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Carson Cistulli's Winter SCOUT Stats

For a couple of years, Carson Cistulli has been looking at the winter leagues through a metric he calls SCOUT. The idea is that a lot of our favorite stats don't really mean that much in the small sample sizes you get in the AFL and winter leagues. But you can look at some statistics that stabilize pretty quickly: strikeout rates and walk rates, as well as home run rates for hitters. Cistulli has put them together in a metric he calls SCOUT.

By this metric, some Bucco prospects have been having pretty decent offseasons:

From the AFL:

Robbie Grossman led the league's hitters in SCOUT, by an enormous margin. As if we needed another stat to tell us that he owned this fall. Get well soon, Robbie!

Gerrit Cole was fifth among pitchers -- remember, it doesn't include HR rates for pitchers (or the all-star game). Nathan Adcock was seventh.

Looking at the whole league's stats, Jarek Cunningham was 15th among hitters, virtually tied with Derek Norris and Darin Ruf. Danny Hultzen, in case you're wondering, was 15th among pitchers. The last-ranked hitter was one Mike Trout, which might tell you not to take this too seriously.

In the Dominican Winter League, Matt Hague is third in batter SCOUT, thanks to excellent walk numbers and not great power; which probably won't answer too many questions about him. (He's behind career minor leaguer Ricardo Nanita and SF 1B rookie Brandon Belt.) Chris "Bulletproof" Leroux is seventh in pitcher SCOUT. He's third among starters, behind Everett Teaford and Fernando Abad.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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