It is that time of year where the Baseball Prospectus fantasy team starts ramping up for our best-on-the-internet preseason coverage. Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre are firing up their rankings machines, both for 2017 and for dynasty formats. Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman are continuously sharpening their prospect knowledge so you can make sure to grab that next big prospect (or when to buy that post-hype prospect). George Bissell is leading our podcast movement and, along with Greg Wellemeyer, Scooter Hotz and Matt Collins, giving you both the landscape of the 2017 fantasy season and deeper dives on individual players with fluctuating values so you can be better equipped to make decisions both large and small.
But here is where we need your help. We are looking for some new members for the BP fantasy team, and we plan to scour the world wide web to find the best people to supplement our current team. We're looking for writers who are both redraft-focused and dynasty-focused. We're looking for creative souls with vast experience both playing and writing about fantasy baseball. Right now, we have two different opportunities, Staff Writer and Intern. Staff writers are responsible for filing approximately three articles every two weeks, helping answer the call at the Bat Signal, and writing up breaking news for Transaction Analysis articles. Interns are responsible for filing one article per week and helping out with staff posts throughout the season. Below you'll see what we're searching for in each.
The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent with a typical Cardinals full-time employee.
We are looking to bulk up our prospect coverage for the 2016 and are looking for reinforcements. Could you be who we are looking for?
Join Baseball Prospectus, be a part of the BP Prospect Team, and work with other members in support of 2016’s minor league coverage. The BP Prospect Team is looking for motivated individuals across the country who are capable of getting to ballparks in support of video and scouting projects. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work within a team structure while also tackling independent assignments and, most importantly, being eager to learn. The successful candidates will also be ready to spend the season in the field, with an eye toward contributing to overarching reports and prospect vehicles.
A minor-league video intern’s job is to record footage of minor-league affiliate games from multiple angles, attach time stamps and contextual data (such as pitch speed, type, location, and outcome) to the video through a software program called “BATS!,” then make the video clips available for viewing in-person and remotely by team personnel and players. That’s the boilerplate description that would show up on a job posting, but there’s far more to the position than one might initially think. It’s often the first gig and proverbial foot in the door for a young baseball operations employee, and while the job title doesn’t have quite the same cachet as an in-office position, spending an entire season with a minor-league team, whether out with an affiliate or down at the org’s complex, entails just as many, if not more, educational benefits.
In the words of a former video intern with an NL East club, these internships "are definitely beneficial, and a gateway into the industry. The experience is what each individual makes of it. If you choose to go the extra mile it can be an excellent avenue to learn player development at the grassroots level. You can enhance and sharpen your evaluation skills. In some cases, video interns are watching hundreds of professional games a year. Those who take the job seriously really prosper and develop a stronger baseball acumen. “ One’s primary responsibility is to make sure the video collection and management components of the job are handled flawlessly, but once that’s mastered, there’s so much to learn by simply paying attention to the surroundings, asking thoughtful questions of knowledgeable baseball people, and lending a helping hand wherever one’s needed.
The Cleveland Indians are seeking a Developer of Baseball Systems to join the Baseball Software Development team in building baseball applications and transitioning existing systems to web and mobile applications.
The pretty much unreplicatable way to get your first job in professional baseball.
Every year at the winter meetings I offer to help exactly one job fair participant in a unique way. A little background: The job fair consists of scores of twenty-somethings who have to pre-register for the event. These are people who are trying to get their foot into the door by any means necessary. They stand out in San Diego because of their age, suits, and name. So every year I hold what I call the job fair lottery. Only three people have ever taken my offer to help them seriously and now all three work in baseball.