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The Keith Law Show

Building great farm systems w/Bobby Heck


Keith is joined by Bobby Heck, special assistant to the general manager for the Tampa Bay Rays to discuss Wander Franco, a shift in the Rays' recent draft philosophy, what they saw in Randy Arozarena before acquiring him from St. Louis, and the scouting process behind George Springer and Dallas Keuchel from Bobby's tenure as the Astros' scouting director. Rundown 2:49 Getting Wander Franco Into the Rays’ System 5:16 Recent Changes to the Draft Philosophy in Tampa Bay 8:42 Seeking Carrying Tools vs. Broader Skill Sets in Scouting 10:58 Are Teams Still Overemphasizing a Player’s Height in Scouting? 15:47 How the Rays Effectively Blend Scouting with R&D 20:05 What Did the Rays See in Randy Arozarena? 21:27 The Process of Scouting George Springer as a First-Round Pick 25:43 Why the Astros Targeted Dallas Keuchel as a Seventh-Rounder in 2009 Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



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