Position: Detroit Tigers, Player Development Coach

Location: Lakeland, Florida


The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking Player Development Coaches for minor league affiliate coaching staffs. This role will work collaboratively with the Manager, Hitting Coach and Pitching Coach.  As a member of the Tigers Player Development staff, this coach will collaborate with Baseball Analytics, Performance Science and Video Operations to support the goal of improving on-field player performance.  This coach will be responsible for the support of technologies and data collection, the review and distribution of advance reports and general coaching support.  A successful candidate will have strong on-field baseball experience, a technical aptitude and an educational mindset.


  1. Assist the coaching staff with the integration of information provided by Baseball Analytics, Performance Science, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning and Video Operations.
  2. Provide guidance, oversight and support for the technologies used by coaching staff and players.
  3. Continually educate and support players and staff members on organizational analytics, technologies and philosophies.
  4. Provide regular feedback to appropriate staff members on the implementation and usage of technologies and data to ensure effectiveness and quality.
  5. Assist with the development of daily plans to support overall Player Development goals for each player.
  6. Throw batting practice and participate in on-field training sessions on an as-needed basis.


  1. Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Strong aptitude for information technology.
  4. Experience or strong interest in using baseball data to support coaching or skill development.
  5. Prior professional or collegiate playing experience strongly preferred.
  6. Knowledge of advanced baseball statistics preferred.
  7. Experience with any of the following technologies strongly preferred.
    1. Rapsodo
    2. TrackMan
    3. Blast Motion / Diamond Kinetics
    4. K-Motion / 4D Motion
    5. Edgertronic
    6. Force Plates
  8. Experience with programming or scripting languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL) a plus.
  9. Fluency in Spanish a plus.


  1. Located at the Tigers minor league affiliates (Toledo, OH; Erie, PA; Lakeland, FL; Comstock Park, MI; Norwich, CT).
  2. Requires travel on road trips.
  3. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required.

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