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Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The emergence of Mississauga native Dalton Pompey as a legitimate centre field option sign Colby Rasmus‘ dismissal papers.

Rasmus has all the talent in the world. He has the power to be a perennial 30 home run hitter, the fielding ability to be a perennial gold glove winner, and when he is right he can even hit for average. Unfortunately, Colby Rasmus tends to not ‘be right’ more often than he is ‘right’, which makes him very frustrating to watch.

With Dalton Pompey, the Blue Jays would have a guy that would have more productive AB’s. The Blue Jays decision to move away from players that consistently had unproductive AB’s meant that Colby Rasmus didn’t fit with the 2015 Blue Jays.

In 4 GP with the Houston Astros, Rasmus has 4 strike outs, a walk, a home run, 2 RBI, and a .250BA. Pecota Projections projects our favourite Georgia native hitting .235 with 20 home runs, 72 RBI, and 24 doubles in 143 GP. Rasmus will fit right in with the Astros. They are a team that could set the single season record for most strike outs by a team.