The outside company the Yankees are working with this offseason is no longer a mystery.
Zelus Analytics, an operation whose co-founders include a pair of former Dodgers executives, is the group that the Yankees have brought on as they review their own analytics process, The Post has confirmed, following a season that general manager Brian Cashman described as a “disaster.” The Athletic first reported the hire on Thursday.
Hal Steinbrenner had indicated back in August that this was going to be part of the Yankees’ organizational deep dive, telling the Associated Press that they were “looking to bring in possibly an outside company to really take a look at the analytics side of what we do.”
According to its website, Zelus has built “the world’s leading sports intelligence platform … to help the professional teams in our exclusive partner network compete and win championships.”
Two of the company’s co-founders are Doug Fearing, who previously founded the Dodgers’ research and development department, and Dan Cervone, who formerly served as the Dodgers’ director of quantitative research.
Zelus’ vice president of baseball and basketball is Andrew Galdi, who founded the Phillies’ research and development department.
According to a 2021 profile on the company by The Athletic, Zelus sells its “knowledge and mathematical models” to a maximum of six MLB teams (one per division).
— Additional reporting by Joel Sherman
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