This is a very interesting article about the connection between MLB scouting departments, and even personnel departments, and the independent leagues:
Even though most of the article focuses on the Atlantic League, the article does mention the other leagues. Quotes from current independent league manager, Von Hayes, as well as Atlantic League executive director, Joe Klein, and American Association & Can-Am League commissioner, Miles Wolff, are included.
Also mentioned is the business side of what MLB team scouting departments are asking when it comes to bringing in a player; and the notion of getting a quality “fill in” player cheaply is discussed.
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