PITTSBURGH – Dr. Doug Fearing, founder of the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Research and Development department, and a former Senior Advisor to the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Research and Development department, is joining Diamond Kinetics in a Technology & Innovation advisory role.
“Diamond Kinetics is extremely pleased and excited to have someone as skilled, talented and well-respected as Doug join our team,” Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron said. “His keen insight, aptitude and know-how within the baseball data, analytics and R&D world will only help further the innovation and development we have in mind here at Diamond Kinetics.”
Dr. Fearing brings an immense wealth of knowledge in software, statistics and machine learning, along with a proven track record of success in baseball research and development at the highest level the game has to offer.
In 2015, Dr. Fearing founded the Dodgers R&D department, serving as its Director through four seasons.
During his time with the club, he oversaw and grew the R&D team to twenty people, integrating data science, software engineering, and performance technologies into all functions of Dodgers Baseball Operations, culminating in back-to-back World Series appearances for the organization in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Dr. Fearing spent five years as a tenure-track faculty member, teaching undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses at the Harvard Business School (2010 – 2013) and then at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business (2013 – 2015).
While pursuing his faculty career, he also provided technical guidance for the Tampa Bay Rays analytics team as a Senior Advisor to its Baseball Research and Development department.
In 2013, his work on baseball roster flexibility was recognized by the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with the top research paper award.
Dr. Fearing received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT and his B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
He currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he began his career in software and now focuses on building the world’s best sports intelligence platform as the President of Zelus Analytics, Inc.
He joins an already impressive Advisory Board at Diamond Kinetics that includes well-renowned baseball physicist Dr. Alan Nathan, pro-level swing instructor Bobby Tewksbary, former Louisville Slugger President Bill Clark, former MLB Pitcher Matt Clement, and Fanatics VP of Corporate Development Brian Miles.