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Twins Announce Baseball Operations Staff Promotions

Adler and Zoll elevated to Assistant General Manager; Hassan now Director of Player Development and Raadt is Director of Baseball Systems
November 8, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Recognizing four Baseball Operations personnel for their ongoing contributions, the Minnesota Twins today announced the promotions of Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll to Assistant General Manager, Alex Hassan to Director of Player Development, and Jeremy Raadt to Director of Baseball Systems. “Each of these four individuals

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Recognizing four Baseball Operations personnel for their ongoing contributions, the Minnesota Twins today announced the promotions of Daniel Adler and Jeremy Zoll to Assistant General Manager, Alex Hassan to Director of Player Development, and Jeremy Raadt to Director of Baseball Systems.

“Each of these four individuals have excelled since joining the Twins organization, and we are thrilled to expand their duties moving forward,” said team EVP and Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey. “All four were instrumental to our major league team’s ascent to the 2019 American League Central Division title, while also developing one of the game’s most-heralded farm systems. Their individual, unique and compelling talents and expertise will be invaluable as we build our club into one that perennially competes for championships.”

Adler, who began as Minnesota’s Director of Baseball Operations in August 2017, will be involved in all facets of the Twins’ baseball strategy, including direct oversight of the club’s Baseball Research and Development staff. Additionally, he will continue to have a key role in the areas of arbitration, roster construction, athletic performance, player acquisition, and player development. Adler, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, J.D. and MBA from Harvard University, began his baseball career by interning with the Labor Relations Department of Major League Baseball in 2009 and 2011, before moving on to roles with the Boston Consulting Group (focusing on assessing the firm’s internal analytic capabilities) and the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars (Director of Football Research).

Zoll came to Minnesota in October 2017 as the Twins’ Director of Minor League Operations. In his new role, Zoll will be responsible for the club’s player development and player performance efforts throughout the system and its academies, while also having heavy involvement in team operation at the major league level. After internships with the Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays organizations in 2011 and 2012, respectively, Zoll held positions with the Los Angeles Angels (2013-15) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2016-17) before coming to Minnesota. A former collegiate catcher, Zoll earned his Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies with a minor in Economics from Haverford College.

Hassan, who played briefly in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, joined the Twins in February 2018 as the Assistant Director of Player Development. After assisting Zoll in leading what Baseball America ranks as the seventh-best organizational talent level across the game, Hassan will take the reins in leading player development efforts for the Twins’ minor league system. Originally drafted by Boston in the 20th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft after a successful career as a two-way player at Duke University, he spent eight minor league seasons with the Red Sox (2009-14), Texas Rangers (2015), Oakland Athletics (2015), Toronto Blue Jays (2015) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2016) systems. Hassan served as a Player Development Consultant for the Dodgers in 2017.

Raadt, who joined the club in October 2014 as Manager of Baseball Systems, provides project management, technical expertise and overall strategic vision to ensure the Twins’ internal baseball software and data initiatives provide a competitive advantage. He leads the incorporation of new technologies, while working closely with front office executives, analysts, scouts, trainers and coaches to assimilate their feedback and direction in the Twins’ baseball system. Raadt also oversees the club’s Baseball Systems developers and assists in all baseball and information technology decisions. He is a graduate of Bethel University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Business Finance and Small Business Management.