The MVP Machine: A Thought-Provoking Exploration of Player Development’s New Era | The Hardball Times

The MVP Machine: A Thought-Provoking Exploration of Player Development’s New Era | The Hardball Times A crucial part of The MVP Machine’s thesis is that the technological and developmental breakthroughs we’re seeing in baseball today were never inevitable. Most of the players who pioneered new swing paths or throwing programs did so not because of…

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Inside the Astros’ cutting-edge approach to minor-league pitching development – The Athletic

Inside the Astros’ cutting-edge approach to minor-league pitching development – The Athletic As the Astros’ reliance on technology has increased, their number of scouts in the field has decreased. Their 2019 media guide lists only seven amateur area scouts, two cross-checkers and senior scouting advisor Charlie Gonzalez under domestic scouting supervisor Kris Gross. They have…

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