ScoutDay is a product that was created to assist both MLB and College baseball coaches effectively recruit prospects out of high school by treating the experience much like modern day dating. ScoutDay is best summed up by its tagline; Tinder for baseball prospects. Players create a profile, upload their videos and receive a scouting report from one of ScoutDay’s MLB scouts.
Once a player has been scouted they are then able to look to match with coaches that meet the criteria of school they want to play for.
The worlds of collegiate and professional athletics are player driven. There is a functional arms race that each successful program has invested in to ensure year-to-year success. That arms race is best demonstrated by the endless time and money invested in reaching young talent and convincing them to their program. ScoutDay’s mission is to create a fluid environment that serves both the program and the player by creating a product that enables players of all levels to get professionally scouted and connected to programs they’d like to attend.
MLB SCOUTING REPORTS
Each paying member of ScoutDay has the option of requesting a detailed scouting report from an actual MLB scout. Each report is issued by an active MLB scout who reviews each prospect using the same methodologies used to evaluate pro players. Players using ScoutDay have access to one of the country’s best scouting networks.
CHAT DIRECTLY WITH COACHES
Players use ScoutDay so they can gain access to one of the largest scouting networks out there. A direct feature of for players is the ability to talk directly with each program/school they have interest in attending. Directly interfacing with coaches and program officials enables prospects to get a feel for each program.
SCOUTING TIPS AND DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTIONS
When willing players are intentional about improving their skill sets, ScoutDay’s MLB scouts provide a series of tips and steps that should be taken to improve areas of weakness. Engaging with a scout early on in one’s high school career often results in more aggressive
ScoutDay was designed in a similar manner to Tinder, where both parties have the ability to view a profile and are given the decision to match or not. When a mutual match is made, the coach and player can both chat and begin their recruitment relationship.
ScoutDay was created by baseball players, for baseball players. Many of the complaints that surrounded each founder’s recruitment experience has everything to do with access to a coach. Many low level coaches will tell recruits what they want to hear in order to get them on campus. ScoutDay was created to shift the equation to give players access to coaches with the expectation of receiving more accurate information and recruitment status.
ScoutDay not only wants to help players get discovered but they also want to help players improve their skills. The feedback provided by each scout is intended to help a player improve their stock. The expectation is that any player working with ScoutDay should see measurable improvements in the areas of weakness that each scout has identified.
Kyle led the global market and product strategy. His project contributions included initial workflow design, founder coaching, and high-level product analysis.
Mark was responsible for managing timelines and the line by line execution of the product. Mark led the founding team through design, branding, and technical project management. His stamp on this project is best demonstrated by the flawless execution a perfect timeline delivery grade.
Ryan led the user experience component of this project. Ryan’s mark on this project is best demonstrated by the inter-screen efficiency. He managed to take a complex concept and design it in a manner that provides a seemingly simplistic interface.
Ali is responsible for the execution of the technical product. Alongside of Mark and our engineering team, Ali took the technical documentation and translated each requirement into an actionable product. Check out his code snippets, you’ll be impressed with his abilities!.