Author: Derek Blair

My name is Derek and I am the creator of Dingerball. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I received the 2018 Jack Kavanagh Research Award from the Society of American Baseball Research for previous work.
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A glimmer of Hope for Rowdy Tellez

This article is by former Dingerball writer Keenan Lutzko Outside of having one of the best names in all of baseball, Blue Jays First Baseman Rowdy Tellez, had few things go his way in 2019. […]

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Player Analysis: Mike Ford

Background Mike Ford is a first baseman for the New York Yankees and is 27 years old. 2019 was his first year in the bigs as he finally got the call up with so many […]

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Dingerball has a patreon

Dingerball now has a Patreon where you can help us to continue and expand our brand. Our purpose is to make a positive impact on the game of baseball. We are now at a time […]

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The Howie Kendrick comeback story

The 2019 season was a big one for Howie Kendrick. He played hero for the Nationals in the playoffs and helped lead them to claim a World Series title. Kendrick came up clutch time and […]

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How Jeff McNeil is so successful at the plate

Jeff McNeil tends to be one of the most underrated players in the league. He is an elite hitter but is often overlooked. Despite being one of the best second basemen in the league he […]

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Player Analysis: Austin Nola

For the second article under our new player analysis column I am analyzing Austin Nola. I chose him based on a suggestion from twitter. This brings me to say that if you’re reading this and […]

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Player Analysis: Joc Pederson

For the first article of this new player analysis column, I decided to breakdown Joc Pederson. I chose him because when I visited Baseball Savant’s website he was listed as the top trending player with […]