Jeffrey Scott Passan (born September 21, 1980) is an American baseball columnist with ESPN and author of New York Times Best Seller The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports. He is also co-author of Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series. Passan graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism.
After graduating from Solon High School near Cleveland, Ohio, Passan wrote for The Daily Orange at Syracuse University before covering Fresno State basketball. He began covering baseball in 2004 at The Kansas City Star, before moving to Yahoo! two years later. After 13 years at Yahoo! (2006-18), he announced that he was joining ESPN's Baseball team in January 2019.