The baseball world is well acquainted with the name Colby Rasmus. His dad is an ex-baseball player, whose influence and love for the sport surely rubbed off on his children. Colby’s brother also played baseball at different levels. Colby constantly had to battle with a particular hip injury which kept him out of the game for a little while. In the summer of 2017, he went on a hiatus but has since made a come back from his break and is looking really good. Colby Rasmus has over 9 years of Major League Baseball experience and he is regarded as one of the best active centerfielders in baseball.
Colby Rasmus’ Biography
Colby Rasmus is an American professional baseball player who plays as an outfielder for Baltimore Orioles. The center fielder is known to bat on his left and throw with his left. There are a vast number of professional baseball players in Major League Baseball, but what stands out about Colby Rasmus is his hard work, dedication, and the quality of play he executes on the pitch, no wonder he is so much loved not only in America but also in the diaspora.
Rasmus is a native of Columbus which lies in Georgia, in the United States. He was born on August 11, 1986, to ex-baseball player Tony Rasmus and his wife Robin Rasmus. Colby attended Russell county high school in Alabama prior to his graduation in 2005. He played for his high school baseball team. As a senior at Russell county high, he played 39 games, made 24 home runs, batted an average of .484, made 66 RBIs, and scored 64 runs. His 24 home runs hold the state record for second all-time home runs in a season by a high school player. Colby led his high school baseball team to a national championship in 2005, finishing number one in the National high school baseball coaches association poll as well as the U.S. Today super 25 baseball rankings.
In the 2005 Major League Baseball June amateur draft, Colby Rasmus was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals as the 28th person to be picked in the first round.
In 2006, he kicked off his minor league career with Swing of the Quad Cities and ended the season playing for Palm Beach Cardinals. In the same year, he won August player of the month award. From Palm Beach Cardinals, Colby switched to Spring field.
In 2008, he was picked as part of the baseball team to represent the United States national baseball team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He, however, couldn’t compete due to an injury.
In 2009, Baseball America ranked him number 3 on their list of Top 100 prospects in MLB which made his MLB debut as the 17,091st debutant in major league baseball’s history. He made his major leagues debut while playing for St. Louis Cardinals against Pittsburgh on April 7, 2009.
Since making his MLB major league debut for St. Louis Cardinals, he has gone on to play for fellow MLB clubs like Toronto Blue Jays, where he spent his longest period in a single team, for four seasons. He left the Blue Jays and joined Houston Astros as a free agent. After spending close to two years at Houston Astros, he signed a one-year deal in 2017 for Tampa Bay Rays, but his time there lasted for only a couple of months, due to his none ending injury worries. As a result of his hip injury reoccurring more often, Colby decided to take a break from baseball in the early summer of 2017.
So many weren’t particularly optimistic of Colby’s return to playing baseball, but on February 21, 2018, Colby Rasmus made his comeback to professional baseball when he signed for the Baltimore Orioles.
Salary and Net Worth
Colby Rasmus is signed to Baltimore Orioles and earns a guaranteed, annual average salary of $3million. His total net worth is currently under review.
Colby Rasmus’ Wife (Megan Hudson)
Colby Rasmus is married to his longtime sweetheart Megan Hudson who is a Canadian. The couple has three kids together, two daughters, Rylee and Teegan, and a son who was born in 2017. The pair tied the knot on December 3, 2011.
Colby Rasmus Dad & Brothers
Anthony Robert Rasmus popularly known as Tony Rasmus is the father of Colby Rasmus. He is the head coach of the Russell county high school baseball team The warriors. He was drafted by California Angels the same year Colby was born.
Colby Rasmus is the first of four sons born to his parents. His other brothers are Cory Rasmus, Casey Rasmus, and Cyle Rasmus.
Cory Taylor Rasmus is an American professional baseball player, but Cory is currently not signed to any team, making him a free agent since his contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim expired. Cory is a year younger than Colby Rasmus.
Casey Rasmus is a retired catcher, he retired at the age of 24 in 2004. Cyle never did take baseball pro. He called it quit after his time playing for his college team due to several injury setbacks.