"As a father of a former Division 1 player and a grandfather of a aspiring collegiate player, I highly recommend John Kazanas book How and Where will a Professional Baseball Scout Find Me?. It's beyond informative. I believe it's the most comprehensive look at the culture of professional baseball scouting ever written. It provides readers a thorough explanation of the tools and intangibles scouts look for when evaluating prospects. I believe every parent of a young. aspiring baseball player should read it."
-JIM FREDERIKSON, Scottsdale, Arizona, 12/14/12
"The quality of information that John has shared in his book "How and Where will a Professional Baseball Scout Find Me" is very impressive. I know when players, parents and even coaches read this book they will have the knowledge what baseball is at the next level. The book was a very easy read."
-LOU FRAZIER, 14 years player and coach in Major League Baseball http://www.louiesluggers.com
"John, I wanted to let you know that I purchased your e-book How and Where will a Professional Baseball Scout Find Me?. As a former professional baseball player and a high school baseball coach I found this book honest and refreshing to what players and parents can expect from the scouting community. It gives a detail insight at to what the scouts look for on and off the field. I especially enjoyed the position by position break down of the skills that are required to play at the major league level. If a parent or son believes that he has what it takes to get drafted and live out their childhood dream then this is a must read. It is a honest check list of what it takes. Thanks for taking the time to put this insightful book together, this is something that I will ask my players and parents to read."
FRANK MASTERS, Head baseball coach Timberland HS Missouri, 13 years, 12/24/12
"Kazanas has put together a great book for any player, coach, and parent looking to learn more about the process of what goes into making the next step in their baseball journey. If you are looking to learn about how to give your son the best chance at getting to the next level, then this is the book for you."
JUSTIN DEHMER, national record 87 game winning streak,
3 straight IOWA state championships '10,'11,and '12.
"This book is a must read for all parents and aspiring pro players. John provides an in depth view of the scouting process like I have never seen before. The insight is very helpful and will put you on the right track for your pro career."
DEREK HINES, Davy Jones Baseball Club Colorado, 12/17/12 http://www.davyjonesbaseball.com
Have you ever wondered what a scout looked for in a player and how to get noticed?
"A superb book written by John Kazanas answers those questions called How And Where Will A Professional Baseball Scout Find Me? From baseball tools to evaluation and reporting to signing a contract, this e-book discusses in detail what every player, parent and coach needs to know.
Also included is a position by position checklist of what scouts want to see.
I was extremely interested in Kazanas’ explanation of the baseball tools that scouts notice, and he covers this area well. He also explains other things that catch a scout’s eyes.
Every high school and college baseball player, as well as coach, should purchase a copy of this inexpensive e-book. Once you read it, you will have a better understanding of what it takes for scouts to stand up and take notice.
Kazanas has been employed by two professional baseball organizations as a scout since 1988.
He served as a coach for the Greek Olympic baseball team in 2004.
His coaching career consists of stints at Scottsdale Community College, St. Louis University, and the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
He has signed multiple major league players from every part of the draft and every level of amateur baseball."
-Lou Pavlovich, editor, BaseballNews.com, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
"Wow. I really really wish I had this book when I was a youth player considering how absolutely driven and connected I always was with my desire to play Division 1 baseball and eventually professionally. This book has all the info that any serious baseball player NEEDS to know if they want to separate themselves from the pack and work towards a great baseball career.
Half the battle in this game is having the right consultation and advice relative to decisions that need to be made when you are a potential prospect, be it for D1 or professional. Great coaching can tackle teaching many of the intangibles that are required for excellent players to exude the leadership and qualities that scouts are looking for in players, but the details listed in this great piece of literature really delve into specifics. Players that take the time to have an accute awareness of these specifics are like pleasantly sore thumbs that stick out on a baseball field. If you are serious about baseball, getting this is a no brainer!
-Isaac Hess, 7 year professional LHP & pro pitching instructor,
Founder of madebaseball.com
If you are reading this then you have the interest to explore what it takes to be noticed by those who can help you or your athlete have the opportunity to pursue dreams. If you purchase John Kazanas' book, "How and Where will a Professional Baseball Scout Find Me?" CONGRATULATIONS! You will have the keys to unlock the potential to accomplish your baseball desires and dreams.
As a former Jr. college #3 nationally ranked hitter , D1 baseball team captain, youth coach and father of an aspiring college and MLB player , clarity on the essence of what scouts are looking for in players is and always has been something I desperately wanted to know but could never put my finger on. John’s book hits the mark when it comes to clarifying the essence of what scouts are looking for in players by position and it includes the ingredients and the recipe for what it takes to help your athlete get to the next level. Accelerate your player development NOW and read How and Where will a Professional Baseball Scout Find Me? By John Kazanas.
Gary Orr, Oregon, Ohio