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Colby Rasmus (CF)

Houston Astros - 3% owned

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Colby Rasmus with a double

Sun, Apr 12th 8:24am EDT
By R. A. Beltran

Batting seventh in the order, Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a double.

Fantasy Impact: After hitting a big homerun on Friday night, Rasmus disappointed his fantasy owners with just one double in a hitters' park. He remains a fringe asset in deep leagues, and should only be considered as a spot starter in DFS.


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Rasmus came in the ninth to replace Grossman, and he hit a ninth inning two-run homerun.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has struggled to start the season. Perhaps, this will boost his confidence and get him going. He remains a marginal asset in season-long leagues. However, he holds some value as a low-salary option in DFS.


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Rasmus got the start in the outfield for the Astros. He hit eighth in the order, and had one strikeout in three at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had another favorable lefty versus righty matchup, but he did not make anything out of it. He faces another righty in Trevor Bauer on Thursday, but Rasmus is priced at $2,900 in Fan Duel. For someone who hits eighth in the order, the price appears steep.


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The Astros faced right-handed, Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. As a lefty, Rasmus got the start and went 1-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: The Astros will split time with Jake Marisnick in center field. Rasmus should get most of the starts against right-handed pitchers, and he could be a low salary option for DFS. However, be mindful that he will bat near the end of the order.


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Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3 on Friday evening against the Kansas City Royals. Unfortunately, all plate appearances turned up strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus continues to struggle finding consistency. Though he is slated to start center field, obtaining that on opening day could be in jeopardy if Rasmus fails to pop his batting average up.


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In the top of the 6th inning against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday evening, Colby Rasmus hit a 3 run home run to score L.J. Hoes and Jed Lowrie. Rasmus went 2 for 5 on the day, additionally hitting a double and striking out twice. He also reached on a fielding error from Freddie Freeman in the top of the 8th inning of the game. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has had a slow spring to this point, but today's outing should help him to find his groove once more. He is projected to be the starting center fielder come opening day. However, Jake Marisnick sits waiting in the wings, should Rasmus suffer another bad slump. Draft cautiously, fantasy holders.


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Colby Rasmus went 0 for 3 on Sunday afternoon against the New York Yankees. He punched a strikeout and left a man on base as well. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has a batting average that currently stands at questionable and slightly disheartening .208. While he is the projected starting center fielder, his bat must do more to come alive. Otherwise, Marisnick or Grossman may steal center field right out from underneath him.


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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout against the Mets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had a decent day at the plate, but wasn't able to shift his stock in any way. He's vying for a starting OF job, but with his struggles this spring (and Robbie Grossman's excellence) it is uncertain if he'll get one. Until Rasmus has confirmed playing time he should be drafted only in AL-Only leagues as a moderate power/low average player.


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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-2 with a HR, a walk, and three runs scored on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus finally had another good day at the plate, something he sorely needed as he has struggled this spring. He's vying for a starting spot in the Houston OF, but for now playing time is not guaranteed. Until that is confirmed Rasmus should only be drafted in AL-Only leagues, especially considering his batting average struggles as of late.


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Colby Rasmus went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout against the Mets on Thurday.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus hasn't been able to find his swing consistently this spring. His average is sitting at around .150, and only the occasional display of his power has redeemed him at all thus far. Rasmus is trying to secure a spot in the crowded Astros outfield, but is having a rough go of it, and if he doesn't do so then he is not viable in fantasy. Don't draft him except in AL-Only leagues, and be cautious with your optimism.


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Colby Rasmus hits a HR

Sat, Mar 14th 8:30pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Braves on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see Rasmus get his power stroke working as he had been cold so far this spring. He isn't guaranteed a starting OF job, but is ahead of players like Jake Marisnick and Robbie Grossman to secure one of the three spots. Until Rasmus is confirmed to have a starting gig he is a risky pick for fantasy, especially considering his batting average struggles outside of his solid 2013 year. He does provide some power, but proceed with caution.


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Colby Rasmus draws two walks

Thu, Mar 12th 4:28pm EDT
By Dan Schalk

Colby Rasmus went 0-for-1 with two walks Thursday against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus is batting .167 to start spring training. With Robbie Grossman on a tear with a BA of .543 to open the year, Rasmus will need to work off the rust. Keep an eye on this situation as spring training progresses, if Rasmus continues to struggle, which limits his playing time, his fantasy value will take a nosedive.


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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-2 (including a ground rule double), with two RBIs, and a run scored against the Cardinals. He also walked and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had a nice day at the plate on Tuesday, helping his cause toward getting consistent playing time for Houston. The Astros outfield is crowded, but Rasmus has a bat that will be hard-pressed to keep on the bench. For now consider him a late round/low $ player in AL-Only leagues, and someone to watch on the wire in mixed leagues.


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Colby Rasmus draws two walks

Sun, Mar 8th 5:01pm EDT
By Dan Schalk

Colby Rasmus reached base twice Sunday drawing walks in his first two plate appearances.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus is competing for playing time in the suddenly crowded Astros outfield. With Robbie Grossman on fire to start the spring, Rasmus is not a lock for solid playing time. Until the at-bats are there, Rasmus should stay on the waiver wire.


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According to Peter Gammons, the Orioles are making a push towards a one-year deal with Colby Rasmus. (Source: Peter Gammons on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus fits the Orioles' need for an outfield bat. Although he hit only .225/.287/.448 in 2014, Rasmus is just one year removed from a .276/.338/.501 season. If he reaches a deal with the Orioles, Rasmus could be in line for a bounce back season in 2015.