Former Major League outfielder Derrick May has invested over a decade in tutoring young St. Louis Cardinals hitters, and has been recognized for his work. This spring, the 46-year-old was announced as the winner of the 2014 George Kissell Award for excellence in player development across the Cardinals organization.
St. Louis’ system-wide minor league hitting coordinator just completed his fifth year in the role. Prior to that, the Delaware native worked as the hitting coach at Double-A Springfield for four seasons and at high-A Palm Beach the two seasons prior.
Working at the just-completed instructional league camp, May sat down to discuss the 2015 seasons of a number of hitters across the system. Due to the volume of material, we start with the short-season clubs – Gulf Coast League, Johnson City and State College. Part two will cover the four full-season teams.
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