Mike Shildt: Double-A Infielder Development

Springfield Cardinals manager Mike Shildt discusses infielder development at Double-A. Part 4 of an exclusive seven-part interview series.

In Part 4 of our exclusive seven-part interview series with Mike Shildt, the Springfield Cardinals manager talks about the changes in his infield and progress made during 2014.

Subjects include Aledmys Diaz, Jacob Wilson, Alex Mejia, Breyvic Valera and Jonathan Rodriguez. Shildt goes into considerable detail on the adjustments made by third baseman Patrick Wisdom and some of the tradeoffs in deciding the right time to make changes.

What is Next

The Cardinal Nation’s extensive interview with Mike Shildt will continue as follows. In Part 5, focus will be on the catchers, while the outfielders and unsung players are the subject matter for Part 6. The series will close with a more in-depth look into how organizational success is evaluated.

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