I was wondering if any one knew of a Fan based scouting engine. The basic idea of-course is crowd sourcing, where a large number of fans would rate and evaluate players and teams. I have seen a lot of posts on Barcablaugranes regarding the potential of upcoming academy graduates, but there is not a single platform available to read about them watch videos on them and see evaluations regarding their future.
If you want an idea of a scouting engine you can search for scout7, I think scout7 is the most advanced scouting engine if there is another one please do inform me. Bu the way scout7 works I assume is that they have many correspondents around the world that track player performances and update them on a database for their clients to look at. I believe as a crowd (many fans * many teams) we can do a much better job.
This will be a very fun Computer Science project, and basically I want to build a scouting network that can eventually allow fans to promote the players they want signed for their teams, and get rid of scouts who end up promoting players they have a bias for.
Let me know if you are interested in the project, we can start by tracking couple of South American leagues, couple of teams.