Rob Neyer (born 1966) is a baseball author and, since 1996, a columnist for ESPN.com. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each ESPNcom is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc A disciple of major sabermetrics figure Bill James, his writing is an outlet for everyday fans to gain insight that statistics-centered analysis can offer. Sabermetrics is the analysis of Baseball through objective evidence especially Baseball statistics. George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949, in Holton Kansas) is a Baseball writer historian and statistician whose work has been
Neyer spent the early years of his boyhood in the upper Midwest and later moved to the middle Midwest, close to the Kansas City area. Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages He attended the University of Kansas, where he picked up a passion for baseball after reading Peter Golenbock 's Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Bill James Baseball Abstract 1984. The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university with campuses located in Lawrence, Kansas City He is currently married and living in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers  Uninterested in school, Neyer left college during his fourth year and took a job roofing houses. 
Neyer was introduced to Bill James by a casual friend, Mike Kopf, nine months after dropping out of college. George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949, in Holton Kansas) is a Baseball writer historian and statistician whose work has been He was soon hired as a research assistant. Neyer's first project with James was helping compile material for the book This Time Let's Not Eat the Bones, a collection of material from the Abstracts.  After four years under the tutelage of James, Neyer took a job at STATS, Inc., before joining ESPNet SportsZone, ESPN. STATS Inc (the company name is technically an acronym for "Sports Team Analysis and Tracking Systems" is a global sports statistics and information company com's forerunner, in 1996. 
Until 2004, Neyer's work was available without subscription, but it is now part of the Insider service and can thus only be read with a paid subscription. Since 2007, the bulk of Neyer's ESPN work has shifted to his daily blog.
Neyer is the author of Feeding the Green Monster, 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), Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders, and Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (ISBN 0-7432-6158-5 is a Non-fiction Baseball reference book, written by Rob Neyer and Bill
Neyer's statistical analysis often finds him at odds with many, though not all, ESPN writers, who prefer more "traditional" types of baseball writing and generally eschew newer statistics such as OPS+, VORP, and WARP. In Baseball, value over replacement player (or VORP) is a statistic invented by Keith Woolner that demonstrates how much a hitter contributes offensively
In February 2001, Neyer infuriated many Yankees fans when he used many objective statistical measures, such as win shares and Clay Davenport's Fielding Translations to show that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter consistently rated among the worst fielders at his position. Win Shares can refer to a book by Bill James or the statistic explained in the book Clay Davenport a native of Hampton Roads, Virginia, now living in Baltimore, Maryland, is a Baseball sabermetrician who Derek Sanderson Jeter (ˈʤitɚ born June 26 1974 is an American Major League Baseball player  He is regularly cited in the "Keeping Score" column in the New York Times and elsewhere. Bill James describes him as "the best of the new generation of sportswriters. He knows baseball history like a child knows his piggy bank. He knows how to pick it up and shake it and make what he needs fall out. "
On March 6, 2007 Neyer set the record for longest ESPN. com chat at 6 hours and 37 minutes.  His ESPN. com chat record was broken when Bill Simmons chatted for 7 hours and 4 minutes on November 28, 2007. Bill Simmons (born September 1969 is a columnist for Page2 on ESPN  He was able to regain the record from Simmons with a 12 hour and 1 minute chat on Opening Day of the 2008 baseball season, March 31, 2008. Opening Day is warmly regarded in North American tradition as the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season  In his closing remark, he quoted Ring Lardner, "The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong -- but that's the way to bet. Ringgold Wilmer Lardner ( March 6 1885 – September 25 1933) was an American sports columnist and Short story writer best " 
In December 2007, Neyer was declined admission to the Baseball Writers Association of America, members of which vote for Baseball Hall of Fame candidates and several annual awards including the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award. Baseball Writers' Association of America ( BBWAA) is a professional association for Baseball Journalists writing for daily Newspapers, Magazines The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. In Baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best Pitcher in Major League Baseball (one each for American and National  While 16 other internet baseball columnists were admitted in their first year of eligibility, ESPN's Neyer and Keith Law were refused due to the BBWAA's perception that Law and Neyer did not attend enough games in person. Keith Law is a baseball writer for ESPN 's Scouts Inc He was formerly a writer for Baseball Prospectus and worked in the Front office for the