Community Projection: Colby Rasmus

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I should stay off the site when I have a headache, sorry about posting Adam Lind twice.

Let's do Colby Rasmus instead.

Colby had a pretty good 2013, if we ignore the injuries that kept him to 118 games. He had a slow start, here are his 2013 numbers by month:

April: .238/.297/.440 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI.

May: .263/.330/.463 with 5 home runs and 15 RBI.

June: .224/.313/.459 with 5 home runs and 13 RBI.

July: .371/.413/.588 with 3 home runs and 17 RBI.

August: .231/.286/.359 with 1 home run and 5 RBI.

September: .353/.421/.1.059 with 4 home runs and 6 RBI in 6 games.

July was amazing then he only played 10 games in August and, when he came back from injury, he took the throw from Anthony Gose in the face.

Here are his last 3 seasons:

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2011 24 TOT 129 471 75 106 24 6 14 53 5 2 50 116 .225 .298 .391 .688 88
2012 25 TOR 151 565 75 126 21 5 23 75 4 3 47 149 .223 .289 .400 .689 86
2013 26 TOR 118 417 57 115 26 1 22 66 0 1 37 135 .276 .338 .501 .840 127
5 Yrs 689 2391 364 594 121 17 98 312 24 15 233 643 .248 .317 .436 .753 103
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/31/2014.

I like Colby, likely in part because Tony LaRussa didn't like him. I hate managers that let personality conflicts cloud their judgments. No one is going to get along with everyone, but if you are a good manager of people, you'll ignore that you don't like someone's personality, and just worry about how they do their job.

Bill James figures Colby to play 134 games, hit 20 home runs, drive in 69, with a .244/.317/.438 slash line. Love you Bill but I'll take the over.

Zips has Colby getting 536 PA, hitting 23 home runs, 71 RBI, with a .251/.318/.460 line. Not all that much better than James.

I'll guess 145 games, 25 home runs, 80 RBI, and a 270/.333/.475 line. And about 10 insulting tweets from Jon Morosi.

What do you think about Rasmus?

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