Reply to "Batting average over .700!"

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Originally posted by Stats4Gnats:

What I find hilarious is, the assumption that anyone has the ability to project talent to much of a degree, and if you look closely enough, you’ll find that most players the scouts get all excited about, have pretty darn good numbers no matter who their competition is, because that’s what puts them on the radar.



I couldn't possibly disagree more. Players get on the radar of scouts and coaches because of their abilities that are evaluated by these professionals who've spent years doing exactly that. There is not a single high school stat that is relevant to a recruiter. It doesn't matter how good a player's numbers are, a scout or coach will determine that player's talent with their own eyes and their own evaluation. If I was ever to become a college coach or a professional scout, high school stats (and some college stats, actually) would be irrelevant to me.
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