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

Episode #212: May 1, 2023

J.J. CooperThis week’s guest is J.J. Cooper, Editor in Chief at Baseball America, where he has covered baseball at all levels since 2002. He has written recently about the 2023 rules changes, prospects moving up quickly to the major leagues, and the future of Minor League Baseball. Cooper holds a journalism degree from the University of Georgia and previously was a sports writer and editor at the Macon Telegraph. He was also a SABRcast guest for Episode #72 in August 2020.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Joe Cambria: International Super Scout of the Washington Senators
By Paul Scimonelli

“One of the most prolific scouts in baseball history, Joe Cambria almost single-handedly saved the Washington Senators from ruin. Signing a stream of young players from Cuba—as many as 20 per season for three decades—he fed the team affordable talent and kept them competitive during World War II, when many front-liners went to the front lines. Cambria subverted baseball’s color line years before Jackie Robinson broke it, signing light-skinned Cubans—many of African descent—who could pass in the all-white Major Leagues. This first ever biography traces his memorable career, including the shady hiring practices and flamboyant deals that drew rulings from the bench of Kenesaw Mountain Landis.”

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Episode #211: Ryan McGee (April 24, 2023)

Episode #210: Baseball Films roundtable: Ellen Adair, Eric Gilde, Noah Gittell (April 17, 2023)

Episode #209: Ben Jedlovec (April 10, 2023)

Episode #208: Edwin Rodríguez (April 3, 2023)

Episode #207: Emma Baccellieri (March 27, 2023)

Episode #206: Michael Clair (March 20, 2023)

Episode #205: Tim Hagerty (March 13, 2023)

Episode #204: Miles Wolff (March 6, 2023)

Episode #203: Bill Brown (February 27, 2023)

Episode #202: Emma Tiedemann (February 20, 2023)

Episode #201: Clint Hurdle (February 13, 2023)

Episode #200: Lindsay Imber (February 6, 2023)

Episode #199: Jim Joyce (January 30, 2023)

Episode #198: Pat Neshek (January 23, 2023)

Episode #197: Mike Capps (January 16, 2023)

Episode #196: John McLaren (January 9, 2023)

Episode #195: Graig Kreindler (January 2, 2023)