Vice President/Baseball Research & Development
Zack Scott was promoted to Vice President/Baseball Research & Development on November 3, 2016. In his new position, he will oversee the club's analytics and baseball systems development. This department provides decision support to baseball leadership in all areas of the operation and builds software tools to deliver analytical insights and improve workflows. Additionally, Scott will continue supporting the President of Baseball Operations on player acquisition and contract analysis.
The 2017 season marks Scott's 14th year in the organization. For the previous five years, he worked as Director, Major League Operations. In that role he assisted the President of Baseball Operations and Assistant General Managers in several aspects of baseball operations including major league roster and payroll management, player acquisition and contract analysis, as well as coordinating the department's statistical analysis.
Scott joined the Red Sox as an intern in baseball operations in 2004, served as an assistant in the department the following year, and spent the next six seasons as the Assistant Director, Baseball Operations. Before coming to the club, he worked at Diamond Mind, Inc., a developer of baseball simulation software, from 2000-03, where he consulted for Boston's baseball operations department in 2003.
Scott graduated from the University of Vermont in 1999 with a B.S. in Mathematics. He and his wife, Molly, reside in Malden, MA with their daughter, Zoe, and son, Perry.