Mike Shildt: Double-A Outfielder Development

Springfield Cardinals manager Mike Shildt discusses outfielder development and an unsung player. Part 6 of our exclusive seven-part interview series.

In Part 6 of our exclusive seven-part interview series with Mike Shildt, the Springfield Cardinals manager talks about his club’s outfielders, with specific focus on progress made by Rafael Ortega and Charlie Tilson.

The manager also explains the importance of an unheralded player, Matt Williams, who can play all over the infield and outfield, and the benefits of having players thinking about game situations along with him.

What is Next

The Cardinal Nation’s extensive interview series with Mike Shildt will close with a more in-depth look into how organizational success is evaluated and the linkage to the major league club.

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