Name: Colby Rasmus
Organization: St. Louis Cardinals
Position: Centerfield
Born: 8/11/1986
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2003 (Cardinals), 1st Round (28th Overall)

Actions tend to speak louder than words, so watching St. Louis ship Jim Edmonds to San Diego is pretty F***ing loud. You can't say much more about a minor leaguer than trading away your franchise (albeit aging) center fielder.
Rasmus won't be scared off by the bright lights of the Major Leagues. Rasmus led off for the 2007 Gold Medal winning USA World Cup team, batting a scorching .382.
According to Scout Magazine, Rasmus has the tendency to become pull happy, and the Cardinal Organization wants him to "continue to work on going the other way."
Rasmus will likely be handled with kid gloves, since he represents the only jewel in a depleted farm system. The Edmonds opens up a spot for Rasmus to fill, but suggests that since the Cardinals are loaded in the outfield, Rasmus starting every day is just short of a sure thing.
Rasmus is a wiz defensively, and has a canon for an arm (he was a pitcher in high school, and was routinely clocked in the low 90's).