Introducing the New Writing Team

Over the past week Gregg and I have been working to bring on some new voices to the site.  The goal is to bring on people who are passionate about baseball and would bring good writing and insight to the community here.  We were seeking to cover as many of the affiliates as possible with in person views and reports.  In this we have mixed a combination of skills including long form articles as well as scouting reports.  There may be some growing pains as we seek to balance everything together, but we are really excited to bring on four new writers to the team and what they can help us bring to the site.

Chris King is currently a member of the Baseball Prospectus Prospect team.  Based out of Florida he focuses on the Florida State League and Gulf Coast League.  For those of you with a BP subscription you can read is Jose Pujols scouting report here http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21504.
You can follow Chris on Twitter @StatsKing

Jim Peyton retired to Clearwater in 2011 where he is now in his third year as a Threshers season ticket holder.  Additionally, Jim attends a ton of Spring Training, GCL, XST, and FIL games as well.  He will be joining us as our main writer for the Florida based teams, as well as some longer form articles.  You can read his writing on his own personal site http://philliesnewsfromclearwater.wordpress.com/.

CJ Wittman built his scouting knowledge over the last season attending games all over the northeast with his cousin, former BP Prospect Team Member and current Cardinals Amatuer Scout, Zach Mortimer.  CJ will be providing scouting reports and knowledge on Phillies prospects on the northern Phillies affiliates (Lakewood, Reading, Lehigh Valley, and possibly Williamsport).  I am excited by the sheer number of guys that CJ will see and the perspective that will lend to the site.
You can follow CJ on Twitter @CJWittJr

Jeremy Dobrosky  is new to the world of baseball blogging but not to the world of blogging.  Jeremy has been attending Reading games since 1988 and has provided detailed game recaps that have been posted on this site.  He will be reporting on the Reading team this year.

As for the rest of us, Gregg will be attending both Lehigh Valley and Reading games this year, and will continue with his larger system recaps, and hopes to add some player interviews this year.  Brad will continue to be your daily source of recaps and jokes.  will be working to manage the day to day content as well as site improvements, in addition to more long form pieces, I will also be looking towards the 2014 draft.

You can follow Brad on Twitter @bxe1234, Matt on Twitter @Matt_Winkelman, and Gregg on Twitter @PhuturePhilz.  Also for those of you who like to follow along Facebook we now have a page that you can find here.

Thank you to all of you who responded, we will be continuing to look at ways to improve the site.  If you have in person reports, send them to Gregg via the link at the top of the site and we will look to integrate those into our content.

About Matt Winkelman

Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has previously appeared on Phuture Phillies and The Good Phight. You can read his work at Phillies Minor Thoughts

18 thoughts on “Introducing the New Writing Team

  1. Pretty sure when you refer to my work “jokes” should always be written with quotes.

    Anyway, very exciting times here. Looking forward to all this new content.

  2. I’m excited to see what the new writers will bring to the table. Seems like we could be getting multiple points of view on the prospects and teams this year, which is nice. Also, thanks to all you guys for continuing to put in your time and effort to keep this site so great.

  3. I’m really thrilled we’ll be getting more firsthand accounts throughout the system. This should help elevate the site immensely and help the community come to better evaluations of our prospects.

  4. This is a better writing team than this farm system deserves. Thanks everyone – we love the reports.

    Not that anyone asked, but if/when I go to minor league games, I will be sure to provide my uneduated scouting views on the players I saw that day and I’d encourage others who go to games to do the same. I’ve learned a lot from these first hand reports over the years. My favorite was last year’s spring training report that Ryan Howard was limping around in the parking lot and having trouble walking – as it turns out, that field reporter was dead right.

  5. Sounds like a great team presenting different perspectives. Thanks to all of you that make this site so entertaining and informative.

  6. Wow. Sounds like an awesome crew. (agree with catch, better than the system deserves).

    Really appreciate all the hard work everyone puts into this site. I find it to be a great place for discussion and hidden knowledge. Increases my enjoyment of the Major League team as well, which is tougher to do with the crumbling of the superstar core.

  7. Sounds like you have all the teams covered with first hand guys. really cant wait to see there reports. nice team of writers. great job

  8. Excellent news for an excellent site. Looking forward to reading all the new stuff.

    And as an aside, I’m jealous of Jim living in Clearwater and getting to see all of the XST, GCL, and FIL games. What a life!!

  9. Good job all!…feels like this site is finally coming back together after the lull it hit with James’ departure a couple years back.

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