Your Questions About Professional Scouts Finally Answered!
The scouts’ main purpose is to find a young player that will be an impact player for their team, displaying as many quality tools that in some way can help their club win baseball games. Each team has a plan on what type of player they would like, with regards of their style of play, how the ballpark plays and what style their manager prefers.
Impact players are very hard to find and when there is one, every team hopes to be in position to select that player with the thoughts he will be the face of the organization. Drafting other players with several tools is just as important as the 5 tool performer. The players with several tools do have exceptional value and they will help you win, make your club an elite team plus have great value as a trade chip in the present or future. Scouts dream that players with one plus tool and another tool or tools that may be short, will develop in the future. These players blend in a team as role performer, spot starter, and at times some of these players style of play pay big dividends to their team.
Our job as scouts is to find quality players on the field and off the field. Their makeup is just as important as the skill set they possess. Yes, we dream on players on what they might be in the future and sometimes our dreams come true… as the dream of the player making it to the big show.
Please take in account that this guide is also very useful for the youth league player, the high school player and the college player…not just the player that will be drafted highly. How one addresses developing his skill package will create value and that value will draw interest from Junior College and Major College baseball programs.
A young player's tools might be in the development stages. Within time, the young player that is developing his craft just might catch the eye of a professional baseball scout to be selected when eligible for the upcoming professional amateur draft..