Another week and another huge guest joins us on The Baseball Show. This week we welcome Ben Badler (@BenBadler) of Baseball America, who is quite arguably the foremost authority on international prospects. For over a decade now, he has been scouting international players all over the globe and has been a big part of why the July 2nd signing day has grown in popularity. He joined us to tell us about his start in the industry, some historical eyewitness accounts, and what to know about the most recent 2017 J2 class. The sections are timestamped below for your added convenience. Let us know what you thought of the episode by leaving your likes and comments, and please don’t forget to subscribe to the channel if you haven’t yet. Thanks, and enjoy!
3:22 Ben Badler Introduction & Background
8:00 What do you look for when scouting International Prospects
13:28 Advanced Metrics in International game
16:06 What skill set/profile do you look for
18:10 The 5 best International Prospects you’ve seen
26:53 Luis Robert vs Yoan Moncada
30:20 Wander Franco, Alex Campos, Fruedis Nova, Gabrial Arias, Raimfer Salinas
37:29 Danny Diaz vs Kristian Robinson
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