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Cardinals Prospect Interview: Sam Tuivailala

Sam Tuivailala is a strikeout king

The former early-round infielder-turned hard-throwing reliever discusses his progress as a pitcher.

As a high schooler, Sam Tuivailala was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2010 draft. Once a promising shortstop, Tui was later shifted to third base. The rub was not his strong arm, but with a bat that produced a two-year line of .220/.333/.296 in the Gulf Coast League. The California native was approached...

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