LaRocque may not be a household name to St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans, but followers of the minor leagues should definitely know him. While his title is Senior Special Assistant to the General Manager, the baseball lifer is essentially directing the operations of the farm system.
LaRocque (center) with Spikes manager Oliver Marmol and shortstop Cesar Valera
Now 60 years of age, LaRocque (pronounced "La-ROCK") has almost four decades of industry experience that began with the Dodgers as a player, coach, manager and scout. As a New York Mets executive, he led their scouting operations and the draft prior to joining St. Louis in January 2008.
Among the topics Gary discussed in the following exclusive interview are recapping the season to date across the system, how the organization places draftees and plans early promotions, a look ahead to fall ball and much more.
Upcoming interviews to include Mason Katz, Mark DeJohn and a multi-part series with scouting director Dan Kantrovitz.
Interviews previously posted:
Spikes third baseman Carson Kelly
Spikes manager Oliver Marmol
Spikes pitcher Mitch Harris
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