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Behind the Backstop: AFL Scouting Reports

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.

This week's installment of "Behind the Backstop" takes us deep into the world of scouting. Instead of the typical article-style of reading reports on players, I've shared actual scouting reports on players I've seen over the last couple of years. In sticking with last week's theme of hidden gems in the Fall League, these reports identify players who are emerging prospects. While you may have heard of some, if not all of them, they are players who are not necessarily your "top prospects." One caveat to that is my report on Alex Meyer. As is the norm in the Arizona Fall League, you won't find many power, quality starting pitching prospects so I thought it would be fun to write up my report on Meyer for your viewing pleasure. All of these players should be helping fantasy teams in the next two years, if not by next summer, and while I don't love all of them, some scouts I've spoken to have gut feels that they will be quality big leaguers. I have taken that into consideration

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