Cards Instructional League Recap: Hitters

In Part two of a three-part interview, St. Louis Cardinals 2008 Instructional League coordinator Mike Shildt provides an overview of some of the top hitters. Outfielder Michael Swinson is among the most improved.

In Part two of this report, St. Louis Cardinals 2008 Instructional League camp coordinator Mike Shildt talks about a number of the 24 position players that suited up over the last month in Jupiter, Florida.

This includes outfielders Michael Swinson and Devin Shepherd (right), 12th and 11th round picks by the organization this June and tabbed by Shildt as the two most improved position players in camp.

We also recap Aaron Luna's position change to second base and much more.


Coming next in Part three of this interview, Shildt will discuss some of the standout pitchers in camp.

Link to Part one: "Cardinals Instructional League Recap: Intro"

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