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Scouting Notebook: Week 3

With so much attention given to breaking down prospects piece by piece, looking at their strengths and weaknesses with great detail, we present Scouting Notebook here at Using the valuable input of professional scouts, we take an advanced look at 2007 draft prospects Matt Rizzotti and Warren McFadden.

The grading system for the traditional scouting reports used in this article can be simply explained. Scouts use a 2-8 (20-80) grading scale, 8 being the highest possible grade for a tool. An 8 tool is reserved for an elite tool such as Barry Bonds' power. A score of 5 for a skill is considered to be Major League average. You will notice two grades: Present/Future. That represents the grade... Recommended Stories

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