Our latest New England Baseball Journal podcast includes two guests who are extremely familiar with the current scouting landscape in the region.
The first is Phillips Andover coach Kevin Graber, who has led his team to 10 consecutive Central New England Prep Final Four appearances, including four championships in the last eight years. The 2018 and 2019 teams finished ranked No. 1 in New England according to the year-end New England Baseball Journal Coaches Poll.
An associate scout for the New York Yankees, Graber spent the summer tracking some of the region’s top prep and high school prospects at tryouts for the Area Code Games and East Coast Pro Showcase.
“My role (as a scout) is to keep an eye on every kid we play against,” Graber said. “My role is to know what’s going on in the Northeast baseball-wise and to come sprinting to the scene when called upon for information.”