data analytics...the future of our game

Data Analytics: Love it or hate it ... It is the future of our game.

Data analytics has been used by teams for quite some time by front office staffs but it was made public by the book moneyball by Michael Lewis, followed by the movie starring Brad Pitt.  Many old time scouts know it is a part of our game now but quietly or not so quietly , refuse it.  This year it was announced that the MLB scouting bureau would no longer host scout school or open showcaaes.  This due to the increasing impact of data analytics being used to scout, dissect and probe into the futures of players.  I have had the priviledge of scouting in the U.S., Japan and Canada and seen how different cultures use analytics and data.  Let's get a conversation started on facebook and here what you have to say..... Just login and comment...