All of the conversation about mechanics and such on VEB got me to thinking if we could compile something similar to Tango’s Fans Scouting Report, only for hitters.  My first take is a very simple, trimmed down survey that asks you (the fan) to grade the hitter on 4 basic categories:

  1. Swing Mechanics – how fundamentally sound (whatever that means to you) is the players swing
  2. Plate discipline – you can think of this as approach at the plate.  How well does the player command the strike zone, as well as the count
  3. Strength – raw power
  4. Speed – pure footspeed (NOT baserunning ability)


The form is available here.  I’ll publish the results (and some analysis of the results later in the month).  Thanks for your time.  Leave any questions in the comments and feel free to skip any players you don’t feel comfortable voting on.


Steve Sommer

Simulation analyst by day, father and baseball nerd by night

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