Job Posting: Cubs Amateur Scouting Analyst, Research & Development

Job Title: Amateur Scouting Analyst, Research & Development

Department: Baseball Operations

The Chicago Cubs are seeking an amateur scouting analyst to join the Research and Development group in Baseball Operations. This role will focus on providing data-driven support to the Chicago Cubs’ amateur scouting department in preparation for the Rule 4 draft, in addition to providing analytical evaluation of amateur prospects. The analyst will work closely with the entirety of the R&D department to develop methods to improve the effective understanding and application of data, and disseminate analytic insights throughout the organization.


  • Research, develop, and test methods and models for the purpose of amateur player assessment and acquisition
  • Effectively present analyses through the use of written reports and data visualization methods to communicate relevant findings
  • Work with web development team to integrate new statistical analyses, models, and data visualizations into Cubs web applications
  • Incorporate new analysis into existing data processes to improve automated reporting
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve data quality issues
  • Conduct in-depth evaluations of amateur prospects
  • Examine and leverage data streams from new technologies that offer innovative data solutions
  • Represent the R&D department in amateur scouting discussions


  • Bachelor’s degree in an quantitative field such as statistics, engineering, applied math, physics, quantitative social sciences, computer science, operations research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with SQL and at least one statistical programming language (e.g., C, Python, MATLAB, or R)
  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics
  • Familiarity with advanced statistical modeling techniques
  • Previous experience working in baseball, particularly with amateur drafts, strongly preferred

To Apply:
To apply, please complete the application, which can be found here.

Response Expectations:
Due to the overwhelming number of applications the Cubs receive, they unfortunately may not be able to respond in person to each applicant. However, they can assure you that you will receive an email confirmation when you apply as well as additional email notifications whether you are selected to move forward for the position or not. Please note, the Cubs keep all resumes on file and will contact you should they wish to schedule an interview with you.

The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the Chicago Cubs.

Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.

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