su·​per·​scout | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈskau̇t How to pronounce superscout (audio) \
plural superscouts

Definition of superscout

: a very capable and successful scout with wide-ranging responsibilities a football/baseball superscout The term "superscout," which began to appear in the press in the late 1970's, has been attributed to the Mets' general manager, Frank Cashen, who, as Baltimore's general manager from 1965 to 1975, started calling [Jim] Russo "Super" and still greets him with the nickname. … Russo not only scouts each opposing team before the Orioles play it, he also serves as the team's chief talent evaluator, appraising players for potential trades.— Phil Patton

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Superscout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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