Pirates Hire Two Scouts

The Pirates have hired Phil Huttmann and Jamie Brewington as Professional Scouts, per a team press release.

Huttman previously worked as an area scout for the Detroit Tigers, and spent most of his career with the Kansas City Royals. One of his biggest moves for the Royals as an amateur scout was scouting and signing Alex Gordon. Brewington pitched in five organizations in his pro career, making an appearance in the majors with the Giants in 1995, and with the Indians in 2000.

Analysis

  • Tim,
     
    Do you know if Huttman previously worked with Mike Arbuckle while with KC? I have had several chances to meet Arbuckle at Spring Training since he joined the Royals. He is very aggressive as seen with the Farm system acquisitions over the last three years. He has a great eye and intuition. The 2008 Phillies being proof. If any of that has rubbed of on Huttman, the Bucs spent money wisely.

  • I don’t know how good these two are, but I hold scouts in high regard.
    Scouts are the life blood of any organization, I have often advocated that the first moves I would have made if I would have been Huntington would have been to steal the best scouts I could find from the best farm systems in baseball, that is where I would have spent good money, the old saying “surround yourself with good people”.

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