Position: Major League Operations Intern
Location: Atlanta, GA
Support the Major League Operations group through the creation of tools for displaying and disseminating data, statistics, and other baseball-related information. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background and can work independently on self-contained projects, as well as an understanding of baseball research concepts and modern gameplay strategies.
- Develop tools and visualizations for disseminating statistical concepts.
- Conduct research projects for the Major League Operations group.
- Help build database and reporting infrastructure to support Major League advance report and coaching staff needs.
- Summarize project results in succinct, actionable format and present findings to the group.
- Opportunities for other ad-hoc contributions to the Major League advance scouting process.
- Demonstrated track record as self-starter through independently-produced projects and/or writing (via online publication, etc.).
- Strong foundation in the application of statistical concepts to baseball data and the translation of data into actionable baseball recommendations.
- Required: Advanced-level capabilities in R and SQL.
- Preferred: Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) and web development experience with Python Flask.
- Preferred: Demonstrable independent research (published or unpublished) using publicly available datasets (i.e. PITCHf/x, Statcast, etc).
Early June through August, with potential opportunity for future full-time employment.
Please email relevant materials, research, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.