Cards AFL Interview Series: Adron Chambers

An emerging outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals system speaks from the Arizona Fall League.

38th round draft picks usually fade into obscurity after a couple of minor league seasons. Not so in the case of Adron Chambers.

The former Mississippi State defensive back led all of minor league baseball with 16 triples in 2009 and received an in-season promotion in 2010, reaching Triple-A for the first time. Prior, Chambers had been named a Texas League All-Star. Across the two stops, he was 14-for-19 in stolen base attempts.

Chambers received an invitation to the Arizona Fall League prospect showcase and has impressed. Often leading off and playing left and centerfield for the Surprise Rafters, the 24-year-old left-handed hitter has a .302/.344/.396 line and is a perfect 7-for-7 stealing bases.

All Cardinals with Zack Cox, Chambers and Pete Kozma
Rafters' hitting coach Derrick May had Chambers in Springfield part of this past summer and likes the growth he has witnessed.

"He was one of those guys that was kind of under the radar," May observed. "One thing with him was that he was always confident about his abilities ever since he signed. He has come along so quick because he's got a lot of talent. He's got good bat speed. He's got good speed on the bases. He has a good arm and defensively, he is getting better. He is coming around."

In the following exclusive audio clip, Chambers discusses his breakout 2010, how he has adjusted his game as professional and his hopes for the future.

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Other interviews in this series
Brian Broderick
Ramon Delgado
Jordan Swagerty
Blake King
Zack Cox

Coming soon
Tony Cruz
Pete Kozma
Derrick May



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