Re: 10 minutes with Bill James
I recall a similar interview he gave to XM radio a couple of years ago. He was also talking about things he learned sitting with scouts that surprised him. One of his examples was that scouts were very interested in whether or not a pitcher was "hitting his spots". He talked about how that surprised him, that he hadn't ever considered it in his evaluations.
I found that astonishing, but very refreshing in his willingness to point it out.
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