Twitter can be a great tool to use when it comes to fantasy baseball. By the day more and more people are creating accounts and putting their stamps on the fantasy baseball community. A community that is amazing in terms of encouragement.
Prospects 365 does a really awesome article about weaponizing twitter. He talks about a lot of valuable fantasy baseball accounts to follow and breaks them down by category. If you haven’t seen it make sure it check it out here.
What I want to do is talk about some accounts that seem underrated or maybe as us fantasy players like to call it, sleepers. These accounts are all under 5,000 followers and should be more well known with what they bring to the table. I also would like to note that this isn’t about websites this is about twitter content and what they post into the twitter-verse. Below I have listed their names (if provided) as well as their twitter handle. You will also see a little summary of the account and what they bring to the table. Please follow them if you don’t because you will certainly be thanking me later.
Nick Richards @NickRichardsHQ
Nick started his account in 2017 and currently holds about 600 followers. Nick runs a website called Medium.com that emphasizes on minor leaguers and analyzing with analytical graphics. Nick runs a creative timeline on twitter as he consistently posts about minor league players showing how they performed via graphs and spray charts. If you are looking for informative information about prospects and prefer visuals this is the account to follow.
Baseball Pods @BaseballPods
Baseball Pods joined Twitter in February of this year and has made a quick impression on the twitter community. What they do is listen to as many fantasy baseball podcasts as they can and they give you quick bullet points on these episodes. This is extremely valuable especially if you don’t have time to listen to every fantasy baseball podcast. You can easily glance over at the account to see what podcast they have listened to, which episode, and if something piques your interest give it a listen. Baseball Pods also just recently started a podcast bracket for the best fantasy baseball podcast! Make sure to check them out and go vote.
Shelly Verougstraete @ShellyV_643
Shelly has been around since March 2009 and is someone I have personally have followed since I first joined Twitter. She prides herself on being one of the few women in the industry and is certainly making a name for herself in the baseball community. Shelly knows her stuff and absolutely knows her prospects. All you have to do is look at her credentials as she writes for RotoGraphs, Pitcher List, Prospects 365, and Dynasty Guru. On Twitter Shelly posts polls, interesting articles, fun stats, and very cute pictures of her dogs! If you love prospects Shelly is definitely the way to go!
Stat Blast @Statblastsports
Stats Blast has been on Twitter since August of 2019, while they haven’t been around long they have certainly made a great impression. Mainly focusing on pitchers they do long twitter threads to break them down pitch by pitch. They really dive into pitch mixes and how the pitcher performs versus right-handed hitters and left-handed hitters. If you want a quick break down of an MLB pitcher without having to read an article this is the spot to go. Check out his Marcus Stroman thread below!
Michael Ajeto @mikeyajetoPL
Mikey has to be one of my favorite writers in the fantasy baseball universe and it blows my mind that he has been around since 2014 and only has roughly 800 followers. Mikey is very sharp and knows how to break down players just as good as anyone. He is a staple for Pitcher List and also has recently started writing for Lookout Landing. Not only is Mikey a great follow for his articles but he also tweets interesting baseball stats that you usually don’t see elsewhere. One of the best things about Mikey’s timeline is that he also throws a lot of humor in there. If you want some laughs as well as solid baseball information make sure to give Mikey a follow.
The Fantasy Jones @TheFantasyJones
The Fantasy Jones has been around since May of 2019 and currently holds about 1600 followers. This Twitter account is really the jack of all trades, the do both football and baseball. So what makes them such an interesting twitter account? Their awesome videos. If you prefer visuals, make sure you follow them as they put together awesome videos that display players with interesting stats. They also create videos that make it fun to interact with their account such as “who’s that player.” They show a shadow of a player lists interesting stats about them and they see if you can guess who it is. They are a very fun, visual, and interactive account to follow!
Jorge Montanez @Roto_Nino
Jorge has been on Twitter since 2009 and has roughly 1800 followers. Jorge is a big part of the Bases Loaded Network and also writes for Fantrax. While I have had the pleasure of working with Jorge over the past year, his talent and writing skills are the reason he is on this list. Jorge tweets his input on players he loves to target in drafts and really pushes you to look into players you haven’t thought of. Besides awesome insight, you can find funny tweets about his family and retweets of the man podcast episodes he’s involved in. Honestly, Jorge is one of the best lesser-known writers in the industry and is severely underfollowed. If you have a chance to read a recent article of his on Fantrax and you will see what I mean.
Less Than Dave @RunDMcD
Less Than Dave has been around since 2012 and as you can see in his profile won 10th overall in the main event last year. He does run a website rotosaurus.com which is an awesome resource and you should check out. On his timeline, you will see he loves to give his opinion on players and draft strategy. Trust me, just tell him you don’t like Shane Beiber and he will give you a plethora of information as to why you should like Shane Beiber (see below). The best part about this account is he challenges popular opinions and does it with informative research. If you are looking to up your drafting abilities and become a better fantasy baseball player make sure you give him a follow.
MLB Moving Averages @MLBMovingAvg
MLB Moving Averages have been on Twitter since 2019. John is a very talented writer as he writes for the very popular website The Athletic. John puts a fun spin on analyzing players and he brings a stock market style to the table by using fun graphs with, of course, moving averages. John also displays interesting stats and is working on some very interesting ideas for The Athletic. Give John a follow for interesting graphs, stats, and sometimes stock tips!
Ben Palmer @benjpalmer
Ben Palmer has been on twitter since 2009 and currently writes for Pitcher List. Ben displays a lot of fun stats with pitchers, and you should check out his current tweets about random pitchers with great pitches. In season you can look to Ben for providing random pitch statistics on pitchers that you can certainly learn a lot from. Don’t forget to check out his work on PitcherList.com!
Mike Kurland @Mike_Kurland
Mike Kurland has been on twitter since 2018 and his podcast Basesloaded has quickly become a household name. Besides the postings of his podcast episodes, Kurland’s twitter brings a lot to the table. More recently he has been diving into live videos that bring a lot of fun to its viewers. What’s most intriguing is the random hitting stats he posts throughout the offseason. There are a lot of accounts that post random hitting stats but not many do hitting stats which makes his timeline so valuable. Plus we have all grown to love Kurland’s corky personality!
Fantasy Baseball Injury Guru @mlbinjuryguru
The Fantasy Baseball Injury Guru has been around since 2017. As you can tell by the account handle Reuven consistently tweets about any player who has a recent injury. Without explanation, this is of course extremely valuable. The best part is he doesn’t just tweet when an injury happens but he follows up with timeline estimates. If you don’t want to do the research yourself stop over to Reuven’s account as he does all of the research for you and you can get awesome updates on your fantasy baseball players.
Nick Gerli @nickgerli1
Nick has been around since 2018 and is extremely underfollowed. Nick is probably one of the more visually appealing Twitter timelines in the twitter-verse. Nick posts charts on top of charts with valuable information that really makes you rethink your analysis. Whether it is looking at Barrel/Whiff ratios, contact barrel relationships, or even 2 Strk%, Nick gives you all of it. Nick does run his own website called caught-looking.com so make sure to give that a glance as well. If you love graphs, love analytics, and love amazing info make sure to give Nick a follow.