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Colby Rasmus (LF,CF,RF)

Houston Astros - 12% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a walk Sunday, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit in the 10-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers. His average took another dip down to .231 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus appears to be pushing himself too hard to keep his spot in the lineup. With Preston Tucker around, this is clearly an understandable feat. However, Rasmus would do well to relax when grabbing a bat. Otherwise, his struggles will be on going.

 

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Going 0-for-3 in Friday evening's 6-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers, Colby Rasmus tallied a whopping 3 strikeouts in the game. His average now stands at .238 on the season, a slight dip from the previous game.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has hit another dry spell, but the numbers over his career suggest that it will not last long. WIth the current logjam in the outfield, however, Rasmus will have to fight to keep his spot in the lineup. It will be a fight that Rasmus can almost assuredly win.

 

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Going 1-for-5 in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Detroit Tigers, Colby Rasmus belted an 11th inning double. He also tallied a pair of strikeouts to take his average on a slight dip to .244 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Skipper A.J. Hinch will have some pondering to do when it comes to left field. Colby Rasmus is the veteran contract player who has been making great strides over the season. However, should Rasmus have any kind of bad struggle any time soon, he may possibly lose out to Preston Tucker for the roster spot. For now, Rasmus is succeeding in keeping his place among the everyday lineup.

 

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Getting the start in left field on Wednesday afternoon, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 in the 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics. He tallied both a sac fly and a long double in the game. His average made a tick up to .246 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The change of scenery for Rasmus from Toronto to Houston is paying off royally for both him and the entire Astros ball club. His hitting has remained consistent throughout, and Rasmus has an impressive outfield glove to match. Look for him to remain a great asset to all rosters, real and fantasy alike.

 

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Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 in Tuesday evening's 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. His biggest hit came in the 8th inning when he hit a right center field two-run home run to score him and Jake Marisnick. Rasmus bumped his average up to .243 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus' power was already well established and on full display in this past game. He is proving himself to be a valuable offensive and defensive outfielder for this Houston Astros ball club. Fans and fantasy holders alike can retain Rasmus with confidence.

 

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Rasmus went 1-for-3 with the homerun and a walk. He improved his batting average to .236.

Fantasy Impact: For the second straight day, Rasmus avoided being struck out. He followed a 2-for-4 day with today's homerun. Perhaps, he's ready to get on a roll again, and could be worth a flier in DFS lineups.

 

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Rasmus went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Giants. He has been hitless for his last two games.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had a hot streak going, but his strikeouts was always a concern. Now, the hits are gone, but the strikeouts remain. Stay away from him in DFS, until he gets it going again.

 

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Rasmus batted fifth in the lineup, but could not take advantage. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: This game dropped Rasmus' average to .239. His strikeouts continue to be a concern, and it might be good to avoid him in DFS until he shows signs of turning things around.

 

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After a big game yesterday, Rasmus followed it with a dud. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts. He attempted to steal a base, but was caught in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus faced a lefty today, and it could have contributed to his poor performance. Perhaps, he'll bounce back when he has a platoon advantage in his next game.

 

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Rasmus had his best game of the season, going 3-for-5 with a homer in the fifth. Rasmus also had two doubles, one RBI and three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Moreover, Rasmus did not strike out. His hitting has been on the upside lately, but the strikeouts were also mounting. Perhaps, he can build on this breakout game and keep improving on his .268 batting average.

 

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Rasmus batted sixth in the lineup and struck out three times.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had a hit streak, going into Friday's game. It's over now, and he continues to strike out at an alarming rate. Moreover, his price has risen on some DFS sites, and should be avoided until his price comes down.

 

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Batting fifth in the lineup, Rasmus hit a two-run homerun in San Diego. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has been hitting well recently, upping his average from .192 to .254 in two weeks. His hitting has led to a higher spot in the lineup.

 

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Rasmus batted sixth for the Astros, going 2-for-5. He also had an RBI and stuck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus now has back-to-back multi-hit games. He has gotten on-base for seven straight games. However, he continues to strike out at an alarming rate, which puts a damper to his recent surge.

 

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It could be a temporary situation, but Rasmus batted fifth against Oakland. He got two hits and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: This game marks the sixth game in a row Rasmus has gotten on-base. His 19 strikeouts in 15 games remain a concern. He's still a decent player to round out a DFS roster, if you're trying to fit in expensive players, like Adrian Gonzalez or Mike Trout.

 

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Although left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir took the mound for the A's in Oakland, Rasmus got the start in the outfield for the Astros. He drew two walks, and got one run.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has a three-year batting average of .210 against left handers so his start was a surprise. Rasmus is not useful in traditional fantasy formats, but he could be employed in the right matchups in DFS to round out a daily roster.

 

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Rasmus went 1-for-4, but that lone hit was a homerun. He also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has been awful to start the year with a batting average of .200, a BABIP of .250 and a measly contact rate at 60.0. Last season, his contact rate finished at 64.2 with a walk rate of 7.7, which is very similar to this year. In short, he's not worth an add on any league and should only be a desperate option in DFS.

 

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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: Astros.com)

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: Astros.com)

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.