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Associate, Baseball Analytics – Detroit Tigers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with importing, cleaning, and preparing of baseball datasets.
  • Assist with the design, development, testing and support of proprietary data collection and decision-support systems.
  • Design ad hoc SQL queries.
  • Assist with statistical modeling of baseball data.
  • Execute exploratory research and analysis as directed.
  • Review public research on a regular basis.
  • Provide support for important events such as the Rule 4 Draft, the trade deadline, contract negotiations and salary arbitration.
  • Support Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development with ad hoc requests.
  • Other duties as assigned by members of the Baseball Operations Department.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated familiarity with SQL querying and database design principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of baseball-specific data, modern statistical techniques and sabermetric analysis.
  • Familiarity with R/Python and/or other software applications/languages used for statistical calculations and graphical representations.
  • Experience with software development, including requirements definition, design, development, testing, and implementation, a plus.
  • Physics coursework, a plus.
  • Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail.
  • The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must have excellent organizational skills.
  • The candidate must be available full-time.
  • The candidate must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.
  • The candidate is willing and able to relocate to the Detroit metro area.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Remote working environment; potential for office environment.
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Associate, Performance Science – Detroit Tigers

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of existing performance science initiatives across the organization, including data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Assist with the design, development, testing and support of new performance science initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Director, Performance Science to develop and disseminate information from performance science initiatives.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with player development, coaching, sports medicine, strength and conditioning and front office staff.
  • Assist with data management, organization and integration into the organization’s athlete management system.
  • Review research and technology updates relevant to baseball performance.
  • Perform exploratory performance science research projects and analysis as directed.
  • Assist with the maintenance, calibration and upkeep of performance science related equipment.
  • Other duties as directed by Director, Performance Science

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, sports science, kinesiology, biomechanics or similar field.
  • Experience with the following technologies preferred: Force plates, IMUs, motion capture, high speed video, GPS tracking.
  • Experience using an athlete management system.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent computer skills. Coding or data visualization skills a plus; R preferred.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills. Candidate must be able to convey complex performance science findings to relevant staffs.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent attention to detail.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Previous experience working with professional athletes and coaches a plus.
  • The ideal candidate must be willing to work longs hours, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • The candidate must be available full-time.
  • Willing and able to relocate to the Lakeland, FL area or Detroit metro area.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Office environment
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Associate, Major League Advance Scouting – Detroit Tigers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize internal software systems to create scouting reports for ML Coaching Staff.
  • Prepare full suite of scouting reports for pre-series preparation.
  • Operate BATS software to provide custom video analysis to coaches and players.
  • Assist with video operations, and the distribution of video to both coaches and players.
  • Various ad hoc tasks to support Major League Advance Scouting.
  • Other duties as assigned by members of the Baseball Operations Department.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail.
  • The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
  • The candidate is willing and able to relocate to the Detroit metro area.
  • The candidate must be available full-time.
  • The candidate must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.
  • Familiarity with SQL, R, Shiny, or Python, a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Clubhouse and office environment, along with remote work.
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Pro Scouting Intern – Detroit Tigers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist baseball operations and pro scouting with day-to-day operations
  • Work with pro scouting on special projects and target lists
  • Review daily reports and information with front office
  • Assist in player acquisition preparation & analysis
  • Support baseball administration and logistics
  • Assist with salary arbitration preparation
  • This position will work closely with the Baseball Operations and Pro Scouting staffs

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • The ideal candidate must be at least a college senior or recent graduate
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • The ideal candidate must have a general understanding of MLB rules, regulations, and contracts
  • The ideal candidate must have a general understanding of baseball scouting
  • The ideal candidate must have a general understanding of recent analytical baseball research and trends
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills
  • The ideal candidate must be available full-time
  • The ideal candidate must be willing to work longs hours, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Office Environment
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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