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Authors

This page displays a list of our current authors. For a list of everyone who has ever written for The Hardball Times, please click here.

Miles Wray contributes sports commentary to McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Ploughshares, The Classical and Hardwood Paroxysm. Follow him on Twitter @mileswray or email him here.

Recently:   The Mailbox Money Men Power Rankings — November 25, 2014

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

Recently:   The Effects of Pitch Sequencing — November 24, 2014

Paul Swydan is the co-managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for ESPN MLB Insider and the Boston Globe. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.


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:   Madison Bumgarner and Athletics for Athletes — November 20, 2014

Frank Jackson writes about baseball, film and history, sometimes all at once. He has has visited 47 major league parks, many of which are still in existence.

Recently:   Bobble, bobble, toil and trouble — November 19, 2014

John, who has also written under the pseudonym "Azure Texan," writes for both The Hardball Times and NotGraphs.

Recently:   The Human Roots: Evolution of a Kind — November 17, 2014

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 the Wave — November 13, 2014

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:   Looking Back at the 2014 Postseason — November 10, 2014

Alex is a writer for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times, and is a product manager for The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @alexremington.

Recently:   A Century-Plus of Giant Achievements — November 3, 2014

Bruce Markusen is the manager of Digital and Outreach Learning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He 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:   Talking Ball with Jeffrey Radice — October 31, 2014

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.


Bradley writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @BradleyWoodrum.

Recently:   The Tony Gwynn Treatment — October 16, 2014

Patrick Dubuque writes for NotGraphs and The Hardball Times, and he served as former Bill Spaceman Lee Visiting Professor for Baseball Exploration at Pitchers & Poets. Follow him on Twitter @euqubud.

Recently:   Total War — October 8, 2014

Jeff writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times and Royals Review, as well as his own website, Baseball Heat Maps with his brother Darrell. In tandem with Bill Petti, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

Recently:   Should Short Pitchers Still Get Short Shrift? — October 6, 2014

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:   1951: The Year Baseball Really Integrated — October 3, 2014

Dan is a private hitting and catching instructor in the Los Angeles area. He played baseball for four years at Franklin & Marshall College before attending medical school. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @ZMan_DF.

Recently:   Finding Clues to Hitters’ Shoulder Injuries — September 12, 2014

Bill works as a consultant by day. In his free time, he writes for The Hardball Times, speaks about baseball research and analytics, consults for a Major League Baseball team and appears on MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential. Along with Jeff Zimmerman, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Tumblr or Twitter @BillPetti.


Matt is a PhD student researching cancer and stem cell biology, and spends some of his free time writing about the analytics of beer at BeerGraphs and contributing to The Hardball Times. Follow him on twitter at @murphym45.

Recently:   Leverage Matters: When to Invest in the Bullpen — August 20, 2014

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


Max Weinstein is a teenage baseball analyst. He has written for Fangraphs, The Hardball Times, and Beyond the Box Score. Connect with him on Twitter @MaxWeinstein21 or email him here.


Graphs: Baseball, Roto, Beer, brats (OK, no graphs for that...yet), repeat. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris.

Recently:   The Complicated Serenity of Being On-Deck — June 26, 2014

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

Recently:   Talking Situational Wins — June 3, 2014

Steve is a robot created for the purpose of writing about baseball statistics. One day, he may become self-aware, and...attempt to make money or something?

Recently:   Tools: Game and Series Win Probabilities — May 30, 2014

You can find Matt’s site here. Follow him on Twitter @MattR_Hunter or @mlbsim, or email him here and tell him all the things he should do to make the site better.


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.

Recently:   Deep Thoughts About Joey Votto — April 4, 2014

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. Don't wake him up, but do email him here.

Recently:   Take us back to “Take Me Out” — January 21, 2014