Future Value by Eric Longenhagen audiobook

Future Value: The Battle for Baseball's Soul and How Teams Will Find the Next Superstar

By Eric Longenhagen  and Kiley McDaniel
Foreword by Keith Law
Read by Perry Daniels

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665198516

  • ISBN: 9781665198509

  • ISBN: 9781665198523

Runtime: 18.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An unprecedented look inside the world of baseball scouting and evaluation from Fangraphs' lead prospect analysts

For the modern major league team, player evaluation is a complex, multi-pronged, high-tech pursuit. But far from becoming obsolete in this environment. But far from becoming obsolete in this environment—as Michael Lewis's Moneyball once forecast—the role of the scout in today's game has evolved and even expanded. Rather than being the antithesis of a data-driven approach, scouting now represents an essential analytical component in a team's arsenal.

Future Value is a thorough dive into the world of the contemporary scout—a world with its own language, methods, metrics, and madness. From rural high schools to elite amateur showcases, from the back fields of spring training to major league draft rooms, FanGraphs' Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel break down the key systems and techniques used to assess talent. It's a process that has moved beyond the quintessential stopwatches and radar guns to include statistical models, countless measurable indicators, and a broader international reach. Practical and probing, discussing wide-ranging topics from tool grades to front office politics, this is an illuminating exploration of how to watch baseball and see the future.

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Author Bio: Eric Longenhagen

Author Bio: Eric Longenhagen

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Author Bio: Kiley McDaniel

Author Bio: Kiley McDaniel

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 18.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English