07 June 2005

Colby Collage

Some pictures of the newest first round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals, Colby Rasmus:

Baseball America's take on Mr. Rasmus:

(28th pick overall)
St. Louis Cardinals
Colby Rasmus, CF, Russell County HS, Phenix City, Ala.
"Rasmus’ tools grade out average or above across the board. He covers 60 yards in 6.7 seconds and has a plus arm, throwing fastballs up to 91 mph off the mound. Besides his tools, scouts love his maturity and savvy for the game. Some compare Rasmus to Steve Finley, while others believe he evokes Shawn Green; it depends on whether the scout believes Rasmus can stay in center field. He has a short, simple lefthanded swing that he repeats, and the barrel of the bat stays in the hitting zone a long time. While he could use a better load to his swing, he at times produces good leverage, leading scouts to believe he'll hit for at least average power."

1999 Phenix City AL Little League WS Team
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