The Mets have hired Zack Scott as senior vice president/assistant GM, the team announced on Wednesday.
Jared Porter ended up getting the GM position, but Scott was the runner-up and New York managed to still bring him aboard to work with Porter.
“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,” Porter said in an official statement. “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.”
Starting as an intern in the Red Sox organization, Scott worked his way up the ranks in Boston. He was in the baseball operations department interning and would move up to director of Major League operations as well as vice president of baseball research and development.
His latest role with the Sox was assistant GM in which he oversaw baseball analytics, baseball systems and the pro scouting departments.
"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.”