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!
@davidgonos Wow, dude. 11K followers, 1,000 referrals per day to the rest, and I don't crack the top 99? #hurtbyomission
— 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. Feel free to check them out on Instagram too maybe even leave them a cheeky like or two. I know how hard getting more likes can be. Thankfully, going to https://buzzoid.com/buy-instagram-likes/ never disappoints thanks to the expertise of Buzzoid.
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.
Tristan Cockcroft, ESPN.com, @SultanofStat — Cockcroft was my mentor coming up at CBSSports, which was then CBS.SportsLine.com.
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.
Mike Gianella, RotoThinkTank.com, @MikeGianella — This guy answers a ton of Fantasy Baseball questions every day and he’s usually spot on! Tout Wars, dude, too.
Tim Heaney, KFFL.com, @Tim_Heaney — Yet another good guy coming from the Tout Wars owners. Obvious connection to Fantasy player updates make his Twitter feed a solid mix of articles and player news.
Eric Karabell, ESPN.com, @KarabellESPN — EK has been talking Fantasy Baseball on TV longer than anyone else – and he has one of the best blogs in the biz.
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.”
David Pinto, BaseballMusings.com, @StatsGuru — This guy has been blogging about baseball for over a decade now.
Cory Schwartz, MLB.com, @SchwartzStops — Nobody answers more Fantasy questions than Cory. Great guy, excellent writer and a proficient Twitterer. He’s also a member of the Tout Wars crazy story guys.
And me – DavidGonos.com, @DavidGonos !!! I tweet about Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Football, TV, Movies, Music and funny things that happen to other people!
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.
Michael Hurcomb, CBSSports.com, @CBSHurc – One of CBS’ finest update editors will keep in you in the know. #BigHurc in the house!
Rob Shaw, BloombergSports.com, @RobShawSports – I go back with this guy to my days at OPENSports. Class act, full of knowledge on both major Fantasy sports, director of content for Bloomberg Sports.
T, FantasyTrade411.com, @WHUDEY — Writes columns, hosts podcasts, tweets and retweets – and he hosts #FridaysWithT which is a narrative story he tells each Friday through several tweets on Twitter.
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.
Ron Shandler, BaseballHQ.com, @RonShandler – One of the elder statesmen of the hobby. You should follow him, and then go do your homework.
Scott Engel, RotoExperts.com, @ScottERotoEx — He helped me get my job at CBSSports.com and he hosts the RotoExperts morning radio show on SiriusXM Radio, with Adam Ronis (below).
Derek Van Riper, RotoWire.com, @DerekVanRiper
Joe Sheehan, JoeSheehan.com, @Joe_Sheehan
Steve Gardner, USAToday.com, @SteveAGardner
Andy Behrens, Yahoo!, @andybehrens — Runs the Roto Arcade at Yahoo! Sports, and he has also written a book!
Garrett Greeby, FantasyRundown.com, @FantasyRundown — Dude goes through every Fantasy Baseball feed and finds the absolute best articles – EVERY DAY, ALL DAY LONG!!!
Will Carroll, BleacherReport.com, @InjuryExpert
Adam Ronis, RotoExperts.com, @AdamRonis
Lawr Michaels, MastersBall.com, @LawrMichaels
Peter Kreutzer, AskRotoman.com, @Kroyte
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.
Gene McCaffrey, WiseGuyBaseball.com, @Gene2323
Paul Greco, FP911.com, @PaulGreco
Eno Sarris, FanGraphs.com, @enosarris
Matthew Pouliot, RotoWorld.com, @matthewpouliot
Nick Raducanu, FantasyTrade411.com, @FantasyTrade411 — I would like to nominate Nick for “Fantasy Sports King of Twitter.” Seriously. He’s good with questions, answers, insight and retweets.
Doug Dennis, BaseballHQ.com, @DougDennis41
Mike Lombardo, WiseGuyBaseball.com
Jake Ciely, RotoExperts.com, @allinkid — Ciely is very good. There, I said it. Don’t tell him I said it, though.
Alan Harrison, TheFantasyFix.com, @TheFantasyFix
Pat Mayo, RotoExperts.com, @ThePME
Albert Lang, FP911.com, @AlbertLeRoi
Chris Liss, RotoWire.com, @Chris_Liss
Derek Carty, BaseballProspectus.com, @DerekCarty
Dave Gawron, eXpertLeagues.com, @eXpertLeagues
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!
Scott Swanay, FantasyBaseballSherpa.com, @Fantasy_Sherpa
Seth Trachtman, WedgeBuster.com, @sethRoto
Ray Guilfoyle, Faketeams.com, @FakeTeams
Patrick DiCaprio, FP911.com, @pdicaprioFP911
Zach Steinhorn, MastersBall.com, @ZachMLB
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.
Bret Sayre, Faketeams.com, @dynastyguru
Mike Siano, MLB.com, @Fantasy411 — Shared many a beer with this guy at Foley’s in NYC during the Tout Wars weekend. Send your questions to him to get read/answered on MLB.com’s Fantasy 411 podcast!
Marc Griffis, FantasySharks.com, @FantasySharks
Kurt Turner, FantasyKnuckleheads.com, @_knuckleheads
Fred Zinkie, MLB.com, @fredzinkie
Johan Lang, TradeDebate.com, @tradedebate
Paul Sporer, BaseballProspectus.com, @sporer — Another one of the best Fantasy Baseball writers out there. He even posted a 2013 Starting Pitching Guide available for purchase!
Jeff Barton, SccoreSheet.com, @JeffScoreSheet
Charlie Wiegert, CDMSports.com, @GFFantasySports
Jon Aisner, TheFantasyBums.com, @theFantasyBums
Dan Curran, FifthPeriodLunch.com, @yetivedder
Howard Bender, RotoBuzzGuy.com, @RotoBuzzGuy
Brett Talley, TheFantasyFix.com, @TheRealTAL
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
Patrick Davitt, BaseballHQ.com, @PatrickDavitt
Jeff Erickson, RotoWire.com, @Jeff_Erickson
Brent Hershey, BaseballHQ.com, @BrentHQ
Tom Kessenich, Stats.com, @TomKessenich
Rob Leibowitz, Mastersball.com, @Rob_Leibowitz
Tim McLeod, RotoRob.com, @TimothyLMc
Al Melchior, CBSSports.com, @AlMelCBS
Lenny Melnick, FantasyPros911.com, @LennyMelnick
Anthony Perri , Fantistics.com, @Anthony_Perri
Scott Pianowski, Yahoo! Sports, @Scott_Pianowski
Mike Podhorzer, FanGraphs.com, @MikePodhorzer
Brian Walton, Mastersball.com, @B_Walton
Rick Wolf, SiriusXM Radio Show Co-Host “Colton & the Wolfman,” @RickWolf1
Todd Zola, Mastersball.com, @ToddZola
19 More Useful Twittererers
Kay Adams, RotoWorld.com, @HeyKayAdams
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.
Stephania Bell, ESPN.com, @StephaniaBell
Ryan Boyer, RotoWorld.com, @RyanPBoyer
Tony Cincotta, Fantasy Sports Host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, @TheTonyCincotta
Justin Fensterman, KFFL.com, @FenstySports
Keith Lipscomb, ESPN.com, @KeithLipscomb
Jeff Mans, FantasyAlarm.com, @Jeff_Mans
Chris McBrien, DMFantasyBaseballPodcast.com, @CMcBrien
Craig Mish, SiriusXM Radio Host, @CraigMish
James Quintong, ESPN.com, @JQuintong
Zach Sanders, FanGraphs.com — @ZVSanders
D.J. Short, RotoWorld.com — @DJShort
Drew Silva, RotoWorld.com — @DrewSilv
Michael A. Stein, FantasyJudgement.com, @FantasyJudgement – I’m new to this guy’s courtroom, but he’s pretty funny and engages with a lot of writers. That’s a good thing for Fantasy readers!
Gregg Sussman, Radio Host on WFAN, @GreggSussman
Scott White, CBSSports.com — @CBSScottWhite
Jon Williams, AdvancedFantasyBaseball.com, @BigJonWilliams
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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!