His brothers were each first-round picks out of high school. Following Colby's lead, pitcher Cory made his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves in May. Casey, on the other hand, went to Liberty College and after his junior year, was selected by the Cardinals in the 36th round of the 2011 draft.
Yet after starting 2013 in low Class-A, Casey has moved up two levels and is now a .300 hitter for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals.
Rasmus has caught the attention of observers this season with heightened performance at the plate. Now switch-hitting, he has a line of .300/.344/.347 in 48 games across three levels.
That is all gravy, however, as Rasmus has earned his two in-season promotions in 2013 primarily due to his work behind the plate (as well as opportunities developing). Though playing as a reserve behind Cody Stanley at Springfield, Rasmus is highly respected by his pitchers as being able to handle whatever they throw.
In the following exclusive interview, Rasmus speaks about his family heritage, his rapid ascension in 2013 and his hopes to join his brothers as a major leaguer.
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