Cards scouting head on integrating draftees

In the conclusion of a five-part interview, St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Dan Kantrovitz speaks on the importance of relationships with young players pre- and post-draft.

In this final installment of our exclusive five-part interview, St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Dan Kantrovitz reminds us that the entire process of player procurement and development is a person-to-person business.

Kantrovitz specifically explains how his scouts establish relationships with players and continue post-draft, how the scouts work with player development as draftees transition into the Cardinals system and how the scouts are already busy preparing for 2014 - in a cycle that never ends.

(7:19)

Previous articles in this interview series:
The Cardinals and non-drafted free agents
How the Cards found free agents Popkins and Petrick
St. Louis Cardinals draft signing strategies
How the Cards leverage bonus pool money



Brian Walton can be reached via email at brian@thecardinalnationblog.com. Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog. Follow Brian on Twitter.

© 2013 stlcardinals.scout.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


The Cardinal Nation Top Stories