Along with working around the injury and its after-effects, the natural right-handed batter continued to focus on switch-hitting. Perhaps due to the increased competition and other factors, McElroy's batting average dropped from .271 in the Appalachian League to .240 in the MWL, however.
Back to 100 percent this spring, McElroy was invited to the Cardinals STEP camp and even made one plate appearance for St. Louis. Installed as the Chiefs centerfielder and leadoff man for the regular season, the Texas native is ready to make up for lost time.
In the following exclusive interview, McElroy talks about these subjects and more.
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