FLUSHING, N.Y., December 23, 2020 – The New York Mets today announced that they have named Zack Scott the club’s Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager.
Scott, 43, has spent the last 17 years in the Boston Red Sox organization. He spent the last two years as Assistant General Manager where he oversaw the club’s analytics, baseball systems and advance and professional scouting departments.
“I’ve known Zack for over 15 years, and worked with him daily for 10 of those years. He’s a strong leader who is a very creative and dynamic thinker,” said Mets Executive Vice President/General Manager Jared Porter. “Zack is well rounded in all areas of baseball operations, and will promote synergy and collaboration among all of our departments with an emphasis on research and development.”
Scott was heavily involved in the analytics and systems departments that provided decision support to Boston’s leadership team in all areas of the operation. Prior to his promotion, he was the Vice President, Baseball Research and Development and worked five years as the Director, Major League Operations for the Red Sox. In that role, he assisted senior baseball leadership in several aspects including major league roster construction, payroll management, player acquisition, contract analysis and coordinated the department’s statistical analysis.
“I want to thank Steve Cohen, Sandy Alderson and Jared Porter for this unique and exciting opportunity as well as the leadership of the Red Sox for allowing me to pursue this new role with the Mets,” said Scott. “Being a part of the Mets new culture and helping establish a consistent winner on the field that the Mets fan base deserves is something I will work towards tirelessly.”
Scott joined the Red Sox in 2004 as an intern, served as an assistant the following year and worked as the Assistant Director, Baseball Operations for six seasons.
Scott worked at Diamond Mind, Inc., a developer of baseball simulation software, from 2000-2003. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1999 with a B.S. in Mathematics.