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 to check it out.
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 for what they bring to the table. 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!
Nick Richards (@NickRichardsHQ)
Nick runs a website called MiLBAnalysis.com that emphasizes minor leaguers and analyzing with analytical graphics. He 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. He also is a minor league analyst for Baseball HQ.
Baseball Pods has made a quick impression on the Twitter community. What they do is listen to as many fantasy baseball podcasts as they can and then 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 runs a podcast bracket for the best fantasy baseball podcast! Lastly, Chris has a website called Baseball-Pods.com where he analyzes every aspect of baseball.
Shelly Verougstraete (@ShellyV_643)
Shelly has been around since March 2009 and is someone I 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. She is also a co-host of the podcast Dynasty Child. 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!
Michael Ajeto (@dysthymikey)
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 1100 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 anywhere else. 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.
Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino)
Jorge is a big part of the Bases Loaded Network and also writes for Fantrax while also running his own website RotoRanks.com. 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 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.
Dave McDonald (@RunDMcD)
Dave has been around since 2012 and as you can see in his profile won 10th overall in the main event in 2019. 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 especially when it comes to injury risk. The best part about his account is how he challenges popular opinions and does it with informative research. Dave also recently started a podcast called High Stakes Heat that focuses on strategy and how to win your league. If you are looking to up your drafting abilities and become a better fantasy baseball player make sure you give him a follow.
John L. (@MLBMovingAvg)
John is a very talented and upbeat fantasy baseball analyst. Recently he has made the move to work for the FTN Network. He runs one of the most engaging, hysterical, and awesome podcasts called Corked Stats. If you want betting advice with advanced analytics mixed in make sure to subscribe to this podcast.
Ben Palmer (@benjpalmer)
Ben Palmer is a writer for Pitcher List. Ben displays a lot of fun stats with pitchers, hitters, and everything baseball. In season you can look to Ben for providing random pitch statistics on pitchers that will blow your mind. 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 Bases Loaded podcast 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 editing videos that bring a lot of fun to its viewers. What’s most intriguing are Mike’s videos where he finds stance changes for hitters, changes that have resulted in better performances. Last but not least Mike also does lineup rundowns at the beginning of the year which becomes very useful as well.
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.
Jeremy Maschino (@JMaschino_56)
Jeremy creates awesome gifs with analysis on pitchers daily. He provides an in-depth analysis of pitch movement and has certainly taught me a thing or two. Give him a follow and check out his State Street podcast.
David Mendelson (@DMendy02)
David is part of a very underrated podcast called Triple Play Fantasy. They are a ton of fun but will also educate you. If you are into basketball and football as well, Triple Play is definitely the podcast for you. David also writes for Fantrax giving you informed advice on all kinds of players. He recently wrote up a great piece on Keston Hiura.
Jake Devereaux (@DevJake)
Jake handles a lot of different articles for Fantrax, but you definitely want to read his top 100 starting pitcher articles. He goes in-depth about a lot of the pitchers while also producing some very interesting statistics. If you are into prospects Jake also co-hosts the 5 Tool podcast.
Chris Clegg (@RotoClegg)
Chris Clegg has become a budding star in the fantasy baseball Twitterverse. After one year of writing he has amassed over 3,000 followers and that number continues to grow. Writing for Fantrax he emphasizes doing deep dives for both hitters and pitchers by breaking down every aspect of their game. Chris also recently started a podcast with Eric Cross called the Fantrax Prospect Toolshed.
Corbin Young (@Corbin_Young21)
Corbin writes for Fantrax covering both baseball and football. He recently had a fantastic write up on Tyler Mahle using great visuals and information making it one of the better articles I have read this year. In season look out for his hitter matchup articles which take a look into team schedules and helps you decide on who to start for weekly leagues.
Mike Carter (@Mdrc0508)
Mike Carter writes for both Roto Fanatic and 9 Inning Know It All. Not only does Mike have the most legendary/hysterical son that he tweets about constantly. But he also writes a weekly bullpen piece that becomes extremely useful during the season. He tracks every team and who is receiving save opportunities so that you don’t have to. He is a great resource.
Dave Swan (@Davithius)
Dave Swan’s strength comes from his analytical articles that just dives right into the numbers. Dave was recently hired to write over at Fantrax and deservedly so, he is truly an underrated writer in this industry. Keep an eye out for his future articles.
Micah writes for both New Life Fantasy and Roto Ranks. Not only does Micah write up great articles and deep dives but he runs an awesome Twitter timeline. Throughout the season he consistently produces interesting stats on both hitters and pitchers while also giving insight.
Justin Johnson (@JJ_JetFlyin)
Justin mainly works on deep dives and analyzing players’ performances for Fantrax. In season Justin was writing a “News and Notes” article basically discussing impactful news around the league. This became a great resource because if you were too busy to keep up with everything like me, Justin did it for you.
Carmen Maiorano (@Carmsclubhouse)
Carmen writes in three spots, his own blog called Carms Clubhouse, Fantasy Pros, and he is also a featured writer at Roto Fanatic. To say Carmen is advanced analytically is an understatement. Check out any of his articles and you will see what I mean! If you want statistically sound articles on subjects like looking at hitters with large differentials in wOBA and xwOBA Carmen is your guy.