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Area Scout - Upper Midwest

Title: Area Scout - Upper Midwest

Department: Amateur Scouting

Reporting to: Director of Scouting

Job Classification: Full-time, exempt

Full-time Location (City, State): Upper Midwest (IL, MN, ND, SD, WI, Eastern MO)

About the A's:

The Oakland A's are a baseball team founded in 1901. They have a rich history, having won nine World Series championships and 15 American League pennants. The A's are known for pioneering the "Moneyball" approach to team-building, which focuses on using statistical analysis to identify undervalued players. In addition to their success on the field, the Oakland A's also have a positive and dynamic work culture. They have been recognized twice as the Front Office Sports, Best Employers in Sports. The A's are defined by their core pillars of being Dynamic, Innovative, and Inclusive. Working for the A's offers the opportunity to be part of an innovative organization that values its employees and strives to create a positive work environment.


The Area Scout is responsible for observing, evaluating and recommending amateur baseball players in Illinois, Minnesota, Eastern Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin in order to facilitate the drafting and signing of top talent by the Oakland A's. Other responsibilities include procuring all pertinent player data, conducting personal interviews, summer and fall scouting coverage, professional scouting coverage and gathering other information to assist in the assessment of prospects.


  • Oversee baseball activity in the assigned territory of Illinois, Minnesota, Eastern Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Attend necessary showcases, games, workouts, and tournaments within the territory.
  • Evaluate amateur baseball players and create scouting reports on their current skills and projection of potential future skills.
  • Produce, curate, and analyze video and other relevant data for targeted baseball prospects.
  • Establish relationships and conduct personal interviews with players, their families, coaches, and advisors within the region.
  • Provide professional scouting coverage as assigned.
  • Effectively communicate player updates and preference lists to internal stakeholders.


  • High degree of baseball acumen and understanding of evaluating baseball skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Flexibility to work extensive hours including nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.
  • Willingness to travel and available to be away from home for multiple nights in a row.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior professional scouting experience

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, kneeling
  • Ability to occasionally work in inclement weather
  • High visual acuity is required by this job; including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Oakland, CA, USA
Full Time
Required Experience
0+ years