This is oldish news (from Friday) – but Matthew Leach the (soon to be ex – don’t leave us Mr. Leach!) beatwriter for the Cardinals on MLB.com sat down with Kantrovitz to talk about his history and his philosophies. Read the whole thing, it is a good look, but be still my beating heart:
MLB.com: If it’s possible to sum up in a few sentences, what general philosophies and strategies underline your view of drafting amateur players?
Kantrovitz: From a scouting standpoint, we will focus on players with a high ceiling who have a chance to make an impact in the Major Leagues…
His answer continues on to even more territory that would make even the most hard-hearted HPGF member reach for the paper bag. Read the whole interview it is good insight to the man who will be calling the shots during the amateur draft.