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Behind the Backstop: Scouting 101: The Basics - Body & Arm

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.

In sticking with last week's theme about a baseball insider's view of the Winter Meetings, I have written a column detailing some basic fundamentals of scouting baseball players.

Please note that this column focuses on the very basics of scouting and is not meant to provide anything more than a cursory view. With that being said, the reader with very limited knowledge of scouting baseball players should have ample background to identify different tools and skills after reading this article.


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