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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Scout who signed both wild-card aces has clear rooting interest | New York Post

Teams don’t have to be perfect; they just need to be better than their competitors.

“The percentage of players reaching the major leagues, whether it’s domestic or international, is so low that when someone that you sign or your group has signed reaches the major leagues and has a reasonably successful career, there’s always satisfaction there,” Rowland said Monday in a telephone interview. “Because scouts and directors, particularly directors, understand the odds and understand the percentages and have very, very thick skin.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 03, 2017 at 09:33 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: October 03, 2017 at 05:28 PM (#5543736)
I find the implication that (some) scouts don't understand the odds to be interesting. Maybe it's a good thing -- a scouting report of "8th round, 50th round, who cares, the kid's got no realistic shot at the majors" is not helpful. :-) Still, it would explain some of the overly glowing scouting reports we see from time to time ... and may have some implications for prospect lists' reliance on scout opinions.
   2. Cooper Nielson Posted: October 03, 2017 at 10:24 PM (#5543985)
He must be very proud after today's performance! 2.1 innings combined, 7 runs, 4 home runs.

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