According to Bruce Miles, the Cubs have fired 6 scouts today. Two from the amateur ranks and 4 pro scouts.
There are as follows:
Southeast Crosschecker: Charlie Aliano
Midwest Area Scout: Rick Schroeder.
Pro scouts: Richie Zisk, Joe Housey, Tom Shafer, Tom Bourque
What's especially interesting here is that the Cubs last two first round picks, Javier Baez and Albert Almora, have both been from Florida. Dan Vogelbach, last year's 2nd pick was also from there and Duane Underwood was from the southeast region (Georgia). One thing to note is that Tim Wilken is from Florida and does much of the scouting there.
The pro scouting staff, however, is where we'll see the most changes as 4 pro scouts were dismissed from new Pro Scouting Director Joe Boehringer's staff, the most recognizable name is Richie Zisk, who played with the White Sox in 1977 and hit 30 HRs.
Was told that many of these scouts were very old school and in some cases, not very proficient at using a computer.
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