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July 25, 2021 08:20 AM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Provides some length Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 8-2 win over Cleveland, allowing one run on one hit over three innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.

Making his second career big-league start, Rasmussen was very efficient over 35 pitches (25 strikes) and made only one mistake, which Bobby Bradley deposited in the seats for a solo shot. The right-hander has worked multiple innings in five of his last six appearances, and while his 4.60 ERA in 15.2 frames since coming over from the Brewers in the Willy Adames trade isn't impressive, Rasmussen's 1.09 WHIP and 20:4 K:BB suggests he can be useful in a swing role for the Rays.

July 24, 2021 05:16 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Slated to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen will start Saturday's bullpen game against Cleveland, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Rasmussen has pitched two innings in each of his last three appearances, and he's posted a 1.50 ERA and 0.83 WHIP during that time. He'll begin the contest on the mound as the Rays plan to utilize a bullpen game in Cleveland on Saturday.

July 20, 2021 06:28 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Impressive in multi-inning outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen fired two scoreless innings in a loss to the Orioles on Monday, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.

The right-hander has now worked three straight two-inning assignments, and he's logged that workload in four of his last five trips to the mound overall. Rasmussen is building back some trust after stumbles in consecutive outings June 30 and July 5, as he's bounced back to allow just a single earned run with a 7:1 K:BB over six innings in his last three appearances.

July 12, 2021 07:24 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Bounces back Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts in a loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

The young right-hander had allowed six earned runs on seven hits and a walk over three innings in his previous two appearances, so Sunday's multi-inning blanking was certainly a welcome sight. Rasmussen had also generated scoreless efforts in each of his first three appearances for the Rays prior to the pair of stumbles and brings high-quality swing-and-miss stuff, so there's reason for optimism he can be an asset in Tampa's bullpen during the second half of the season.

July 1, 2021 03:28 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Allows two runs as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while throwing two innings as the opener during Wednesday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.

Rasmussen was handed a 2-0 lead before even taking the mound, but he allowed two singles and a walk as the Nationals tied the game in the bottom of the first. He settled down to retire Washington in order in the second before exiting. The right-hander has allowed just those two runs across 6.2 innings with the Rays, and he should continue to serve in multiple roles going forward.

June 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Gets opener assignment Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen is listed as the Rays' probable starting pitcher Wednesday against the Nationals and is expected to work as an opener.

Since being acquired in the May trade that sent Willy Adames to Milwaukee, Rasmussen has made three appearances out of the Tampa Bay bullpen, tossing 3.2 scoreless frames and striking out seven. He'll receive his first career big-league start Wednesday, but the Rays likely won't ask him to record more than six outs before turning the game over to primary pitcher Michael Wacha.

June 24, 2021 03:32 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Promoted to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays recalled Rasmussen from Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Adam Berry of reports.

Though he was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday, Rasmussen is eligible to rejoin the big club early since the Rays placed a player on the injured list (shortstop Taylor Walls) in a corresponding move. Rasmussen, who was acquired from the Brewers in May in the trade that sent Willy Adames to Milwaukee, was impressive in his Rays debut June 19, striking out four Mariners over 1.2 perfect innings in relief.

June 20, 2021 08:52 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

Rasmussen was called up by the Rays on Saturday, and he struck out four in 1.2 perfect innings in Saturday's matchup against Seattle. He'll now head back to the minors as part of a transaction that's expected to make room for shortstop Wander Franco on the active roster.

June 19, 2021 03:40 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Recalled by Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Rasmussen made eight appearances (one start) with Triple-A Durham this year and posted a 0.63 WHIP and 23:2 K:BB in 11.1 scoreless innings. He was traded from the Brewers to the Rays in mid-May and will now be in line to make his team debut out of the bullpen.

May 21, 2021 06:32 PM
Rays' Drew Rasmussen: Shipped to Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen and J.P. Feyereisen were traded from the Brewers to the Rays on Friday in exchange for Willy Adames and Trevor Richards, Robert Murray of reports.

The 25-year-old righty owns a career 5.01 ERA in 32.1 major-league innings, but he's more interesting than that number suggests. His 4.28 FIP and 3.61 xFIP indicate that his 31.1 percent strikeout rate should be enough to offset his 14.2 percent walk rate going forward. There's potential for high-leverage opportunities in Rasmussen's future if he can trim the walks, but he'll head to Triple-A Durham for now.

May 9, 2021 06:16 PM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Notches spot save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen pitched a scoreless 10th inning with one walk and one strikeout for the save in Sunday's 2-1 extra-inning win over Miami.

Devin Williams and Josh Hader were deployed in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. Rasmussen was the next man up for Milwaukee, and he did well to protect a one-run lead in the bottom of the 10th. The right-hander has had a rough start to 2021 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB across 14.2 innings -- as such, high-leverage opportunities likely won't be frequent.

April 9, 2021 05:00 PM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Takes loss in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen (0-1) allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk in one inning of relief to take the loss against the Cardinals on Thursday. He recorded three strikeouts.

Rasmussen has struggled in both of his relief appearances to start the year, allowing five earned runs in two innings. On the positive side, all three of his outs came via strikeout -- but not until after Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run to give the Cardinals the lead. Rasmussen had a solid spring, but he could receive a demotion if his numbers don't improve.

March 30, 2021 09:28 AM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Earns Opening Day roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen was informed Monday that he has secured a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Adam McCalvy of reports.

It was expected that Rasmussen would break camp with the big club for the first time, and he sewed up a spot by posting a 2.89 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB over his first 9.1 innings of the spring. Rasmussen threw more than an inning more often than not this spring, so he will likely open in some type of multi-inning role in the middle of the Brewers' bullpen. However, he has some of the best arm talent among the bunch, and he could eventually wind up in the spot directly in front of the talented back-end duo of Josh Hader and Devin Williams.

March 4, 2021 11:56 AM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Building up for multi-inning role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen is being stretched out to handle a multi-inning role, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

Rasmussen opened Wednesday's game and was the first Brewers pitcher to throw more than an inning this spring. Manager Craig Counsell confirmed after the game that he's being built up to cover two to three innings in relief, similar to the role Brent Suter filled last year. While that means Rasmussen will likely be ticketed to pitch in the middle frames, it does give his fantasy value a slight boost, as it will give him the opportunity to rack up more than one or two strikeouts per outing. Rasmussen averaged 12.3 K/9 in his 2020 rookie season, so he could provide some help in the strikeout department if he gets the innings.

September 19, 2020 12:16 AM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Picks up first career win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning and struck out two to earn the win Friday versus the Royals.

Rasmussen worked the fifth inning right after the Brewers took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the fourth. The solid performance gave Rasmussen his first career major-league win. He has a 2.13 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 12.2 innings across nine appearances in a low-leverage role.

September 15, 2020 01:12 PM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Comes through in key spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen threw two scoreless innings of relief in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader.

The Brewers used their top relievers in the first game of Monday's twin bill, which gave Rasmussen the chance to pitch in a key spot in the nightcap. He got the job done, keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard despite entering the game with runners on first and third and no outs. Rasmussen allowed just one runner to cross home plate over his last 8.1 innings, and on the heels of Tuesday's performance he could find himself working in higher-stress situations more often.

August 29, 2020 02:28 PM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Bounces back in third appeaerance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen threw two scoreless innings and finished Friday's 9-1 victory over the Pirates. He did not allow a hit, struck out two and walked one.

Rasmussen was tagged for two earned runs over 1.1 innings in an Aug. 22 loss to the Pirates, but he has sandwiched scoreless two-inning outings around that since earning his first trip to the big leagues. The Brewers have used Rasmussen only in mop-up duty thus far, but he is finding his footing in the bullpen and bringing the heat, averaging 97.9 mph on his fastball -- a mark that ranks in the top 10 in the league.

August 21, 2020 12:04 AM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Electric in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen made his big-league debut Wednesday against the Twins and struck out three batters over two innings of relief.

Rasmussen's fastball is his calling card, and he wasted no time showing it off, striking out the first batter he faced -- Miguel Sano -- on a 99-mph heater and averaging over 98 mph with his four-seamer over his two frames. Rasmussen started in the minors last year but has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, so he figures to work solely in relief in 2020, and could remain there next year and beyond. Even if he does, though, he has the arm talent to be a factor in fantasy leagues at some point.

August 13, 2020 03:44 PM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: Joins major-league roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen's contract was selected by the Brewers on Thursday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Rasmussen made a strong case to make the major-league roster during spring training and summer camp. He was left off the Opening Day roster, but he'll get ready to make his major-league debut as part of the Brewers' pitching staff. The right-hander posted a 3.15 ERA and 96:31 K:BB over 74.1 innings in the minors last season. Despite his solid results in the minor leagues, Rasmussen has never pitched above Double-A and could experience some growing pains against higher-level competition. Rasmussen served mainly as a starter in the minors and could take Eric Lauer's place in the rotation after he was optioned to the alternate training site Thursday.

July 19, 2020 05:00 PM
Brewers' Drew Rasmussen: To open at alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rasmussen is expected to begin the season at the Brewers' alternate training site, but he could still make his MLB debut this season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

As Haudricourt notes, the hard-throwing righty still needs development. He has never pitched above Double-A and had an 11.4 percent walk rate at that level last year. Rasmussen's upper-90s fastball could earn him low-leverage chances as the Brewers cycle in fresh relievers this season.

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