Major League Scouting: An Inside Look

I wrote on May 13th that San Diego Padres special assistant Paul DePodesta had started a blog. Today he wrote an interesting post on the scouting organization that the Padres use to prepare for the Rule IV draft that’s occurring next Thursday and Friday.

The draft covers all players in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. With so much area to cover the teams have to be well organized to prepare for the draft. DePodesta says that they’ll have over 1000 players on their draft board.

It’s a really interesting read. Check it out here.

New Baseball Celebrity Blogger- Paul DePodesta

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San Diego Padres front office assistant Paul DePodesta is the latest entrant into the blogsphere. DePodesta is the 35 year old, Harvard grad, former GM of the Dodgers. He only lasted about a year and a half as the GM in LA though. He was the one that traded Paul LoDuca to the Marlins at the deadline in 2004.

His blog is called It Might Be Dangerous. It’s always interesting to get a first person view into baseball operations. Check it out.