What do Pro Baseball Scouts Look for in an Athlete?

What Do Professional Baseball Scouts Look for in an Athlete - Graphic August 2014If your dream is to play in major league baseball, you’ll want to read this behind-the-scenes account from the perspective of an MLB baseball scout.

In this discussion with Rick Allen when Billy Gasparino was the National Cross-Checker for the Toronto Blue Jays, they talk about what pro scouts do, how they evaluate talent, what it takes to play baseball at the professional level, and what it’s like for the athletes during the season and the off-season.

Billy is now the Director of Scouting for the San Diego Padres.

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What do Pro Baseball Scouts Look for in an Athlete?

You'll go behind the scenes & see what it's like to be an MLB scout & how they evaluate talent. Read More

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete