OOTP 9 News Post

Out Of The Park Developments released a newsletter early this morning detailing some of the changes in the scouting model for Out Of The Park Baseball 9, which will be released this coming Wednesday, June 18th.
The major difference between OOTP8's scouting model and OOTP9's is that you no longer hire an entire scouting team. Instead you hire your scouting director, using a system much like bidding for free agents, and he assembles a theoretical team based on his attributes and preferences. So what exactly are the scouting director's attributes you ask? Good question… The scouting directors have four ratings which you are probably already familiar with, and one preference that you are not. The four ratings are Scout Major League, Scout Minor Leagues, International Scouting, and Scout Amateurs. These are all self explanatory. The new preference is what is currently called Amateur Preference (it will probably be renamed before release). This preference has five possible values: Highly Favor Ability, Favor Ability, Neutral, Favor Tools, and Highly Favor Tools. These represent not an ability of the scout, but the method the scout uses in evaluating players. A scout that highly favors ability will put more weight on what the player can currently do than what the behind the scenes "potential" rating says.
Read the entire newsletter here.

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Member Comments
# 1 Hellisan @ 06/14/08 04:21 AM
Pretty sweet. A nice addition.
# 2 CMH @ 06/14/08 10:08 AM
Yea, scouting is one of those things that I'm most looking forward to in V9. Less than a week away!

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