SABRcast with Rob Neyer

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. SABRcast features insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.

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Neyer is a longtime baseball writer and editor for, SB Nation, and He began his career as a research assistant for groundbreaking baseball author Bill James and later worked for STATS, Inc. He has also written or co-written seven baseball books, including The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (with Bill James), winner of the Sporting News/SABR Baseball Research Award, and most recently Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game, winner of the 2019 CASEY Award.

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Current Episode

Brandon McCarthy (TEXAS RANGERS)Episode #100: March 1, 2021

This week’s guest is Brandon McCarthy, former major-league pitcher and current Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Texas Rangers. He spent 13 seasons in the big leagues with the Oakland A’s, Arizona Diamondbacks, and five other clubs. His interest in learning more about sabermetrics helped him reinvent his pitching style and achieve a breakout season in 2011 with the A’s, when he led the American League in Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) at 2.86. He appeared in the 2017 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also a minority owner of Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship soccer league. He was a featured speaker at the SABR Analytics Conference in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Cool Papa Bell, by Lonnie WheelerThe Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell
By Lonnie Wheeler

Written by former American League President Gene Budig, The Inside Pitch and More investigates the human and corporate sides of our nation’s pastime. Throughout the course of this book, the author systematically engages the myriad concerns of Major League Baseball, past, present, and future..

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Episode #99: Lawrence Rocks (February 22, 2021)

Episode #98: Hannah Keyser (February 15, 2021)

Episode #97: Marty Appel (February 8, 2021)

Episode #96: Susan Slusser (February 1, 2021)

Episode #95: C. Trent Rosecrans (January 25, 2021)

Episode #94: Chris Welsh (January 18, 2021)

Episode #93: Jason Turbow (January 11, 2021)

Episode #92: John Shea (January 4, 2021)