Talent scouts and team managers have traditionally based their drafting selections on seemingly obvious and common-sense criteria: observable skills and individual performance records from college and junior leagues.
However, with the use of analytics on the rise, more professional and college sports teams are delving below the surface to find more quantifiable performance measures. Knowing an athlete’s basic stats is no longer enough. Teams must go beyond “points scored in college” or “high on-base percentage” to understand true potential.
That’s why General Managers and talent scouts use the Caliper Profile to:
- Better predict athletic performance in ways that traditional performance data cannot
- Use personality insights and information to make data-driven draft choices
- Look at overall team dynamics to see potential areas for growth and improvement
When building a winning team, you do not want to waste a precious draft pick on the wrong athlete. Using a personality assessment like the Caliper Profile will provide you with a more detailed picture of each player, so you can make an informed decision based on more than just performance records and physical attributes.
“There is so much that goes into whether a player can fulfill the promise scouts see during the draft process. Things like aggressiveness, competitiveness, and reliance can be traits that make or break someone. Physical talent isn’t always enough.”
Herb Greenberg, Founder and CEO, Caliper
“When you can look beneath the surface to see what motivates an athlete, you can turn up the volume on the desirable qualities and accelerate that player’s development.”
Ricardo Roman, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Caliper Sports, Caliper