CURRICULUM

Be a better... scout, coach, agent, recruiter, on-air personality, journalist, blogger or fan.

 

Over the course of the Scout School session you will:

  • Learn to enhance your skills at thoroughly evaluating amateur and professional talent.
  • Increase your ability to write a Major League Baseball quality scouting report.
  • Learn to watch the game in a different, more sophisticated way.
 
The Baseball Bureau Scout School Position Player

POSITION PLAYERS

Identify Major League Baseball Tools

  • Run - stride, first step and acceleration
  • Throw - arm strength and accuracy
  • Field - footwork, first step instinct, hands
  • Hit - swing, hands, plate coverage, holes and things that can be corrected
  • Power - raw vs. game
The Baseball Bureau Scout School Pitcher

PITCHERS

Identify Major League Baseball Success Components

  • Delivery and arm speed
  • Arm action and angle
  • Velocity and velocity differentials
  • Movement vs. life
  • Control and command
The Baseball Bureau Scout School Grading

GRADING

Learn the Scale for Major League Baseball Standards

  • Contemporary terminology
  • Comparison of tools and components of prospects to MLB stars
  • Comparison of physical descriptions of prospects to MLB stars
  • Valuation and grading of tools and components
  • Report writing