The name Colby Rasmus is well known in the baseball world. His father is an ex-baseball player whose influence and love for the sport has certainly rubbed off on his children. Colby’s brother also played baseball at various levels. Colby was constantly struggling with a particular hip injury that kept him out of the game for a while. He took a break in the summer of 2017, but since then he has come back from his break and is looking really good. Colby Rasmus has more than 9 years of experience in Major League Baseball and is considered one of the best active midfielders in baseball.
Colby Rasmus Biography
Colby Rasmus is an American professional baseball player who plays outfield for the Baltimore Orioles. The midfielder is known for hitting on the left side and throwing with his left hand. In Major League Baseball there are a large number of professional baseball players, but what stands out about Colby Rasmus is his hard work, dedication, and the quality of the game he plays on the field. No wonder he is so popular not only in America but also in the Diaspora.
Rasmus comes from Columbus, which is in Georgia, in the United States. He was born on August 11, 1986, the son of ex-baseball player Tony Rasmus and his wife Robin Rasmus. Colby attended Russell County High School in Alabama before graduating in 2005. He played for his high school baseball team. As a senior at Russell County High School, he played 39 games, hit 24 home runs, averaged 0.484, made 66 RBIs, and scored 64 runs. With his 24 home runs, he holds the national record for the second all-time home run by a high school player in a season. Colby led his high school baseball team to a national championship in 2005 and finished first in the National High School Baseball Coaches Association survey and in the U.S. Today Super 25 Baseball Leaderboard.
In Major League Baseball June 2005, Colby Rasmus was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals as 28th in the first round of Major League Baseball.
In 2006, he started his minor-league career with Swing of the Quad Cities and ended the season by playing for the Palm Beach Cardinals. That same year, he was named Player of the Month in August. From the Palm Beach Cardinals, Colby switched to the jumping field.
In 2008, he was selected as part of the baseball team to represent the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, due to an injury, he was unable to compete.
In 2009, Baseball America ranked him third in the MLB’s Top 100 list, making his MLB debut as the 17,091st debutant in the history of Major League Baseball. He made his Major League debut on April 7, 2009, when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals against Pittsburgh.
Since his MLB Major League debut at the St. Louis Cardinals, he has played for other MLB clubs such as the Toronto Blue Jays, where he spent the longest time in a single team for four seasons. He left the Blue Jays and joined Houston Astros as a freelancer. After spending nearly two years with Houston Astros, he signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017, but his time there lasted only a few months due to his never-ending injury concerns. As his hip injury became more and more frequent, Colby decided to take a break from baseball in early summer 2017.
Many were not particularly optimistic that Colby would return to baseball, but on February 21, 2018, Colby Rasmus returned to professional baseball when he signed with the Baltimore Orioles.
Salary and Net Worth
Colby Rasmus is under contract with Baltimore Orioles and earns a guaranteed average annual salary of $3 million. His total net worth is currently under review.
Colby Rasmus’ Wife (Megan Hudson)
Colby Rasmus is married to his long-time lover Megan Hudson, who is Canadian. The couple has three children together, two daughters, Rylee and Teegan, and a son born in 2017. The couple entered into the bond of marriage 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 the California Angels the same year that 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 not currently under contract with any team, which makes him a free agent as 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 in 2004 at the age of 24. Cyle was never a professional baseball player. He quit after playing for his college team due to several injury setbacks.