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Everything now has to be immediate. We live in a world of Instagrams when, more than any other sport, the most important thing in baseball is that you’ve got to be patient.
So who is this prospect rating guy Melvin is ticked off about?
I guarantee everyone that, prior to about a week and a half ago, Bill Madden was totally downplaying the awesomeness of Carlos Gomez, a (gasp!) sabermetric darling.
Pretty sure KLAW was never a scout, though he did learn a lot about the trade when he was with the Jays.
Is this a joke? Carlos Gomez was exactly the type of prospect this article is talking about. He was a tools guy that stats guys crapped all over, but a scouty team was patient with him and he put it together. Any sabr dude trying to "claim" him now is about 6 years too late.
he acted as a major league and minor league scout
However, the reference here is that Gomez started to get SABR hype in 2012 given his fantastic defense.
So, he was a stats guy with informal "selected scouting work." So, I was right; he wasn't a scout, but he did get some experience with the field.
Picking up the pieces
DAILY NEWS SPORTS COLUMNIST
2007, 27 May [...]
On the international front, where it takes only money and not the luck of the draft, Cashman needs his scouts to find him a hitter or two who can be here in a couple of years. You know, someone like Carlos Gomez. Or are the Yankees now destined to forever be second to Omar Minaya in Latin America?
Debt-free NY Mets must be prudent in next year’s outfield free agent market, which will include players like Jacoby Ellsbury, Corey Hart and Shin-Soo Choo
2013, 16 Feb [...]
Before you say “been there, done that” the onetime top Met prospect, whom they traded to the Twins in the Johan Santana deal, might actually be the best bet for them in this free agent outfield class. Scouts say he’s finally matured in Milwaukee after Ron Gardenhire tired of his brain lapses and ran him out of Minnesota. Had his best season last year with sudden power (career high 19 homers and 37 stolen bases, only caught stealing six times). Could be finally coming into his own at age 27, but makeup could still be an issue, especially after he gets the money.
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