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 #97: February 8, 2021

Marty Appel (COURTESY PHOTO)This week’s guest is Marty Appel, who became the youngest public relations director in baseball history when George Steinbrenner elevated him to the New York Yankees post in 1973. He is the author or co-author of numerous sports books, including the New York Times-bestselling Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain; Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss; and most recently Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character, winner of the aptly named CASEY Award in 2017. He resides in New York City.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Kyle Hendricks (USA TODAY)

“PECOTA Does Well With Pitchers Who Beat FIP”
By Rob Arthur, Baseball Prospectus

“There are some players every projection system aces. It doesn’t take a genius or some fancy math to tell you that Mike Trout is probably going to be pretty good–he’s been posting nearly the same stats, with some slight variations due to injuries, for the better part of a decade now. And there are some players, on the opposite ends, that always seem to bedevil any prediction thrown at them. Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks is among this latter pool.”

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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)