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Phillies To Change Scouting Approach

Posted By Charles Mager On September 30, 2013 @ 2:58 PM In MLB | No Comments

Phillies GM [1]Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has always prided himself on making decisions based on scouting and has often mocked the importance of statistical analysis.

But after going 154-170 over the past two seasons Amaro is talking about changing his approach, at least a little bit:

We’re going to make some changes. I think we’re doing some stuff analytically to change the way we do some evaluations. Look, we’re going to continue to be a scouting organization. That said, I think we owe it to ourselves to look at some other ways to evaluate. We’re going to build more analytics into it. Is it going to change dramatically the way we go about our business? No. But we owe it to ourselves to at least explore other avenues.

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports, [2] Jim Salisbury, CSN Philly [3]


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[2] Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports,: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/30/ruben-amaro-jr-and-the-phillies-might-hire-a-stat-head/

[3] Jim Salisbury, CSN Philly: http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-philadelphia-phillies/phillies-do-more-analytics

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