IP 282
ERA 2.968
WHIP 1.089
BB/9 2.426
SO/9 8.489
  • Full name Drew Thomas Rasmussen
  • Born 07/27/1995 in Puyallup, WA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 211 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oregon State
  • Debut 08/19/2020
  • Drafted in the 6th round (185th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 (signed for $135,000).
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    Rasmussen's career at Oregon State has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. An overweight, upper-80s prep righthander before he got to Corvallis, Rasmussen transformed his body with the help of Driveline Baseball and quickly established himself as the staff ace, throwing the only perfect game in Oregon State history as a freshman. Rasmussen then tore his UCL his sophomore year and was sidelined with Tommy John rehab until midway through the 2017 season. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound righthander used his rehab as an opportunity to get stronger, and he came back late last April working 94-97 mph and touching 98 mph with an explosive fastball, showing enough for the Rays to take him with the 31st overall pick. But the Rays didn't sign him after a post-draft physical revealed issues with his first Tommy John surgery. Rasmussen returned to Corvallis and had a second, mostly corrective, surgery with Dodgers team doctor Neal ElAttrache late in 2017. The surgery was successful and by all reports Rasmussen has progressed well in his rehab--even losing some weight--but he has yet to throw a baseball and likely won't start throwing until closer to the draft. When healthy, Rasmussen works in the mid- to upper 90s, with a devastating split-like changeup as his main out-pitch and an average breaking ball as his third pitch. He's a first-rounder in terms of talent, but scouts haven't seen him fully healthy since 2016 and won't be able to see him on a mound before draft day. After two Tommy John surgeries, Rasmussen's landing spot will hinge on how teams view his medical report.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020

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  • Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Drew Rasmussen on the 60-day injured list. Recovery from right elbow surgery.
  • Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Drew Rasmussen on the 60-day injured list. Flexor strain.

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