The Automated Prospect Model
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The automated prospect model, as the name suggests, models and then automates our human judgment as scouts. Typically, evaluating players and assessing them within the spectrum of talent involves the judgments of many disparate scouting voices. Each of these voices view the talent pool fragmentarily—in tiny fractions of varying detail—then the attempt is made to align/reconcile/balance all those opinions against one another. As a result, one can only achieve a very narrow, low-detail view of the talent spectrum, which causes players to be incorrectly valued. The advantage is having one source that can view the entire scope of pro talent and evaluate it systematically, rather than fragmentarily. By automating our judgment, organizations can gain access to perspectives and granularities that are unachievable without it.