St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is facing a dilemma this summer. His son, Tate, is an All-American outfielder starting his junior season at Missouri State. Tate has been named as one of the 50 players on USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award watch list, and will be eligible for MLB’s amateur draft in June.
However, Mike has indicated he does not want the Cardinals to draft his son, although this year is the optimum time for Tate to enter the draft. Three years ago, Tate was drafted by the Cardinals in the 23rd round, but on advice of his father, chose not to sign.
Read more about Tate Matheny at the link below from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: