Why post a list of Fantasy Baseball Twitter accounts? Well, for several reasons – first of which is that Twitter is an invaluable source of information for Fantasy Baseball owners. Secondly, because these guys do great work in trying to assist nearly every owner that asks them a question. (See my post on “How to Get Fantasy Writers to Answer Your Questions.”)
Last summer, I posted the Top 66 Fantasy Football Twitter Accounts You Should Follow, and it was a very popular post. I think mostly because I tried to explain why you should follow a lot of these guys.
This will be an ever-growing list for several reasons. First, I’m sure I forgot friends of mine for whatever reason (I’m a dope?). And secondly, writers/readers will be letting me know which Fantasy Baseball Twitter Accounts that are awesome and I just don’t know.
I was going to write an article about how Fantasy Baseball readers can use Twitter, then I happened upon this article by Brien Bonneville at TheFakeBaseball.com. Then I thought, “Man, I could just clip-and-paste this whole thing!!!” In the end, I decided to just link to it instead. And for that article, give that man a follow @BBonneville! (He writes about the fake baseball, too.)
Most of the Twitter accounts below are writers, and I tried to distinguish between writer accounts and accounts for entire websites or companies. So initially, I didn’t list @theRotoFeed because I thought they were just an RSS feed and they didn’t engage readers. Then they yelled at me!
— Fantasy Baseball (@therotofeed) March 29, 2013
Now I realize, they DO interact! So follow @theRotoFeed — they have 10k followers and they tweet boatloads o’ Fantasy stuff.
My Original Top Fantasy Baseball Twitter Accounts
These are the guys that I posted about last year, and I still think they rank among the best Twittererers for 2013. These guys are no-brainers … Wait, I mean, you should follow them without question … Not that they are no-brained people. Crap.
Matthew Berry, ESPN.com, @MatthewBerryTMR – The face of Fantasy Sports, with a book, “The Fantasy Life,” hitting shelves this coming summer. The only person that knows me and doesn’t know Berry is my mom.
Who knows more about baseball: Emack or Tristan? It’s an arm-wrestling match for the ages!
Jason Collette, RotoWire.com, BaseballProspectus.com, @JasonCollette — One of my favorite guys in the industry, and easily one of the smartest. Not just for “Fantasy” baseball, but for the game itself.
Nando Di Fino, CBSSports.com, @NandoCBS — Nando is one of my closest friends in the industry. We’ve spent many a drunken night in NYC before our Tout Wars drafts. He’s a main character in the best-selling book, FantasyLand, and now he’s one of the hosts of CBSSports.com’s Fantasy Baseball 360 daily videos. If you haven’t checked that out yet, get on it – it’s live every day at 5pm ET.
Ray Flowers, BaseballGuys.com, @BaseballGuys — Ray does the Fantasy Drive radio show on SiriusXM Radio each afternoon with Kyle Elfrink – easily my favorite Fantasy Baseball time of the day. They’re the best Fantasy show to listen to online, radio or satellite.
Eric Mack, SI.com, @EricMackFantasy — Emack is a former co-worker of mine. We both held down the fort on Fantasy Baseball at CBSSports.com for most of the 2000s. In an earlier column, where I explained he’ll usually answer anything on Twitter. But be forewarned, “… if you ask me a question, don’t bother arguing with my answer. I won’t care what you have to say.”
Other Fantasy Baseball Twitter Accounts I’m especially fond of!
Chet Gresham, theFakeBaseball.com, @Chet_G – Came across this guy last year and now I’m kinda convinced he invented Twitter. I’m shocked his Twitter handle isn’t @Twitter. He runs the fake Fantasy sites and once ate a Dorito that was shaped like Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton.
Fantasy Baseball Twitter Accounts Among “101 Fantasy Tippers”
Here are all of the Twitter accounts for the fantastic writers that took part in my e-book, “101 Fantasy Baseball Tips,” which is available for 99 cents! They are listed below in order of their chapters in the e-book.
Ian Riley, RotoExperts.com, @Ian_Riley — One of my favorite guys in the industry. Solid smarts, and on the douchebag scale – he’s a total 10! … Well, that’s a 10 on a scale of 1,000 though … He’s a good guy, with the appropriate amount of brains!
Greg Ambrosius, Stats LLC, @gregambrosius— I starting reading Greg’s Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football columns in magazines dating back to the early ‘90s. Total professional that now runs the NFBC – National Fantasy Baseball Championship and hosts a show on SiriusXM with longtime business buddy Tom Kessenich.
Mike Lombardo, WiseGuyBaseball.com
Brian Flood, Comedian, @BrianSFlood — Flood used to work with me at CBS, then he worked for years as the Assistant to the Director of Officiating with the NFL. He’s always a challenge to beat in the AL-only league I’m in with him. He’s currently working to become a great stand-up comic in New York!
Nicholas Minnix, KFFL.com, @NicholasMinnix — This guy’s always happy. I like it. Good writer and Fantasy Baseball player too. I go up against him in Tout Wars each season, so I have to hate him for six months.
Daniel Dobish, RotoExperts.com, @danieledobish — Doing daily gaming this season? You’ll definitely want to follow Dobish, then. We both worked together at CBS for years, and then at OPENSports.com and RotoExperts. He holds the world record for Fantasy Baseball updates in one day.
You can follow all of those guys, as well as myself @DavidGonos on the “101 Fantasy Baseball Tips” writers Twitter list I started. The authors are posted in order of where their Fantasy Baseball tip landed in the ebook.
15 More Tout Wars Peeps to Follow!
Glenn Colton, SiriusXM Radio Show Co-Host “Colton & the Wolfman,” @GlennColton1
Al Melchior, CBSSports.com, @AlMelCBS
Rick Wolf, SiriusXM Radio Show Co-Host “Colton & the Wolfman,” @RickWolf1
19 More Useful Twittererers
Grey Albright, Razzball.com, @Razzball –I’ve known Razzball was a good site for quite some time, but I only recently came across this dude, who runs the site. Well, he’s weird. Funny weird, though! And he writes awesome stuff like this.
Tony Cincotta, Fantasy Sports Host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, @TheTonyCincotta
Craig Mish, SiriusXM Radio Host, @CraigMish
Gregg Sussman, Radio Host on WFAN, @GreggSussman
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Photo Credit: Mike Wilkins
Let me know if I missed out on some Fantasy Baseball Twitter Accounts you feel are up to these standards!
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.