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Indians Director of Scouting, Brad Grant took some time out of his schedule this past Friday to answer fans’ 2012 First-Year Player Draft questions on our regular Twitter feature “Tweet Your Tribe.” Here are a few frequently asked questions Brad wanted to share here on TribeVibe.
How do you prepare for the draft?
Brad: “It’s a year process. We’re already starting to prepare for 2013’s draft now. We’ll use the summer to see a lot of High School showcases and go to different colleges to identify the prospects for 2013.”
Throughout your career, who has been the best and most memorable draft pick?
Brad: “I was an assistant in scouting when we drafted CC Sabathia. As Director of Scouting: when we drafted Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis.”
@andrewdarvin asked: “What kind of skills would you like to see in a potential employee?”
Brad: “Passion for baseball, work ethic and an understanding of how to process information.”
What percentage of your resources is used on scouting outside of the United States?
Brad: “We have an entirely separate international scouting department that concentrates only on international players.”
Christopher Plunkett asked: Why do you keep drafting players that only become minor league depth and never make it to the show?
Brad: “You never know where major league players will come from. Both Tony Sipp and Vinnie Pestano were later round draft picks.”
@Lake_Mistake asked: “Any late round prospects you think have big sleeper potential?”
Brad: “We feel that a lot of our picks have major league potential. We have had success in finding major league talent from later round draft picks and we’re hopeful that we have done it again this year.”
@Ryan_ALSD asked: “How much do you incorporate Sabermetrics into your evaluation process and systematical approach?”
Brad: “We incorporate a lot of information into our decisions and Sabermetrics is definitely one of those pieces that is applied.”