Mike PodhorzerMike Podhorzer never dreamed that he would someday publish a book, whether physical or electronic. It all started in the late 1990s when he picked up a free copy of Ron Shandler’s Baseball Forecaster at a sports card show. After reading the annual publication from cover to cover, Mike would never look at baseball statistics the same way again. Having been completely immersed in the exciting world of fantasy baseball, he began forecasting baseball player performance and producing projections of his own, and has been doing so ever since. Following years of spreadsheets and calculations, he finally made the epic decision to share his process with the world.

Mike currently writes for the statistics and analysis website FanGraphs and competes in the Tout Wars and LABR fantasy baseball expert leagues. In 2013, Mike won the inaugural Tout Wars mixed draft league with a little help from his projection friends. In 2014, he was named a finalist by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association for the Baseball Writer of the Year award. Aside from his passion for number crunching, he also enjoys traveling, taking photos during those travels, attending concerts and comedy shows, and munching on falafel sandwiches. View his photos for sale at Pod’s Pics. Mike resides in Hoboken, NJ.