Colby Rasmus OF HOU 1 week ago

Rasmus was named American League Player of the Week after hitting .316 with a double, four home runs, 10 RBI, five walks and a stolen base for the period ending April 24.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Astros already have three Player of Week award winners in Tyler White, Jose Altuve and Rasmus. They're the first AL team in the 43-year history of the award to take home the honor in three consecutive weeks to open a season. Overall, Rasmus is hitting .293 with seven home runs, 18 RBI and a 16:17 BB:K ratio.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 1 week ago

Rasmus hit a game-tying two-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rasmus' clutch home run was his seventh of the season, but his late-inning heroics weren't enough as the Astros fell to the Red Sox in 12 innings. The 29-year-old has been Houston's best hitter in April and is primed for the best season of his career hitting cleanup in a high-powered offense behind Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 2 weeks ago

Rasmus went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs in a loss against the Rangers on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was his second multiple home run game of the season, and he had three such games in 2015. Rasmus hit a career-high 25 bombs a year ago, and he already has five in 45 at-bats this season. Rasmus also has 14 walks versus 15 strikeouts.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 2 weeks ago

Rasmus is batting fifth and playing in left field Wednesday against the Rangers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Jake Marisnick got the start Tuesday, Rasmus slots back into the lineup Wednesday, despite another left-hander on the mound in Cole Hamels. Rasmus is having a very strong year, hitting for a .282/.442/.564 slash line with three home runs and eight RBI. Rasmus has only one at-bat against a lefty this season, but he's been playing well enough that the Astros can't afford to keep him out of the lineup.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 2 weeks ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old will sit in favor of Jake Marisnick with the Astros facing a left-handed starter (Derek Holland) for the first time this season, and he could sit again Wednesday with another tough southpaw in Cole Hamels due up. Rasmus currently leads the team in on-base percentage on the strength of 11 walks, and is tied for second on the club with three home runs.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 3 weeks ago

Rasmus hit his third home run in Monday's win over the Royals, part of a 2-for-4 game with a run and two RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rasmus has been on fire to start the season and is now hitting .333/.444/.810 in his first 27 plate appearances. Rasmus is 29 years old and is at the right age for his peak power output. He set a career high with 25 home runs last season, and with this hot start, he might never have a better chance to reach 30.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 4 weeks ago

Hitting from the cleanup spot, Rasmus went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The outfielder took advantage of a struggling Willy Peralta to notch his first two home runs of the season while helping the Astros get their first win since Opening Day. In 2015, Rasmus had a resurgence in the power department, hitting a career-best 25 home runs in 137 games with the club. Saturday's performance indicates the seven-year veteran is fully capable of posting similar numbers again in 2016.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 1 month ago

Rasmus hit a three-run homer -- his third of the spring -- during Sunday's Grapefruit League loss to Philadelphia.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rasmus is tied for second on the team in home runs this spring and he leads the Astros with 11 RBI. The 29-year-old is projected to hit fifth in the lineup this season as the primary left fielder, but expect him to take a seat occasionally against southpaws, whom he's batting .219 against for his career.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 2 months ago

Rasmus (illness) returned to Grapefruit League action Friday and hit a three-run home run against Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old showed no ill effects from the ailment that sidelined him Thursday, as he parked his second home run of the spring.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 2 months ago

Rasmus was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's spring game due to an illness, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rasmus should not be sidelined long, and with a few weeks still to go before regular day, it almost certainly will not have any effect on his status for Opening Day.