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Five-plus tools : the past, present, and future of baseball through the eyes of a scout

Author: Dave Perkin
Publisher: New York : Sports Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While most baseball fans critique players who are already on the professional level, a scout needs to find raw talent and figure out if they're the "future." In Five-Plus Tools, Dave Perkin, who was a professional scout and is currently the Major League Baseball Draft correspondent for Sports Illustrated, breaks down not only what all scouts are looking for, but also how amateur players are evaluated and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dave Perkin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Perkin
ISBN: 9781613216521 1613216521 9781613216781 1613216785
OCLC Number: 854945649
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Section One. Scouting: 0-162 --
The basics of scouting --
Make sure you relax and have a great experience --
Most people enjoy seeing someone else make a mistake --
SparQ at the Ball ParQ --
Prospects --
Section Two. Big Leaguers: Manny mania --
Tommy Davis on hitting --
Baseball is a human game --
The great Wayne Gretzky --
The Giants win the pennant! --
From the cellar to the penthouse --
The Three Dog --
Sandy is Dandy --
The Duke was robbed --
Mantle from all sides --
All rolled into one --
Section Three. Clearing the Bases: The job --
Agents --
Five-Plus Tools --
Moneybull --
Saber-toothed.
Responsibility: Dave Perkin.

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"While most baseball fans critique players who are already on the professional level, a scout needs to find raw talent and figure out if they're the "future." In Five-Plus Tools, Dave Perkin, who was a professional scout and is currently the Major League Baseball Draft correspondent for Sports Illustrated, breaks down not only what all scouts are looking for, but also how amateur players are evaluated and recognized. Broken up into three sections, Perkin teaches the inner details of amateur scouting, using field reports on athletes he's scouted over the years. Once the understanding of what a scout looks for is understood, Perkin delves into the current major leaguers and gives scouting insight on their game, skills, and influence on the sport. Finally, the hot-button issues in baseball are covered, including such points as Sabermetrics, baseball analysis, and an explanation of why few of yesterday's heroes could succeed in modern baseball"--Jacket.

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