First Pitch Forums 2019


First Pitch Forums 2017 presents

The Great First Pitch Survey of 2019

Our popular First Pitch Forum tour is back for 2019! While our LIVE dates are complete, you can still enjoy our VIRTUAL option! Here's a clip from our first Online session on March 7, 2019:

This year's program is designed around survey data: we are constructing a comprehensive survey about the upcoming season, and using it to poll BHQ analysts, subscribers, other industry voices, and the public at large, on questions like:

  • Five pitchers (min. 100 IP) posted a sub-3.15 ERA with a 4.00+ xERA last year. Who do you trust most to sustain that low ERA in 2019?
  • Which Padres outfielder returns the most roto value in 2019?
  • Which rookie hitter will be the most profitable at his draft price this season?
  • It's the 23rd round. Which type of player are you selecting ?
  • Jose Leclerc (ADP: 110), Kirby Yates (ADP: 114), or Ken Giles (ADP: 124)?

In these sessions (one three-hour program in live events; three one-hour virtual events), we will go over these survey results with a fine-tooth comb, looking for public biases, profit opportunities, and contrarian plays that can give you that critical edge in your own drafts.

All sessions hosted by Ron Shandler (founder of and current, along with Brent Hershey and Ray Murphy of Our goal: making you a winner in 2019!



We're excited to partner with Shindig Sports, who helped us out with our Baseball Forecaster video event earlier in the winter, on an online-only version of these First Pitch events. The online program will feature the same content as the live events, and will be broken into three sessions, which were/will be recorded at the following times:

  • Thursday, March 7th, 8:30pm ET (two-minute excerpt above)
  • Wednesday, March 13th, 8:30pm ET
  • Thursday, March 21, 8:30pm ET

If you're able, likely the best experience is to join us at the above dates/times, as there are channels for attendees to interact and ask questions of the hosts. But even if not, each of these one-hour sessions is recorded and then posted on a First Pitch Forums attendee page here at Which means that you can choose to view (and re-view) any/all of the sessions at your convenience. Our goal is to replicate the live event experience as closely as possible, while also allowing attendees the most flexibility in viewing all of the great information. (Registrants to any of the previous 2019 live events will automatically get access to the online event as well).

Importantly, both online and live event registrants will get access to the full survey results of 80+ questions, the PowerPoint of the 30-question program, and the 33-page speaker notes package that includes contributions/insights on selected questions from analysts who write for BaseballHQ, ESPN, RotoWire, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, RotoGrinders and many more. 

It's a 2019 Fantasy Baseball Season Preparation Powerhouse! Sign up below!