One of the things we’re proudest of at Baseball Prospectus is that former BPers have routinely gone on to bigger and better success both within the game and outside of it. The prospect team of 2016 lost six members to scouting gigs or baseball operations jobs, and another to a social media position with a team. While turnover is always difficult, we are confident that we have restocked the cupboard with phenomenal talent so as to provide our readers with the best prospect coverage possible.
To that end, I’d like to introduce you to the new (or newer) members of our team, and provide a little bit of background on who they are (in their own words), and what leagues they’ll be covering. Be sure to give them a follow on Twitter and keep up with their work all season long. —Craig Goldstein
Greg Goldstein – Will graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park this spring. Interned for the Aberdeen IronBirds last summer. Have written over 150 articles dealing with player analysis, transactions, the minor leagues and general baseball news for the blog, Call to the Pen. Recently have been covering the University of Maryland baseball team this spring, while having an eye on scouting some of the draft eligible players that I’ve seen. I will be covering the Carolina League, Eastern League (West) and the New York-Penn League as I am living in Baltimore, MD this summer
Twitter handle: @greg_goldstein1
Josh Turner – Graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL where I was a relief pitcher after transferring from James Madison University where I was an infielder. I will be covering the Florida State League, with sporadic coverage of the Gulf Coast League as well. I reside in Bradenton, Florida
Twitter handle: @ajoshuaturner
Michael Hollowell – Current attorney for a youth football organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Previously interned with the legal departments for the NCAA and United States Olympic Committee. Spent a summer on Cape Cod assisting the Cubs in their coverage of the Cape League in 2013. Spent part of another helping the Rays front office with data collection for a then ongoing research project. As an undergrad at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) I spent four years as the video coordinator for the varsity baseball program. Got to work with Seager, Harvey, Ackley, Morin, and Moran, among others. I’ll be helping cover the International League this season.
Twitter handle: @mdhollow
Justin Coleman – Graduate of Loyola University in Baltimore, MD where I studied Spanish and business. Having studied abroad twice (Spain and Argentina), I was fortunate enough to break into player development using my Spanish speaking skills. I have recently completed internships in video scouting/baseball operations for baseball organizations both domestically and internationally. Currently, I’m working for a baseball analytics company. I will be helping with coverage of the NY-Penn league this year, as I am based out of New York.
JH Schroeder – Former Minor League Video Coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers, worked out of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Worked as video scout for Baseball Information Solutions, and as a legal intern for SFX Baseball, in Chicago, IL. Will be working out of San Diego, CA, providing coverage of the California League, with occasional coverage of the Arizona League.
Brice Paterik – Former infant, current Texas Tech super senior journalism student graduating in May. Summer intern with Fox Sports Southwest. Baseball change my life, my school, and my career path by accident. I’ll be covering the Texas league based out of the Dallas area this season.
Twitter handle: @80gradewhitt
Chaz Fiorino – Previously served as a minor league video intern with the Boston Red Sox’ Short-Season A Lowell Spinners affiliate and Minor League Video Coordinator with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A Reno Aces affiliate. Graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau Scout Development Program and currently also scout for SoxProspects.com. Also regularly scout and evaluate amateur talent in the Northeast.
Twitter handle: @cbfiorino
Javier Barragan – Raised in The Bronx, First, took my talents to the Basketball Capital of the World aka UConn. Most recently, I worked in minor-league video in the Yankees PD system, and met Steve while on the scouting trail. Now, my talents will be based in West Palm Beach, FL.
Twitter handle: @JaviiGunz
Will Siskel – I grew up in Chicago as a White Sox fan, and got involved in prospect writing in 2014 writing for FutureSox.com. I then interned for College Splits, a college draft resource, where I served as a video analyst. Last MiLB season, I wrote for BP covering the MWL and following Anderson Espinoza around. I’m currently based in Saint Paul, MN as a senior at Macalester College studying English Literature.
Twitter handle: @willsiskel
Hayley Slye: California-based writer currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Cal State Fullerton student newspaper. Prior to becoming EIC, I was the sports editor and am in my second season covering Titan baseball and softball. After I graduate in May with a degree in journalism and history, I'll be interning with the Sonoma Stompers and spending the rest of my time finding features to write.
Twitter handle: @hmslye
Michael Damman: I grew up in St. Louis, which made me passionate about baseball early. Former baseball operations video intern with the Houston Astros, minor league video intern with the Seattle Mariners, and media relations intern with the Frisco Roughriders. I have spent 10 years working in minor league baseball. Based out of Dallas, TX, I will primarily cover the Texas League.
Victor Filoromo: Born and raised just outside Philadelphia and now living in the city itself. Covered the Phillies’ minor leagues for Phuture Phillies in 2012 and 2013 before moving over to SBNation’s The Good Phight in 2015 to tackle minor league news, the draft, and the Majors, too. Main BP coverage for 2017 season will include Carolina League and Eastern League along with select Sally and IL coverage.
Twitter handle: @victorfiloromo