The Scoutee, which is expected to carry a $299 suggested retail, can be obatined for a Kickstarter pledge of just half that. Bryan Cole’s profile of the company co-founder Miha Uhan is fascinating, exploring how he was playing for a junior-level national team in Slovenia before he even fully knew all the rules of baseball.
“Slovenia probably isn’t the first country you’d expect new baseball technology to come from. But they do have a baseball league and a national team (trounced by such powerhouses at Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Slovakia at this summer’s European championship qualifiers). And it’s this Balkan country that’s produced the Scoutee, a handheld radar that its creators hope will help those just learning the game measure themselves.”