Interview: Cards Scouting Head Randy Flores

The St. Louis Cardinals scouting director discusses the 2016 draft and status of signings with the July 15 deadline approaching.

Almost one full annual cycle into his stint as St. Louis Cardinals scouting director, Randy Flores is on the move, with always more work ahead.

That has not changed with just a few days until the July 15 signing deadline for the 2016 Draft class, his first as the head of the organization’s amateur scouting efforts. I caught up with Flores between a stop viewing 2017 draft prospects at the Cape Cod League and a planned appearance as part of the Cardinals’ 2006 Championship club reunion this coming weekend at Busch Stadium.

Along with farm director Gary LaRocque and field coordinator Mark DeJong, both Connecticut natives, Flores spent a three-game series watching the State College Spikes play the Connecticut Tigers in Norwalk, CT. St. Louis’ short-season rookie-level affiliate sports nine of Flores’ team’s 2016 draftees.

For Flores, the stop is part of his ongoing efforts to full indoctrinate himself into the entire Cardinals organization – including all the player development personnel and clubs.

In the following exclusive interview, Flores discusses his team’s first draft class, the importance of teamwork, whether any last-minute signings might be coming and much more!

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