ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Cardinals top minor league prospect Nolan Gorman is in Jupiter, Fla., early to work on playing second base with infield instructors Jose Oquendo and Stubby Clapp before position players officially report for camp.
The third baseman needs to find a new position after the team traded for eight-time gold glove winner Nolan Arenado to play the corner infield spot.
“He looks really good from a physical standpoint, looks flexible, he’s moving well, and so I think everything he did this past offseason to prepare has put him in a pretty good spot to show some versatility as he enters this camp,” Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said of Gorman.
Gorman had asked permission to report early to take advantage of getting some pre camp work in, and the Cardinals granted it.
After St. Louis made the trade for Arenado, the 20-year-old took to Instagram and asked "Does anyone know where Dustin Pedroia is and is he available for lessons on how to play second base? Asking for a friend"
Gorman was named the fourth-best prospect at third base coming into the 2021 season by Baseball America.
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