Since day one, we've been called a sabermetric oriented site. That's true in most ways, as we embrace advanced metrics, including welcoming and exploring new metrics. We focus on the numbers when it comes to prospects, rather than relying solely on scouting. But that brings up a key issue, and a pet peeve of mine.

You can embrace sabermetrics, and still embrace scouting. And since day one, scouting has been a huge factor that we embraced. This site started to give me a place to write up Pedro Alvarez reports from Lynchburg in 2009. It continued the following year with coverage from Spring Training, Altoona, West Virginia, and State College. We were much heavier on stats at the time, but that was due to the lack of live coverage, as we were just starting out.

As the site has grown, an...

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