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The Future of MLB Scouting

 
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PostPosted: Mon 2/4/19 5:31 pm    Post subject: The Future of MLB Scouting Reply with quote

Are on-field scouts being eliminated within MLB organizations?That's a question raised in this article from baseballamerica.com.

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The fear within the scouting world is that all teams will soon follow the lead of the Astros, who in an attempt to shift focus to the analytics side of the game have more people evaluating player performances in their Houston office than they do in the field.

The reality is that baseball is experiencing an industry-wide paradigm shift not dissimilar to any other major business that begins adapting to new-age technology. While the surface issue appears to be about losing jobs (most apparently occurring at the professional level), the deeper upshot is about scouts losing their influence on the game.


I guess that should concern us all, since the human factor is a key element of an athlete's make-up.

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