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Behind the Backstop: Under the Radar

Tory Hernandez

Tory Hernandez

Tory's experience in the baseball industry includes a four-year stint as the Manager of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, where his responsibilities were comprised of contract negotiation, advance scouting, and the development and implementation of the organization's statistical research methods and use of analytics. Most recently, Tory served as the Director of Pro Scouting & Recruiting for Boras Corporation.

The 2013 postseason got a little more interesting Sunday night during the eighth inning in Boston, when Big Papi homered in grand style off of Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit. The grand slam tied the game at five apiece and awakened all of New England from their slumber.

In quite the contrast, about 2,500 hundred miles southwest of Boston proper, there are several minor leaguers honing their skills. They play before a crowd of a few hundred, but they play knowing that one day they might be lucky enough to hear Joe Buck call one of their own round trippers during the October dance.

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