Everything you ever wanted to know about scouting but were afraid to ask

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Today is Acquaint Readers with The Jobs of Real Baseball Professionals Day.

Earlier it was beat writers. Now: scouts. In the form of a very long yet very interesting look at what scouts really do by Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score.

It’s complicated in places, but highly illuminating, focusing on how a scouting report is actually complied, but throwing off a lot of interesting random observations as well.

Yes, we’re sort of in teaching mode today, but forgive me. My kids are back in school now so I’m sort of in that mood.