Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 1/18/13
It seems like it was so long ago when we were talking about Colby Rasmus as a future fantasy stud. It’s now been two disappointing seasons so what do we make of him? He was a top prospect who once had a season in Double-A where he hit .275/.381/.551 with 29 homers and 18 steals, and in his 2010 sophomore campaign in the Majors he put up a .276/.361/.498 slash with 23 homers and 12 steals. Well, in his other three MLB seasons, Rasmus has combined to hit .232 with 53 HR and 12 SB. The biggest difference between his successful seasons and his unsuccessful ones is his BABIP. In 2010, he posted a career high .354 BABIP, while the other three years it has averaged .269. At a Glance Strengths: None Neutral: R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, SLG Weaknesses: K, BA, OBP, OPS Player Comparison Best-case scenario: Jayson Werth (WAS) Likely scenario: Cody Ross (ARI), Matt Joyce (TB), Seth Smith (OAK) Worst-case scenario: Jason Bay (SEA) Colby Rasmus 2013 Fantasy Projection It’s been two straight years now where Colby Rasmus has struggled against left-handed pitching. In 2011 he slashed .215/.309/.362 and 2012 he slashed .182/.262/.292. Coincidentally, in his only successful season as a pro he managed a healthy .270/.349/.461 slash against lefties. On top of that he’s decreased his walk rate from 11.8% in 2010 to 7.5% in 2012, which takes away any value he had in OBP leagues. That being said, he’s slated to bat fifth in a revamped Blue Jays lineup so we think he should produce adequately as long as his 20+ HR power stays. Tweet
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