Colby Rasmus
Colby Rasmus

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Colby Rasmus done for season

Tue, Sep 27th 10:40am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Colby Rasmus is dealing with hip and groin injuries which are expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season. (Source: Jake Kaplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had a few bright moments, but he struggled overall, in part due to injuries, this season. He'll likely finish with an OPS of just .641 over 369 at-bats.

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Coming off the disabled list and starting in left field Tuesday during the 3-1 series winning victory over the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with his 13th home run of the year. He also tallied a pair of ground outs. Rasmus now has a .212 average and .647 OPS on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The DL stint may have cause Rasmus to take a hit in his overall consensus ranking, down now at #106 among outfielders. The veteran outfielder is slashing a pretty solid .241/.311/.434 over his career and just may be an option for a left handed power bat, should your lineup need it for fantasy playoffs. Keep a close eye on Rasmus going forward.

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The Houston Astros have placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list. Recall Tony Kemp from Triple-A. (Source: Chron.com )

Fantasy Impact: Colby has been dreadful this season hitting .211 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI. Rasmus should not be on your team as is so this should not be relevant to you in any way.

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Colby Rasmus went 0-for-4 against his former team as the Astros fell to the Blue Jays 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last 15 games Rasmus is hitting a paltry .052 with 24 strikeouts in 58 at-bats. He has seen more time on the bench and is no longer a viable fantasy option in most formats. If it hasn't already happened, it is time to drop Rasmus from your fantasy team.

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Colby Rasmus had a game to forget. He went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts against the Mariners. Despite the poor outing, the Astros won 8-7 completing the three game sweep.

Fantasy Impact: Clearly his worst game of the season, Rasmus has struggled to start July. He is batting .118 with two hits in 17 at-bats. He could be given a day off with the Astros outfield rotation being deeper than most ball clubs.

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During Friday evening's 13-4 routing victory over the Kansas City Royals, Colby Rasmus made another start in left field. In doing so, he went 4-for-5 with a late home run and a trio of singles. Despite one strikeout, Rasmus has jolted his average back up to .245 and his OPS back up to .738 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Admittedly, Rasmus still ranks pretty low among active outfielders in fantasy leagues, (#81 in this category) but don't let that fool you, owners. The veteran outfielder is on a serious roll lately, averaging .345 (10-for-29) over the past seven games. For owners in need of a power outfielder that can hit in a clutch, look no further than Colby Rasmus.

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During Friday evening's 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus made another left field start. In doing so, he went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles. While also striking out twice and grounding out, Rasmus has raised his average up slightly to .224 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He still only ranks at #72 among active outfielders in fantasy leagues. Additionally, his current .704 OPS is nearly 50 points below his career average in that category. However, Rasmus needed a performance like in this past game to get his bat going again. Owners can decide what they want to do as it relates to this veteran outfielder.

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In Sunday's series loss to the Boston Red Sox, Colby Rasmus started back in left field again. While doing so, he went 2-for-5 with bunt single and a RBI double. He also tallied a strikeout, ground out, and reach on a fielding error. Rasmus has kept to a .238 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Having these back to back multi-hit game will give a serious confidence booster to the veteran outfielder. Sure, Rasmus does rank near #300 overall and in the upper 70's among active outfielders. However, the ever climbing OPS of .792 that he currently possesses should be enough of a reason for owners to consider Rasmus as a clutch bat for rosters.

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In the extra innings loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Colby Rasmus made a shift to start in left field. In doing so, he went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in the early innings of the game. While also grounding out, popping out and striking out, Rasmus has kept to a .232 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus still ranks pretty low; at #295 overall, and #77 among all active outfielders. Owners do not need to rush anything to getting this veteran. However, if you are an owner in search of a clutch bat, and being that he is only 66% owned right now, Rasmus and his current .784 OPS and team leading 26 RBI may just be your ticket to helping out your fantasy roster.

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Rasmus has come out and put up an average of .282 with a team-high OBP of .431. He also has three HR and eight RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is not an elite option, but he is a solid player in a strong offense who has power potential.


Veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus started in left field on Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals. He went 2-for-4 with a single and an RBI double. While also grounding into a double play and striking out, Rasmus still maintains a stellar .360 batting average this early in the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has a 1.252 OPS to open the season, showing that he has been able to hit both for power and for average. It's still a wonder why his rankings for both outfielders and overall are so low. (in the 70s and 300s respectively) However, with the way he has been playing to start 2016, owners may want to consider Rasmus as a midseason trade target for your roster.

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Veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus put on quite the hitting display in the home opener on Monday evening against the world champion Kansas City Royals. He went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a bunt single. Though he did also have a pair of strikeouts, Rasmus maintains a stellar .333 average this season.

Fantasy Impact: It remains a mystery that a player with the power that Rasmus possesses still ranks only at #77 among outfielders, and in the 300's overall among all players in the league. A career OPS in the .750s is nothing to write home about, but is still good enough for spot starts or to be on your bench. Rasmus is certainly a player to have around in a pinch, especially if his current 1.141 OPS holds up.

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Shifting over to left field again Friday, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3, tallying a single and a double. While also striking out once, he finishes spring with a respectable .256 average heading into Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus is near 100 in ADP among active outfielders, and #354 overall, so owners should not invest big on him. While he has power, and could possibly be a mid season pickup, he's not expected to make that much of a change in 2016. If you plan to draft him, do so with caution.

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Colby Rasmus took to left field Wednesday, and he had a very trying time offensively. He went 0-for-4 with a pop out, fly out and pair of strikeouts, causing him to strand two runners. Rasmus goes into exhibition games tomorrow and Friday with a .243 average.

Fantasy Impact: Owners will not get much from a player like Rasmus, ranking so far down in the 300's in ADP, and near #100 among outfielders. Power is his best asset, but that is all you will get with the veteran outfielder. Be mindful if Rasmus is one of your only remaining roster options.

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Starting in center field against the Philadelphia Phillies, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-2 with a pair of ground outs and a drawn walk. One of those ground outs, however, did tally a RBI. While leaving a runner on base, Rasmus has cut his average down ever so slightly to .269 in Grapefruit League.

Fantasy Impact: Owners should not expect themselves to get very far with Rasmus. Ranking 86th among active outfielders, and posting an ADP of 364 overall, Rasmus is not on the fantasy radar. His power is useful for daily fantasy or spot starts, but for little else.

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Making a start in left field on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3 with a fly out, ground out and strikeout. He also left two runners on base. Upon today's game completion, Rasmus has lowered his spring average down to .292 so far.

Fantasy Impact: The slump Rasmus has been in lately leaves a lot to be desired from a veteran outfielder that hits for power with an OPS of .756 over his career. Fantasy owners may, however, still want to consider him for their bench to come through in the clutch. An ADP of 364 makes Rasmus a late round depth option.

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Taking to left field in the split squad game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Colby Rasmus could not advance from the batter's box. He went 0-for-4 on the day, tallying a ground out, strikeout and a pair of fly outs. Even though lowered, Rasmus maintains a healthy .333 average so far this spring.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran outfielder experienced a bit of rust at the plate, but is expected to get better with each passing game. His career numbers are a big indicator of the probability of more progress from Rasmus. Fantasy holders may draft him if they wish, but don't be too hasty about it.

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Serving as the team DH on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, Colby Rasmus was held in the batter's box. He went 0-for-3 with a ground out, fly out and a strikeout. While it may have lowered some, Rasmus maintains a pretty stellar .429 average in Grapefruit League.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran outfielder is likely to get a few early games in the regular season at DH, so this sub par performance at the plate is very uncommon for Rasmus. Fantasy owners will still want to keep an eye on him in the coming games.

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Getting back out at left field Friday against the Detroit Tigers, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with a RBI single and a three-run homer. While also tallying a strikeout, Rasmus has shot his average up to a stellar .556 in spring training.

Fantasy Impact: After nursing a stomach ailment yesterday, Rasmus' hunger for the game came out tremendously to make up for that absence. The veteran outfielder will only get better with each passing game. Fantasy owners may want to get a jump on Rasmus for their rosters early.

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It was reported today that veteran outfielder, Colby Rasmus, was a last minute scratch off from the roster against the Washington Nationals Thursday. He had caught a stomach virus, and was told by skipper Hinch to go home and nurse it. Rasmus remains day to day. (Source: Astros.com)

Fantasy Impact: The ailment from Rasmus appears to be mild, and should be back in the lineup real soon. Fantasy holders can continue to hold onto the veteran outfielder with confidence.

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Starting in left field against the Washington Nationals, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. One of those singles tallied a RBI for the team. He also had a ground out against the Nationals, but has a sterling .500 batting average thus far during Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus' power and veteran leadership will help the Astros through the summer and will give him guaranteed playing time. This will become extremely beneficial going into the regular season. Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on Rasmus going forward.

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Keeping to his left field corner in the home split squad game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. He also drew a walk. Rasmus bumps his Grapefruit League average up to a solid .333 so far this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus appears to have found a good groove in the batter's box. The hope and expectation is for this to continue through the remainder of spring, and bleed into the regular season. Fantasy holders can consider drafting Rasmus, if they wish to do so.

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Starting his 2016 in left field Saturday against the New York Mets, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit. He went 0-for-2 with a ground out and fly out. He begins Spring Training without an average.

Fantasy Impact: The rest versus rust argument could be used to defend today's plate performance by Rasmus. However, he will need to improve quickly to show that he was worth the $15.8 million qualifying offer that the team extended to him this past winter. Draft Rasmus with caution.

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Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Royals on Monday. He had one walk and two strikeouts in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has consistently lit up the Royals pitching staff, with homers in three of the four ALDS games. Colby is one of the hottest hitters in DFS right now, and should be a solid play on Wednesday in game five as he takes on SP Johnny Cueto (who he homered off of in Game 2).

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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-1 with a single and three walks against the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus went from a power bat to a patient one, walking three times against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS. Colby has had the hottest bat for the Astros in this series, and is a must play in DFS for a pretty reasonable price. He faces SP Yordano Ventura in Game 4 whom he homered off of in Game 1.

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Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with a walk, a RBI-double, and a solo-HR against the Royals in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has had back-to-back excellent fantasy days, taking it to the Royals with a homer in each. Friday's success wasn't too surprising, as Rasmus had a good history against Royals SP Johnny Cueto going into the game (9-for-27). Look for him to stay hot on Sunday as he has good history against SP Edinson Volquez as well (5-for-14, 3 doubles, 1 HR).

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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a RBI-groundout and a solo-HR against Kansas City in Game 1 of the ALDS. He also walked, struckout, and stole a base in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus had a combo meal (HR & SB) and then some in a very successful Game 1 for the outfielder. Rasmus is an intriguing and cheap ($3,100 on both FanDuel & DraftKings) option for DFS. He goes against SP Johnny Cueto who is much better against lefties (lefties avg .215), but whom Rasmus has had success against (9-for-27 with three doubles and a HR).

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Shifting between both left and center field during Saturday evening’s 6-2 series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colby Rasmus went 3-for-4 with his 24th and 25th home runs of the year and another single. While also tallying a strikeout, Rasmus has held to a solid and steady .240 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The power that Rasmus has been known to display was at its seasonal peak in this past outing. The hope is that this streak by the veteran outfielder will bleed over into a post season run. If his career numbers are any indication, it most certainly will. Fantasy holders should probably keep track of Rasmus going forward.

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Getting a start in left field during Wednesday evening's 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, one of which tallied a RBI to score Jonathan Villar. While also striking out twice, Rasmus has held his average to .232 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Skipper Hinch has certainly been spraying Rasmus all across the outfield this season, and especially as of late. But the veteran is more than capable of taking any corner, and has demonstrated poise in all three. Fantasy holders will want to keep an eye on Rasmus in the coming games.

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Coming in as a late left field replacement during Saturday afternoon’s 9-7 victory over the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus hit a two-run home run in his one plate appearance, making 22 on the year for him. He has kept his average steady at .232 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran outfielder continues to prove why he was acquired in the off season. Rasmus has been very clutch lately, and will continue this playing coming in the final week. Fantasy holders don’t need to invest, but certainly keep an eye to Rasmus.

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Staying at left field during Monday evening's 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus went a hitless 0-for-3. While getting on base by way of a drawn walk, he also tallied a ground out, fly out and strikeout all collectively in the game. Rasmus has held his average steady at .235 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: After banking all of those RBI yesterday, Rasmus came up a little bit dry at the plate. However, that was just another typical bad day at the office, as the veteran outfielder will regain his step in the batter's box again real soon. Fantasy holders don't have to invest in, but certainly keep an eye to, Rasmus.

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Manning left field during Sunday afternoon's 5-1 series victory over the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with his 20th and 21st home runs of the year to drive in three total runs. He also tallied a line out and a strikeout in the game. Rasmus has made a nice jump in his average, up now to .237 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: For a little Emmy humor, the award for team hero in this past game most certainly goes to Rasmus. The veteran outfielder came into a serious offensive breakout at the plate. Such playing will be needed by the team as the season winds down. Fantasy holders may want to rethink Rasmus over the next little while.

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Shifting between both center and left field during Saturday evening's 10-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks drawn. He also tallied a fly out in the game. Rasmus has kept to a .234 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus continues to hit the ball extremely well in recent games. This sort of clutch playing by the veteran outfielder will certainly be needed as the playoffs quickly approach. Fantasy holders need not invest in, but certainly keep an eye to, Rasmus in the next couple of weeks.

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Staring in center field during Thursday evening's 8-2 series sweeping loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus could not advance from the batter's box. He went 0-for-4 with a pop out, a pair of strikeouts and a ground out into a double play. Rasmus slid his average back to .235 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This was another one of those unfortunate bad days at the office for Rasmus. However, the veteran outfielder will certainly be needed for clutch plays as October quickly approaches. Fantasy holders don't have to go all in on Rasmus, but certainly keep an eye on him.

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Manning left field during Wednesday evening's 14-3 series routing loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with both hits tallying singles. He also had a pop out and a fly out in the game. Rasmus has held his average steady at .237 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has certainly put the ball in play a lot more in recent games and catching a few breaks in the process. With the Astros currently falling back in the standings, a veteran outfielder like him will be needed to make a run for October. Fantasy holders don't have to go all in on Rasmus, but certainly keep track of him.

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Shifting between both left and right field during Tuesday evening's 6-5 loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a single and a pair of walks drawn. He also tallied a fly out and a ground out collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept his average steady at .234 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This was another one of those outings that saw Rasmus try to do too much too soon. The veteran outfielder will need to regain his patience in the batter's box, or risk having his average continue to go down. Fantasy holders can keep an eye on Rasmus, but don't put all your chips in on him.

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Staying at left field during Monday evening's 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-5 with both hits tallying singles, and one of them scoring a game-tying RBI. He also tallied a ground out, fly out, and strikeout in the game. Rasmus has kept his average to .234 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The presence of the veteran outfielder was definitely felt in this past game, as Rasmus made some pretty decent plays with both the bat and the glove. Despite the loss, his presence will be needed to make a run for October. Fantasy holders may want to keep an eye on Rasmus coming down the stretch.

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Starting at center field during Sunday afternoon's 5-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. He also tallied a line out and a ground out collectively in the game. Rasmus has made a nice climb in his average, back up now to .231 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: With Gomez ailing, Rasmus has returned to play the outfield corner he is most comfortable with. It is unclear how long he will man center, but the veteran outfielder is expected to keep making the necessary plays as the playoffs quickly approach. Fantasy holders should keep a close eye on Rasmus as the 2015 season draws to a close.

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Getting a left field start during Friday evening's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3. Though he did get on base from a drawn walk, he also tallied a ground out and a pair of strikeouts collectively in the game. Rasmus has held his average to .228 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This past outing for Rasmus was just another typical bad day at the office, as it were. The veteran outfielder has certainly been making better strides at the plate that have paid off recently. His presence will most certainly be needed in that batter's box coming down the stretch. Fantasy holders can keep track of Rasmus for now.

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Getting a start at left field during Wednesday evening's 11-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with his 19th home run of the year and a double. He also tallied a pair of strikeouts and drew a walk in the game. Rasmus has risen his average up to .230 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has certainly been playing a lot better recently. I personally favor him to start everyday in center field over Gomez. But since I don't make lineup decisions, I can only advise that fantasy holders keep a very close eye on Rasmus. Should an opportunity present itself, you may also want to acquire him on your roster for, if nothing else, a utility man.

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Taking back to right field during Sunday afternoon's 8-5 series clinching win over the Minnesota Twins, Colby Rasmus could not advance from the batter's box. He went 0-for-4 with a pair of fly outs and a pair of strikeouts collectively. Rasmus has dipped his average slightly back down to .227 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He has been hitting the ball noticeably better. However, Rasmus has not been getting very many of the necessary and much deserved breaks that he has been seeking. These fortunes should change, however, as the veteran outfielder will continue getting out of batting jams and contribute greatly to a post season run. Fantasy holders may want to keep a close watch on Rasmus.

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Shifting between both left and right field during Friday evening's 8-0 shutout victory over the Minnesota Twins, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with his 18th home run of the year and another single. He also tallied a ground out and a strike out in the game. Rasmus has bumped his average up to .230 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Though a late inning shift was necessary to give Springer some rest, Rasmus look abundantly more comfortable starting over in the left field corner. The solid playing with both the glove and bat that the veteran outfielder displayed in this past outing will keep true as the season winds down and the playoffs approach. Fantasy holders are advised to keep close watch on Rasmus.

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Going back to right field during Wednesday evening's 8-3 series loss to the Seattle Mariners, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a single. He also tallied a fly out and a pair of strikeouts collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept his average steady at .227 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It is refreshing to see Rasmus hitting for more contact. But the only thing standing in his way is the inability to catch the breaks he needs and deserves. History has shown, however, that the veteran outfielder will find his way out of this current jam fairly soon. Fantasy holders should keep an eye on Rasmus as well.

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Shifting between both left and right field during Tuesday evening’s 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a double and a fieding error that allowed him to reach third base. He also tallied a fly out and a pair of strikeouts in the game. Rasmus has dipped his average down slightly to .227 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It was a little upsetting to have Rasmus be robbed of a triple, since he showed great judgement in running the base paths. However, the veteran outfielder is certainly expected to make more plays like this as the season winds down. Fantasy holders will certainly want to keep an eye on Rasmus coming down the stretch.

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Holding at right field during Sunday afternoon's 7-5 series loss to the Minnesota Twins, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with another single. He also tallied a line out and a pair of strikeouts collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept his average steady at .227 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus appeared to try and do too much in this game, and the results of his at-bats reflected that. The veteran outfielder can still get himself out of any jam. But the key for this particular jam will most certainly be patience, which should be fairly easy to come by. Fantasy holders may not want to give up completely on Rasmus, and instead, keep an eye on him as the season winds down.

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Holding at right field during Saturday evening's 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-5 with a single. He also tallied a pop out, ground out, strikeout and reached on a fielding error. Rasmus has held his average steady at .227 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The sooner Springer can return from his injury, the more pressure will get taken off of Rasmus. The veteran outfielder can play any corner, but it is clear that he prefers center while possessing the capacity to hold at the others. Once he can get away from right, all aspects of his game, including his bat, should drastically improve. Fantasy holders should, at the very least, keep an eye on Rasmus in the coming games.

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Manning right field during Friday evening's 3-0 shutout loss to the Minnesota Twins, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit. He went 0-for-4 with a fly out, pop out and a pair of strikeouts collectively in the game. Rasmus dipped his average back down to .227 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It has become all too clear since the injury to Springer that Rasmus does not appear to look at all comfortable in the right field corner. Additionally, it seems to be affecting his plate approach some. The veteran outfielder can get himself easily out of any jam. When that will actually happen remains to be seen. Fantasy holders can keep an eye on Rasmus, but don't go all in on him.

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Making another right field start during Wednesday afternoon's 6-2 series clinching victory over the New York Yankees, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a 4th inning single. He also tallied a pair of strikeouts and was ejected from the game in the 5th inning upon his second strikeout. Rasmus has held his average steady at .230 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's always a frustrating thing when a player or coach is ejected. The one positive that can be taken away from all of this is that Rasmus still tallied a single and displayed the kind of passion the team needs going down the stretch to potentially win it all. Fantasy holders don't have to go all in on Rasmus, but should still keep an eye on him in the coming games.

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Manning right field during Tuesday evening's 15-1 routing victory over the New York Yankees, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-5 with a triple and double. Both of these hits tallied 2 more RBI for him. While also getting a pair of fly outs and a ground out in the game, Rasmus has bumped his average back up slightly to .229 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has been making great strides lately. This particular past outing is one that should provide enough of a confidence boost for the veteran outfielder. Fantasy holders should expect Rasmus to continue getting better with each passing game, and keep an eye on him for the future.

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Shifting back to right field during Monday evening's 1-0 shutout loss to the New York Yankees, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit. He went 0-for-3 with a line out, fly out, strikeout, and a drawn walk all collectively in the game. Rasmus has taken another hit in his average, down now to .226 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's a tad frustrating at this point to see Rasmus in this kind of slump. The veteran outfielder has been there before, and managed to get himself out of it. The hope is that he can get out of this current skid soon enough. Fantasy holders should tread lightly on Rasmus for now.

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Manning left field again during Saturday evening's 3-1 series clinching victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3 in the game. Unfortunately, all 3 plate appearances tallied for strikeouts. Rasmus has taken a dive in his average, down now to .229 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It should come as now surprise that the power hitting veteran outfielder also currently sits in the top 10 in the league in punch outs. The hope was that matching his left handed bat against the right handed pitching of Greinke may have helped to get him some more hits. Sadly, that was not to be. In light of this most recent performance, fantasy holders may still want to keep a close eye on Rasmus going forward.

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Switching over to left field during Friday evening's 3-0 no-hitter shutout victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colby Rasmus was unable to advance. He went 0-for-3 with a pair of ground outs and a strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus has slipped in his average a bit, which is down now to .231 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This is another one of those usual dry spells for Rasmus. The veteran outfielder will get out of this, as his career numbers have shown. However, the timetable on that is, like anything else in this sport, unknown. Fantasy holders may want tap the breaks on Rasmus, at least for the next little while.

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Manning right field during Thursday evening's 1-0 shutout loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a single in the 5th inning. He also tallied a ground out and a fly out collectively in the game. Rasmus has held his average steady at .233 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Having faced Chris Archer a few times as a divisional rival when he was a Blue Jay, it is no surprise that Rasmus was the only one in the lineup that had the Rays ace figured out. The career numbers of the veteran outfielder indicate that he will hold his offensive form for a while. Fantasy holders that do not Rasmus on their roster will still want to keep an eye on him.

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Shifting between both right and left field during Tuesday evening's 3-2 extra innings walk of victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, Colby Rasmus could not get on base. He went 0-for-4 with a whopping 3 strikeouts and grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Rasmus took a slight dip in his average, down now to .233 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The opportunities for Rasmus were certainly there in this past outing. Unfortunately, he came short in each at bat. While frustrating, the veteran outfielder will surely break out of this funk soon, as his career numbers would indicate. Fantasy holders may want to, however, temporarily bench Rasmus for a little while.

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Shifting back to right field during Monday evening's 9-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit. He went 0-for-4 with a pair of ground outs, a strikeout and a fly out all collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept his average steady at .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The cruelty of the game has shifted its focus to Rasmus. From the pair of yard bombs one day to not getting a hit the next, the veteran outfielder is feeling the sting of those cruelty claws being pierced at him. But fantasy holders should not expect this dry spell to last very long, and should continue to keep an eye on Rasmus going forward.

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Shifting to left field during Sunday afternoon’s 7-6 series clinching walk off victory over the Detroit Tigers, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with both hits tallying for two more home runs on the year. He also tallied a pop out and a strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus has bumped his average up to .239 and is now in a three way tie for second place in club leading home runs.

Fantasy Impact: If ever there was a thing to give the veteran outfielder confidence going forward as the season winds down, this past outing for Rasmus is surely it. While his power is well known, it is a rarity for him to belt more than one homer in a game. It has happened before, but not a whole lot. Regardless, fantasy holders should keep a close eye on Rasmus in the coming games.

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Standing in at right field during Saturday evening’s 4-2 extra innings loss to the Detroit Tigers, Colby Rasmus did not get a hit. He went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, a pop out, and a fly out collectively in the game. Rasmus took a slight dip in his average, down now to .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Since George Springer has been cleared to resume baseball activities, Rasmus himself must be counting down the days until his teammates return. While making some decent plays defensively, the veteran outfielder has been having a hard time at the plate since having to be placed out in right field more. Fantasy holders should still, however, keep an eye on Rasmus in the coming games.

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Making a start in center field for the first time in a while during Wednesday afternoon's 2-0 shutout victory over the San Francisco Giants, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning and a drawn walk. He also tallied a pop out and a strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept to a solid and steady .239 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The home run ball hit by Rasmus was so powerful, it winded up in the bay outside the stadium. That's the traditional type of hits that brings spectators nearby even outside. Rasmus gave quite the souvenir with that bomb, and appears to be getting his groove back at the plate. Fantasy holders should keep a close eye on Rasmus for now.

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Keeping to right field during Sunday afternoon's 5-4 series clinching loss to the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus had a stellar day at the plate. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run, his 14th of the year. He also tallied a ground out and a strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus has made a nice jump in his average, up now to .238 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The late inning heroics of Rasmus were thwarted by his own team's bullpen. It must be a frustrating thing for the veteran outfielder, as he had one of his best plate days in a little while. Fantasy holders should keep a close eye on Rasmus, and invest if the opportunity presents itself.

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Holding at right field during Saturday afternoon's 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a 5th inning single. He also tallied a ground out, fly out and a strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus has held his average steady at .234 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus noticeably had more plate patience, despite only getting one hit. If this trend continues, the veteran outfielder will be quickly due for another one of his offensive breakouts. Fantasy holders should keep an eye on Rasmus going forward.

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Starting in right field during Friday evening's 3-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3 in the game. He tallied a pair of line outs and a strikeout collectively. Rasmus took a slide in his average, down now to .234 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: In spite of his batting slump lately, Rasmus is still making the necessary plays defensively that would, in some cases, even rival what Springer has done. It is unclear how long this latest skid from the veteran outfielder will last. However, fantasy holders should still keep an eye to Rasmus, for now.

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In another right field start during Thursday evening's 5-4 extra innings victory over the Oakland Athletics, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-5 with a RBI single. He also tallied a trio of fly outs and a strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept to a steady and solid .237 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has certainly been doing his part in the absence of George Springer. While he may not have the same speed, Rasmus does have the same kind of outfield focus necessary for a veteran such as himself. Fantasy holders should keep a close eye on Rasmus for now.

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Making another right field start during Wednesday evening's 4-3 series sweeping loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3. He tallied an 8th inning single, as well as a fly out, a line out and a drawn walk. Rasmus has kept his average steady at .237 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: There have been some to suggest that Rasmus should make the shift from right field back to left field. This is a sentiment that I happen to agree with, as right field has proven to be a bit troublesome for the veteran outfielder defensively. Fantasy holders will still want to keep an eye on Rasmus for the time being.

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Getting another right field start during Tuesday evening's 4-3 series clinching loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-1 with a strikeout and a jaw dropping 3 walks drawn in the game. He has kept his average steady and solid at .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: With the power he possesses, it was a strange thing to see Rasmus draw that many walks in one game. Though a welcomed thing, the veteran outfielder does not usually do that. But fantasy holders should expect more of the same from Rasmus in the coming games, and keep a close eye on him going forward.

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Assuming right field during Monday evening's 12-9 loss to the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a two-run RBI double. He also tallied a ground out, fly out, and strikeout collectively in the game. Rasmus had his average hold steady and solid at .237 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Things were not going the way of Rasmus defensively in this past outing. Too many line drives were slipping through the massive gaps at Globe Life Park, leaving the veteran outfielder to pick up too much slack. But fantasy holders need not panic on Rasmus, and should continue to monitor him going forward.

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Taking to right field during Saturday evening's 9-2 routing victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. He also grounded into a force out and was hit by a pitch. Rasmus has kept to a steady and solid .237 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Just like that, Rasmus calmed himself down some at the plate. The results were beneficial for both him and the team. This veteran outfielder will be another one in the lineup that continues to just get better with each passing game. Fantasy holders should keep a very close eye on Rasmus, and invest if given the opportunity.

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Unable to get on base during Friday evening's 6-4 extra innings loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-4. He tallied a pair of strikeouts, a pop out, and a fly out collectively in the game. Rasmus had his average tick down to .232 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's no secret that Rasmus has been having a plate struggle as of late. No one can really explain why, but the veteran outfielder appears to be doing too much too quickly. Fantasy holders should keep an eye on Rasmus, but wait to put your chips all in on him just yet.

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Making another right field start during Thursday evening's 3-0 series sweeping shutout victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a 4th inning single. He also tallied a strike out, fly out, and a pop out collectively in the game. Rasmus has kept to a steady .236 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It will be very interesting to see what a potential combination of veterans in both Rasmus and the newly acquired Gomez will make. By all accounts, Rasmus can still provide more of the power pop, while Gomez lays down more of the speed. Fantasy holders should certainly keep an eye on Rasmus, especially in the coming weeks.

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While only getting on base once by way of a drawn walk during Wednesday evening's 6-3 series clinching victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3. He had a sac fly RBI to score Luis Valbuena in the bottom of the 5th inning, along with the walk, a strikeout, and a ground out collectively throughout the game. Rasmus has his average holding steady at .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He may not have the youth of Springer out in right field. However, Rasmus has still been serving as a nice fill in for the time being. The veteran outfielder will continue his great playing throughout the remainder of the season. Fantasy holders should certainly keep a close eye on Rasmus for now.

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Serving as right fielder during Tuesday evening's 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a RBI double and a single. He also tallied a strikeout and a fly out collectively throughout the game. Rasmus has made a nice climb in his average, up now to .237 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Continuing his filling in for Springer in right, Rasmus is proving how reliable he is in any jam that could possibly come about. The veteran outfielder will only continue to get better in the coming games. Fantasy holders should already have Rasmus on their roster. If not, consider investing in him.

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Getting another start in right field during Sunday afternoon's 5-1 series loss to the Kansas City Royals, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a RBI single to score Evan Gattis in the 2nd inning. He also tallied a ground out, pop out and strikeout collectively throughout the game. Rasmus has kept to a steady .233 average on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran Rasmus came through yet again in this past outing. Not only did he get the lone Astros RBI, he also made a stellar throw and putout to third base. He is an outfield force to be reckoned with for sure. Fantasy holders will want to keep an eye out for what Rasmus will do next.

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Though he did not get a hit during Saturday evening's 2-1 extra innings loss to the Kansas City Royals, Colby Rasmus did get on base by way of a walk. He went 0-for-3 with a ground out, a fly out, and a strike out. Rasmus had his average take slide down to .233 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has been filling in tremendously on defense out in right field for George Springer. But this was a game in which his bat certainly got jammed. The veteran outfielder will, as he has his whole career, find a way back to offensive form. Fantasy holders should certainly keep an eye on Rasmus.

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Making another right field start during Friday evening's 4-0 shutout victory over the Kansas City Royals, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a RBI single to score Carlos Correa in the 3rd inning. He also tallied a pair of line outs and a ground out collectively throughout the game. His average made a jump to .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The great thing about having a veteran outfielder like Rasmus is that can be used in any corner. Luckily for him and the rest of the team, skipper A.J. Hinch decided to remain more consistent with those chosen to play out in the field. Fantasy holders should keep an eye on Rasmus, and consider investing in him, should the opportunity arise.

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Entering late during the 5-4 series sweeping victory over the Boston Red Sox, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-2 with his 13th home run of the year. While also flying out in the 9th, Rasmus has seen a nice jump in his average, up now to .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The outfield platooning that skipper A.J. Hinch has been implementing lately is a bit of a puzzle. Whatever the reason, veterans like Rasmus are doing the right things at just the right time. The career numbers on him indicate that this trend will most assuredly continue. Fantasy holders may want to invest in Rasmus, if you have not already.

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Starting in right field during Wednesday evening's 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a 4th inning single. He also tallied a ground out, fly out, and a strikeout all collectively throughout the game. His average has held steady at .233 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: After getting a bit of a break yesterday, Rasmus returning to the starting lineup was a refreshing thing. The very presence of this veteran outfielder is always a help to this surging ball club. Fantasy holders should keep a close eye on Rasmus.

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Tallying in every offensive category, Colby Rasmus got another start in right field during Sunday afternoon's 10-0 shutout and series clinching victory over the Texas Rangers. He went 1-for-4 with his 12th home run of the year to score two runs, while also getting a pair of strikeouts, a line out and drawing a walk. Rasmus has kept his average steady at .234 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus truly looked more relaxed at the plate, despite only getting the one home run. Should he continue this throughout the rest of the season, there will be no limit to what the veteran outfielder can do. Fantasy holders should hold onto Rasmus with full confidence!

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Shifting between two outfield positions, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 during Saturday evening’s 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers. He had a 9th inning double, as well as a pop out, line out, and strikeout all collectively throughout the game. His average made a slight climb up to .234 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The most recent problem with Rasmus is his attempt to carry too much weight on his shoulders. The veteran outfielder should always remember that his team and the fans will always have his back, and should always remain calm in the batter’s box. Fantasy holders should retain or invest in Rasmus with confidence!

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Shifting again to right field during Friday evening's 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit. He went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and grounding into a double play. He did, however, get on base by way of drawing another walk. Rasmus dropped his average down to .233 to start the second half of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It is upsetting for any player to start a second half on a dry spell. Unfortunately, that is what is currently happening for Rasmus. It should not take long for him to find that groove in the batter's box again, but the timetable for that remains an uncertainty. Fantasy holders may want to consider a temporary benching of the talented veteran outfielder.

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Shifting between both left and center field during Sunday afternoon’s 4-3 series sweeping loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-3. Though he did not get a hit, he did get on base by way of drawing a walk. While also tallying a pair of fly outs and a strikeout, Rasmus saw another dip in his average, down now to .237 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This sport was cruel to Rasmus in yet another outing. As with the rest of the team, the veteran outfielder will need to take advantage of the All Star Break to regroup and gain his batting groove back. The career numbers on him suggest that will not be a problem. Fantasy holders should keep an eye on Rasmus to be much improved after the break.

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Remaining offensively stuck during Saturday afternoon’s 3-0 shutout loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-4. He tallied a pair of strikeouts and a pair of groundouts collectively throughout the game. His average has dipped down to .240 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The cruelty of baseball has now shifted its focus to Rasmus. It’s a bitter thing to see, but one outside of the realm of control. The veteran outfielder will, as his numbers show, return to form again. It is uncertain how soon he will do so, but fans and fantasy holders should retain, or invest in, Colby Rasmus with confidence.

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Going 1-for-3 during Friday evening's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Colby Rasmus belted his 11th home run of the season and added another RBI to his name. While also tallying a ground out and a strikeout, Rasmus made a slight climb in his average to .244 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Another infamous "Colby Jack" gave the team some early hope. However, the rest of the lineup could not capitalize, which must be incredibly frustrating to a player like Rasmus. Fantasy holders will want to hang on to the veteran outfielder with confidence.

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Veteran outfielder, Colby Rasmus, went 1-for-3 during Thursday evening's 3-1 series clinching loss to the Cleveland Indians. He tallied another single to his name, as well as a pair of ground outs. His average made a small climb, up now to .243 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The old saying, "Never bet against the vet" certainly applies here to Colby Rasmus. Fans and fantasy holders would do well to heed the advice of such a saying. While most of his plate appearances can be predictable, the experienced outfielder can still surprise you. Continue to invest in Rasmus with complete confidence!

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For the second game in a row, Colby Rasmus could not get a hit during Wednesday evening's 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. He went 0-for-4 with a pair of fly outs, a ground out, and a strikeout all collectively throughout the game. His average has taken a bit of a stumble, down now to .242 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's no secret that Rasmus is another player in the everyday lineup struggling. The veteran outfielder should, however, be able to return to form in no time. But in this current dry spell, Rasmus may also need a temporary sit down on fantasy rosters everywhere.

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Being kept off base during Tuesday evening's 2-0 shutout loss to the Cleveland Indians, Colby Rasmus went 0-for-4 in the game. He tallied a fly out and a whopping 3 strikeouts collectively throughout. His average took a bit of a slide down to .246 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: No more did the cruelty of the game of baseball show more than in this past outing for Rasmus. Going from a 3 hit day to a no hit day is obviously very frustrating. But don't expect this bad streak to last very long, as his career numbers show that he will return to form soon. Fans and fantasy holders should continue to invest in the talented veteran outfielder with much confidence!

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Getting another left field start, Colby Rasmus went 3-for-5 during Monday evening's 9-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. He nabbed a two run RBI double and a pair of singles throughout the game. While also tallying a strikeout and a fly out, Rasmus has had a nice climb in his average, up now to .251 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Similar to Marisnick, Rasmus returned from injury around the same time, and has been on a roll ever since. His veteran presence is just as important to this Astros' lineup, as he will only continue this hot streak for many games to come. Fans and fantasy holders should invest in Rasmus with confidence!

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Returning from a bug bite injury, Colby Rasmus struggled during Saturday afternoon's 6-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He went 0-for-3 with all plate appearances tallying strikeouts. His average made a slight tick down to .244 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The first game back from an injury is always the hardest one. Now that Rasmus has made it over that particular hump, the hope is that his production will return to form quickly, resulting in more scored runs and winning games for the veteran outfielder and his team. Continue to invest in Rasmus with much confidence!

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Though he did not get a hit, Colby Rasmus did draw a walk in Friday evening's 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees. He went 0-for-3 in the game with a fly out, line out, and ground out collectively. His average was nicked at a bit, and now stands at .247 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran outfielder has been another Astros player having a rough go of late, possibly as a result of trying to do too much. His career numbers do, however, suggest another return to offensive form soon. Retain Rasmus with confidence!

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Making a rare play in Thursday evening's 4-0 shutout victory over the New York Yankees, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-2 with a sac fly double play to score another RBI to his name. He also got another single, a force out, and was hit by a pitch. Rasmus had his average climb slightly up to .251 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The sac fly DP that was hit by Rasmus shows clearly that he can still surprise anyone when put in the lineup and given a bat in his hand. His hit by pitch late in the game was the subject of some controversy, but was left without a challenge and with Rasmus on base. Fantasy holders should continue to invest in the talented veteran outfielder with confidence!

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Though he could not get a hit, Colby Rasmus did manage to get on base by drawing a walk during Wednesday afternoon's 13 inning 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. He also had a pair of strikeouts, a pop out, and reached on a fielding error. His average ticked slightly down to .249 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran outfielder was another player in the lineup that was trying to do too much. But his career numbers do suggest this past outing to be an offensive fluke. Expect Rasmus to get better in the coming games, and invest in him with confidence.

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In Tuesday evening's 13-3 routing victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Cobly Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. He also tallied a fly out and a strikeout in the game. His average has climbed back up to .254 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The presence of this veteran outfielder is a welcomed thing to this Astros' ball club. The career numbers suggest that he will only get better with each passing game. Invest in Rasmus with sheer confidence!

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During Monday evening's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, Colby Rasmus failed to get a hit. He went 0-for-4 with a whopping 3 ground outs and a strikeout. His average took a slight dip down to .249 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: After a stellar day at the plate in the final game against the Seattle Mariners, it was all too clear that Rasmus was going through one of his own bad days at the office in this past game. That is still no reason for any fan or fantasy holder to panic on the veteran outfielder, as he will find his way back soon. Retain Rasmus with confidence!

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During Sunday afternoon's 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners, Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a double and his 10th home run of the season, scoring two RBI. While also tallying a strikeout and a ground out, Rasmus has seen a nice climb in his average to .254 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: In the midst of the hamstring injury to Marisnick, Rasmus is already filling into the lineup nicely. His career numbers indicate that the stellar hitting from the veteran outfielder will surely continue. Invest in Colby Rasmus with abundant confidence!

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Getting his first of many regular starts, Colby Rasmus started in left field in Saturday evening’s 6-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. He went 1-for-4 with a single and a whopping 3 strikeouts. His average has kept firm at .249 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of the Marisnick injury, it is refreshing to have the presence of Rasmus in the outfield. Though he struggled in this past outing, the veteran outfielder will surely provide the necessary plays to help the team win future games. Invest in Colby Rasmus with confidence!

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During Monday evening's 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 in the game with a three-run home run in the first inning. He also drew a walk, struck out, and popped out. His average took a slight climb up to .250 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus is proving, with each passing game, exactly why GM Jeff Lunhow and the organization sought him out as a free agent. The change of scenery coupled with his already existing hard work ethic is turning Colby Rasmus back into more of the player he was in St. Louis rather than the skid he undertook in Toronto. Fans and fantasy holders would do well to invest in the talented veteran outfielder.

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Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI during Sunday afternoon's 13-0 series clinching shutout victory over the Seattle Mariners. He had a pair of RBI singles and a drawn walk. Despite also tallying a pair of strikeouts, Rasmus has seen his average climb up to .248 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran outfielder had a very solid day at the plate in this past outing. As a good indicator of what is to come, the hope is that Colby Rasmus will be used more often in both the real Astros' roster, and fantasy rosters everywhere. Invest in Rasmus with sheer confidence!

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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 during Saturday afternoon's 8-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. He tallied another double to his name, while also striking out and lining out in the game. His average is still holding steady at .242 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Even in the midst of the losing games, it is refreshing to see hitters like Rasmus remain consistent. It is best for skipper A.J. Hinch to keep this veteran outfielder in the lineup as much as possible. Consider investing in Colby Rasmus with confidence!

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Going 1-for-3 in the game, Colby Rasmus hit a double during Friday evening's 10-0 shutout routing victory over the Seattle Mariners. He also drew a walk, grounded into a double play, and struck out. His average remains steady at .241 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Colby Rasmus has remained one of the most consistent hitters in the lineup all season. Though he has had his highs and lows throughout, the veteran outfielder is finding all kinds of ways to make contact, get on base, and score runs. Fantasy holders may want to invest in Rasmus, if not already on your roster.

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Going 2-for-5 in Sunday afternoon's series sweeping 7-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Colby Rasmus gathered up a single and a double in the game. He also had 2 fly outs and a ground out. Despite the team loss, Rasmus saw his average tick up slightly to .242 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus continues to have plate consistency, which is welcomed by the team, fans, and fantasy holders all alike. His career numbers indicate that this positive trend will surely continue in the coming games. Invest in Colby Rasmus with full confidence!

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Going 0-for-2 during Saturday afternoon's 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Colby Rasmus was only able to draw one walk against his former team. His average remains steadily at .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus is keeping to a healthy consistency at the plate, which is welcomed by all in Astros Country. The original worry was that playing against his former team would affect him negatively. Fortunately, that has not happen to the degree everyone expected, and probably won't.

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Going 1-for-3 during Friday evening's 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Colby Rasmus tallied a single against his former team. His average remains steadily at. 240 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus appears to be finding a batting groove again. A development like that is always a welcomed thing. However, with the splitting time he has done with Jake Marisnick lately, it is a wonder what awaits the veteran outfielder.

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During the 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Monday evening, Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a single, a pair of strikeouts and a ground out. He has kept his average steady at .239 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus sat out the entire previous series with the Chicago White Sox. Having him return to the lineup Monday was a welcomed site. While he may still have a ways to go to re-find his footing at the plate, Rasmus is on pace to get there real soon.

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During the 5-4 Wednesday afternoon loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Colby Rasmus went 3-for-4 in the game. He tallied a pair of singles and a double to boost his average back up to .239 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus has successfully healed from the bite of the dry spell bug, and showed his improvement tremendously in this past outing. His full form seems to have returned, so fans and fantasy holders will surely welcome some more "Colby Jacks" in future games.

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Colby Rasmus could not get a hit during Tuesday evening's 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He tallied 3 strikeouts and drew a walk to go 0-for-3 in the game. His average has taken another tumble down to .224 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Affected by the same dry spell bug, Rasmus has appeared to have taken the biggest bite from it. But look for him to heal and regain that powerful swing back in the coming games.

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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.