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Former Baseball Prospectus Kevin Goldstein embraces new role as Astros’ pro scouting coordinator | astros.com: News

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EDIT: Link fixed. Jim.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 20, 2012 at 09:24 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: December 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4329812)
The MLB.com refuses to admit to Kevin's existance.
   2. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: December 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4329813)
   3. Walt Davis Posted: December 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4329828)
Well, that's a more encouraging headline than "Goldstein shies away from new role upon discovering he works for the Astros."
   4. Bruce Markusen Posted: December 21, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4329843)
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how old Kevin Goldstein is?
   5. Poster Nutbag Posted: December 21, 2012 at 12:32 AM (#4329851)
Well, that's a more encouraging headline than "Goldstein shies away from new role upon discovering he works for the Astros."


Nah, he's putting his money where his mouth is. Think about it....if YOU were looking for a way to prove YOUR insight, wouldn't the Astros be a PERFECT fit????
   6. base ball chick Posted: December 21, 2012 at 01:37 AM (#4329876)
bruce

i THINK he's 42
   7. J.R. Wolf Posted: December 21, 2012 at 01:53 AM (#4329879)
Here's hoping he kicks ass in his new job!
   8. Erix Posted: December 21, 2012 at 09:31 AM (#4329938)
4:

Believe he's about 44.
   9. Gary Truth Serum Posted: December 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM (#4329984)
Well, he's not 43 because that's my age, but I remember he was only a year or two off.
   10. ckash Posted: December 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM (#4330099)
I was excited to hear when Kevin got the gig with the Astros, especially because their Low-A affiliate was down the road in Lexington. Was hoping he might do some scouting here and I could meet him in person, fedora and all. Then the affiliate shuffle happened and now Lexington is a Royals affiliate. Oh well - I'l always have my memories of lattes with Steven Goldman at the Barnes and Noble in Ellicott City...
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4330153)
Does "pro-scouting" mean minor leaguers, major leaguers, or both?
   12. Dave Spiwak Posted: December 21, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4330307)
Well, he's not 43 because that's my age, but I remember he was only a year or two off.

Two people can't be the same age?
   13. Tripon Posted: December 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4330311)
Does "pro-scouting" mean minor leaguers, major leaguers, or both?


Minors. Advance scouting is usually what they call the major league scouting part.
   14. Mike Fast Posted: December 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4332102)
Pro scouting typically covers both majors and minors. It is focused on "how good is this player?" (or how good will he be in the future) and "would he be worth acquiring?"

Advance scouting covers upcoming opponents of the major-league team. It is focused on traits, patterns, and tendencies of the opposition in order to prepare the team.

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