The 3rd Man In


My name is Dan Zielinski III, and I have something to say! Welcome to my website, The 3rd Man In. This is where I dish out my own perspective on what’s happening in the world of sports!

The 3rd Man In also serves as a leader in Wisconsin sports coverage.

At the end of December 2011, I created The 3rd Man In on a blogger site, and since then, my site has grown reaching hundreds of thousands of readers from all around the world.

I also am the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and have covered the MLB draft since 2015. My draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011, until he created the Baseball Prospect Journal in March 2019.

I am a Milwaukee native and work full-time in the real estate industry. I previously worked as a full-time college athletics beat reporter for a daily newspaper in Nebraska for three years. I also covered the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Panthers as a member of the credentialed media for four years.

Follow me on Twitter @DanZielinski3.