Listen To a Pro Baseball Scout

tyrone-brooksWhat exactly does a pro baseball scout look for when evaluating a ballplayer? What kinds of things does a scout consider, in addition to raw baseball skills? How can an amateur ballplayer attract the interest of a pro scout?

Find out by listenting to an interview I did with Tyrone Brooks, a professional baseball scout for the Cleveland Indians and formerly the Director of Baseball Operations and Baseball Administration with the Atlanta Braves (he was part of those 14 straight division championships).

One of the interesting topics he discusses is how and why Ryan Howard slipped to the fifth round of the 2001 draft.

I know, it’s not a Mets-specific topic, but it should be intriguing to hear from someone who came from the Braves organization and evaluates players for a living. It’s particularly enlightening for amateur ballplayers and their parents.

Follow this link to hear it:

What Do Pro Baseball Scout Look For When Evaluating Players

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude November 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    where can we listen?
  2. joejanish November 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    woops … that’s embarrassing … I forgot to include the link!

    It’s posted there now — thanks for alerting me!

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    cualquier otra informacion con mucho gusta se las proporcionaremos .
    Nombre del Atleta : Carlos Andres Meza