Scott Boras: almost undoubtedly the greatest sports agent not only in the professional baseball industry but in the whole world.
After making the Florida State League All-Star team in 1976, Boras’s short-lived playing career ended early due to knee injuries. He then earned his law degree and transitioned into a sports agent, and the rest is history.
But how does a man as successful as Boras live his average day? Juggling responsibilities like managing a one-man corporation and handling the contract deals of some of the highest paid athletes in the world can’t be an easy weight on your shoulders.
So we’ve gone through Boras’s most revealing interviews and strung together what a day in the life of Scott Boras could realistically resemble.
Scott Boras wakes up at an early 5 in the morning. He’s feeling motivated today (like every other day), so he hits the home gym for an hour, working up a sweat that fills him with the energy to get through his long day.
With a cup of coffee and a small breakfast afterward, Boras is ready to tackle his long list of duties for the day, most of which will take place from his California mansion.
At 8, Boras is dressed and ready for a set of calls and video calls from his clients. With over sixty clients, Boras has to keep track of several per day, not only at a business level but also at a personal level.
One unnamed client, who plays for a Los Angeles-based team, has been eager for a move to the east coast; Boras has been managing discussions between the two teams for the last month, and a move should be happening soon.
Another client that Boras talks with this morning is in the middle of a lawsuit and requires Boras’s advice on the latest twist regarding his case.
But not all of Boras’s calls and emails are business and contract related. As the top sports agent in the world, Boras understands that the most important part of his job is maintaining human relationships with everyone he works with.
He checks in on some clients, talking to them about their injuries, their lives, their relationships, and their kids.
He schedules enough lunches and dinners to fill up the entirety of his next week, but he knows to leave his schedule fluid enough to allow for sudden unexpected meetings or events, which happen often in his field.
At noon, Boras prepares himself a quick lunch; usually, he would find himself tied up in a lunch with lawyers, agents, or his clients, but today he has set up a special time for client analysis. He brings up the latest outstanding young amateur players on his computer, sent to him from his top scouts.
He reads his scouts’ recommendations, watches videos of their players, and considers the players’ potentials, in terms of skill ceiling and injury history.
Boras studies their marketability, and after making his decisions he sends a few emails to his scouts either requesting for further study on the players or to ready themselves for a formal approach to the unsigned player.
In extreme cases, Boras would rush to find the player immediately before another agent signs him up, but today no player has proven worthy of that attention.
At around three, Boras drives to the Boras Corporation in Newport Beach, checking up on his 75-person staff consisting of former major leaguers, sports scientists, research staff, sports psychologists, personal trainers, and NASA and MIT-trained research and development scientists and engineers who are focused on developing ways to even further the ability of those signed with Boras.
Boras attends a presentation by team of researchers on their latest training strategies and congratulates them afterward. He is then presented by his secretary the latest documents that have to be signed, and reminded on the endorsement and contract details that have to be hammered out over the next week.
Boras has dinner at a five-star restaurant with a high-profile client. This one he handles in person, not only because of the money at stake but also because he genuinely cares much more for this particular client.
He warns him that making a move this year isn’t the right time for his career; another strong year would maximize his value and allow him to capitalize on his salary (and Boras’s cut, of course).
After the successful meeting, Boras drives home, answers a few more emails, fills out his checklist of things that need to be done the next day, and finally gives himself a break. He sits on the couch and turns on the TV, only to watch his favorite thing with his beautiful wife and kids—baseball.
Before he falls asleep, his wife reminds him to get ready for bed, so that he can do everything—and more—again tomorrow.