Here is an article written by a friend and colleague of mine, Anup Sinha. Anup has scouted (Cardinals/Padres) in California and Florida. He worked for Team One Baseball as their main scout, prior to my stint with Team One. He now is doing work for a start-up independent company called Prospectwire.com. I also am doing work for PW and will make them the official scouting partner for Bay Area World Series.
This is a good article for all players to read and to consider. Coincidentally, I had the make-up conversation with an agent friend of mine today. It is THE separator and THE hardest thing to figure out in a young player, Anup is absolutely correct. You can click on the linked title to go to the PW website.
Makeup is the Great Divide for Young Players and Scouts
Jupiter, FL – Over my years in Baseball, I’ve learned that there’s one thing that separates great scouts from the rest. There are a lot of scouts who can evaluate talent, but it’s the ones who can see what’s inside a player who have the most success.
Year after year after year, this has never changed. It’s called “makeup”.