Many baseball fans anxiously await ESPN Insider Keith Law‘s annual power rankings featuring the best prospects in baseball.
With a scouting eye, Law evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of young athletes in an effort to predict their Major League Baseball success.
But fans who follow Law on Twitter @keithlaw or Facebook quickly realize that this ESPN veteran can dissect more than bat speeds and the horizontal break of a pitch.
Law also analyzes culinary creations, both at restaurants and from his own kitchen, with the same detail-oriented techniques.
This ability, teamed with his ongoing interest in Bravo’s Top Chef reality series, led the network to call on Law for a baseball inspired breakdown of the final four contestants’ skills.
The ‘Top Chef: Texas’ Final Four Power Rankings utilize baseball’s scouting scale of 20 (low) to 80 (high) to evaluate the final contestants. Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
Law sat down with Front Row to answer some of our burning questions about this odd but interesting collaboration.
FR: How did this come together?
Law: One of my readers alerted the social media team at @BravoTopChef to the weekly episode recaps I’ve been doing on the dish, which combine some analysis (limited, of course, to what we see on TV) and the kind of dry humor I try to bring to my baseball writing as well. They liked what they saw enough to ask me to do a guest piece ranking the four remaining “cheftestants.” I was thrilled to be asked and am even happier with the response.
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