some of you may remember dixieflatline. This BCB alumnus was a PitchF/X genius. He could do things with those PitchF/X numbers that few others could understand, to the point of starting his own site and writing for the Hardball Times. He left a semi cryptic farewell message about 2 years ago about working for an AL team, and hadn't been heard of since...
More after the Jump.
Until you get yourself a copy of Jonah Keri's The Extra 2%. There is a solid half chapter on him alone. It's an alright read, but it's pretty cool to see that someone who started off commenting at this site and posting his observations got hired by an MLB team AND got featured as a key to their success.
As a guy who has worked for an MLB team already, this was my goal. Turned out, I was not smart enough, but to think there are a few out there that can be on the cutting edge from such humble beginnings gives us amateur statisticians hope.