MLB scout discusses career on Trine podcast

February 06, 2023

Mike MediciA Major League Baseball scout talks about his work and responsibilities, as well as how to break into the career, In the newest episode of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies podcast.

Mike Medici has worked as a Major League Baseball scout for 14 years, getting his start with the Toronto Blue Jays before working for the Texas Rangers for the past nine years. As an amateur scout, Medici is responsible for evaluating high school and college baseball players in the Midwest.

Medici has had two players sign MLB contracts as well as 15 minor leaguers. He is also the owner of Scout School, an online resource for people who want to learn how to scout in baseball.

In the podcast, Medici discusses the difference between pro scouting and amateur scouting in baseball, his schedule and responsibilities as a scout, the qualities of a good scout, and how to break into scouting, even if you are not a former player.

Produced through the Trine Broadcasting Network, the Trine Center for Sports Studies podcast focuses on the business side of sports, including interviews with sports professionals and current research in sports studies. Hosted by Center for Sports Studies director Brandon Podgorski, the podcast is available at css.transistor.fm as well as on platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

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