I am happy to announce that my online baseball writing will expand to yet another platform. Along with my writing here (for ESPN), at Baseball Daily Digest, and at Heater Magazine, I will now be joining Baseball Prospectus (via Heater Magazine) as well.

There’s more to it than simple statistic sharing though, as we will also feature a piece of content written by a Heater author daily here at BP, via the fantasy blog.  The plan is to give a rundown of players to look at or avoid at all positions over the course of the week, so that way you always have updated information for your roster, rather than having to wait for me to get around to that sort of thing in a twice-per-week column format.

Mondays, Michael Street, who writes on Asian-American sports and culture for, in addition to Heater, will cover 1B, 3B and DH.  On Tuesdays, Michael Jong, who you may know from Marlin Maniac as well as my old stomping grounds, Beyond the Box Score, will write about 2B, SS and catchers. Rob McQuown from Baseball Daily Digest and our own Unfiltered will cover Wednesdays, taking a look at outfielders. Thursdays will bring you Lee Panas, author of Detroit Tiger Tales, and our coverage of relievers. Finally, on Fridays, Bill Baer from Crashburn Alley will write about starting pitching, because if there is one thing we lack here at BP, it’s Phillies fans that are also writers.
The columns will start in March and end at the conclusion of the regular season.
I am looking forward to this new opportunity. I can’t wait to dive in.

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  1. zoowithroy

    February 25, 2010 01:42 PM

    your first article can be one word long: HALLADAY

  2. Phillies Red

    February 25, 2010 01:46 PM

    Congrats, and looking forward to it. I’m a newish BP subscriber, so I’m actually wondering if that last comment about Phillies fans that are writers. Are they being facetious, and suggesting they have lots, or are they being serious, and suggesting they actually have a lack of either Phillies that are writers? Not that it really matters that much.

    Also, is it: Phillies’ fans, or Phillies fans? Something I’ve always wondered.

  3. Bill Baer

    February 25, 2010 01:49 PM

    Thank you.

    Off the top of my head, Eric Seidman, Matt Swartz, and Tommy Bennett are other Phillies fans who write for BP.

  4. maxL

    February 25, 2010 01:50 PM

    Brilliant! Sounds good.

  5. PhillyFriar

    February 25, 2010 01:55 PM

    Congrats, Bill, it’s a well-deserved honor.

    I knew that Seidman and Swartz were Phils fans, but I hadn’t realized that Bennett was. Looks like we’re building up quite a sizable contingent over there.

  6. Kevin from Macho Row

    February 25, 2010 01:56 PM

    Congrats on the big news and best of luck moving forward! You have earned this opportunity!

  7. Jay Ballz

    February 25, 2010 02:04 PM

    Congratulations are due. Good to see a good phan and solid writer making strides to greater success.

  8. Dan

    February 25, 2010 02:08 PM

    The top of the online baseball world, for my money. Well done!

  9. ShooterB

    February 25, 2010 03:20 PM

    Congrats, Bill. Good luck, and knock it out of the park.

  10. vfb

    February 25, 2010 07:46 PM

    congrats crash, if you will it, it is no dream

  11. Peter

    February 28, 2010 08:34 AM

    Congratulations. You’ve got a pretty kick ass group put together, I’m looking forward to reading the material.

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