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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Episode #206: March 20, 2023

Michael ClairThis week’s guest is Michael Clair, a writer for who has been covering the World Baseball Classic across the globe, exploring the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame, following the Czech Republic national team around Europe, and documenting the United States team’s road to the final in Miami. His work has appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Sports on Earth, SB Nation, and other outlets. He lives in New York City.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Baseball's Endangered Species: Inside the Craft of Scouting by Those Who Lived It, by Lee LowenfishBaseball’s Endangered Species: Inside the Craft of Scouting by Those Who Lived It
By Lee Lowenfish

“In Baseball’s Endangered Species Lee Lowenfish explores in-depth how scouting has been affected by the surging use of metrics along with other changes in modern baseball business history: expansion of the Major Leagues in 1961 and 1962, the introduction of the amateur free agent draft in 1965, and the coming of Major League free agency after the 1976 season. With an approach that is part historical, biographical, and oral history, Baseball’s Endangered Species is a comprehensive look at the scouting profession and the tradition of hands-on evaluation. At a time when baseball is drenched with statistics, many of them redundant or of questionable value, Lowenfish explores through the eyes and ears of scouts the vital question of “makeup”: how a player copes with failure, baseball’s essential, painful truth.”

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