Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Analytics Associate

Position: Baseball Analytics Associate

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

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.

To Apply:
Please follow this link to apply.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the Detroit Tigers.

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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