Your Twitter experience is really only as good as the people you follow. When it comes to baseball Twitter, following the right people is critical not only to staying informed, but also to staying sufficiently entertained.
While everyone usually has a nice mix of friends, online acquaintances and informed insiders, there are always lots of good follows that go under-followed, or at least go unknown to you. We’re here to help.
Here is Sporting News’ 2021 must-follow MLB Twitter list. It’s an evolving list, so be sure to follow @sn_mlb and let us know who we should add, or email baseball editor Jason Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org with recommendations.
@sn_mlb — Sporting News’ baseball account. News, features, giveaways, nostalgia, snark and more.
@ryanfagan — Features, analysis, baseball cards and other baseball-y observations.
@ByJasonFoster — Baseball commentary, longform features, nostalgia, T-shirts and general silliness.
@tgatt_tsn — Baseball nut, Jersey guy. Trying to see a different game.
@JoeRiveraSN — The fun side of baseball. The stress-free side of baseball. Liker of bat flips. Nerd.
Best of the beats
@danconnolly2016 — Orioles beat for The Athletic, longtime Baltimore Sun beat writer.
@jorgecastillo — Los Angeles Times Dodgers beat writer.
@dgoold (Derrick Goold) — Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Former BBWAA president.
@susanslusser — Giants beat writer for The San Francisco Chronicle and former president of the BBWAA. Former A’s beat writer.
@anthonyfenech — Detroit Tigers beat writer for The Detroit Free Press.
@lindseyadler — Yankees beat writer for The Athletic.
@deeshathosar — Mets beat writer for the New York Daily News.
@Russ_Dorsey1 — Cubs beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times.
@ThreeTwoEephus (Levi Weaver) — Texas Rangers beat writer for The Athletic.
@DOBrienATL (David O’Brien) — Atlanta Braves beat writer for The Athletic and music maven.
@mlbbowman (Mark Bowman) — Atlanta Braves beat writer for MLB.com.
@LaVelleNeal — Twins beat writer for the Star-Tribune.
@ctrent (C. Trent Rosecrans) — Reds beat writer for The Athletic and current president of the BBWAA.
@Haudricourt (Tom Haudricourt) — Longtime Milwaukee Brewers beat writer for the Journal Sentinel.
@TBTimes_Rays (Marc Topkin) — Tampa Bay Rays beat writer for the Tampa Bay Times.
@MarkZuckerman — Covers the Washington Nationals for MASN. Not the CEO of Facebook (easy mistake, it appears).
@Ken_Rosenthal — The Athletic, perhaps the ultimate insider.
@JeffPassan — If Rosenthal’s not the ultimate insider, then it’s Passan.
@JonHeyman — Another insider and MLB Network personality.
@KurkjianESPN — Baseball analyst for ESPN. Stellar Baltimore accent.
@ByMcCullough — National baseball writer for The Athletic.
@JaysonSt — Senior baseball writer at The Athletic. Plenty of great stats and baseball anecdotes.
@ThomasBoswellWP — The dean, three decades-plus with The Washington Post.
@chelsea_Janes — National MLB reporter for The Washington Post. Former Nationals beat writer.
@Britt_Ghiroli — Senior MLB writer for The Athletic.
@BNightengale — National baseball writer for USA Today.
@rustindodd — Features writer for The Athletic, former MLB beat writer.
@castrovince (Anthony Castrovince) — Writer for MLB.com. Features and other witty content.
@enosarris — Writes about statistics and fantasy baseball for The Athletic. Beer aficionado.
@DSzymborski — Senior writer for Fangraphs. Creator of “ZIPS” projections model. Cat lover.
@jay_jaffe — Another senior writer at Fangraphs. Author of “The Cooperstown Casebook.”
@darenw — Director of research and development for MLB.
@Mike_Petriello — Advanced stat guy for MLB.
Notable MLB player accounts
@bryceharper3 — That Bryce Harper.
@MStrooo6 — Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman.
@NoahSyndergaard — Mets starting pitcher and enemy of Mr. Met.
@whatwouldDOOdo — Reds reliever Sean Doolittle.
@Amir_Garrett — Another Reds reliever with a nice big Twitter presence.
@BauerOutage — He’s snarky. He’s opinionated. You’ll either love him or hate him. He’s Trevor Bauer.
@cut4 — The hip, youthful alter ego of MLB.
@BaseballBrit — As his Twitter bio says, “Cheerful British chap on a mission to promote interest in baseball.”
@jomboy_ — Irreverent but entertaining video analysis.
@aisle424 — Cubs fan blogger, with all the emotional swings you’d expect.
@UniWatch — This guy stays on top of uniform changes.
@BreakingT — Maker of cool, real-time sports T-shirts.
@Rotowear — Another excellent maker of cool, moment-oriented T-shirts
@FlagstaffFilms — We love seeing all the old ballpark home movies.
@BaseballAmerica — If you want to keep up with the game’s top prospects, this is the place.
@hbryant42 (Howard Bryant) — ESPN, commentary, roots as baseball beat writer and author.
@MLBCathedrals — Legendary ballparks, past and present (mostly past).
@NumbersMLB — Keeps you up to date with everyone’s uniform digits.
@MLBRandomStats — Who doesn’t love random cool stats?
@PitchingNinja (Rob Friedman) — Pitching Analyst and frequent GIF tweeter.
@eireanndolan — Sean Doolittle’s wife, often tweet as a team.
@nlbmprez (Bob Kendrick) — Executive director of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in K.C.
@theaceofspaeder (Ryan M. Spaeder) — Finder of obscure stats, author of two books on the subject.
@expos_exposed (Steve Goulding) — Just a loyal fans of the Montreal Expos, tweeting out random facts about his beloved (departed) team.
@Super70sSports — Blending laugh-out-loud humor with a love of the past. Sometimes NSFW.
@Topps — The King of Trading Cards still has a strong collectibles game.
@PaniniAmerica — Makers of the modern Donruss baseball cards, plus other sports cards and collectibles.
Who’s missing? Let us know.