Born: August 11, 1986 at Columbus, Georgia
Selected in the first round of the 2005 draft.
Colby Rasmus, the talented lefty that has been ranked as the Cardinals No. 1 Prospect from 2007-09, gets his own bobblehead Monday in the Redbirds Labor Day regular season finale.
It wasn’t until his third full-season of professional baseball that Rasmus made his debut in Memphis. He went 3-for-5 in the season opener against the RedHawks with a run and a double, but he didn’t really get hot until summer. In June, the then-21-year-old hit for .337 (34×101) with 12 extra-base hits and 15 RBI.
In 2009, the four-year pro made his major league debut for the Cards, appearing on their Opening Day Roster. Rasmus has been in St. Louis since April, where he is hitting .257 (101×393) through 123 games.
Though he only played 43 games in Memphis, Rasmus rounds out the 2009 All AutoZone Park Bobblehead series on Monday. The first 1500 fans to walk through the gates, which open at noon, will receive a bobblehead.