Rob Neyer (1966 – ) is a baseball writer known especially for his facility with modern analysis and sabermetrics. Growing up near Kansas City, Rob was a devoted fan of the Kansas City Royals who caught his break when hired as a research assistant by Bill James. After four years with James and two at STATS LLC, Neyer’s full-time writing career began in 1996 when ESPN hired him and he became the first widely read, sabermetrically savvy writer on the Internet. Rob has written or co-written seven books, including the award-winning The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers and, most recently, Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game.
- Read Mark Armour’s profile of Rob Neyer in the Spring 2019 Baseball Research Journal
- Read a collection of Rob Neyer’s articles at the SABR BioProject, including Billy Pierce and Artie Wilson
- Read Rob Neyer’s introduction to Baseball Analyst, a Bill James publication devoted to sabermetric study from 1982-89
- Rob Neyer: “Before Baseball-Reference, statheads relied on the ‘Big Mac’ “ (FiveThirtyEight)
- Rob Neyer: “Revisiting Moneyball more than a decade after its publication” (Fox Sports)