Cardinals Prospect Interview Danny Diekroeger

The third baseman is the State College Spikes’ Most Valuable Player for 2014 and talks about how to improve.

It may not be fair to him, but when I look at the build of Danny Diekroeger, I think of his former Stanford teammate Stephen Piscotty, who also came into the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a third baseman. Both are tall and rangy with room to fill out in the upper body and potentially add more power in the future.

Of course, Piscotty, the St. Louis Cardinals’ first-round draft pick in 2013, is one step away from the major leagues, while Diekroeger was just drafted this June, in the 10th round. The latter had a successful first professional season that included a 21-game hitting streak and a .286 average, 35 RBI and a team-leading four triples for short-season Class-A State College.

The 22-year-old’s performance was recognized by him being named the Spikes’ Most Valuable Player for 2014. Diekroeger is currently performing with his team in the New York-Penn League semi-finals.

In the following free interview, Diekroeger talks about his professional journey to date, his plans for fall instructional league to grow defensively and diversify and much more.

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Other interviews coming from State College include pitcher Austin Gomber, catcher Brian O’Keefe and outfielder Nick Thompson.

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