Latest Update Colby Rasmus hits 18th home run Sun Sep, 07, 03:19 AM
Is blessed with a fine mix of size, athleticism and power at the plate. A good hitter who knows how to take a walk, he also has the range and versatility to play a quality center field.
Flaws: : Has some holes in his swing and will strike out in bunches. Needs to keep polishing up his whole game. Is mildly injury-prone. Doesn't use his speed enough on the base-paths.
Rasmus has now warranted only two starts over the Blue Jays last 10 games, even with Melky Cabrera out for the rest of the season. Through 337 at-bats, Rasmus is slashing .228/.290/.457 with 18 home runs and 40 RBI, but unless he starts to show more consistency, there is no reason he should be in starting lineups in any format the rest of September. Analyst: Matthew Beck
It took an extra inning, but Rasmus provided all of the run support that the Blue Jays needed on Thursday night. He is now batting .228 with 17 home runs this season.Analyst: David Kerr
Rasmus is looking at a drop in playing time here in September for a combination of reasons. One, of course is his .287 OBP. Even though the team isn't heading to the playoffs, they'd still like to be competitive. In addition to that,the club has brought in Anthony Gose, Dalton Pompey and John Mayberry to see what they've got to offer here at the end of the year. While the level of competition isn't always top-notch in the final month of the season, it's a good time to audition these guys and see what they're made of.Analyst: Howard Bender
Rasmus is just dealing with an illness, but this will be the second game in a row he's missed. The bright side of things is that it's not an injury, so keep him listed as day-to-day and expect to see him back in the lineup soon.Analyst: Howard Bender