Ron Shandler Fantasy Sports Pioneer

By Emil Kadlec
Emil Kadlec

Ron Shandler began writing about baseball analysis and fantasy baseball in 1986. He was the first author to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play, his Baseball Forecaster annual now celebrating its 34th year of publication. Ron is the founder of and the First Pitch Forums nationwide conference series. He also helped spearhead the creation of the Tout Wars national experts competition, which was the focus of the “Fantasyland” book and documentary film.

Ron’s work has appeared in numerous publications and web sites. He has written for USA Today, and ESPN The Magazine, and is currently writing for The Athletic. He has been cited by many sources, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week and Money magazine. Many Major League teams are regular customers of his books and web services. Ron was an advisor to the St. Louis Cardinals during their 2004 NL championship season. He is a recipient of the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame.

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