Job Posting: Cleveland Indians Area Scout

Position: Area Scout

Primary Purpose
Provide high-quality information on amateur players to prepare the organization for acquisition opportunities

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Relationships: Create and maintain strong relationships with players and their families, along with coaches and programs, to understand the player’s background and character.
  • Evaluations: Provide player evaluations and rankings by using organization’s scouting principles
  • Scheduling: Through preparation and prioritization, maximize opportunities for information collection
  • Data Collection: Lead a thorough data collection effort on the player pool

How will they get it done?

  • Info: Capture and document info quickly on players
  • Communication: Consistently communicate with internal stakeholders to lead and execute the scouting process
  • Teamwork: Commit to doing what’s best for the organization and acquiring the best players for the org

Leadership, Management, Development Responsibilities

  • Management: Manage and lead a scouting process within the area on amateur players within a network around them
  • Leadership: The organization will provide tools, resources and exposure for growth as an emerging leader
  • Development Responsibilities: The organization offers resources dedicated to personal development through leaders, research and processes.

Goals/Objectives for the Position

  • Player Pool: Cultivate a robust and well-rounded understanding of the player pool by using all available information and dynamically updating evaluations
  • Org Philosophies: Learn and understand organizational philosophies to accurately assess what’s happening and why/how
  • Feedback: Seek out feedback and use available resources to fuel development and increase understanding of players

A demonstrated track record of curiosity and continuous improvement in the game, regardless of experience


  • Baseball Acumen: An understanding of the evaluation process. A technical proficiency in player assessment
  • Emotional Intelligence: Ability to manage emotions and time
  • Communication: Clearly and concisely explain thoughts verbally and in writing
  • Work Ethic: A relentless drive to collect more and better information
  • Passion: Demonstrate a clear passion for the game, teammates, the organization and learning
  • Resourcefulness: Utilize organizational resources to develop and understand organizational philosophies
  • Self-awareness: Understand your skill set, understand your biases, recognize your areas of development
  • Strategic Thinking: Employ a problem-solving mindset and strategic thinking

To Apply:
To apply, please complete the application, which can be found here.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the Cleveland Indians.

Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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4 years ago

Applied. Thank you.

4 years ago
Reply to  DustyColorado

We’ll know you were hired when the Indians acquire Wander Javier in exchange for Lindor.