Top 50 Baseball-Related Twitter Accounts




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If you haven't noticed by now, we really love lists here at Baseball America. Mostly we rank tools and prospects, but we've also done rankings of the best baseball books and movies and there are frequent debates around the office about the best American rock bands or lunch spots around town.

With that in mind, here is a list of the 50 best Twitter accounts for baseball fans. A few of them are ranked because they frequently tweet breaking news, others provide insightful analysis and some are just funny and entertaining, but they're all worth following.

It should be noted that accounts for full-time staffers at Baseball America were not considered for the list, but make sure to follow us, as well. Our accounts are: @BaseballAmerica, @willingo, @johnmanuelba, @jimcallisBA, @BenBadler, @jjcoop36, @eddymk, @aaronfitt, @conorglassey, @joshlev44, @BAHighSchool & @jimshonerdBA.

Here is the list, in alphabetical order . . .

1. Sandy Alderson (@MetsGM)

The Mets general manager doesn't tweet often, but when he does, it's usually funny.

Sample Tweet: Can't decide on a Valentine's Day gift for my wife: Spa day or iHOP gift card?

2. Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49)

Funny updates from the Athletics lefthander.

Sample Tweet: The water pressure that the showers have at Angel stadium might be able to chip paint off a car.

3. Collin Balester (@ballystar40)

It's like he was meant to be a lefthander with these off-the-wall observations.

Sample Tweet: Just saw 27 lizards,(New record) 1 smashed armadillo, 1 natty ice 24 ounce can, and 1 Virginia slims cigarette box. Pretty good morning walk

4. Baseball Factory (@BaseballFactory)

Scouting reports and videos from high school players around the country.

Sample Tweet: Here's video of George Springer from 2007 at the Cape Cod High School Classic: http://bit.ly/mw972D

Tweet Date: 6 Jun 11

5. Baseball Hall of Fame (@BaseballHall)

News and interesting trivia from the mecca in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Sample Tweet: Here's video of Harmon Killebrew's 1984 Induction Speech http://bit.ly/jfPFpz @Twins@Royals@MLB

6. Brandon Beachy (@Brandon_Beachy)

An entertaining peek into the life of the Braves righthander.

Sample Tweet: Something about a large man with a powerful mustache getting into a tiny two door car makes me smile

7. Dan Brooks (@brooksbaseball)

Interesting PITCHf/x analysis.

Sample Tweet: Brandon McCarthy gets more cutter heavy as the game goes on: cdn.brooksbaseball.net/player_cards/c…

8. Maury Brown (@BizballMaury)

Stay informed about the business side of baseball.

Sample Tweet: The Red Sox have seen 27 players make 34 trips to the DL this season.

9. Dave Cameron (@DCameronFG)

Opinions and analysis from the editor of FanGraphs and co-founder of USS Mariner

Sample Tweet: If Molina isn't the best defensive catcher of my lifetime, I don't know who is. Pudge was good. He wasn't this good.

10. Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco)

Hubristic entertainment from the six-time all-star with 462 career home runs.

Sample Tweet: Maybe my buddy pete rose and I will be in the same hall of fame class

11. College Splits (@collegesplits)

One-of-a-kind analysis on college baseball statistics.

Sample Tweet: New blog post: Batted ball tendencies of each college hitter. Much more on this coming for next season: collegesplits.com/blog/20120925-…

12. Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick)

Breaking news and analysis from one of the game's best reporters.

Sample Tweet: A scout in Arizona today told me the #Reds are his big sleeper team for 2012. "They're going to be fun,'' he said.

13. Eric Cressey (@EricCressey)

Workout and nutrition tips from a performance coach to more than 100 pro players.

Sample Tweet: To the 80-82mph pitchers who just had a Pop Tart for breakfast this morning: remember Mass = Gas. Get back in the kitchen and eat real food.

14. Cody Decker (@Decker6)

The minor league baseball equivalent of Zach Galifianakis.

Sample Tweet: How do you know chicken isn't actually tuna of the land?....

15. John Dewan (@FieldingBible)

Unique insight from the author of the Fielding Bible.

Sample Tweet: Adam Jones: one of the worst CFers in baseball on deep hit balls (20 fewer plays than an average center fielder on deep hit balls in 2012)

16. Dan Evans (@DanEvans108)

Evans offers a unique perspective as a former general manager and agent.

Sample Tweet: Adam Dunn has 202 strikeouts in 2012. By the time Joe DiMaggio fanned for the 202nd time in his career he had played in six World Series.

17. Peter Gammons (@pgammo)

It's easy to laugh off Gammons' accidental jibberish tweets because he's one of the all-time greats.

Sample Tweet: #hbtif Craig Breslow throws to Ryan Lavarnway, it will be the first Yale battery since the 19th century

18. Kevin Gausman (@KevinGausman)

The Orioles' 2012 first-rounder has a plus-plus sense of humor to go with his frontline stuff.

Sample Tweet: I've gotta be the best grocery bag carrier ever!! #BagsOnBags#LongArmsSwag....... Get the door though lol

19. Doug Glanville (@dougglanville)

Offers a unique perspective as one of the smartest players to play the game.

Sample Tweet: Understanding Alex Rodriguez and the harsh cycle of life in baseball. Story. @Yankees#Yankees#MLBm.espn.go.com/mlb/story?stor…

20. Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman)

Entertaining analysis from NBCSports writer and Twins blogger.

Sample Tweet: Mike Trout is the first player with 10 WAR since Barry Bonds in 2004 and on pace for the most WAR since 1967: bit.ly/RDIZ6T

21. Dirk Hayhurst (@thegarfoose)

Former pitcher, Baseball America diarist and New York Times bestseller.

Sample Tweet: Farrell made me uncomfortable. I felt like I was in the principle's office every time I had to speak with him. An animated statue.

22. Tim Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN)

Breaking news and analysis from one of the game's best reporters.

Sample Tweet: A's coach Mike Gallego teaches focus to his infielders by having them count each bounce of each ground ball hit to them.

23. Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon)

Great tweets from one of the most intelligent, funny and media-savvy managers.

Sample Tweet: Our rookie hazing took a different twist tonight at Fenway. It was tremendous. A James Shields production. pic.twitter.com/jXh0WkCp

24. Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32)

One of the most entertaining player profiles around…his better half is pretty great, too!

Sample Tweet: WELL IF BEING DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL ISNT THE BEST TIME TO ASK ABOUT A THREESOME THEN IM FRESH OUT OF IDEAS

25. Matt Meyers (@mtmeyers)

Smart and funny analysis from former BA editor, now with ESPN.

Sample Tweet: Pretty amazing that Dylan Bundy is pitching meaningful MLB innings this September and Stephen Strasburg is not.

26. Bill Mitchell (@billazbbphotog)

Very few people attend more instructional league games than Bill.

Sample Tweet: Javier Baez hits a 440 foot bomb to CF on his 1st AFL AB. Wow! #Cubs

27. MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR)

Feel-good tweets from MLB's official public relations team.

Sample Tweet: Curtis Granderson now has 40 HR in consecutive seasons. Only other @Yankees to do so were Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle & Giambi.

28. MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay)

Pretty self-explanatory, isn't it?

Sample Tweet: A.J. Burnett's 16 wins are the most for the @Pirates since John Smiley had 20 and Zane Smith had 16 in 1991.

29. MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors)

Follow them on Twitter, so you don't have to refresh their site every 10 minutes!

Sample Tweet: Red Sox To Sign Shane Victorino bit.ly/TMWZxn#mlb

30. Jon Paul Morosi (@jonmorosi)

Breaking news and analysis from one of the game's best reporters.

Sample Tweet: Asked Adam Jones to name his favorite CF to watch. His answer today was the same as it was last year: Austin Jackson. "He's smooth."

31. Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN)

Breaking news and analysis from one of the game's best reporters.

Sample Tweet: Red Sox poised to shatter record for DL postings. Most in last 25 years: 2008 Nats, 30; '04 Rangers, 29, '12 Boston, 27, tied with 4 others.

32. Josh Orenstein (@joshorensteinTM)

Unprecedented analysis from TrackMan Baseball employee.

Sample Tweet: #Angels Randal Grichuk, a former #ArizonaWildcats commit, hit a HR 109 mph, 4.7 hang time, max height of 74'. Went 445 ft. #AFL12#TrackMan

33. Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan)

Breaking news and analysis from Yahoo! Sports columnist.

Sample Tweet: Adrian Gonzalez is in the midst of a 23-game, 97-AB homerless streak. Since his first Dodgers AB, a HR, he is slugging .351.

34. Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP)

A look into the life of the all-star second baseman.

Sample Tweet: Well... It's time for #BPGiveaway! This is a new game called #DatDudeHunt! I will tweet the address #FIRSTcomeFIRSTserve! Stay tuned!

35. Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro)

Good insight on the Diamondbacks and their prospects.

Sample Tweet: Archie Bradley's line: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. Fastball 93-96 mph. Curve 79-81. One change-up at 84. #instructs

36. David Price (@DAVIDprice14)

One of the most fan-friendly players in the game.

Sample Tweet: Yes send me a picture of it RT @BigWillieL: @DAVIDprice14 in Lids.... Should I get a Rays hat?

37. Old Hoss Radbourn (@OldHossRadbourn)

A hilarious, satirical account from the Hall of Fame 19th-century hurler.

Sample Tweet: In my day we used to mock the runty fellows of the Protractor Society and their new-fangled stats like Runs Batted In and Batting Average.

38. Reddit Baseball (@baseballreddit)

Links that are posted to the baseball subreddit on Reddit.com.

Sample Tweet: If you thought Matt Holliday's slide was bad, watch Joe Morgan break up a double play in the '... bit.ly/Wha07Q#baseball#reddit

39. Craig Robinson (@FlipFlopFlying)

Fun infographics from a talented artist.

Sample Tweet: My new infographic thingy, From A.J. Burnett to Z.H. Taylor: Players who use two-initial names. flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflybal…

40. Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)

Breaking news and analysis from one of the game's best reporters.

Sample Tweet: Yes, Oswalt allowed a grand slam to top #Royals prospect Wil Myers last night, but scouts said he threw well, up to 94 MPH. #Rangers

41. Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell)

Not all tweets are about baseball, but has a unique perspective on the marketing and business side of the game.

Sample Tweet: MLB's Web site now selling Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown Dirt: $39.99 twitpic.com/b0tk1e

42. Greg Rybarczyk (@hittracker)

All kinds of facts about home runs in the big leagues.

Sample Tweet: Between April, 2006 and this morning, there had only been 26 homers over the CF wall at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera did it twice tonight.

43. Eric Sondheimer (@latsondheimer)

No newspaper reporter covers high school baseball better than how Sondheimer covers SoCal.

Sample Tweet: Baseball: UCLA loses pitcher Felipe Perez to Diamondbacks latimesblogs.latimes.com/varsitytimesin… via @latimessports

44. Alex Speier (@alexspeier)

The beat writer for WEEI.com has a very good grasp on Red Sox minor leaguers.

Sample Tweet: #redsox intl scouting dir Eddie Romero and Pacific Rim scouting coord Jon Deeble met w/Japanese HS phenom Shohei Otani weei.com/sports/boston/…

45. Steve Springer (@qualityatbats)

Hitting tips from the Blue Jays motivational coach.

Sample Tweet: Good Mechanics r good to have but thinking about them to much will bring peralisis by analysis-hitting is-slow feet-fast hands-quiet head-

46. Jayson Stark (@jaysonst)

Breaking news and analysis from one of the game's best reporters.

Sample Tweet: Last time team from Washington clinched a spot in the postseason the manager matchup was Joe Cronin vs. Rogers Hornsby. So it's been a while

47. STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB)

Interesting statistics and information

Sample Tweet: Granderson is the fifth #Yankees outfielder to hit at least 42 home runs, joining Maris, Ruth, Mantle and DiMaggio. #RedSox#MLB

48. Tom Tango (@tangotiger)

One of the most well-respected sabrmetricians.

Sample Tweet: Broken bats: By Tangotiger What would happen if we made a rule that any broken bat swing is an automatic foul ba... bit.ly/Rhhd1c

49. This Date In Baseball (@ThisDateInBBall)

Facts and highlights on the anniversary of historic events.

Sample Tweet: 1973 #Angels fireballer Nolan Ryan establishes a major league record striking out 383 batters in a season. #MLBow.ly/i/XNCH

50. USA Baseball (@USABaseball)

The official account for the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States.

Sample Tweet: MLB 20-game winner R.A. Dickey was on 1996 @USOlympic Team. A look back at USA Baseball unis including 1996. x.co/oK1i#uniwatch