Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Disagree. A scout sees more, probably much more, over the course of a game. A statistician is focused on quantifiable data, and that generally lacks significance until a large amount has been gathered.
But scouts have their own domain silos too. Often they only go to look at a player and then often all they see is that player, not the rest of the game, that tends to make their observations highly subjective. Any information they have is translated to a scouting report that is rich in its own domain language and is often only transferable to those who understand the language, so it lacks the ability to teach people about the player or the game unless they have been privy to that language.