Meet The Experts...

Ron Shandler began publishing statistical reports for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers in 1986. Since then, his enterprise has grown into one of the largest information providers in the industry, producing quality products continuously and over a longer period than any other fantasy baseball company.

Our writers and analysts are paid professionals, not weekend hobbyists or corporate staffers. While other information services seek out professional journalists who play fantasy baseball, we seek out successful fantasy players with innovative ideas who know how to write. That's our difference, and it's a huge one.

DIRECTORS

  • RON SHANDLER (Founder) has been publishing his unique brand of statistical information since 1986. A fantasy leaguer since 1985, he was the first author to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His annual book, the Baseball Forecaster, is now in its 27th year of publication. Ron's "Fanalytics" column has been appearing weekly during the baseball season in USA TODAY since 2008. He is the founder of Tout Wars, the national experts league featured in the 2006 book, Fantasyland and the documentary film of the same name. In national experts competition, he has finished in the top three 19 times, including six titles. In 2004, he was selected to help form an advisory board for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has been a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) since 1985 and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), which presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. The Fantasy Sports Writers Association elected him to their Hall of Fame in 2012. Ron has an MBA from Hofstra University and is a professional forecasting analyst by trade. Complete bio.
  • RAY MURPHY (General Manager-Administration) has been playing fantasy baseball in various formats since 1988. Ray competes in, and has numerous money finishes in, AL-only, NL-only, and mixed Rotisserie leagues. Along with co-manager Win Murray, he won their league and finished 4th overall (out of 390 teams) in the 2009 National Fantasy Baseball Championship. In 2012, he (co-)won the inaugural LABR mixed league, and added another NFBC league win and top-20 overall finish. He is also an avid player of simulation games, both Scoresheet and APBA. Ray resides in the Boston area with his wife, Jennifer, and twin daughters.

  • BRENT HERSHEY (General Manager-Content) has contributed to BaseballHQ.com since 1998. He is the recipient of the 2009 award for "Best Fantasy Baseball Article in a Print Publication" from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He grew up following the Phillies in Pennsylvania in the late 1970s, endured the John Felske years, and now attempting to come to terms with being a "big-market" fan. A consistent money finisher and 5-time winner in a local roto league, he spends most of his energy on several Scoresheet teams and dabbles in other formats. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Temple University, an M.Div. from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and an M.A. in religious studies from the University of Iowa. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Philadelphia.

  • JOCK THOMPSON (Director of News Analysis) began playing Rotisserie keeper in a 4X4 AL format in 1989 until 1995, when his two leagues switched to mixed AL/NL 5X5 keeper -- a format in which he still plays today. Within these two leagues, Jock has won 19 championships and an additional nine money finishes in 35 attempts. He has written various columns and performed various tasks for Baseball HQ since 2004, and is currently responsible for the weekly Keeper League column and Minor League Watch efforts. Jock has also produced baseball vlogs for the TYT (The Young Turks) Sports Network. He currently resides in Orange County CA, where he is an Angels season ticket holder and watches all of Southern California’s MLB clubs.

  • PATRICK DAVITT (Director of Research and Analysis) has been playing 4x4 Rotisserie since 1991 in the Regina Rotisserie League in Saskatchewan, Canada, placing in the money in all but four seasons, and won titles in 2001, 2002 and 2008. Patrick also joined the Tout Wars Mixed League in 2012. He joined the Baseball HQ team in 1999, writing about Rotisserie strategy and rules. He has since written the AL Market Watch, the Batting Buyers Guide column, and independent baseball and fantasy research, which led to his appointment in October, 2012 to the new position of Research Director at BaseballHQ.com. Patrick hosts Baseball HQ Radio, a weekly "podcast" audio program about fantasy baseball, available as a free MP3 download from Baseball HQ or from podcast providers like iTunes and directly from BaseballHQ.com/radio. In addition to his other work, Patrick contributes regularly and enthusiastically in the HQ Forums.

  • DAVE ADLER (Director of Games Analysis)  has been writing for Baseball HQ since 2004. He's been a member of the ultra-competitive "I Want to Be George Steinbrenner" Baseball League (ironically based in Boston) since 1986. He's served as commissioner ten years, won the league six times, and has 15 money finishes. When not managing his beloved Cygnus A's, he is an astronomer working with the Hubble Space Telescope, living near Baltimore with his wife, Beth. Dave has a BA in Astrophysics from Boston University, and MA and PhD in Astronomy from the University of Virginia.

 

 

 

WRITERS and ANALYSTS

  • Matt Beagle exemplified the depth of fanalytic commitment as an expansion manager when, appendix bursting, he coerced a hospital release to retrieve his Strat-O-Matic materials to draft from the recovery room. Matt has appeared on the Cleveland Indians radio and TV network and SiriusXM. In 2008, Matt added the Strat-O-Matic Bevy of Experts League to his numerous titles. He is an official video blogger for Strat-O-Matic. He also shares his views on HQ Radio each week. Matt obtained his JD/MBA from Wake Forest after attending Ursinus College, near his beloved Phillies. He now follows the Indians as closely after a Jacobs Field wedding. A bank Vice President and Instructor at Bloomsburg University, Matt brings thirty years of experience from Bloomsburg, PA.

  • Bob Berger has been the “Commissioner for Life” for the Pikes Peak National Baseball League (5x5 NL-only) since 1990 and has won nine league titles.  He has also participated in several mixed Rotisserrie leagues (winning two additional championships) and in several AL-only leagues. He recently joined a Diamond Mine dynasty league. He is a retired US Air Force pilot, has a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, and is currently a leadership and management consultant.  He is closing in on one of his life goals, which is to see a game in every major league stadium (even though they keep opening new ones).  He lives and watches baseball in San Antonio with his wife Diane.

  • Matthew Cederholm has contributed to Baseball HQ since 2010 and has been playing Rotisserie baseball since the moment he picked up his first copy of "Rotisserie League Baseball" in 1987. He has a number of league championships to his credit, most recently in 2008, and always targets skills over roles. Outside of fantasy baseball, if there is such a thing, Matt is an analyst and statistician for a financial communications company and is on the board of a local theater group (and can often be seen on stage). He holds a Master of Science degree in Global Financial Analysis and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

  • Ed DeCaria has seen his fantasy baseball sophistication increase markedly since co-founding a three-team mixed league with his brothers in the early 90's... it seemed so challenging at the time. Ed spends all day, every day doing some combination of creative thinking, analysis, writing, or presentation. He holds a full-time job as VP of Technology Product Management at a global data/analytics provider, a part-time job as a researcher at BaseballHQ, and a minimal-time job as an aspiring children's book author. Ed lives in Chicago with his wife Jamie, daughter Elena, and best friend Excel Spreadsheet.

  • Michael Weddell has been playing fantasy baseball continuously since founding a Rotisserie league in 1987. A long-time customer of BaseballHQ, Michael joined the writing staff in 2009. Professionally, Michael is employed by the leading international employee benefits consulting firm and helps large employers with their 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans. Michael roots for the Tigers with his wife and adult children in metropolitan Detroit.

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  • Joshua Weller has been playing fantasy baseball for the past 20 years (both mixed-leagues and NL-only), including an 8-year stint as a mixed-league commissioner. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and is currently working in Eugene, OR as a psychological research scientist. His research investigates how emotional and cognitive processes influence our ability to make advantageous decisions, especially in the face of uncertainty. Joshua has authored over 15 peer-reviewed articles focusing on risk perceptions and decision making. In his HQ columns, he plans to apply evidence-based decision making principles to the choices that are made as we play fantasy baseball -- pretty much making this writing position his dream job.

  • Rick Wilton was the fantasy baseball industry's first injury analyst, and is the only one with experience in sports medicine, radiology, pharmacology and physical therapy. Rick started his sports career as the co-host of the University of Utah's pre-game football and basketball shows from 1981 to 1984. He was also a regular on Sports KALL, the weekly sports call-in show in Salt Lake City. Rick began baseball writing with free-lance articles for Baseball Weekly and Fantasy Baseball magazine. From 1992-1995, he was the president of Sports Journal Publications, Inc. which published Fantasy Baseball Journal, Diamond Alert and the Hot Sheet. He researched and co-authored the book, Forecasting Pitching Careers, and was the fantasy baseball expert for WMVP radio in Chicago during the 1996 season. Rick is an alumnus of the University of Utah and lives in Racine, WI, with his wife and daughter.

  • Dan Becker played baseball for Dartmouth College and has been playing fantasy baseball since 1999. Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and threatening to stop rooting for the Pirates (a nearly two-decade tradition).

  • Doug Dennis has 20+ years of 4x4 and 5x5 experience. He has won the XFL in 2007 and LABR in 2011, and he finished second in the XFL in 2008, and LABR in 2001, 2009, and 2013. Doug served as a consultant to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004 and 2005. He has been analyzing relievers at HQ since 1999. In addition, Doug wrote the Tip Sheet for Sports Weekly in 2003-2004, and over the years has written articles for the Baseball Forecaster, ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine, USA Today, Sports Weekly as well as contributing to numerous spring annual publications. Doug has been on HQ podcasts and XM radio and he is a regular speaker at First Pitch Arizona.

  • Joe Hoffer has been a Baseball HQ analyst since 2006. He's played 5x5 NL-only keeper leagues since he graduated Lake Forest College with a BS in Psychology in 1988. When he isn't at Wrigley Field (he once attended 88 Cubs games in one year), he is selling advertising for Rolling Stone magazine, running marathons with his wife Anne, and hanging out with his daughter Tessa and son Blake.

  • Tom Kephart has been writing for BaseballHQ.com since 2006 and competing in various fantasy baseball formats (primarily Rotisserie Mixed and NL-only Leagues) since 1991. He is a life-long Cincinnati sports fan, a diehard Reds fan, and an enthusiastic student of baseball history. He earned a B.A. in Communications and Political Science, with M.A. in Political Science/Policy Analysis from American University, and an M.A. in Political Science from Ohio State. He lives in Columbus Ohio.

  • Harold Nichols has played Boxscore Baseball since the mid-1980s and is among the league's all-time win leaders. Since 2002, he has won eight NL championships and six AL championships and has twice won the Dick Howser Award as the outstanding owner in all Boxscore leagues. He has been writing for Baseball HQ since 2000. A former university Dean, he has now retired to devote his time to baseball, his wife, and his grandchildren (not necessarily in that order). Harold and his wife Anna Marie live in Springfield, LA.

  • Stephen Nickrand has been a contributor at Baseball HQ since 2000. He takes great pride in keeping its analysis of starting pitching the best in the business. As a baseball analyst for most of his adult life and a teen heartthrob for several years prior, Stephen has not left his basement during daylight hours since his sophomore year in high school. In his free time, he enjoys depressing movies and obsessively follows the band Pearl Jam on tour across the world. Stephen is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Organizational Studies and French as well as an MBA. During the day, he works in the Human Resources field in the automotive industry.

  • Joshua Randall has been writing for Baseball HQ since 2002, primarily covering batters, though you'll find his name on some of the Forecaster pitcher pages if you look hard enough. Joshua is a long-time Cleveland resident and Indians fan who asks himself every winter why he doesn't live somewhere warmer with a better team. When not undertaking fanalytic research, Joshua works as a business analyst at a large insurance company.

  • Skip Snow is a 10-year veteran in statistical analysis and sports writing. He worked for the Cleveland Indians from 1992-2003, co-edited a Shandler Enterprises book in 2007 and is a contributor on MLB.com. He is a lifelong baseball fan, youth coach and baseball history enthusiast with a passion for writing about statistical trends and match-ups. The Dayton, Ohio, native started writing for Baseball HQ in 2004. Skip and his wife Anne Marie live in Rocky River, Ohio, with their four children - Michael, Maria, Andrew, and Lauren..

  • Jeffrey Tomich has been a Baseball HQ analyst since 2005. He's competed in the same two leagues since 2001: A 6x6 NL-only auction league and a 5x5 mixed draft league. A native of Houston, Jeffrey has a B.A. in English and economics from Tulane University and works as a journalist. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter, and loves needling Cardinals fans on the rare occasion that they lose to the Astros. When not sifting through baseball stats, he enjoys running marathons, reading and traveling.

  • Ryan Bloomfield has been playing various Rotisserie and points league formats since 1999. He holds a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. He currently works as a Research Assistant while pursuing a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Ryan takes advantage of Tucson's sunny days manning center field for the Tucson Mustangs, part of a year-round fast-pitch baseball league.

  • Brian Brickley has been playing fantasy baseball since 1993. He has competed in and won leagues at the local and national level. To date, his biggest fantasy accomplishment is winning an 18-team expert league put together by a Boston sports radio station. He has earned an MBA from Bentley University, after attending Boston College, and currently works as a financial analyst. Brian resides just outside of Boston with his wife, Jennifer, and his daughter, Audrey.

  • Matt Gelfand has participated in mixed league competition since 1998, and has contributed to online publications such as RotoWire, Mock Draft Central and Yahoo! Sports. A recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire, Matt recently moved to Chicago to complete a Master's program at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

  • Scott Gellman has been playing Rotisserie baseball almost as far back as he can remember, both mixed and single leagues. He is a veterinarian in Philadelphia, PA where he lives with his wife, their beagle, 2 cats, and guinea pig, most of whom are Phillies fans.

  • Scott Monroe is now in his thirteenth year of writing for Baseball HQ, including four as Director of News Analysis, and has been involved in various forms of fantasy baseball since the mid-1980s. He serves as commissioner of one of his two local leagues for several years, and has won at least one championship in each of the past three years. Scott typically competes in NL-only or mixed Rotisserie leagues, and as a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan has thus far avoided joining an AL-only league for fear that the heart would indeed rule the head. Scott also competed in the first four years of the National Fantasy Baseball Championship with fellow HQ'er Ray Murphy. Scott is an attorney by day, but also worked for several years as a data analyst honing his enjoyment of numbers and statistics. He lives with his wife and two children in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Brian Rudd has participated in fantasy baseball since 1998 and has been writing for Baseball HQ since 2006. He and co-manager Charlie Gillespie won their league title and finished 4th overall in the 2011 World Championship of Fantasy Baseball. Brian is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in Sport Administration. A big St. Louis Cardinals fan, he currently resides in St. Charles, MO with his wife, Mona, daughter, Kaelyn, and son, Evan.

  • Kris Olson is editor of the Marblehead (Mass.) Reporter newspaper and www.wickedlocalmarblehead.com, where he has achieved honors including 2005 Weekly Journalist of the Year from the New England Press Association, and 2007 Editorial Writer of the Year among the 289 weekly newspapers. Olson holds an undergraduate degree in public policy studies from Duke University and a law degree from the Boston University School of Law. He also teaches in the Communications Department of Salem State University. A lifelong Red Sox fan whose loyalty was cemented during the horrific collapse of 1978, Olson lives on Boston's North Shore with his wife, Wendy, and son, Max. He has been playing fantasy baseball since the early 1990s, with numerous championships to his credit.

  • Andy Andres teaches what is likely one of the first ever college courses in Baseball Analysis and Sabermetrics at Tufts University in Medford, MA. When not spending time scheming victory in the very competitive Boston Baseball League, he teaches biology and physics at Boston University. During the summer he teaches science and mathematics and coaches baseball in the MIT Science of Baseball Program. As a Datacaster/Stringer for MLBAM, he is responsible for digitally keeping score of games at Fenway Park for various internet application like mlb.com's Gameday and ESPN’s Gamecast. Andy lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife, Kate, and their three children, Maddie (Colorado College), Aubree (Princeton), and Griffin. He will play softball, baseball, or just have a catch with anyone who asks and always travels with two mitts, just in case. He has worked for BaseballHQ.com in various roles since 2003 and has been schooled at St. Josephs HS (Metuchen, NJ), Brown, Harvard, and Tufts.

  • Rob Carroll has been commissioner of his 20-team dynasty league since 1989 in the era of USA Today weekly stats and paper spreadsheets. He admits that his primary thrust for starting the league was the opportunity to employ his dream battery of Allan Anderson and Andy Allanson. Rob earned his BA in English at the University of California at Berkeley and resides in Lake Forest, CA. When not scrambling to keep pace with his wife and two teenage sons at home, Rob is either at his job as Systems Administrator for a division of Delphi, at an Angels game, or reliving the 2002 World Series glory in his head.

  • Matt Dodge has been playing and commissionering in deep AL-only & NL-only 4x4 and 5x5 rotisserie leagues since the mid 90s. In 2001, he joined the BaseballHQ staff roster, applying his Industrial Engineering (Clarkson College) degree to player data analysis and occasional article writing, as if raising four daughters and managing IT projects was not already enough to do. Living with wife Barb in the MLB epicenter (also known as the I-95 corridor) where five MLB teams are less than a three hour drive away, he can frequently be found cheering on the Wilmington Blue Rocks (where the tickets are much cheaper), and manning the First Pitch Arizona registration table.

  • Neil FitzGerald has been involved in roto for 20+ years and has played many roles including running an early stats service. He is now a serial entrepreneur after working in the analytics/reporting software space for 15+ years and is currently trying to revolutionize online pricing with pricewhispers.com. A technology author with almost 50,000 books sold to date, he has a BSC from Queen's University and an MBA from Ivey at Western Ontario, both in Canada. After many years in NYC, Neil currently resides in Toronto.

  • Philip Hertz has been with BaseballHQ.com since 2003. He has played Rotisserie Baseball since 1985 and has finished in the money in his primary league in all but three seasons. Phil, like Ron, is a die- hard Mets fan, who attended the Mets first game at the Polo Grounds. He has an A.B. in history and urban studies from the University of Michigan's Residential College and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. When not pursuing his first love; i.e., baseball, he serves as the Deputy General Counsel for a United States government corporation. He and his wife live in North Bethesda, Maryland, just outside the nation's capital, and travel around the world annually -- but almost always with iPad in hand!

  • Troy Martell has been playing fantasy baseball, particularly Scoresheet, since 1992. Troy was born in Minnesota and is a die hard Twins fan. He has a B.A. in political science from Marquette University and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. Troy lives in Milwaukee and spends most of his free time with his wife, Erin, and his dog, Lando.

  • Craig Neuman has 13 years of Roto experience. He is a poster boy for the success HQ can provide. Before discovering HQ and the Forecaster, he finished in the money only once in 7 years. Since becoming an avid fanalytic player in 2004, he has finished in the money every year but one including 3 titles. Craig is a life-long Cardinals fan and was thrilled to move back to St. Louis where he could attend games more regularly. Craig now lives in suburban St. Louis with his wife and two children while working as a Director for a non-profit social service agency.

  • Greg Pyron is in IT software/web development and is from Atlanta, GA. He has been playing fantasy baseball since the mid-1990s and has written for FantasyBaseball.com and RotoTimes.com/Fanball.com. He is a lifelong fan of the Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.

  • Mike Shears has managed teams since 1992 and has earned two Scoresheet division championships and several top-half Rotisserie finishes on his pitching strength. He's familiar with the Rotisserie, Ultra 4x4 and 5x5, and Scoresheet formats. Mike's an 1987 Engineering graduate of Ohio State and lives in Indiana as a network admin. A former men's softball coach, he understands the never-ending struggle to find a good leadoff hitter.

  • Rod Truesdell joined Baseball HQ in 1999 and has performed in numerous roles, including Scoresheet Baseball and AL Market Watch analyst, and most recently AL West Team Analyst. Rod also serves as co-editor of the Baseball Forecaster and has been a contributing Forecaster author since the 2004 edition. A native Texan, Rod has followed the American League since the Senators became the Texas Rangers in 1972. He has won eight Scoresheet Baseball championship trophies, including the inaugural 1999 championship in the Scoresheet Champions Internet League, AL-SCIL. Rod holds a degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC with his wife, three kids, three dogs, and one cat.

  • Jeremy Deloney is in his eighth year with HQ. He appears daily during the season with the minor league callup reports. He spends most of his free time scanning minor league box scores and teaching the values of baseball to his three children. Jeremy lives in Lebanon, OH and works in compliance for a securities firm.

  • Rob Gordon has been a minor league analyst for Baseball HQ since 2003. He writes the weekly Minor League News and Scouting column, covers most of the traffic in the Minor League Forum, and does the NL Minor League Organizational Reports. Since 2010, Rob and Jeremy Deloney have co-authored the Minor League Baseball Analyst. When he isn't lurking in the shadows of some dingy minor league stadium, Rob can be found teaching History at Wayne State Univeristy where he completed his Ph.D. in 2003. Rob also works at the University of Michigan advising undergraduates on what to do with their lives and the importance of using Runs Created and xERA as a way to better understand the value of a baseball player.

  • Chris Mallonee has been writing for Baseball HQ since 2011 and competing in fantasy baseball since 2003. For the 2013 season, he will be focusing primarily on Minor League Analysis. Even though he resides in Austin, TX, he is a fourth-generation St. Louis Cardinals fan, and even hosts a Cardinals podcast monthly. Chris earned his MBA from Texas A&M- Central Texas and works for a software firm in Austin. During baseball season, you will often find Chris taking in a Pacific Coast League Game at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, or a Texas League game in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, or Frisco, TX. He has been married to Laura, for nearly four years, and they thoroughly enjoy living in the Live Music Capital of the World !

  • Alex Beckey attended Creighton University, where he noticed the similarities between investing in baseball cards and investing in stocks, which led to pursuing a degree in finance and economics. He was introduced to fantasy baseball eight years ago, and participates in 8-12 leagues per year on average. Since 2007, Alex has finished first in 60% of his leagues and has placed in the top three in 85% of his leagues. Alex won the 2012 Baseball Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two children.

  • Patrick DiCaprio has been playing fantasy baseball since 1985 after reading Rotisserie League Baseball. His first league was a 4-team AL-only league but he's since graduated to much stiffer competition. Patrick has won seven titles in high stakes leagues; in 2009, he finished 2nd in the NFBC Online Championship League 3 and won the FantasyPros911.com Experts’ League. His proudest moments are sitting in the bleachers in Fenway Park rooting for his beloved Yankees in the late 1980’s when their best pitcher was Charles Hudson.

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  • Peter Sheridan has a computer programming background and has been a Minnesota Twins fan since he can remember. He has been active in fantasy baseball since 1999 and fantasy football since 1984. Pete is a graduate of Northwestern University and avid supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers. He lives in Madison, WI with his wife Jennifer and two daughters, Molly and Sammi.

  • Dave Martin has been playing fantasy baseball since 2000. He currently serves as Baseballhq.com's Head-to-Head Strategy Columnist. In 2013, Dave won the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's award for "Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year, Print." Dave has extensive head-to-head playing experience and looks forward to the day when there is an NFBC equivalent for head-to-head leagues.  In the fabled Cape Cod League, Dave has finished in first place six out of twelve years, in addition to two second and two third place finishes.  Dave has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Fordham Law School.  He currently works as a commercial litigator in Connecticut.

  • Frank Noto has played various Roto formats since 1991 and written on baseball sabermetrics since the mid-1990s. He typically finishes in the money, and has won 9 league championships. In real life, he is president of the community outreach firm, GCA Strategies. There he conducts state-of-the-art public opinion surveys and helps build community and political support for controversial real estate projects. He wins for 93% of his clients, with an ERA of 3.52. Frank is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

  • Josh Paley grew up in Urbana, IL and is eternally grateful to his father who raised him to be a Cardinals fan and not a Cubs fan. He holds a BS in Math & Computer Science and MS from the University of Illinois and was ABQ&D in Science & Math Education at UC-Berkeley. He now teaches computer science and mathematics in Palo Alto, CA. Josh has been playing rotisserie baseball since 1988. He won the CDM Diamond Challenge in 2000 and the inaugural MLB.com Experts League. He has been the commissioner of a league he co-founded in 1992 and he was commissioner of LABR for two years. He is an avid indoorsman as he is allergic to things such as plants, dirt, and probably fresh air--except in baseball stadiums, which cure everything. He continues to assert that First Pitch Arizona is the best weekend of the year.

  • Nick Richards began playing Rotisserie online in 1998. Quickly realizing he needed an analytical approach in order to compete, he researched the field and settled on BaseballHQ as the site that was using analytics the best. Three championships in those early years proved HQ's worth to him and he's been a faithful reader ever since. He joined the HQ staff in 2008. He's easy to find in the forums where you just have to look for the Snoopy avatar. He is married and lives with his wife in New York where he works as a business analyst.

  • Lynda Knezovich is the voice on the phone that many of you have come to recognize over the past nine years. While not a fantasy player herself, she appreciates the enthusiasm and eagerness of the BaseballHQ customer! She may not understand all the intricacies of the game but she takes pleasure in hearing your stories of victory. Her ultimate goal is to respond to your customer support issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. She appreciates your patience, during the busy season! Prior to coming to BaseballHQ in 2001, Lynda worked for IBM in Baltimore, Maryland as an Account Administrator. She now lives in Roanoke, Virginia with her husband, their daughter, a Great Dane, two Chihuahuas, and two cats.