Biography at a Glance
Born in Louisville, Colorado, Patch completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Colorado State University in 2013. He then pursued and obtained a master’s degree in data science from Northwestern University in 2016.
In 2012, Patch began his tenure with the Colorado Rockies, playing a pivotal role in establishing the Baseball Research & Development department. By 2019, he advanced to the position of Director of Baseball R&D. In this role, he spearheaded a team dedicated to internal software development and crafting proprietary analytical frameworks. These tools and models were designed to aid in critical player personnel decisions, spanning both amateur and professional tiers. Additionally, he directed the Major League’s advance scouting operations.
Starting in 2021, Patch took on a managerial role overseeing the Data Science and Business Intelligence units at Orchard Real Estate. Within the data science team, his focus has been on developing models for real estate valuation and customer pinpointing. This team’s exceptional work in image classification has been recognized with two patents. Meanwhile, in the realm of business intelligence, Patch and his team strive to propel the business’s growth by delivering precise and prompt reporting across its multifaceted operations.