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The Best Free Baseball Newsletters for MLB Fans

I sifted through all of them so you don’t have to. These baseball emails are actually worth reading.

Ranking the best free baseball newsletters to subscribe to for MLB fans
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If you’re looking for the best free baseball newsletter to subscribe to, you might be wondering which are actually worth getting in your inbox.

Having worked in the sports media industry for over 6 years – and with my experience as a college baseball player – I’ve seen them all. Some are great, while others are simply not worth your time.

Here are the top baseball newsletters on the internet right now.

1.) The Underdog Newsletter

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The Underdog Newsletter breaks down the best underdog stories in sports, past and present. It captures the most inspiring, interesting, and entertaining stories all in one place.

During baseball season, there are plenty of MLB stories that thousands of subscribers look forward to.

It’s a weekly email, meaning it’ll only hit your inbox on Sunday mornings – and it’s always worth your time.

As one subscriber said: “I really love that it’s this special little corner of the sports world.”

You can join here 👇

2.) Dead Legends

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More than any other sport, baseball is full of whacky and wild stories.

And whether you’re a casual fan or a season-ticket holder, I guarantee there’s plenty you don’t know about America’s pastime.

Dead Legends is a 3-times-per-week newsletter that sends you a bite-sized baseball story that’s guaranteed to blow your mind.

You can join thousands of subscribers right here.

3.) JoeBlogs by Joe Posnanski

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Be warned: this newsletter is a mix of free and paid. But it’s worth a read because of who’s behind it.

Joe Posnanski is one of the most prolific baseball writers of our time. A former columnist for Sports Illustrated, he’s an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author.

His most recent book, The Baseball 100, will make you fall in love with the game all over again.

You can join JoeBlogs for free right here.

4.) Warning Track Power

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I’m a sucker for newsletters with names like this.

Ryan Isaac spent over a decade working in Major League Baseball, spending time with both the Padres and Diamondbacks. Warning Track Power offers a unique perspective – diving into the world of baseball through the lens of a “former front office staffer and scout who is learning to become a fan of the game again.”

Substack named it a featured publication in 2021, and for good reason. This one is worth your attention.

You can subscribe to Warning Track Power for free right here.

5.) The Windup

The Windup newsletter by The Athletic MLB staff

Every true baseball fan knows who Ken Rosenthal is. During the offseason and trade deadline, we’re all refreshing his feed to catch the latest news and rumors.

Joined by Levi Weaver and the rest of The Athletic’s MLB staff, our favorite bowtie-wearing journalist shares the biggest stories in baseball with The Windup. It’s a daily newsletter covering all the stuff you need to know during the MLB season.

You can join it for free right here.

6.) Baseball Reference Newsletter

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While Fangraphs has captured the hearts of more analytical-minded fans, I’ve always been a Baseball Reference guy myself.

There’s something comforting about the layout and ease of perusing their stats pages. It’s a place I always go to settle debates among friends or to track down a random player’s strikeout total from 2011.

Now you can get all the fun in your email inbox for free.

Baseball Reference’s newsletter is sent out every day during the MLB season, but only periodically in the offseason. You’ll get a recap of the past day’s top performers, unique milestones, Stathead insights, and more.

You can join them for free here.

7.) Baseball America

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Baseball America is one of the premier publications in the sport. Their scouting insights are second-to-none and their top 100 prospects list is the go-to source for many.

They boast multiple newsletter offerings, ranging from editorial coverage, prospect updates, and info specifically for coaches and players.

You can select which of their newsletters you’d like to join right here.

More Baseball Newsletters You Might Enjoy

Good luck picking out the best baseball newsletters for you!

Remember, it may take some time to find the best reads that fit you personally. But the good thing is that all of these emails are free to try, so there’s no downside.

While you’re here, check out a few of these baseball stories:

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The Untold Story of Bryce Harper

Written By

Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.

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