What scouts said ...

How scouts saw big-name players like Roger Clemens before they were drafted and became superstars.

Originally Published: June 2, 2004
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

If I could get my hands on any original scouting report, read someone's description of their future before it became everyone else's past, baseball would be about the furthest thing from my mind. General Eisenhower's assessment of the Normandy coast. George Martin's notes after first laying ears on the Beatles. Albert Einstein's high school report cards saying he'd amount to nothing. (Now that's foresight.)

Thankfully, baseball saves these scraps. Every one of the 10,000 players who have ...

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