Rasmus Adds Awards To Resume

Springfield Cardinals' outfielder Colby Rasmus has been named the Topps Texas League Player of the Month for the month of May as well as Texas League Player of the Week.

The 20-year old out of Phenix City, Alabama, had an outstanding month of May, hitting .340 with a league-high eight home runs and 24 RBIs in 29 games. Rasmus also set a 2007 team-high with a 12-game hitting streak, hitting safely in 16 of his first 17 May games.

Earlier the St. Louis Cardinals' and the Birdhouse named Rasmus the organizational "Player of the Month"

Rasmus is the first Springfield Cardinals' player to be named Topps Texas League Player of the Month in franchise history.

The huge month for Rasmus keeps him at the top or near the top of the leaderboard in a number of different categories. He leads the circuit in RBIs (36), doubles (22) and extra-base hits (33). He's also seventh in hitting (.300), third in home runs (10) and second in slugging percentage (.584).

The former 2005 first round draft pick also put up some amazing numbers this past week, and in doing so, became the third Springfield player this year to win Texas League Player of the Week honors. Rasmus had a two-homer game on Monday night and a franchise record-tying seven-RBI game on Tuesday, leading Springfield to back-to-back wins over San Antonio at Hammons Field. Rasmus finished the week by hitting .450 (9-20), with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored in just six games, leading the Cards to a 4-2 record.

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