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BBF Webinar: Professional Baseball Scouting

Author: BBF, 17/04/20

Free to attend, register now.

BBF FREE Webinar series

Professional Baseball Scouting | Wed 22 April 2020 at 19:30 UK Time

Our webinars aim to provide you with free access to an extensive pool of professional knowledge about the game of baseball from around the world. You can then best harness the knowledge acquired, information learned from our webinars and use it to create a knowledge strategy for your coaching, officiating or use it to develop your playing skills. Alternatively, it gives baseball fans the opportunity to get up close to key persons in the world of professional baseball. During these times of self-isolation, it is another way for us to assist you to remain engaged and get prepared for when we resume on the field. 

Professional Baseball Scouting 

Baseball scouts are professional player talent evaluators for Major League Baseball teams. Scouts travel extensively to view players across the globe who have the skills and talent to play Major League Baseball.

Scouts gather a variety of data which goes into scouting reports, about prospective players to measure their performance and skills and project their future. Their head offices then evaluate their reports. Players who exemplify the attributes and skills to earn the interest of a Major League Baseball team will be continuously followed by the organisation and scouts and maybe drafted or signed by a Major League Baseball team.

This Webinar will provide you

  • The tasks and objectives of an MLB scout.
  • How scouts identify players.
  • Key performance measurements and reports.
  • How players can improve their development.
  • How coaches can assist players in their development.
  • What it takes to get signed by an MLB team.
  • The path from amateur to MLB player.
  • An interactive Questions and Answers session between the attendees and the presenter.

Presenter Rene Saggiadli 

Currently, Rene Saggiadi is the head of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Operations in Europe, after joining them in 2013. Previously Rene was the European Scouting supervisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels.

Rene Saggiadi has evaluated hundreds of players over two decades involving Major League Baseball organisations.

A spokesperson for the BBF said, "We welcome Rene with his many years of experience and insights to our webinar series. Our webinar forum will be a great opportunity for you to understand what it takes to develop into an MLB prospect, and you can expect some great stories. The webinar is for coaches, players, and the baseball fan, who gets the opportunity to learn first hand and who gets to interact with a real-life MLB scout during the questions and answer session. 

This year, Major League Baseball (MLB) is reducing their draft from 40 rounds to just five (a reduction of 87.5%) the world of professional scouting just became refined. Amid the mentioned, this is a good opportunity to hear from someone on the inside the world of professional scouting. So sign-up for an entertaining webinar."

The webinar is free to attend, but spaces are limit


BBF Mission 

To advance and promote opportunities in baseball, so that participants in our sport can enjoy and expand their reach through our Federation. 

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