Rob Neyer
Baseball Writer

Rob Neyer is a baseball author and, since 1996, a columnist for A disciple of sabermetrics legend Bill James, his column is an outlet for everyday fans to gain from the insight that statistics-centered analysis can offer.


Neyer grew up in the Midwest rooting for the Kansas City Royals. Neyer attended the University of Kansas. He has lived in Portland, Oregon since June 2002, and is married to Kristien Sima. Neyer got his start in baseball as James's research assistant, and later worked for STATS, Inc. before going to work for ESPNet SportsZone (which a few years later became Neyer's statistical analysis often finds him at odds with other ESPN columnists, who prefer more "traditional" types of baseball writing and generally eschew newer statistics such as OPS and those invented by James.

His books include Feeding the Green kahuna, Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups, Baseball Dynasties (co-authored with Eddie Epstein), The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (co-authored with Bill James), and Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders. In 2004, Neyer became embroiled in a minor controversy after leaving a disparaging review under the pseudonym "Ike Farrell" on for Steve Kettmann's book "One Day At Fenway." Eventually, Neyer - who wrote a Fenway-related book of his own years earlier - was outed as the review writer and had to issue an apology on In the apology Neyer states that most of the previous reviews were done by friends and family of Kettmann.

Many of these pages have used information from Wikipedia as their basis. Other information has been added by site owners as it is found and as time permits . We also invite users to submit info to be added to the site.
Copyright Genuine Kansas 2007