April 25, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #9 Colby Rasmus

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #9 | Colby Rasmus | Cardinals

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Left/Left

| August 11, 1986 (Columbus, Georgia)

| Russell County High School

| 6'2''

|195 lbs.

2008 Ranking | 6

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Colby Rasmus with the 28th overall pick in the 2005 draft. Shortly after, teams started to regret the decision to pass on Rasmus. Rasmus was easy to sign despite having a full-ride offer from Auburn. Rasmus took the $1 million signing bonus and never looked back and three years later is a top ten prospect. Rasmus is a 5-tool prospect with good patience and great power. He hit only .277 in the minor leagues but will probably hit closer to .300 in the major leagues. He is still very young but has already shown the Cardinals that he's ready to handle a starting spot in the lineup.

2008 Statistics
Level    G    PA    AVG   OBP    SLG   XBH   HR   BB
RK       3    12   .556  .667  1.000     2    1    3
A+ 3 11 .000 .182 .000 0 0 1
AAA 90 387 .251 .346 .396 26 11 49

2009 Outlook

Rasmus started the season off with the Cardinals, but he'll have to earn a starting spot.


Estimated Time of Arrival


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