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Boesch Befuddles Scouts, Observers Alike

A scout sat in the press box at Jerry Uht Park last week in the days leading up to the trading deadline staring at the scouting report he was scheduled to file in a day. He sat peering at the paper, discontent with what he just recorded. "How do I fill this out?" he asked. "Every time I start to fill it out I don't feel good about it."

"He hits the ball hard, plays decent defense, but he's too wild at the plate. Way too wild," he said. "Brennan Boesch. This is the hardest report I've had to file in a while." It wasn't the first time that someone has been completely flummoxed by Boesch. He's the type of player that would make Billy Beane and the other leaders of the new statistical analysis frontier cringe. He might even...