The Scott Boras Factor: Reality or Hype?

From SABR member Vince Gennaro at Baseball Prospectus on April 15:

Super-agent Scott Boras has built a reputation for securing top-dollar deals for his clients. Headlining his list of accomplishments are two separate deals for Alex Rodriguez that will earn the Yankee third baseman nearly a half-billion dollars over a 17-year period. Boras was also responsible for a matched set of seven-year, $126 million deals for Barry Zito and Jayson Werth. Beyond Rodriguez, Zito, and Werth, the A-list stars who count themselves as Boras’ clients include Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, Mark Teixeira, Ivan Rodriguez, Adrian Beltre, Johnny Damon, Shin-Soo Choo, and Robinson Cano. Boras is also a master at skimming the cream of the amateur draft crop, landing both Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper as clients over the last two years.

Does Boras simply have the best marketing machine, allowing him to lure star players into his camp, or does he truly get maximum value for his clients?

Read the full article here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=13584

Related: Scott Boras will be the keynote speaker at the SABR 41 national convention, July 6-10 at the Long Beach Hilton in Southern California. To learn more about or register for SABR 41, click here.



Originally published: April 15, 2011. Last Updated: April 15, 2011.

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