Derek Carty


Derek Carty, 26, 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 2013 he shifted much of his focus to daily fantasy baseball and is the Head of Baseball Research for DFSEdge.

In expert league competition, Derek has won 3 titles with 12 top-three finishes (~50% top-three finish rate). 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.