In the early going this season, outfielder Gauntlett Eldemire has proven to be a catalyst for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Sporting a remarkable .324/.439/.500 line along with a league leading 8 stolen bases and 11 runs scored through his first 9 professional games, the 23-year-old has helped the team get off to a 3-1 start to their first homestand.
A 6th round draft choice in 2010, Eldemire was sidelined each of the seasons since then, following wrist surgeries. In the short time since he’s been able to take the field at full health for the Phillies organization, the Ohio native has shown glimpses of the five tools that baseball scouts covet so much.
Recently, Gauntlett took some time to answer a few questions and talk about the misdiagnosis that led to extended time on the shelf, his coaches, his draft experience and more.
Check out the media player below to hear the full interview.
Jay Floyd is PhilliesNation.com’s minor league insider. You can read more from Jay by visiting his site, PhoulBallz.com.