In May, we held an open call for contributing writers, and the response we received was overwhelming. We are so grateful that so many smart, passionate baseball writers wanted to be a part of what we do here. It really made for some difficult decisions (and a lengthy hiring process), but we’re very excited to welcome some talented new voices into our ranks.
A quick note for those who applied, but were not hired: please keep writing. Many of the people working for the site weren’t hired at first, but we kept getting reps elsewhere on our way to apologize for initially passing them off. Just because there wasn’t a home for you on FanGraph this time, doesn’t mean there won’t be one later, and in the meantime, your good words and good work will improve public baseball analysis.
And so, without further ado, I’d like to introduce the authors whose work will soon begin here on the site.
Dewey is a writer and musician who lives in Brooklyn. he has written before baseball prospectus, where he contributed to the Too Far From Town series about the contraction of minors. He bakes fancy cakes and plays guitar for The Subway Ghosts, a punk rock band whose other members are also baseball writers. Davey grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and his earliest ballpark memory is on Boos Rain Down Glenn Davis at Memorial Stadium.
Alex is a recent Honors graduate of Vassar College, where he served as the award-winning sports and senior editor miscellaneous news, He has also written for Pitcherlist and Sports Info Solutions, after which he did a video-scout. His main interest is in cognitive psychology, an under-studied area of baseball research. For his senior thesis, he built a neural network that predicted pitch speed and location based on initial trajectory information; He used the model’s errors to learn more about how batsmen could integrate pre-pitch “estimates” with their real-time assumptions. He is fascinated by pitch sequencing and is a swing-strike enthusiast.
Chris is a data journalist based in Boston. He began his career working in baseball, first as a media relations intern with the Cubs in 2014 and then with the Red Sox media relations department from 2015 to ’19. In addition to thinking about baseball, he reports for U.S. News and World Report on data topics ranging from education to climate to COVID-19. Chris has long used FanGraph to describe what data journalism is like to confused friends and family.
Kyle is a lifelong baseball fan who has always been enamored with the numbers and analysis behind the game. He has written for The Pitcherlist on the Pitcher GIF team and for his personal blog, covering topics ranging from player analysis to draft, mostly focused on the Angels. Kyle is a senior at the University of California, living in the Bay Area and studying education and math. As an aspiring teacher, he wants to think about and write about the game of baseball from a teacher’s point of view.
Leo is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he lives in Toronto, which means he’s subject to the agony of watching Joe CarterThe 1993 World Series-winning walk-off home run is replayed on a loop each time a Phillies participate in a game. Nevertheless, his love for the game persists. He has written for sites on the web, including baseball prospectus, Inside the Phillies, Pitcherlist, and The Good Fight. He is also a comic writer and occasionally tries his hand at mixing baseball and humor. Sometimes it goes well; His work has sometimes been called “bad satire” and “waste of time”.
Esteban is a baseball fanatic. While his Yankees fantasy might be disappointing to some, that is why he became obsessed with the game we all love. His approach is heavily influenced by his time as a player, but his passion lies in connecting mechanics to data. Esteban’s previous work can be found at Pinstripe Alley. He was born and raised in New York and will probably tell you a time or two more.