Cards Coach Interview: Dernier Orozco: Part 2

In the conclusion of a two-part interview, the pitching coach of the Arizona Fall League’s Glendale Desert Dogs discusses his four St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospects plus defenders Carson Kelly and Paul DeJong.

Following his third season tutoring the pitchers on the St. Louis Cardinals’ Class-A Midwest affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs, Dernier Orozco was asked to coach In the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale Desert Dogs.

In Part 2 of an exclusive two-part interview, Orozco discusses all four of the Cardinals pitchers he tutored in the AFL – Austin Gomber, Rowan Wick, Corey Littrell and Ryan Sherriff. The coach also provides his take on a couple of important defenders in catcher Carson Kelly and shortstop Paul DeJong.

(Link to Part 1 of the interview, in which Orozco shares his background and talks about his talented 2016 Peoria staff, including Junior Fernandez, Sandy Alcantara, Ryan Helsley, Jake Woodford, Ronnie Williams, Dailyn Martinez and John Kilichowski.)



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