Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scouting the Future - Late July and August

Bobby Heck has been gracious enough to offer us a glimpse into what his scouts will be doing each month. This is where the focus will lie from now until the end of August.

"This last week of July has the Amateur Scouts finishing up their assigned professional minor league coverage. Most of them get 5-6 teams each to cover. They see those teams 5 straight days so they can report on the entire club. This coverage must be wrapped up prior to July 25th due to the trade deadline. The last 2 weeks of July we have been hitting the Cape Cod League heavy with 6 scouts taking in 75-85 games of the 10 team league culminating with the ASG on July 28th.

Area scouts checking in on the other summer college leagues in their respective territories and attending each leagues ASG is possible.

August
  • East Coast Professional Showcase – Aug 1-4 in Syracuse, NY. The premier HS event for prospects east of the Mississippi, we’ll have 10+ scouts in attendance watching 6 teams play 4 games a day over 4 days.
  • Area Code Games – Aug 5-10 in Long Beach, CA. The HS tournament with the concentration of players coming from West of the Mississippi. 10+ scouts again watching 8 teams play 20 games over 6 days.
  • Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, NM – we’ll have 2-3 scouts for most of this event.
  • Perfect Game All-American Game in San Diego on August 12th – 1 game National Showcase with multiple scouts in attendance
  • Under Armour Classic at Wrigley Field on August 18th – 1 game National Showcase with multiple scouts in attendance
This pretty much wraps up the major amateur events for the summer. Most of our 20 scouts have some supplemental professional coverage that they will have to complete in the last 2 weeks of August."

Many thanks to Bobby Heck for giving up this glimpse into the amateur scouting world.

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