Colby Rasmus

Colby Rasmus #28

  • LF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/195
  • Age: 29


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Colby Rasmus Stats

.238 25 61 2 .789

Colby Rasmus MLB Career Stats

.245 141 413 30 .756

Colby Rasmus Bio

  • Full Name: Colby Ryan Rasmus
  • Born: 8/11/1986 in Columbus, GA
  • Draft: 2005, St. Louis Cardinals, 1st rd. (28th overall)
  • High School: Russell County, Seale, AL
  • Debut: April 7, 2009
  • Relationship(s): son of Anthony Rasmus, brother of Cory Rasmus, brother of Casey Rasmus
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2015 Stats 432 67 103 25 61 2 .238 .314 .789
MLB Career Stats 3169 476 775 141 413 30 .245 .313 .756

Colby Rasmus 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 20 7 8 4 8 2 8 0 .400 .455 1.000
Last 15 Games 44 12 11 6 11 7 17 0 .250 .353 .682
Last 30 Games 97 20 26 8 15 13 34 0 .268 .355 .546
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
10/2 @ ARI 4 4 2 1 3 2 0 0
10/3 @ ARI 4 2 3 2 2 0 1 0
10/4 @ ARI 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Last 3 Games
10/2 @ ARI
10/3 @ ARI
10/4 @ ARI
2015 Games by Position: LF (72) CF (43) RF (43)

Colby Rasmus Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Astros AL 485 216 90.53 245.07 2.42 16.88 50.06
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Colby Rasmus 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
138 434 67 103 205 23 2 25 61 47 0 155 2 1 .237 .313 .472 .785
Rest of Season

Colby Rasmus News

Colby Rasmus Fantasy News

October 4, 2015 at 12:16 AM ET

Rasmus goes yard twice against Arizona

Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers against the D-backs on Saturday.

September 20, 2015 at 5:47 PM ET

Rasmus connects for two homers in win

Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs on Sunday against the A's.


Colby Rasmus Awards

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Toronto AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/07/2010 St. Louis NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Springfield TEX

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Springfield TEX

MiLB Round Tripper Award, Double A

Year Team League
2007 Springfield TEX

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Springfield TEX

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/04/2007 Springfield TEX
08/20/2007 Springfield TEX
08/27/2007 Springfield TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Springfield TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Springfield TEX

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Quad Cities MID

Colby Rasmus Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2013 22 25th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2010 .859 16th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2010 .361 21st in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2010 .498 16th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2010 85 24th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2011 6 12th in NL
2012 5 14th in AL


Season SO Rank
2010 148 11th in NL
2012 149 12th in AL
2013 135 20th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2010 8 12th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2012 7 19th in AL

Colby Rasmus Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 19, 2015 Houston Astros activated LF Colby Rasmus from the bereavement list.
June 16, 2015 Houston Astros placed LF Colby Rasmus on the bereavement list.
January 20, 2015 Houston Astros signed free agent LF Colby Rasmus.
October 30, 2014 CF Colby Rasmus elected free agency.
June 18, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays activated CF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.
June 12, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays sent CF Colby Rasmus on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
May 15, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays placed CF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 13, 2014. Right hamstring tightness.
October 1, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays activated CF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.
September 21, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays placed CF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list. Left eye contusion.
September 13, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays activated CF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.
August 14, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays placed CF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 12, 2013. Left oblique strain.
September 16, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays activated CF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.
September 10, 2011 sent OF Colby Rasmus on a rehab assignment to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
August 27, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays placed CF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 24, 2011. Jammed wright wrist.
July 28, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays activated CF Colby Rasmus.
July 27, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals traded CF Colby Rasmus, LHP Trever Miller, LHP Brian Tallet and RHP P.J. Walters to Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski and Corey Patterson.

Colby Ryan Rasmus Bio Info

Grew up and still resides in Phenix City, Ala., where he was a member of the 1999 Little League World Series U.S. Championship Team...that team lost to Hirakata Little League of Osaka, Japan, in the championship game of the 53rd LLWS. Graduated from Russell County HS (AL) and led his club to the National Championship his senior season (2005)...broke Bo Jackson's Alabama state single-season record with 24 home runs in 2005...selected by St. Louis in the first round of the 2005 draft with the 28th overall selection...signed by Cardinals scout Scott Nichols...the 2005 Cardinals draft was the first orchestrated by current Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow, making Rasmus Luhnow's first career selection in the draft. His brother, Cory, a right-handed pitcher, was the 38th overall selection in the supplemental round of the 2006 draft by Atlanta...he made 30 appearances for the Angels last season...their father Tony was a 10th-round draft pick by Anaheim in the 1986 draft and is now the head coach at Russell County High School. Signed a one-year contract for the 2015 season with the Astros on Jan. 20, 2015.


Played his final season with the Blue Jays and appeared in 104 games, making 80 starts in center field...40 of his 78 hits went for extra bases (21 doubles, one triple, 18 home runs)...went 4x12 in pinch-hit situations with three home runs, the first three pinch-hit homers of his career...became just the second Blue Jays player to record three pinch-hit homers in a single season (also, Willie Greene in 1999)...was fourth among AL center fielders with 13 home runs, eighth with 20 doubles and fourth with a .420 SLG...posted a .996 fielding percentage in 238 total chances, committing just one error, with three outfield assists...had success in Interleague games, hitting .358/.414/.849 (58PA) with five doubles and seven home runs in 15 games...had one trip to the Disabled List, from May 13-June 18, with right hamstring tightness...played in six rehab games with Triple A Buffalo before returning to the Jays...hit his fourth career grand slam on May 4 at PIT.


Among AL-CF finished 2nd with a .844 OPS, .505 SLG, T-2nd with 22 HR, 3rd with 66 RBI, 4th with a .339 OBP and 5th with a .278 AVG. Received the Honda Player of the Month Award for July by the Toronto Chapter of the BBWAA after hitting .371 with 12 doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI and 14 runs scored in 26 games that month. Homered in back-to-back games seven times this season, including two streaks of 3+ consecutive games with a home run, one of which was a four game streak (September 13-18, four total)…That four game home run streak was the 1st such streak of his career and began on the day in which he returned from the DL (left-oblique injury). His season ended prematurely after being struck in the face by a ball during mid-inning warm ups September 20 at BOS… Missed a total of 38 games this season due to two separate stints on the DL (August 14-September 13, left oblique strain and September 21-end of season, bruised left eye). From June 29 until the end of his season, a total of 46 contests, posted a .335 average with 14 doubles, eight home runs, 29 RBI and a .953 OPS. Hit six home runs off of left-handed pitchers, the most of his career … Posted a .256 average vs. southpaws compared to a .182 average in 2012, an increase of .074 percentage points. The 118 games he played in was the fewest amount of his career.

2012 In his first full season in Toronto played in a career high 151 games... Started 138 game in CF and three at DH...Tied his career high with 23 home runs and set a new mark for RBI with 75...Among AL centrefielders ranked 5th in RBI (72), HR (22) and 6th in BB (46)...Posted a .259 average with 17 home runs and 53 RBI prior to the All-Star break... Following the break hit .176 with six home runs and 22 RBI... In his career now has a .266 average and a .818 OPS in the first half of the season and a .209/.615 total in the second half...Batted .238 vs. right-handed pitching and .182 vs. left-handed pitching... Was productive with men in scoring position, posting a .276 average with seven home runs and 52 RBI... Enjoyed his best month in June, recording eight home runs and 25 RBI and a .291 average... Were the most home runs in a month since hitting nine in June of 2010...In his career has now hit 23 home runs in June with a .281 average and a .853 OPS... Has not hit more than 12 home runs in any other month...On June 5 at CWS collected five hits, representing a career high, coming within a triple of the cycle...Aug. 1-7 posted multiple hits in four consecutive games... June 23 at Miami hit his 3rd career grand slam in the 9th inning of a 7-1 victory... Had two multi-home run games and now has four career... June 19 at MIL hit a game-tying 9th inning home run off John Axford in a 10-9 victory...Posted a career high seven outfield assists. 2011 Acquired on July 27 from St. Louis Cardinals along with LHP Brian Tallet, LHP P.J. Walters and LHP Trever Miller in exchange for RHP Edwin Jackson (acquired from CWS), RHP Octavio Dotel, LHP Marc Rzepczynski and OF Corey Patterson... Appeared in 35 games for the Blue Jays and 94 for the Cardinals... Overall batted .225 with 24 doubles, six triples, 14 home runs and 53 RBI... WELCOME TO TORONTO: Made his debut on July 28 vs. BAL, going 0-5... Did not collect his first until his 4th game, going 0-13 to start his Blue Jays career... Collected hits in 9 of his next 10 games from July 31-Aug. 10... Aug. 6 hit his first home run as a Blue Jay off Chris Tillman of BAL... On Aug. 18 at OAK had three hits, including a double and home run... After that contest batted only .069, going 4-58 in his final 16 games... Started all 35 games with the Blue Jays in CF... ITS IN THE CARDS: Got off to a strong start batting .301 through the end of April, with five doubles, two triples and three home runs... Had 23 multi-hit efforts, including a four-hit contest May 27 at COL... The four hits were a career high (3rd time) and also collected a career two triples in the same contest... All appearances as a defender were in CF... GRAND DAY: With the bases loaded, collected four hits in nine at-bats with a double and grand slam... The grand slam came on June 7 vs. SF and was the 2nd of his career... LEAD HIM OFF: When leading off an inning, posted a .300 average (30-100) with six doubles and five home runs with an 868 OPS... Is now a career .277 hitter with an .857 OPS when leading off an inning in his career. 2010 Set a career high in almost every offensive category in his second full season in the Majors...Hit first career grand slam on his 24th birthday (8/11 at CIN) becoming the fifth player (3rd Cardinal) in MLB history to hit his first grand slam on his birthday...Hit a 483-foot home run at KC (6/27), the longest by any N.L. player in 2010...Recorded his second career multi-HR game 9/9 at ATL tying his career high in hits (4) and RBI (4)...His 12 stolen bases ranked 2nd on the team (Pujols, 14) and his 23 home runs ranked 3rd on the Cardinals...Walked 63 times, ranking 3rd on the team, after drawing 36 walks his rookie year...Named National League Player of the Week (5/31-6/6), batting .500 w/3 HR & 9 RBI...Tied for the team lead with three triples...Sat out 13 games with a strained right calf (8/15-8/30)...Walked a career high four times 8/13 vs. CHI and scored a career high four runs on 9/17 vs. SD...Hit nine home runs in the month of June, tying for second best in the NL...Ranked 9th in the NL with a .306 road batting average...Batted .323 in September, setting a monthly high with 32 hits (T5th in NL)...Was 6-for-13 (.462) as a pinch-hitter with a home run and 4 RBI. His pinch-hit homer on 6/22 at TOR was first of his career...Had a solid .321 BA (10-31) in 0-2 counts, ranking 2nd in N.L. (4th, MLB)...Led Cardinals outfielders with seven fielding gems...His .358 BA off balls in play in 2010 was 7th-best single-season mark for a Cardinal since 1985 and best since Jim Edmonds' .382 BABIP in 2002. 2009 Completed first season in the Majors by finishing among rookie leaders in most offensive categories...Led all rookies in games played (147), finished 2nd in homers (16), 4th in RBI (52), runs (72), hits (119), doubles (22) and multi-hit games (32) and his 40 extra-base hits ranked 5th...Had a team-high 104 starts in CF. Led the team with five bunt singles...Was just the sixth Cardinals rookie since 1954 to start 100 or more games in CF, joining Ray Lankford ('91), Bake McBride ('74), Curt Flood ('58), Bill Virdon ('55) and Wally Moon ('54). The last rookie to serve as primary CF for the Cardinals during a playoff season was Willie McGee in 1982...Was the youngest Opening Day player (22 yrs) for the Cardinals since Albert Pujols (21 yrs) in 2001...Hit a pair of walk-off HR's. Had key 2-out game-tying single in 9th vs. LAD on 7/29 to send game to extra innings (15 inn. win). 2008 The Cards top prospect began his season at Triple-A Memphis, but suffered through an injury-plagued season...Got off to a slow start, hitting just .210 in April and .218 in May before getting hot in June, producing a .337 month with four homers and 15 RBI...Played in just one July game before he was placed on the DL on 7/8 with a strained right groin. Briefly came off the DL on 7/18 but was returned back to the DL 7/23 with a sprained right knee...Played in three games with the GCL Cardinals while on a rehab assignment from 8/23-28...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 8/28 and played in three games for the Palm Beach Cardinals (A)...Was selected to both Futures Game and Team USA Olympic rosters, but did not play due to injury...Named by Baseball America as the top prospect in Cardinals system and among all Triple-A players in the PCL. 2007 The Cardinals top prospect spent the entire season at Double-A Springfield and was named the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year for a second-straight season. Becomes just the second Cardinal farmhand to win back-to-back Minor League Player of the Year awards since the award's inception in 1995 (John Gall, 2002-03). Was named to the First Team Minor League All-Star team as an outfielder and to the Double-A All Star team by Baseball America and was also named to Topps' Double-A All-Star team. His 29 homers and 93 runs scored led the Texas League, as did his .551 slugging pct. Collected 37 doubles, good enough for 3rd among all Texas Leaguers while his 69 extra-base hits ranked first. Selected to play in the Texas League All-Star Game where he was the starting centerfielder. He singled, walked and scored a run in that game. Was also named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star Team. Joined teammate C Bryan Anderson at the Futures Game during Major League All-Star break in San Francisco. Was 0-2 off the bench, playing in centerfield. Selected to the Team USA roster that won the gold medal in the 2007 Baseball Federation World Cup in Chinese Taipei. Was one of three players named as the tournament's Best Three Outfielders. During the World Cup games, Rasmus led the USA team with 13 hits, batting .382 (13-34) overall. He played in all 10 games, also a team high, and also played the most innings of any team member (78.0). Named to the TOPPS /Minor League Baseball Double-A All-Star Team. Named the Texas League Payer of the Month for May (.340, 8HR, 24RBI) and August (.365, 12 HR, 17RBI). Was a three-time Player of the Week for the Texas League, including back-to-back weeks in August (8/13-19 & 8/20-26). Twenty four of his 29 homers came vs. righties, batting .287 with 50 RBI against RHPs. Hit in 18 of 19 games from 4/29-5/17 (27-68, .397) including a 12-game hitting streak from 5/6-17 (16-41, .390). Was named Texas League Player of the Week from 5/28-6/3 when he hit .450 (9-20) with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBI. The three homers and nine of those RBI came in two games 5/28-29 vs. San Antonio. Ended the season by hitting in 16 of his final 18 games. Had a 14-game hitting streak from 8/15-29 with a .459 average and 28 hits in 61 at bats. Baseball America named Colby as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the Texas League, the Most Exciting Player and possessing the Best Outfield arm in the League. 2006 The Cardinals top prospect climbed to High-A ball in his second professional season en route to being named Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year...Combined to bat .288 with 16 HRs in 131 games split between Quad Cities (A) and Palm Beach (A)...Led all Cardinals farmhands with 85 RBI. His 28 stolen bases ranked third among STL minor leaguers...Selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game held in Quad Cities on 6/20...He doubled with a pair of hits in the start in RF and was the only player on the West side to have two hits...Began the season at Quad Cities and appeared in 78 games. Started in center field 74 times and was the DH in four games...Was 2-for-30 (.067) in his first seven games but then batted .397 (29-for-73) over his next 16, including an 11-game hitting streak from 4/19-5/1 that featured nine multi-hit efforts...Posted a .330 (33-for-100) batting average in May, earning Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month honors...Batted .355 (44-for-124) with runners on base at Quad Cities...Fashioned a 12-game hitting streak from 6/6-17 (.364, 16-for-44)...Was promoted to Palm Beach on 7/3. Had one hit in his first 17 at-bats at Palm Beach before stringing an eight-game hitting streak from 7/9-16 (.300, 9-for-30)...Had a stretch of four consecutive multi-hit games from 8/10-14 (.588, 10-for-17), including a four-hit game on 8/11 vs. Jupiter...In his final 26 games, batted .300 (27-for-90) with two HR and 19 RBI. 2005 Appeared in 62 games at Johnson City (R)...his .514 slugging percentage ranked 2nd-best among the Cardinals 2005 draft class...47 runs scored ranked 4thmost in the Appalachian League...collected five triples, tied for 3rd in both the Appy League and STL minor league system.