Authors

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Graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Stringer for the Associated Press. Feature writer for Baseball Prospectus. Co-founder of Prospects Live. Aspiring baseball scribe.

Recently:   The Art of the Changeup — June 20, 2019

Jason Themanson is a professor of psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. He is an active research in the areas of sport, social, and cognitive psychology and neuroscience. You can reach him on twitter at @jason_themanson. The views, opinions, and analyses expressed here are his own.

Recently:   The Psychology of Walks and Singles — June 19, 2019

Frank Jackson writes about baseball, film and history, sometimes all at once. He has has visited 54 major league parks, many of which are still in existence.

Recently:   Three Generations of “Mr. Cub” — June 18, 2019

Bruce Markusen has authored seven baseball books, including biographies of Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Ted Williams, and A Baseball Dynasty: Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, which was awarded SABR's Seymour Medal.

Recently:   Bill Buckner: Another View — June 14, 2019

I am a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates fan, and I just want to say that Sid Bream was safe. I learned about baseball from the rabid fans around me, and I never lost my love for the sport. I'm a writer by trade, but a catcher at heart. Want to chat? Find me on Twitter at @LyndaWrites. Always open to some baseball--or writing--chat!

Recently:   Keeping the Score — June 13, 2019

I write stories. Many of them are about baseball. When I was little, I successfully lobbied my dad to shave his facial hair like Ryan Klesko. I have said some words on Twitter and Medium at @raleighmccool.

Recently:   Roll With It: The Dice Baseball League — June 12, 2019

Ryan is a lover of birds and all things minor. He writes for Blue Jays Nation dot com.

Recently:   The Curving Path of Patrick Murphy — June 10, 2019

John Paschal is a regular contributor to The Hardball Times and The Hardball Times Baseball Annual.


Jason teaches high school English, writes fiction, runs a small writing program and writes about education and literature. He also writes for Redleg Nation and both writes and edits for The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @JasonLinden, visit his website or email him here.

Recently:   Big League Balls in Minor League Stadiums — June 5, 2019


David Kagan is a physics professor at CSU Chico, and the self-proclaimed "Einstein of the National Pastime." Visit his website, Major League Physics, and follow him on Twitter @DrBaseballPhD.

Recently:   The Physics of Cheating Baseball’s Humidors — June 3, 2019

Alexandra Simon is a pragmatic but somewhat rabid Detroit Tigers fan who enjoys candlelit dinners and long walks on the beach. Follow her on Twitter @catswithbats, and also @glasshalffulmer, where she also tweets about baseball.

Recently:   Retroactive Review: The Phenom — May 30, 2019

Collin has a career in data analysis and he freelances on the side for his sports blog, statsswipe.com, where they look to find the unique, behind the scenes stories in sports. The goal is not to just know Brewers baseball, but to know the Brewers/Milwaukee culture in one of the fastest growing sports markets in the country. http://statsswipe.com/

Recently:   The Northwoods League Has Something to Offer — May 29, 2019

A writer for The Hardball Times, Shane has been writing about baseball and science fiction since 1997. His stories have been translated into French, Russian and Japanese, and he was nominated for the 2002 Hugo Award.

Recently:   The Other Coors Effect — May 21, 2019

Paul Moehringer is a data analyst, a SABR member and inventor of the Pyramid Rating System; originally from Mount Olive, NJ, now living in Westwood, MA. Follow him on Twitter @PMoehringer.

Recently:   What Baseball Lost by Not Expanding Sooner — May 17, 2019

Sean Roberts is an occasional contributor to Baseball Prospectus and works in government affairs and policy.



Mike is a contributor to The Hardball Times, FanGraphs Community Research, and SB Nation's The Bird Writes.

Recently:   The Inclusive Legacy of Backyard Baseball — May 10, 2019

Evan Boyd is a research analyst at STATS LLC. You can follow his baseball and college basketball analysis at @EvanBoydSTATS. Any views and opinions expressed are his own.

Recently:   Franmil Reyes and the Rise of the Solo Shot — May 6, 2019

Jon is a certified personal trainer with Masters of Sport Science degrees in Sports Coaching and Sport Studies emphasizing baseball and sport psychology. Follow him on twitter @welterj3.

Recently:   Reimagining the MLB Draft — April 23, 2019

Co-Founder, @TheIXNewsletter. Editor-in-Chief, @HighPostHoops. Senior Writer/Editor/Author of four books on baseball, including The Baseball Talmud and The Cardinals Way.

Recently:   The State of Pitchers Hitting — April 17, 2019

Joe Distelheim is a retired newspaper editor whose career included stints as sports editor of The Charlotte Observer and Detroit Free Press. He co-authored Cubs: From Tinker to Banks to Sandberg to Today.

Recently:   Goodbye, Old Friend — April 16, 2019

Eli Ben-Porat is a Senior Manager of Reporting & Analytics for Rogers Communications. The views and opinions expressed herein are his own. He builds data visualizations in Tableau, and preps data in Alteryx. Follow him on Twitter @EliBenPorat, however you may be subjected to (polite) Canadian politics.

Recently:   Let’s Find Some 2019 Sleeper Prospects — April 4, 2019

Jennifer is a computer science Ph.D. student at Princeton University.

Recently:   On Robot Umps and Dennis Eckersley — March 26, 2019

Brian Menendez is a senior writer for DRaysBay of SBNation. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is the star pitcher of his local men's baseball league. You can find him on Twitter as @briantalksbsb.

Recently:   The All Scott Boras Contract Team — March 21, 2019

Reuben Walker is based in Berlin and uses baseball immersion to stay connected with the wonderful people he's met along the way. He has a degree in physics (but many more in music), teaches, performs, and coaches.

Recently:   Making Max Kepler: Baseball in Germany — March 19, 2019

Tom is a freelance sportswriter based in southeastern Massachusetts who has covered professional baseball since 2013. He has written for ESPN, The Boston Globe, Newsday, USA Today, and many other outlets.

Recently:   Spring Training’s One-Hit Wonders — March 18, 2019

Marc Normandin is the former MLB Editor of SB Nation, and currently writes a newsletter on baseball’s labor issues and more for Patreon subscribers. His baseball writing has appeared at Deadspin, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Sports on Earth, and Baseball Prospectus.

Recently:   Welcome to the Spring Training Tournament — March 4, 2019

Dave Parker was a seven-time All-Star over his 19-year career. Parker won two batting titles and the 1978 MVP, as well as two World Series rings, as a member of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1989 Oakland A's. His upcoming memoir, Cobra, written with Dave Jordan and published by University of Nebraska Press, is due for release in 2020.

Recently:   The Cobra Playlist — February 13, 2019

Kyle Lobner has written about major and minor league baseball since 2008 for websites and organizations including Brew Crew Ball, Shepherd Express, and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Recently:   Play (Foot)ball! A Tour of Multi-Use Ballparks — February 12, 2019

Alex is a writer for The Hardball Times, and is an enterprise account executive for The Washington Post.


Adam Dorhauer grew up a third-generation Cardinals fan in Missouri, and now lives in Ohio. His writing on baseball focuses on the history of the game, as well as statistical concepts as they apply to baseball. Visit his website, 3-D Baseball.

Recently:   Watershed — December 26, 2018

Greg has been a writer and editor for both The Hardball Times website and Annual since 2010. In his dreams, he's the second coming of Ozzie Smith. Please don't wake him up.


John LaRue is a graphic designer, former minor league baseball media relations director, and data visualization enthusiast. His work has been featured in The Best American Infographics 2013 and I Love Charts: The Book. Follow him on Twitter @tdylf.


Chris Gigley is a freelance writer who has written for a number of Major League team publications, as well as Baseball America and ESPN the Magazine. Follow him on Instagram @cgigley and Twitter @cgigley.

Recently:   Fruitful Franchise: The Savannah Bananas — June 22, 2018

Jack Moore's work can be seen at VICE Sports and anywhere else you're willing to pay him to write. Buy his e-book.

Recently:   The Rise of the New Fireman, Josh Hader — May 17, 2018

Jon Roegele is a baseball analyst and writer for The Hardball Times. He was nominated for a SABR Analytics Conference Research Award in 2014 and 2015. Follow him on Twitter @MLBPlayerAnalys.

Recently:   10 Interesting Facts About Tommy John Surgery — April 18, 2018

Stacey Gotsulias is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on ESPN.com, USA Today online and FanRag Sports. She currently writes for Baseball Prospectus and is an author of The Hardball Times. Follow her on Twitter @StaceGots.

Recently:   Random Box Score: July 10, 1979 — April 12, 2018

Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

Recently:   Rotisserie Category Aging Patterns — March 13, 2018

Dave Studeman was called a "national treasure" by Rob Neyer. Seriously. Follow his sporadic tweets @dastudes.

Recently:   A New Classic in Sabermetric Literature — October 4, 2017

Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for Boston.com and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

Recently:   Changes at The Hardball Times — September 6, 2017

Bill leads Predictive Modeling and Data Science consulting at Gallup. In his free time, he writes for The Hardball Times, speaks about baseball research and analytics, has consulted for a Major League Baseball team, and has appeared on MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential as well as several MLB-produced documentaries. He is also the creator of the baseballr package for the R programming language. Along with Jeff Zimmerman, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @BillPetti.


David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


Patrick Dubuque is a wastrel and a general layabout. Many of the sites he has written for are now dead. Follow him on Twitter @euqubud.

Recently:   Byron McLaughlin Avoids the Tag — June 22, 2016

Chris works in economic development by day, but spends most of his nights thinking about baseball. He writes for Pinstripe Pundits, FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. He's also on the twitter machine: @_chris_mitchell None of the views expressed in his articles reflect those of his daytime employer.


Matt writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times, and models arbitration salaries for MLB Trade Rumors. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_Swa.

Recently:   How to Value Opt-Outs — April 20, 2016

Dustin Nosler is a writer at Dodgers Digest, co-host of the Dugout Blues podcast and a wearer of many hats for FanGraphs and The Hardball TImes. Follow him on Twitter @DustinNosler.

Recently:   The Five Most Questionable MVP Winners — November 19, 2015

John McMurray chairs both the Deadball Era Committee and the Oral History Committee for the Society for American Baseball Research. He is also a past chair of SABR's Ritter Award subcommittee, which recognizes the best book set primarily in the Deadball Era published during the year prior.

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