Derek Carty, 25, is a fantasy baseball writer and analyst living in New Jersey. He began writing about fantasy baseball
in 2007 at a small, independent blog and was asked to start a fantasy section for The Hardball Times less than two months later. In 2011, he joined
Baseball Prospectus as their Fantasy Manager until 2013.
Over the years, his work has also been published by ESPN Insider, Sports Illustrated, NBC's Rotoworld, FOX Sports, and USA Today, among many other websites and publications.
In his five years competing in expert leagues, Derek has won 3 titles with 9 top-three finishes. In 2009, he became the youngest champion in the
history of LABR—the longest-running expert league in existence—taking home his first title as a rookie.
Derek is a proud graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau's Scout Development Program (aka Scout School) and is the only
active fantasy writer to have graduated from the program. He is a firm believer in the importance of combining stats and scouting.
Derek is also the Chief Operating Officer of Fantasy Squared, an innovative new fantasy game that beta-launched for the 2012 season. Players buy and sell events that happen in an underlying fantasy league—who will win, who got the better end of a trade, etc. They can play using either their own private league or show that they know more than the experts by competing in leagues based on Tout Wars and other notable experts leagues.