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Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Sixth Tool

Here's an interesting blog that purports to be written by an actual scout using a pseudonym. I have my doubts since the setup is too perfect and the writing too good, but it is well-written and interesting. It highlights the differences between traditional scouting where looking for the "Sixth Tool" is paramount and so-called "performance scouting" which, as the scout "Cutter" Jones says, is mostly hogwash

An analysis of some of the posts was done here.

4 comments:

MackJohnny said...

The Sixth Tool reads to me like a novel in progress, a morality play of sorts, but a modern one in which the protagonist deals with personifications of various modes of baseball thought.

Ron Hostetter said...

I'm not buying it. It reads too much like a novel, and I find the stories (like "Girl Hop") very hard to believe. I think it's just some struggling author/baseball fan exercizing is writing muscles.

Dan Agonistes said...

I agree with both your comments. I think in the end Cutter will end up embracing performance scouting. Can't wait.

rluzinski said...

But still, I suspect we will continue to read...