The Next Andrew McCutchen?

This past week, Dave Gershman (who runs the great Penn League Report website) posted an insightful article over at Beyond the Box Score called "The Art of Scouting".  In it, he explains how scouting is more an art rather than a science.  He also details what a typical scouting report, compiled by an area scout, looks like when turned into the team's scouting director.

Dave explains how each of the 5 tools is graded on the 20-80 Scouting Scale and divided by 5 to get the player's Overall Future Potential (OFP).  An OFP of 65-80 is a Major League Star, 50-65 is a Solid Everyday Regular, 40-49 is a Bench Guy/Below Average Regular, and 30-39 is an Organizational Player.  It's a great article and I recommend everyone take a few minutes to read it.

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