Everett Herald’s got a piece on the M’s scouting organization, following Jim Fitzgerald around. It includes this funny bit:
“We’re not sure about him,” he said. “He has no butt.”
While a skinny kid with broad shoulders is sure to fill out and gain strength, one theory is that it’s difficult to overcome the lack of a backside. If a kid doesn’t have one at age 18, he’s not likely to get it. No butts, no glory.
It’s an interesting read, though I thought the best part was Fitzgerald describing why the M’s might scout a player they think is unlikely to fall to them in the draft:
“If he still happens to be around then, we’ve got to know why,” he said.
That’s an interesting way to look at it.
All in all, worth reading even if you’re up on scouting and the basics of it aren’t new to you.