Coming into 2015, there was a lot of uncertainty with regard to the career of third base prospect Patrick Wisdom. His Double-A debut in 2014 was disappointing to the point the St. Louis Cardinals did not bring the now-24-year-old back for a second consecutive major league spring training camp.
Returning to Springfield of the Texas League to open the 2015 campaign, the right-handed hitter got out of the gates slowly, to the point he was pulled from his club a month into the season and returned to Florida for individual hitting instruction.
By June, Wisdom’s turnaround was so successful that the Cardinals organization named him their Player of the Month. Though his performance was less consistent the rest of the way, he was named to compete in the Arizona Fall League prospect showcase.
There, Wisdom was selected to participate in the Bowman Hitting Challenge and was the Cardinals’ representative in the league’s Fall Stars Game. In addition, he is increasing his defensive versatility, seeing his first professional game experience at first base (see above photo), an important step for him toward fulfilling his major league dreams.
From the AFL, which has a week remaining, Wisdom spoke about all of the above and more.
Next for members of The Cardinal Nation: Exclusive interviews with the other Cardinals prospects competing in the AFL, including a talk with Alex Reyes just before his suspension.
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