The Internet gave us a great gift on Tuesday when a 1985 baseball scouting report of Bo Jackson surfaced via Reddit. The scout who evaluated Jackson billed him as the “best pure athlete in America today.” The scout also correctly predicted that Bo would win the 1985 Heisman Trophy.
The scouting report was filled out after the scout watched Jackson play a pair of April games during his junior season at Auburn. Bo batted .401/.500/.864 with 17 home runs in 42 games that season per Wikipedia.
It was truly a joy to see the evaluation of Jackson before he developed into an MLB All-Star. The only comments I would give is that I’m surprised the scout projected Jackson as a 6 for hitting when he turned out to be more of a 5, and I’m shocked Bo didn’t get an 8 for running speed. He was one of the fastest athletes on the planet, how did he not get an 8?!?
Take a look at the awesome archive below: