Cards Farm Head LaRocque: In His Words: Pt. 2

Gary LaRocque, St. Louis Cardinals Director of Player Development, covers a wide variety of topics in the conclusion of a 40-minute exclusive interview.

St. Louis Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque was unable to make his presentation on Day 1 of the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up fan festival due the weather. Instead, he was kind enough to answer my questions via phone.

In Part 1 of this exclusive interview, he began with a recap of the 2016 system, followed by a look ahead to 2017. Gary discussed player and coaching promotions, spring training plans, 40-man roster impacts, international growth competition, players changing roles and positions and much more as he moved through Part 2.

This 40-minute talk is the kind of in-depth commentary on the Cardinals minor league system that you will simply not find anywhere other than The Cardinal Nation. Thank you for being a member and enjoy!

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