VICE PRESIDENT, BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT
Peter Bendix was promoted to vice president of baseball development in October 2019 and begins his 13th season with the Rays. In this role, Peter assists Erik Neander in all aspects of baseball operations, including player evaluation and procurement, roster management and long-term thinking, as well as the day-to-day functions of the major league club and the department overall. He oversees the baseball systems, baseball research and development and baseball operations groups, while working closely with other departments to help facilitate learning and development. Before his promotion to vice president, Peter spent four seasons as director of baseball development, serving as a liaison for baseball research and development to all other aspects of the organization, with a primary focus on the major league club. He first joined the Rays as an intern in January 2009, and was later promoted to assistant of baseball operations and coordinator of baseball research and development. Peter played baseball and tennis while growing up outside of Cleveland, and claims to be an excellent ping-pong player. He earned a degree in American studies from Tufts University and wrote for several publications before joining the Rays. He and his wife, Lauren, live in St. Petersburg.