Scouts flock to the ballpark to see players who possess raw power, great arms, and blazing speed. These traits are commonly referred to as the measurables. What sometimes can't be measured however can be the difference between two players of equal ability.
You hear scouts buzzing about a player's measurables all the time. Chatter around the diamond includes items such as a player's 60 yard dash time on a slow track, or his radar reading on a fastball in the 7th inning. Most serious players work very hard at improving these measurbales and rightfully so. However, for 95% of the players who have a desire to play in college or professionally it is the unmeasurable traits that can be improved to increase the odds of being noticed.
Several traits that can't be measured by the scout, can still be seen and can influence college coaches and pro scouts who have come to see you play. Of these traits desire may be the most important. A player who is the first to his position every inning will catch a scouts eye every time. Respect for the game is just as important. Players who exhibit this trait are likely to go about there work in a professional manner. They don't get caught up in all the latest trends such as cocking their hat to the side. Lastly, a knolwedge of the game is a trait that tends to help a player stand out. This trait is sometimes shown in things a player doesn't do rather than what he does. An example might be taking the first pitch of an at bat down the middle of the plate following a four pitch walk to the previous batter.
Don't get me wrong, scouts will continue to use measurables first and foremost in evaluating talent. But, if you are looking for the extra edge that might be the difference in getting you noticed instead of some other player with equal ability, work on improving those parts of your game that aren't able to be evaluated with a stop watch, a radar gun, or a scorebook.