Hello everyone. You have found Greg Schimmel's 2009 Cape Cod Baseball League blog.
I will be working as a freelance scout this summer scouting the Cape Cod Baseball League, and I decided to start this blog to document my experience and keep my writing sharp.
I worked in a similar scouting capacity for ESPN's Peter Gammons last summer, and compiled a comprehensive 54-page report describing the best 2009 and 2010 draft-eligible Major League Baseball prospects who played on the Cape. (Several of those players will be drafted high in the 2009 draft on Tuesday. My top two prospects from last year's Cape League are shortstop Grant Green and right handed pitcher Ben Tootle).
Because my scouting objectives will be much narrower this season, I will likely be unable to create a report similar to last year's which made sure to touch on every player of interest on the Cape.
This blog will provide updates just about every day throughout the summer with my thoughts and observations about players I watched in the most recent games I saw. I will probably work out some kind of easy-to-read format as I go along and hopefully you will find my information informative, enlightening, and engaging.
So if you are interested in amateur baseball, the Major League Baseball Entry Draft, or simply my dry wit and writing style, this is a blog you will definitely need to check frequently.
The season starts June 11. Tell your friends.