Jessica Quiroli

Minor League Ball Prospect Writer; Creator 'Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog'

Location
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Industry
Writing and Editing
Current
  1. Durham Herald-Sun,
  2. Minor League Ball,
  3. Baseball Digest
Previous
  1. MaxPreps,
  2. FanGraphs,
  3. Ultimate Athlete Magazine
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Background

Summary

I'm a staff writer for Minor League Ball. In addition to contributing league wide coverage, I also provide regular coverage of the Rays minor league system for Minor League Ball.

I'm also the creator of 'Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog', which I established in 2008. I provide game stories, player interviews, analysis, and features all year. In 2011 espnW named me one of the 10 Women In Sports To Follow. In 2013, I was asked to speak at the Baseball Winter Meetings about creating the blog.

That same year, I contributed weekly prospect reports for FanGraphs on Eastern League and New York Penn League players.

From 2012-2013 I covered the New York Penn League and Eastern League for Gotham Baseball Magazine, covering nearly every Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones home game.My minor league column 'To The Farm' for Baseball Digest ran in 2011 and was a mixture of features and profiles.

I've provided minor league and independent baseball coverage for Max Preps, The Durham Herald-Sun, Baseball Digest, Pinstripes Plus,The Trentonian, The Press of Atlantic City, The Worcester Telegram, The Binghamton Bulletin, Project Prospect, Pirates Prospects, Ultimate Athlete Magazine. I've also covered high school cross country for The Trentonian and Milesplit.com. I was a contributing writer to Junior Baseball Magazine beginning in 2005, providing MLB coverage, including interviews with major league players. I've provided Spring Training and minor league coverage for MLB.com since 2011, as well as for Project Prospect and Junior Baseball.

In 2011 I published 'The Beat: A Baseball Short Story' on Smashwords. The second book in the series, 'The Truth', published in December 2012.

Specialties: Baseball, minor league baseball. High school sports. Feature writing. Prospect analysis. Player profiles.

Experience

High School Sports Reporter

Durham Herald-Sun
– Present (8 months)

Columnist

Minor League Ball
– Present (10 months)

Contribute game coverage, player interviews, and analysis of the minor leagues. Provide coverage of the Rays minor league system.

Online Minor League Writer

Baseball Digest
– Present (3 years 8 months)

Baseball Digest/Going 9
Contributed weekly features and profiles on minor league players.
Took photographs during games.
Wrote weekly column entitled 'To the Farm'.

Minor League Baseball Writer (Freelance)

Self employed
– Present (10 years 2 months)

Recent freelance jobs include Max Preps and The Durham Herald-Sun.

High School Baseball Writer

MaxPreps
(8 months)North Carolina

Contributed high school baseball coverage.

Prospect Writer

FanGraphs
(5 months)

Contributed weekly reports on top prospects and possible breakouts. Analyzed players ability and skill level. Took photos and video to enhance analysis and reports.

High School Sports Writer/Reporter

Ultimate Athlete Magazine
(1 year 1 month)New York City

Wrote features on local high school sports. Interviewed players, coaches and program directors. Provided game coverage.

Yankees Minor League Writer/Reporter

Gotham Baseball Digital Magazine
(1 year 7 months)

Covered Yankees minor league teams. Wrote feature stories Profiled Yankees prospects.

Contributing Writer

Junior Baseball Magazine
(8 years 7 months)

Wrote MLB feature stories and profiled MLB players.

Feature Writer

Pinstripes Plus
(1 year 1 month)

Pinstripes Plus (Online Publication)
Interviewed Yankees prospects for features and profiles.
Interviewed coaches and managers in pre-game meetings.
Wrote in-depth feature stories.
Met monthly deadline.
2010-2011

Writer

Trenton Thunder Baseball Club, AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees
(3 years)

Covered the Trenton Thunder for Pinstripes Plus; wrote features on players. *no affiliation with team

High School Sports Writer

Ultimate Athlete Magazine
(5 months)

Covering high school sports in Northern New Jersey.

Feature Writer

Ultimate Athlete Magazine
(5 months)

Writer (Regular Contributor) ­ Junior Baseball Magazine
Interview Major League players for features and profiles.
Target youth readers with information about player's routines and best tips for success.
Locate youth and college photos for player profiles.
Adhere to required word count and deadline.
Edit copy before submission.;

Pinstripes Plus (Online Publication)
Interview Yankees prospects for features and profiles.
Interview coaches and managers in pre-game meetings.
Write in-depth feature stories.
Research for statistical analysis.
Meet monthly deadline.
2009-2010


Writer/Copy Editor ­ Minor League News (online publication)
Edited daily minor league team press releases off the wire.
Created compelling headlines.
Entered ad codes and reconfigured piece to fit ad.
Met daily deadline.
Wrote colorful features about minor and independent players.

Writer/Copy Editor

Minor League News
(1 year 2 months)

Minor League News (online publication)
Edited daily minor league team press releases off the wire.
Created headlines.
Entered ad codes and reconfigured piece to fit ad.
Met daily deadline and quota.
2008-2009

Skills

  • Sports
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Press Releases
  • Magazines
  • Blogging
  • Feature Articles
  • Advertising
  • New Media
  • Baseball
  • Books
  • Publishing
  • Publications
  • Interviews
  • Copy Editing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Journalism
  • AP Style
  • News Writing
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Honors & Awards

In 2008 I won the Marie Claire Magazine contest Letters To My Younger Self.

Named by ESPNW as one of 'Ten Women in Sports to Follow'

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