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Talent evaluation and projection

Two baseball scouts and two statheads enter the ring for a tag team affair, with Baseball America's Gary Schwarz serving as the referee. Interesting stuff. Organizations that can coordinate the contributions of these two necessary inputs are likely to gain a significant edge on the competition. Ultimately, successful scouts will recognize that analytical work has its place in talent evaluation, and not reflexively object to its use.

Footnote: I may comment some more after my mind clears from interviewing two dozen extremely smart young economists at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia. Many thanks to The Finance Professor (Jim Mahar) for the link.