Colby Rasmus OF HOU 4 days ago

Rasmus went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran outfielder saved the Astros from being blanked-- and somewhat salvaged what was an otherwise forgettable night for him personally-- by plating Jose Altuve with a two-out single in the ninth. The slugger notably went down on strikes in his other three at-bats, making it 11 straight contests that he's whiffed at least once. When he has managed to make contact, Rasmus has provided timely hitting this season. Friday's RBI served as his 12th in the month of May, after he amassed 19 in April.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 6 days ago

Rasmus is not in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It looks like a routine day off for Rasmus, as the Astros go up against Chris Sale. Houston will start an outfield of Tony Kemp in left, Jake Marisnick in center and George Springer in right.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 6 days ago

Rasmus went 1-for-5 with a solo home run - his first since April 24 - during Wendesday's 5-3 win over the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rasmus' eighth home run of the season came in the fifth inning off Mat Latos. The 29-year-old is a streaky hitter so this may be the start of another power binge, especially considering the Astros' upcoming matchups against homer-prone starters Colby Lewis (1.73 HR/9) and Cole Hamels (1.64 HR/9).

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 2 weeks ago

Rasmus is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With David Price on the hill for the Red Sox, Rasmus will take a seat Thursday in favor of right-hander Jake Marisnick. Rasmus has a long track record of struggling against Price, slashing .179/.258/.179 with eight strikeouts in 28 career at-bats against the southpaw. Still, Rasmus figures to rejoin the lineup Friday when the Astros face righty Steven Wright.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 3 weeks ago1 Comment

Rasmus is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jake Marisnick will give Rasmus his first day off playing in every game since April 4. The 29-year-old has been solid early on, hitting .231/.357/.495 with seven home runs and 22 RBI through 28 games.

Colby Rasmus OF HOU 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.