In this fascinating and insightful look into what criteria major and minor league baseball scouts use to determine talent, Scout's Honor shines a bright light on the job done by `old-school' scouts and their killer instincts. The author uses the success of the Atlanta Braves as the focal point for a mesmerizing investigation into the debate of stats versus scouts, and why, if it's a successful franchise you're after, there is no debate about the bravest way to build a winning team.
"What makes Scout's Honor so great is that it brings us into the world of those who determine successful big leaguers by looking into the future, not by looking back at spreadsheets and stats. Now that takes talent. `Old-school' wins, literally. This book is a worthy foil to the Moneyballers." - Lyle Spencer, MLB.com
"Finally, an entertaining book that validates the importance of scouting." - Pat Gillick, 2-time World Series Champion GM and Executive of the Year....Continua