Besides playing close to home, Scott also brings the RailCats a bevy of high-level professional experience. Recently released out of Binghamton (AA) in the New York Mets system, Scott has spent the last four seasons splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A and has played in more than 700 games as a pro. Originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 17th Round of the 2003 Major League Entry Draft, the imposing Scott brings a mix of power and speed to the middle of the RailCats lineup with 158 career extra-base hits to go along with 166 stolen bases.
Scott spent three years as a Baltimore farmhand before moving to the Florida Marlins system in 2007. While with the Marlins Scott began to flourish, hitting a combined .298 in 2008 between Carolina (AA) and Albuquerque (AAA). Scott’s numbers were exceptional for the Isotopes that year, hitting .323/.405/.451 and stealing 15 bases in just 38 games. A teammate of RailCats superstar Willie Glen in 2008 and 2009, Scott spent the entirety of the later season at Double-A and hit a career-high nine home runs.
In 717 lifetime games, Scott is a .259 hitter with a sturdy .355 on-base percentage. A factor on the basepaths, Scott stole at least 29 bases in three straight seasons (2006-08) and swiped seven bags in 29 games for the B-Mets this summer.
Before beginning his professional career, Scott was a celebrated two-sport star at Ball State University. On the diamond, Scott spent two years as a Cardinals outfielder, but it was on the football field where he found his greatest collegiate success. A First Team All-Mid American Conference linebacker as a senior in 2003, Scott racked up 138 tackles and four sacks that fall.