Team USA Interviews: Outfielder Colby Rasmus

Springfield Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus talks about his 2007 season, stint with Team USA and the future.

Recognized as the top prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, Colby Rasmus was the Cards' first pick in the 2005 draft as a high-schooler. The left-handed hitting centerfielder knocked 29 home runs and stole 18 bases with Springfield in 2007, with the former count tops in the Double-A Texas League.

The 21-year-old is the heir-apparent to take over for veteran Jim Edmonds in centerfield for St. Louis in 2009 and is expected to make his big-league debut some time during this coming season. Along with closer Chris Perez and catcher Bryan Anderson, Rasmus was named to compete for Team USA this fall.

In this exclusive interview, granted the day before his team left for the IBAF Tournament in Taiwan, Rasmus discusses his 2007 season, his stint with Team USA and what his very bright future may hold.

(5:58)

Come back here to Scout.com for nine more exclusive Cardinals interviews straight from Team USA and the Arizona Fall League, including Anderson, Mark Riggins, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Mitchell Boggs, Jason Motte, Mark Hamilton, Luke Gregerson, Stuart Pomeranz and Amaury Marti.

Earlier interviews:
Team USA coach Rick Eckstein
Closer Chris Perez



Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

© 2007 stlcardinals.scout.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.


The Cardinal Nation Top Stories