Archive for the 'Scouting' Category

One player best illustrates the contrast between pure scouting and pure statistical evaluation.

Can minor league defensive performance identify future major league outliers?

Not everyone who would like scouting reports on a wide swath of college baseball players has access to them…yet.

Part 2 in this examination of scouting directors looks at how they did with specific drafts and skill sets.

Part 1 takes the long view looking at how scouting directors have fared over their careers.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, some major league hitters don’t hit it where it’s pitched.

There aren’t a ton, but there’s more than you might think.

It’s finally possible to meld some objective batting process data with subjective scouting grades.

Sometimes watching turns into keen and observation and scribbled notes, and the next thing you know you’ve ranked a slew of players for this year’s draft.

There are specific regions and types of amateur players who are continually undervalued.

For female baseball players, the age of the “What If” is dying.

Checking out the mechanics of the first pitchers selected

The flamethrowing right-hander fell in the draft because of his mechanics and his size. He’s going to prove everyone wrong.

How one pitcher’s mechanics changed in a single season. One thing holds true…

Hultzen was the Seattle Mariners’ first-round pick, second overall. What’s going on with his pitching shoulder?

Tommy Hanson’s velocity has been on a serious decline. So what gives with the suddenly restored velocity?

Dust off your Fozzie Bear jokes, Michael Wacha is on his way.

He was left for dead in 2011. Now he’s throwing as hard as ever. What’s the deal?

This right-hander has similarities to another Bruin, who was a high-round draft pick.

The freak’s velocity keeps dropping—what gives?