In May, we put out an open name for contributing writers, and the response we acquired was overwhelming. We are very grateful that so many sensible, passionate baseball writers needed to be part of what we do right here. It made for some actually troublesome choices (and a relatively lengthy hiring course of), however we’re very excited to welcome some gifted new voices to our ranks.
A fast observe to those that utilized however weren’t employed: please hold writing. Quite a few individuals who have labored for the location weren’t employed on their first go however saved getting reps elsewhere on their strategy to making us remorse having handed them by initially. Just as a result of there wasn’t a house for you at FanGraphs this time round doesn’t suggest that there will not be one later, and within the meantime, public baseball evaluation will probably be made higher by your good phrases and good work.
And so, with out additional ado, permit me to introduce the writers whose work will quickly be debuting right here on the web site.
Davy is a author and musician who lives in Brooklyn. He has beforehand written for Baseball Prospectus, the place he contributed to the Too Far From Town collection concerning the contraction of the minors. He bakes fancy muffins and performs guitar for The Subway Ghosts, a punk rock band whose different members are additionally baseball writers. Davy grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and his earliest ballpark reminiscence is of boos raining down on Glenn Davis at Memorial Stadium.
Alex is a current honors graduate of Vassar College, the place he served because the sports activities and senior editor of the award-winning Miscellany News. He has additionally written for PitcherList and Sports Info Solutions, the latter of which he video-scouted for as effectively. His fundamental curiosity lies in cognitive psychology, a woefully under-studied space of baseball analysis. For his senior thesis, he constructed a neural community that predicted pitch velocity and site primarily based on early trajectory data; he used the mannequin’s errors to study extra about how batters may combine a pre-pitch “guess” with their real-time perceptions. He is fascinated by pitch sequencing and is a swinging-strike fanatic.
Chris is a knowledge journalist primarily based in Boston. He began his profession working in baseball, first as a media relations intern with the 2014 Cubs after which with the Red Sox media relations division from 2015 to ’19. In addition to desirous about baseball, he experiences on information subjects starting from training to local weather to COVID-19 for US News and World Report. Chris has lengthy used FanGraphs to explain what information journalism is to confused family and friends.
Kyle is a lifelong baseball fan who has at all times been enamored with the numbers and analytics behind the sport. He has written for PitcherList on the pitcher GIFs crew and for his personal private weblog, overlaying subjects from participant evaluation to the draft, largely targeted on the Angels. Kyle is a senior on the University of California, residing within the Bay Area and learning training and math. As an aspiring trainer, he needs to suppose and write concerning the sport of baseball from the attitude of an educator.
Leo is a Philadelphia sports activities fan, however he lives in Toronto, that means he’s subjected to the agony of watching Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series-winning walk-off residence run replayed on a loop each single time he attends a Phillies sport. Nevertheless, his love of the sport has persevered. He has written for websites throughout the net, together with Baseball Prospectus, Inside the Phillies, PitcherList, and The Good Fight. He can also be a comedy author and sometimes tries his hand at mixing baseball and humor. Sometimes it goes effectively; typically his work is known as “dangerous satire” and “a waste of time.”
Esteban is a baseball fanatic. While his Yankees fandom could also be a disappointment to some, it is the explanation he grew to become obsessive about the sport all of us love. His perspective is closely influenced by his time as a participant, however his ardour lies in linking mechanics with information. Esteban’s earlier work could be discovered at Pinstripe Alley. He’s New York born and raised and can most likely let a couple of times extra.