Derrick May from Cards instructional league

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league hitting coordinator speaks from instructional league camp in Jupiter, Florida about his charges.

Former first round draft pick and major league outfielder Derrick May has experienced success as a hitter both in the USA and in three seasons in Japan.

At the cage with Oscar Taveras
More recently, the 45-year-old has served as minor league hitting coordinator across the St. Louis Cardinals system since 2011 after first joining the Cardinals in 2005.

In his current role, May is responsible for teaching and scheduling work for the 21 young hitters currently competing in the organization's instructional league in Jupiter, Florida.

Also in the Cardinals complex are several high-profile prospects rehabbing injuries, including Oscar Taveras. In the following exclusive interview, May discusses some of his hitters as well as he goes about his duties.

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