Less than two years later, the other two third sackers are now calling other positions home defensively. Stephen Piscotty is starting his second season as a right fielder while second-rounder Carson Kelly is in his first month of regular season play as a catcher.
Only Wisdom still remains at the hot corner. Possessing a strong arm and good instincts, the speed at which the 22-year-old advances should only be limited by the speed at which his bat progresses. To that end, the Cardinals gave Wisdom a month at Palm Beach to close 2013 and promoted him again to Double-A to open the 2014 regular season.
In between, the California native received his first non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp. With St. Louis, Wisdom had a double and a home run in 12 at-bats over seven games before his reassignment to minor league camp.
Wisdom discusses all of the above and more in the following exclusive interview.
Coming soon: The final interview in this set from Springfield will be with coach Packy Elkins.
Previously posted Springfield interviews:
Manager Mike Shildt
Shortstop Aledmys Diaz
Pitcher Kurt Heyer
Pitcher Zach Petrick
Pitcher Sam Gaviglio
First baseman Jonathan Rodriguez
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