Effectively Wild Episode 1173: Actual Stats vs. Actual Scouts


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about two reports citing anonymous sources, Scott Boras’ boat metaphor, “Memento Mori” as a motivational tool, a John Jaso update, and a Patreon plug, then bring on the FanGraphs prospect team (Kiley McDaniel, Eric Longenhagen, and Chris Mitchell) to talk prospect-ranking philosophies, scouting-the-stat-line successes, how record home run rates affect scouting, the Ronald Acuna consensus and the Brendan McKay controversy, and the 10 biggest disagreements between FanGraphs’ stats-based and scouting-based prospect lists.

Audio intro: John Frusciante, "The Will to Death"
Audio interstitial: The Tragically Hip, "Inevitability of Death"
Audio outro: The Kinks, "Till Death Us Do Part"

Link to “reminders of death” study
Link to Fernando Perez John Jaso tweet
Link to scouting-based top 100 prospects list
Link to stats-based top 100 prospects list
Link to Effectively Wild Wiki
Link to Effectively Wild Wiki crowdsourcing sign-up sheet
Link to SABR Analytics Awards voting page

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that Boras quote cannot be real. if it is, he’s completely unhinged at this point