In this episode Gerry has the chance to talk to Emily Waldon, prospect writer for The Athletic and Baseball America.
Emily and Gerry briefly discuss Emily's journey into the industry and how she had an unconventional start circumventing college. From entering a male dominated industry and being able to get her foot in the door without conventional means, Emily shares her experience and how you need to persevere to pursue your passion.
From there, Emily talks about what she looks for when evaluating prospects at the minor league level and what she looks for to determine who is the real deal and has a shot at making it to the Major League Level. She even tells some fun stories about her time seeing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. make his way through the minor leagues.
To finish up, Emily and Gerry talk about the impact technology has had on scouting, prospects, prospect development and the explosion of social media and the impact that has had. All this and more on this episode!