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.
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”.