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The Point of Pittsburgh debuted in December 2014 and has seen its work featured both nationally and locally.  National sites such as The Washington Post, Fangraphs, MLB Trade Rumors, and various SB Nation baseball sites frequently cite our work.  Our staff of writers strive to generate thought and discussion on a wide variety of topics.


Nerd engineer by day, nerd writer at night. Kevin is the co-founder of The Point of Pittsburgh. Kevin writes about baseball, city life, and whatever else the site needs. He is also the author of Creating Christ, a sci-fi novel available on Amazon.  He maintains the TPOP Twitter feed @thepointofpgh.


Steve is a naturalized yinzer hailing originally from just north of Allentown, PA. He came to Pittsburgh to attend Duquesne University and decided to stick around after graduation. Steve is best known for his contributions to Duquesne hoops community as the owner of the Duquesne Dukes forum on Yuku and as the former editor of We Wear the Ring on the Fansided network. He is an avid Pirates fan, home cook and policy nerd. He is the co-founder of the Point of Pittsburgh. Easily irritated by people who misuse the word regress.  He can be reached on Twitter @SteveDiMiceli.


Michael is a Pirates contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh. Michael is former submarine officer and Naval Academy grad. He now runs a small consulting firm and does veteran related job fairs.   He is a SABR member and regularly attends Altoona Curve games to scout the Pirate prospects.  He can contacted via Twitter @ballsandgutters.


Josh is currently the Sports Editor of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Josh is a diehard Steelers, Penguins and Pirates fan. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University, Josh also writes for Steelers Depot and 16 Wins a Ring.  He can be contacted via Twitter @JCarney_Sports.


Vince is a Penguins contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh.  He is a professional sports writer, fluent in sarcasm and other humorous arts. Vince has Bachelor and Master degrees from Duquesne University and is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. He has previously written for many outlets, including the AP, Sports Xchange, PA SportsTicker, etc. Vince regularly appears as a guest on local sports radio. Expert at Name That Tune and proficient in many other areas of useless knowledge.  He can be contacted via Twitter @PGHVC.


A sports fan with a background in finance, Brandon spends most of his time crunching numbers in Excel. He’s an avid listener of Wharton Moneyball, and enjoys advanced analytics, sports handicapping, and podcasts. When he’s not working, he can usually be found reading.  He can be contacted via Twitter @SteeliconValley.


Ethan is a Pirates contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh, which an emphasis on the business side of baseball that uses his accounting background.  He can be contacted via Twitter @EthanHullihen.


Mike is a Penguins contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh.  He has previously written for The Hockey Writers and Pittsburgh Hockey Now.  He can be contacted via Twitter @Michael29Angelo.


Jake is a Pirates contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh. He is currently attending Saint Vincent College and is pursuing a degree in Finance. You might know him as on Twitter. Jake used to write for his own site, but now does all his writing at the Point of Pittsburgh. He is a big fan of the slider and wishes Chad Kuhl a speedy recovery. He can be contacted via Twitter @CannonballCrner.


Alex is a Pirates and Duquesne basketball contributor to The Point of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Point Park University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, plus a minor in English in 2014. Everything can be explained with numbers. If you want to keep up to date on both teams or have a story idea, you can follow or reach him @AlexJStumpf.


Sasank is a student at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in computer science and minoring in business. He is a huge hockey and baseball fan, but also enjoys following the Steelers and Spurs on the side. His passion lies in applying machine learning to sports analytics. As a mentor in the Carnegie Mellon Tartan Sports Analytics Club, Sasank does sports analytics research on hockey in order to bring more clarity to skater and goaltender performance. He can be reached on Twitter at .


Nate Werner is a recent graduate from Penn State, where he obtained a B.S. in Economics and currently does analytics for a financial firm. He is a lifelong Pirates fan that uses the tools of statistical analysis to dive deeper into the numbers of baseball. His goal is to take the style of analysis used in front offices across the Major Leagues and bring it to the computer screens of everyday fans. You can read some of Nate’s more general analyses of baseball on and follow him on Twitter .