Scout: Maybe we should take a look at this kid. (points to name on list)
Assistant GM: Why?
Scout: His uncle was a pretty good catcher – played some college ball with my brother.
Assistant GM: That ain’t much of a recommendation.
Scout: Yeah, but his uncle – I kind of promised him I'd put in a good word for the kid.
Assistant GM: Ok, you did. Who else you got on your list?
Scout: Hey, at least let me run down the basics. You got five minutes?
Assistant GM: (shrugs and sighs) OK, go.
Scout: Thanks. Ummm…Third base, shortstop – not a good enough arm. Second base - not enough range. First base - too short. Left field, center field – maybe, but not a lot of speed. Right field – he played some there in high school. Catcher – we could put him there in the developmental league and see what happens.
Assistant GM: You forgot hitting. Can he hit?
Scout: Not really.
Assistant GM: (pause) Explain to me again why we are talking at all about drafting this kid.
Scout: His uncle. Pretty good catcher.