Rasmus becomes the first player ever to accept a qualifying offer since they were first instituted in 2012. The 29-year-old hit .238/.314/.475 with 25 homers and 61 RBI this past season with the Astros.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:29:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Colby Rasmus will accept the Astros' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Rasmus would be the first player to accept a qualifying offer under the current system. The 29-year-old hit .238/.314/.475 with 25 homers and 61 RBI last season with the Astros. As teams have gotten more liberal with qualifying offers this was bound to happen eventually.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 06:17:00 PM

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C1Jason Castro
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
2Tony Kemp
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Colin Moran
2Marwin Gonzalez
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski