DON’T WORRY IT’S COL (COLBY RASMUS)
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Instantly, the BEAST DOME Draft Strategy takes a minor hit before the season even begins as both Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis are banged up. Chris Davis is Day-2-Day with a bad elbow. Cortisone shots this early in the season is not a good sign, but even if CD19 ends up on the DL or continues to nurse this bad elbow through the rest of the Spring. His Draft Day value will drop to pennies on the dollar. I am talking backup 1B option, and when Chris Davis is healthy, which he will be this is a long baseball season and the Orioles are going to play it smart. Then Crush is a Fantasy Monster. Look at it like this. Let us say nobody drafts Chris Davis, including yourself. Then Chris Davis hits 1 HR. How quickly do you wish you had Chris Davis all along as opposed to battling people on the Wavier Wire. Crush can hit with the best of them and if this elbow injury drops his already #200+ ADP Ranking even lower. GREAT!
The second player to talk about is Mark Trumbo. There is a good chance that this injury is a tear in his quad. 3 to 4 Weeks, then re-evaluated. To me that means this could be a couple months before Mark Trumbo returns. While the first reaction is to panic, the best reaction is to go after another OF option who has been on the Draft Guide since day 1. His ADP is (N/A).
We talked about Joey Gallo in the last article being a superstar in the Minor League Ranks and coming up as one of the best prospects in the game. Meet Colby Rasmus who was in the same boat almost 10 years ago. Colby is 31 years old, for the record. Colby Rasmus has been a power BEAST throughout his career, only problem is he has not been able to stay healthy. You look at the HR totals, but you have to look at the games played. Even last year in 37 games with 9 HRs, multiply that by 5 and you get 45 HRs. Considering that also some of those games he only came in to pinch hit.
Colby Rasmus still has HUGE power and the original plan was for him to platoon with Joey Rickard. Well now Rickard is in the minors, Mark Trumbo is on the DL, and Colby Rasmus will play everyday. He could bat leadoff, or 2nd in the order like he has been during Spring Training, but anywhere he plays and any chance he gets to get everyday at-bats is good enough for him. This Spring Colby is batting just under .300 with 1 HR. Last season he stepped away from the Rays with lingering hip injuries, but he decided to give it another go and all you need from Colby is a HOT start before he can be waived or traded. However if Rasmus is able to stay healthy, 30+ HRs is not out of the picture.
Colby Rasmus is a BEAST, and you should make sure you draft him in all formats as someone who will likely not even be drafted.
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