Tag Archives: Writing Samples

Where you can find my work

I’ve been fortunate to have covered sports as a researcher, writer, and broadcaster for more than 20 years. Here are examples of my work in that time.

Published Book 

The Yankees Index, June 2016 from Triumph Books

ESPN.com

Stars

  • Max Scherzer on sabermetrics and pitching to Ted Williams LINK
  • What makes Mike Trout the perfect player? LINK
  • Post-beaning: Giancarlo Stanton has a blind spot LINK
  • Aaron Nola could be a breakout pitching star LINK
  • Lorenzo Cain has a high ceiling LINK
  • Edwin Diaz is bringing the heat LINK
  • Jacob deGrom is best in the worst situations LINK
  • What makes Buster Posey baseball’s best defensive catcher? LINK
  • Chris Archer is baseball’s most interesting pitcher LINK
  • The Syndergaard ceiling LINK
  • Can Noah Syndergaard pitch at a Kershaw level? LINK
  • 1-1 with Paul DePodesta LINK
  • Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld LINK
  • Bill Groman was the Odell Beckham Jr. of his era LINK (non-baseball)

Hall of Famers

  • Vlad Guerrero the Hall of Famer – you had to see him play LINK
  • The 24 hours that defined Ivan Rodriguez LINK
  • Mike Piazza is a Hall of Framer LINK
  • Q&A with Chipper Jones LINK
  •  Baseball psychology
  • The value of a standing O LINK
  • The mental side of Matt Harvey’s slump LINK
  • Tony Fernandez remembers 1997, has a good outlook on his mistake LINK

Pitch-framing

  • Why is failed Double-A shortstop Tony Wolters a catcher? LINK
  • Pitch-framing is the Mets MVP LINK
  • Why the Dbacks went with Jeff Mathis LINK
  • When you pitch-frame, you have to love the ball, says Francisco Cervelli LINK

Aspiring stars

  • Why was Ryan Merritt unfazed pitching for the Indians in the ALCS? LINK
  • How did Gio Gonzalez become good again? LINK
  • Danny Duffy is a hometown hero LINK
  • Danny Duffy’s not boring LINK
  • Collin McHugh’s unexpected success LINK LINK
  • Brandon Guyer is the HBP king LINK
  • Byron Buxton on expectations LINK
  • Danny Salazar has the most valuable pitch in the game LINK
  • High expectations for Chris Devenski LINK
  • Brandon Belt makes an adjustment that pays off LINK
  • Jake Lamb makes one too LINK
  • Michael Conforto’s special swing LINK

The Athletic

Sports Info Solutions Blog/Stat of the Week

Link to articles

SIS Baseball Podcast

  • July 23, 2019: Interviews with baseball legend and current Tigers broadcaster Kirk Gibson, as well as Saberseminar co-runner and Brooks Baseball creator Dan Brooks.
  • July 11, 2019: Interviews with Sports Info Solutions founder John Dewan and baseball writer/podcaster Ben Lindbergh.
  • June 24, 2019: Interview with Diamondbacks broadcaster Mike Ferrin.
  • June 11, 2019: Interviews with Athletics  beat writer Susan Slusser, Rays beat writer Marc Topkin, and Twins beat writer Dan Hayes.
  • May 29, 2019: Interview with baseball writer Joe Sheehan.
  • May 14, 2019: Interview with former pitcher and current Yankee broadcaster David Cone.
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