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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:   Coming In Cold: Notable Pinch-Hitters — April 24, 2015

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.


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 Baseball in Super Slow Motion — April 21, 2015

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.


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


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.


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


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:   Indian Summer at Braves Field — March 27, 2015

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 New All-Time Triples List — March 25, 2015

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

Recently:   Tommy John Surgery Success Rates in the Majors — March 23, 2015

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:   Is Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? — March 2, 2015

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:   Baseball 2.0 — February 25, 2015

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:   Are Groundball Pitchers Overrated? — February 20, 2015

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:   Baseball Cannot Tolerate Violence Against Women — February 5, 2015

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

Recently:   The Three Declines of Sammy Sosa — January 29, 2015

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.

Recently:   So Teams Have Lots of New Data. Then What? — January 28, 2015

Max Weinstein is a 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.

Recently:   Finding Value in Fastball Mixing — January 8, 2015

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

Recently:   Extending Ryan Howard Is Not What Killed the Phillies — December 12, 2014

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


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

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.