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Authors

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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:   Revisiting the O.P.P. Study — July 29, 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.

Recently:   When the Sparrow Sings – Sixth Inning — July 28, 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.


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.


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’ Wrist Injuries — July 21, 2014

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.


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


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


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.


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:   Hair of the Dog: The Hangover Effect Revisited — July 10, 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.


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

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


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

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

Recently:   The Physical Obstacle for Women in Baseball — May 29, 2014

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

Recently:   Naps, Kings, Hammers and Other Fellers — May 16, 2014

Noah writes for The Hardball Times. He has previously written for Beyond the Box Score and Fire Brand of the American League. Follow him on Twitter @woodwardps, or email him here.


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.


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:   Students of the Game — April 21, 2014

Brad is a former collegiate player who writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, and Fake Baseball. Follow him on Twitter @BaseballATeam or email him here. Daren is a software developer and proprietor of the sites Baseball Savant, MLB Farm and NFL Savant. Follow him on @darenw or email him here.

Recently:   The Wondrous and Withering Weather — April 11, 2014

David G. Temple is a systems analyst who writes for FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. He has contributed to The Classical and The Platoon Advantage. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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

Blake Murphy is a news editor at The Score, and is a freelance sportswriter covering baseball, basketball, hockey and more. Think Bo Jackson, without the being good at every sport part. Follow him on Twitter @BlakeMurphyODC.

Recently:   The Biggest Moments In Olympic Stadium History — April 3, 2014

Brad is a former collegiate player who writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, RotoWorld, MLB Trade Rumors, and The Fake Baseball. Follow him on Twitter @BaseballATeam or email him here.

Recently:   Why teams and players like opt outs — January 24, 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

Kyle owns Driveline Baseball and Driveline Biomechanics Research, and has authored The Dynamic Pitcher, a comprehensive book and video set dedicated to developing elite youth baseball pitchers. He is also a consultant for an MLB team and a major Division-I college program. Follow him on Twitter @drivelinebases or email him here.

Recently:   Pitchers of the 2013 draft: First-round analysis — December 18, 2013