Among the many staffers working alongside St. Louis Cardinals coaching legend Jose Oquendo during instructional league in Jupiter, Florida was George Greer. The two were connected earlier this season via a series of personnel dominoes that fell across the system.
When Oquendo stepped down from the Major League staff to recover from dual knee surgeries, new assignments for Cardinals coaches Chris Maloney (from first base to third base) and Bill Mueller (assistant hitting coach to first base) occurred as a result. Further, former minor league hitting coordinator Derrick May took over for Mueller with Greer assuming May’s old spot.
In his role coordinating the hitting coaches at each level of the minor league system and the instruction of close to 150 hitters, Greer is in a unique position to comment on the growth of these players.
In the following interview, Greer does just that – answering my questions on a series of 2016 standouts across the organization. We start with the Gulf Coast League and travel up through Triple-A Memphis.
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