Job Posting: Cubs Player Development Analyst

Position: Analyst, Player Development

Location: Chicago, IL

The Chicago Cubs are seeking an analyst to join the Research and Development group in Baseball Operations. This role will focus on the management and analysis of data gathered on players in the Chicago Cubs minor league system and will work closely with the both the Player Development and R&D departments. Succesful candidates will bring a background in analytics, a strong interest in evidence-based coaching and development, and the communication skills to work effectively with player development personnel to apply analytics and improve the effective understanding of data to optimize prospect performance and progression.


  • Research, develop and test methods and models for the purpose of player assessment and developmentIdentify technologies, analyze data and translate into tangible coaching and skill development objectives.
  • Effectively present analyses through the use of written reports and data visualization methods to disseminate insights to members of baseball operations and player development personnel.
  • Handle analysis requests from and conduct studies to support player development personnel, coaches, and players.
  • Conduct in-depth evaluations of Cubs prospects.
  • As needed, travel to minor league affiliates to support player development initiatives.
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve data quality issues.
  • Examine and implement sports science technologies that may offer innovative data solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., C, Python or R)
  • Experience or strong interest in using baseball data to support coaching or skill development

The Chicago Cubs are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:
Please visit this site to apply.

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. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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4 years ago

I wonder what it takes to get one of these. Seems like a dream job to me. Gotta start doing my own analysis instead of just consuming it 😀