Future Value: The Battle for Baseball's Soul and How Teams Will Find the Next Superstar

Eric Longenhagen (Author) Kiley McDaniel (Author)
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Product Details

$28.00  $25.76
Triumph Books (IL)
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
6.3 X 1.6 X 9.1 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Eric Longenhagen is the FanGraphs Lead Prospect Analyst. His career in baseball began in 2008, the youngest of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs' inaugural crop of interns. He'd go on to work at Baseball Info Solutions and begin writing for various publications, like Crashburn Alley and Sports on Earth, before contributing to ESPN's prospect coverage starting in 2015. He has been at FanGraphs since 2016.

Kiley McDaniel has worked for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Yankees, along with ESPN, FanGraphs, Fox Sports/Scout.com, and Baseball Prospectus. He began as an intern for the Yankees in baseball operations and his most recent club experience was as the assistant director of baseball operations and West Coast crosschecker for the Braves. He resides in Atlanta with his puppy, Scout, and currently writes for ESPN, either from a hotel room or his couch, next to Scout.


"In Future Value, Eric and Kiley give you the grand tour of scouting without asking you to leave your couch. They'll walk you through the draft, the most important three days in the entire year for amateur scouting; the Wild West of international free agency (where players can sign at age 16, and often strike verbal deals with teams before they're teenagers); and professional scouting, where scouts evaluate players already in the minor leagues.... You couldn't ask for a better pair of tour guides." --Keith Law, senior baseball writer, The Athletic (from his foreword)
"True insight into how modern baseball operates is rare, which is what makes Future Value such an invaluable resource. It pulls back the curtain and answers every question needed to understand the game today. This is nothing less than the definitive guide for baseball fans who want to be smarter about the game they love." --Jeff Passan, writer, ESPN
"From scouting the basic tools to the integration of data to paint a more complete picture of a player, Eric and Kiley explore the wide array of strategies and methodologies used by Major League Baseball teams in their quest to identify the next impact player." --Angels General Manager Billy Eppler
"Eric and Kiley make a compelling case for player evaluation via a modern marriage of analytics and the sometimes-harder-to-quantify insights of scouts." --Reds General Manager Nick Krall
"Kiley and Eric are the top public resource for prospect evaluation." --New York Mets Assistant General Manager Adam Guttridge