Our Team

John Dewan

Owner and President

John Dewan

John Dewan left his highly successful career as an actuary to become one of the founders, majority owner, and CEO of STATS, Inc. Because, as he says, “Sports numbers are much more fun than insurance numbers.” Dewan sold STATS to Ruppert Murdoch in 1999. He is now the owner of Baseball Info Solutions, which has developed the most in-depth database of detailed baseball information in the industry. The third volume of his highly acclaimed Fielding Bible series, focusing on defensive analytics, is hot off the presses, available in bookstores and websites now.

Jeff Spoljaric

Vice President of Information Technology

Jeff Spoljaric

A graduate of Clarion Univ. of PA with degrees in both Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Jeff has been an IT professional for over 10 years and has been with BIS for over 5.  He is currently in his third season at the helm of the BIS IT department.  During his tenure, BIS has seen a tremendous increase in the efficiency and customization of our data collection and dissemination processes.  In his free time Jeff is an avid golfer.

Ben Jedlovec

Vice President of Product Development and Sales

Ben Jedlovec

Ben is responsible for setting the analytics direction of the company, assuring that Baseball Info Solutions customers receive the most cutting-edge research and analysis. After joining the company in 2008, Ben worked in the Research & Development department for over three years, collaborating on Stat of the Week, The Fielding Bible—Volume II, the Bill James Handbook Projections, and various other products for BIS clients and the public. He also co-authored The Fielding Bible—Volume III with BIS owner John Dewan and frequently contributes to ESPN Insider. Prior to joining BIS, he interned with the Houston Astros, Huntsville Stars (Double-A Southern League), and the Rice University baseball team. A Huntsville, AL native, Ben studied Statistics and Sport Management at Rice University in Houston.

Bill James

Associate

Bill James

Since 1975, Bill James has been writing about baseball and compiling reference books about baseball. His progressive baseball analysis has earned him broad respect of the baseball community. He is currently the Senior Baseball Operations Advisor for the Boston Red Sox.

Jim Capuano

Director of Business Development

Jim Capuano

With more than 18 years of experience in the sports licensing business with a focus on sales and business development, Jim is an expert in sports content licensing. His innovative and fair-minded approach to business development, sales and licensing generates a positive outcome for all parties.

Prior to joining BIS in 2009, Jim built STATS, Inc. from relative obscurity into the company it is today through an open-minded, curious approach to the marketplace and the ability to observe, learn and deliver value-added content and related services. Under his leadership, company sales grew by more than 24 times during his 15 years at STATS. One of his breakthroughs was the introduction of real-time and contextually-correct statistics into the video game space, something that is almost universal today.

Information Technology

Patrick Coyle

Senior IT Analyst

Patrick Coyle

Patrick brings 8 years of programming and IT experience to the BIS team performing a diverse range of IT tasks from network administration to software development.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Data Communications from Penn State.

Greg Thomas

IT Associate

Greg Thomas

Greg works in IT where he has 8 years of experience as a programmer/analyst of various languages and applications, while focusing on data and reporting. He graduated from the college of IST at Penn State University, and is the proud owner of a golden retriever named after a recent NL MVP.

Research and Development

Scott Spratt

R&D Associate

Scott Spratt

Scott works in Research and Development where he helps with Stat of the Week, ESPN Insider articles, and other projects that show off the data BIS collects. In his spare time, he writes about baseball, football, and fantasy sports for various publications. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2008.

Joe Rosales

R&D Associate

Joe Rosales

Joe contributes to the innovative research and analytics work done at BIS through his role in Research and Development. He has experience working for three MLB clubs, having interned in Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Mets prior to joining BIS. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he studied Civil Engineering, and made his transition into the baseball industry after completing the dual degree MBA/M.S. in Sports Management program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Operations

Jon Vrecsics

Director of Minor League Operations

Jon Vrecsics

Jon is primarily responsible for the minor league data collection operation which includes hiring, training and scheduling people to work games at the sixty AA and AAA cities. He is an expert on the software used to input pitch by pitch data recorded during game scoring. He spent much of the last two seasons "fixing" errors in files submitted by the several hundred scorers working the various MiLB contests for BIS.

Todd Radcliffe

Operations Analyst

Todd Radcliffe

Todd oversees the pitch charting operation as well as performing data quality control. Todd brings 18 years of Major League Baseball scouting experience to BIS.

Jim Swavely

Operations Analyst

Jim Swavely

Jim helps out with minor league scoring issues. He is a longtime men's amateur baseball umpire and is the person to ask about rules and official scoring interpretations. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science.

Dan Casey

Operations Analyst

Dan Casey

Dan works on the MLB side of the data collection operation at BIS.  His responsibilities include the hiring, training and supervision of the BIS video scouts, as well as quality control of data throughout the season.  

Before coming to BIS, he worked for the New York Yankees in Tampa, FL. While there, Dan spent time in several departments, including baseball operations, player development and marketing.  He also moonlighted as the official scorekeeper for the Yankees' Single-A affiliate in Tampa.  

Dan is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he studied Economics and Spanish.

Mike Piekarski

Operations Associate

Mike Piekarski

Mike is a graduate of nearby DeSales University, where he played baseball for two years. His responsibilities include supervising the MLB game scoring operation, performing quality control of data, and assisting with the minor league data collection operation. Mike is a native of Metuchen, NJ and is an avid Yankees fan.

Andy Johnson

Operations Associate

Andy Johnson

Andy is a graduate of Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa where he earned degree in business and sports management. Prior to BIS he spent time working in the Waldorf College athletic department and for the Kansas City Royals. Andy works with all aspects of the MLB data collection operation and quality control.

 
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