Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 1 day ago

Raburn is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Raburn acted as the Rockies' designated hitter during the first two games of their interleague matchup in Boston, but he'll head to the bench for a day off during the series finale. Daniel Descalso will take over the designated hitting duties in his place.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 3 weeks ago

Raburn is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Raburn started in left field on Friday while Gerardo Parra slid over to center as a means of giving Charlie Blackmon the night off. Blackmon is back in the lineup Saturday however, resulting in Raburn's return to the bench. Raburn was 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's game.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 1 month ago

Raburn is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Raburn won't face Dodgers starting left-handed pitcher Alex Wood in favor of Gerardo Parra starting in left field. Parra will bat sixth, while Raburn gets a rest. Raburn is in a small slump, as he has had two hits in his past 11 at-bats.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 1 month ago

Raburn is in the lineup and batting seventh for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Raburn will get the start over Ben Paulsen with left-hander Scott Kazmir on the mound. The veteran outfielder is 6-for-17 with two home runs and three RBI through 11 games this season.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 1 month ago

Raburn is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Raburn is occupying the short side of a platoon and the Rockies are set to face the right-handed Robert Stephenson. Ben Paulsen will get the start in left field in his place and bat seventh.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 1 month ago

Raburn is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Raburn won't face lefty starter Jon Lester on Sunday, as Gerardo Parra will start in left field, and bat fifth instead. Raburn is usually used exclusively against left-handed pitchers, however in his career 15 at bats against Lester, he's only gotten three hits for a batting average of .200.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 2 months ago

Raburn will bat sixth in the lineup Wednesday as the Rockies' left fielder, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rockies are stacking their righties against Arizona southpaw Patrick Corbin on Wednesday, going so far as to replace Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra with an outfield combo of Raburn and Brandon Barnes. Raburn has 49 career home runs against left-handers but he is a mere 1-for-11 lifetime at Chase Field.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 2 months ago

Raburn has been added to the major league roster, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With their starting outfield comprised of three left-handed batters, the Rockies unsurprisingly want a right-handed bat off the bench. Though known for his wildly inconsistent performance from season to season, Raburn does have a very strong overall track record against lefties. He's unlikely to get more than a start or two per week.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 3 months ago

Raburn signed a minor league deal with the Rockies on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 34-year-old outfielder is coming off one of the best seasons of his career in 2015 when he hit .301/.393/.543 with eight home runs and 29 RBI for the Indians in 82 games. Unfortunately, the Rockies outfield seems to be locked in place with Gerardo Parra, Charlie Blackmon, and Carlos Gonzalez slotted as the starters. Raburn will likely be competing for the fourth outfield spot going into the season.

Ryan Raburn LF/RF/DH COL 7 months ago

Raburn's club option for 2016 was declined Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Raburn was used almost exclusively against left-handed pitching this season, and for good reason too -- he hit all eight of his home runs and recorded a .589 slugging-percentage in 151 at-bats against southpaws in 2015. The 34-year-old actually posted career-high averages across the board, but he also recorded the fewest amount of at-bats in a season since his rookie year. However, considering his power against left-handed pitching he will likely have a myriad of options heading into the offseason and should catch on with another team looking for a platoon outfielder.