Baseball America is an alternative Major League Baseball resource, with in-depth coverage of every level of the game and a particular focus on up-and-coming players. Baseball America also regularly puts out lists of the top prospects in the sport and covers all aspects of the game from a player-development point of view.
Founded in 1981, Baseball America quickly established itself as the foremost baseball-only publication and has grown into a full-service media company. Founder Allan Simpson actually began writing the magazine from Canada. By 1983, Simpson moved the magazine to Durham, N.C., after it was purchased by then-Durham Bulls owner Miles Wolff. The magazine is now home to a full editorial and writing staff and often works in conjunction with Major League Baseball, ESPN, and the NCAA. Simpson has recently resigned his position at the magazine and the publication has passed to co-editors in chief John Manuel and Will Lingo.
Baseball America is housed in downtown Durham, North Carolina, just blocks from the home of the Durham Bulls, a minor league team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Its motto has been, and continues to be, "Baseball news you can't find anywhere else."
Baseball America is currently available in a 25 times a year newspaper publication, a total of five annual reference book titles, a weekly podcast, and a popular website.