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Baseball Scouting Webinar Training

This baseball scouting webinar training is designed for anyone interested in becoming a baseball scout, working in baseball operations, becoming a sports agent, general manager or baseball coach. This training will teach you how to evaluate talent and build a collegiate or professional baseball team. Topics of the course includes; baseball scouting, player development, baseball operations, player personnel, and Major League Baseball (MLB) draft strategies.

Organizational Hierarchy
Duties and responsibilities of a baseball scout and operations personnel
How Major League Baseball (MLB) teams acquire players
MLB Draft Process
MLB Draft Philosophies
How Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball tie together
Creating a Baseball Scouting Report
MLB Rating system
Position by position breakdown on what baseball scouts look for in player prospects
Challenges of making it to MLB
MLB Draft Philosophies (High School Vs. College)
Baseball Contract Negotiations
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Webinar Training Presenter
Brian Porter
Baseball Scouting and Operations
Brian Porter is currently the Director of Baseball Initiatives for Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). He has worked in Major League Baseball for the past 13 years. His current responsibilities include overseeing MLB’s Instant Replay Process, as well as a number of internal baseball related technology projects. He is heavily involved in the Pitch F/x program and serves as a liaison to the Baseball Operations department in the Commissioner’s office.

Prior to joining MLBAM, he worked for in the Commissioners office as a Specialist for Major League Operations. In this role, he was responsible for all scouting operation projects including the administration of the First Year Player Draft. He was responsible for advising all clubs and amateur players about the draft process in regards to eligibility and adherence to all MLB and NCAA rules. He also handled logistical issues in preparation for the draft and post draft procedures regarding signing bonuses and player assignment. He served as a liaison to all MLB supported showcases, college summer leagues and amateur youth baseball groups. He played an integral part in many grass roots baseball efforts such as the Breakthrough Series.

Before joining the Commissioner’s Office, Brian worked 9 years in player development and scouting for the Chicago White Sox. He was involved in all aspects of player development including evaluation of players and staff, contract negotiation, player acquisition, immigration, and budget preparation. He also assisted in arbitration preparation and Major League roster construction. For his efforts, Brian received a World Series Ring when the White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Brian completed his undergraduate degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta and his Masters of Sports Administration degree from Ohio University.