Archive for MLB Job Listing

Likely Scenarios for Current Front-Office Vacancies

Two seasons ago, I ranked the job security of each general manager and listed GM prospects. I think I did a pretty good job with both lists given what we knew at the time, and may do it again as Opening Day 2016 closes in. We’ve had less executive movement in the last few off-seasons than usual and it looks like the regression is happening this year, with four GM jobs currently open and a likely fifth coming soon. This seemed like a good time to cover each of the situations in flux and target some possible changes in the near future, along with some names to keep in mind as candidates to fill these openings.

The Open GM Spots
We have two teams without a top baseball decision-making executive, in Seattle and Milwaukee:

The Mariners moved on from (now former) GM Jack Zduriencik recently, a long-rumored move that club president Kevin Mather admitted he waited too long to execute. Mather has said they’re looking for a replacement sooner than later (likely eliminating execs from playoff teams), with GM experience (eliminating most of the GM prospects you’ll see below), and that the team doesn’t require a rebuild (meaning a shorter leash and higher expectations from day one). This should prove to narrow the pool of candidates a good bit, but this is still seen as the best of the currently open jobs.

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Job Posting: Cardinals Openings

The St. Louis Cardinals have two openings in their Baseball Development department for an Analyst and a Developer:

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Job Posting: Inside Edge Baseball Operations Pitch Charter/Scout

Position: Inside Edge Baseball Operations Pitch Charter/Scout

Locations: Minneapolis, Minn. or Bristol, Conn.

Inside Edge, a leading scouting service and provider of data and analytics to MLB clubs and media, is looking for ambitious individuals to work in our baseball operations department during the 2015 baseball season. Former pro players and/or high-level college players preferred. Many of our employees move on to jobs with MLB organizations. Training for this position begins in February. The position will last until at least the end of the MLB regular season (October 4), with a possibility of extending through the offseason.


  • Diligently chart pitches and play-by-play information for MLB games using IE’s proprietary charting application.
  • Check the accuracy and validity of data.
  • Provide support to team leaders.


  • Display commitment to quality data
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to quickly learn new software
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends

This position is compensated.

To Apply:

Send a resume to Andrew Pautz at Inside Edge.

Job Posting: TrackMan/Perfect Game Data & Operations Intern

Position: TrackMan/Perfect Game Data & Operations Intern

Locations: Goodyear, Ariz., Jupiter, Fla., LakePoint Sports Complex (Emerson, Ga.)

Be our hands and eyes on the ground. By this we mean the D&O Intern will be out in the field on almost a daily basis focused primarily on operating the TrackMan system and ensuring data quality measures are effectively in place at the point of capture. As part of the unique partnership between Perfect Game and TrackMan, you will be an integral piece of ensuring the added TrackMan value to players, coaches, college teams, and Major League teams.

At TrackMan Baseball we measure stuff – the speed, spin and movement of pitched and hit baseballs.

We do this using proprietary 3D Doppler radar hardware and software. The majority of Major League teams use our products and services for player development and evaluation. We also work with collegiate, Japanese and Korean teams, premier amateur baseball organizations, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers.

Our business is growing fast. By the start of next season we will have a network of radars installed in more than 100 stadiums on three continents, and dozens of remote systems traveling the US.


  • Becoming an in-house expert for Perfect Game in the TrackMan Baseball system.
  • Setup and maintenance of the TrackMan system per the defined requirements.
  • Operate the TrackMan system and ensure all data is being captured effectively and accurately.
  • Support the TrackMan and Perfect Game data operations teams in ad-hoc data requests and evaluations.
  • Support the Perfect Game event staff in any additional areas to ensure successful event activation.

Preferred/Required Skills:

  • Current college student or recent graduate with education focused on Sports Management, Statistics / Mathematics, Operations Management, or similar
  • Ideally an individual who is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude who can work individually while also supporting a larger team
  • An ability to work through ambiguity and adaptable while working in fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills (regular use of the TrackMan application)
  • Strong knowledge of baseball rules
  • Experience in Customer Relationship Management
  • Experience in Project Management a plus
  • Basic database and/or analytics experience a plus
  • Ability to lift upwards of 50 lbs.


  • Experience with operations, marketing, project management and statistics within a baseball setting.
  • Strengthen your baseball analytics knowledge through access to game data and individual queries.
  • Work within two growing companies ingrained in baseball culture.

This position is compensated.

To Apply:

Send a resume to and/or No phone calls please.

Job Posting: TrackMan Analytics/Operations Intern

Position: TrackMan Analytics/Operations Intern

Location: Stamford, Conn.

Join TrackMan’s team as an Analytics/Operations Intern for TrackMan Baseball, a US based sports technology firm. You will take on a critical role in a small, fast moving entrepreneurial company that is breaking new ground in sports.

In this position, you will primarily be responsible for reviewing TrackMan data from a significant number of MLB, Minor League baseball and NCAA stadiums during the 2015 baseball season. You will also have the opportunity to perform statistical analysis as directed.

The internship starts in mid-February and wraps up at the conclusion of the Major League baseball season. Candidates with only summer availability will also be considered for a shorter term internship.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to break into the baseball community and get experience with data available exclusively to professional baseball teams.  Full training is provided and you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with all members of the TrackMan staff and interface with our partner teams.  Weekend and evening availability is important.


  • Excellent knowledge of baseball
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well with others

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Statistics, Mathematics or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of databases, SQL, and R statistical software
  • Experience working with large baseball related data-sets.
  • Python or other scripting language experience is a plus.


$12.50 an hour

To Apply:

Send a resume to  No phone calls please.

Job Posting: Twins Developer

Minnesota Twins Developer, Baseball Systems

JOB FUNCTION:  As a member of the front office, collaborate with the Baseball Operations staff to develop, deliver, and maintain data driven solutions for analytics and architecture of player information and evaluation systems. This position requires strong statistical, software development, and database management skills.

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Job Posting: Yankees Database Developer

SQL Server Database Developer, Baseball Operations – New York Yankees (Bronx, NY)


The New York Yankees organization is accepting applications for an experienced SQL developer in their Baseball Operations department. This position reports to the senior Baseball Operations staff and will assist in the development of database systems which integrate with existing baseball analytics tools and web-applications as part of our player information and evaluation platform.

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Job Posting: Brewers Openings

The Brewers have two Baseball Systems Openings:

Architect – Baseball Systems


The Milwaukee Brewers are currently seeking a full-time Architect, Baseball Systems. This individual will collaborate with the Baseball Research & Development team and will assist in the development and maintenance of an aggregated player information and evaluation system. This position requires strong statistical, database management skills and experience as well as a demonstrated ability for independent thought while working within a team framework.

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Job Posting: Bloomberg Sports Openings

BSports Video Software Engineer

Location: New York, NY, US

The Role:
Join the elite team of developers at Bloomberg Sports working on our next-generation professional video solution. We are looking for a strong developer with a get-it-done attitude to help us bring our cutting edge video applications to market. This product will be used by professional sports teams to capture, encode, process, and distribute in-stadium high definition video from multiple angles simultaneously. These videos will also be integrated into Bloomberg Sports’ state-of-the-art professional analytics tool used by front offices throughout MLB.

A successful candidate will work on the core web service that binds the video solution together. In addition to an excellent grasp of technology, important attributes include excellent communication skills, a passion for sports, and the drive to help grow our company into the leader in sports analytics worldwide.

– Significant experience with Java, C++
– Experience with video technologies (encoding, streaming, etc.)
– Experience with HTML5, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, iOS development is an asset
– Passionate about sports
– Advanced problem solving skills
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills
– Self-motivated and detail-oriented with a desire to design and develop sports-related software applications

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Job Posting: Texas Rangers Programmer / Analyst

Texas Rangers: Programmer Analyst, Baseball Operations

City / State: Arlington TX

JOB SUMMARY:    Analyzes needs, designs, writes, tests and supports new programs and applications to support Baseball Operations.  Works according to approved requirements and detailed specifications.  Supports and contributes to ongoing analytical research.

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Job Posting: Phillies Internship

Phillies Baseball Operations Internship Program

The Philadelphia Phillies seek passionate, knowledgeable and highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in our Baseball Operations Department.  Interns will primarily focus on Baseball Analytics with the opportunity to be exposed to all facets of the Department.  The internship will include salary and benefits and will end in December.  Consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates who are only available during the summer months.

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Job Posting: TrackMan, Coordinator of Baseball Analytics

TrackMan Baseball, Coordinator of Baseball Analytics

Job description

Join the TrackMan team as a Coordinator of Baseball Analytics and gain valuable experience working in a fast moving company that is operating at the intersection of sports and technology.

Reporting to the General Manager and working in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing, Analytics & Data Integrity, the Coordinator of Baseball Analytics will support all aspects of TrackMan’s data quality process and play a key role in developing insights based on TrackMan’s unique measurements.

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Job Posting: Baseball Info Solutions Multiple Openings

Company Overview

Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) is committed to providing the most accurate, in-depth, timely professional baseball data, including cutting-edge research and analysis, striving to educate major league teams and the public about baseball analytics.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a passion for baseball to join our team.

.NET Developer

Would you like to launch your software development career working with the latest .NET tools and technologies? Would you be interested in working closely with a small team of senior developers to create new products and features in a baseball centric environment? Baseball Info Solutions is seeking a Junior .NET Developer in our Coplay, PA office to help deliver new web-based products to our customers. This is a great opportunity in a casual office environment with one of the leading providers of in depth baseball statistics.

The candidate will develop assist in developing new products as well as help maintain existing products. Strong candidates will possess a self-motivated attitude, great communication skills, and be able to work in a collaborative, team environment or independently as needed.

Candidates must possess:

  • Develop new features, applications and maintain existing applications.
  • Full life-cycle development.
  • Web development in C# and Asp.NET 4.0.
  • Full understanding of Asp.NET using a C# object oriented code base.
  • Understanding of SSRS.
  • HTML and CSS
  • In depth knowledge of MS Development tools
  • Knowledge of baseball statistics and analytics.
  • SQL Server Development is a plus.

Skills and Qualifications:

For more information or to apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter to


2014 Video Scouts

BIS Video Scouts watch multiple games per day throughout the season and record their observations for our clients’ consumption. The BIS Video Scout internship is perhaps the best pipeline into a successful career in the baseball industry. Many executives inside major league front offices credit BIS for their first steps into the baseball industry.


  • Score and pitch chart MLB games using specialized computer software
  • Check the accuracy and validity of data
  • Prepare and analyze statistical data for delivery to customers
  • Assist with the production of the 2015 Bill James Handbook
  • Provide administrative support to the full-time staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of baseball and baseball scorekeeping
  • Ability to identify and differentiate between pitch types
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to quickly learn new software
  • High school or college baseball playing experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Must be willing to work from our Allentown/Bethlehem, PA office



Interns will begin in either January or March and conclude at the end of the regular season (September 29th), with a possibility of extending through the middle of October.


An hourly rate of $7.25 and/or college course credit will be offered to each Video Scout. Anyone interested in the internship should send a cover letter and resume to Dan Casey at


Research & Development Intern

Baseball Info Solutions is looking for candidates to fill a paid internship in our R&D Department in the spring and/or summer seasons.  The intern will work out of our office near Allentown, PA and will assist our R&D team, supporting research for publications and future products, including Stat of the Week, The Bill James Handbook, and The Fielding Bible.  Recent R&D interns have landed internships and full-time jobs with major league teams.

The position requires a variety of skills including (but not limited to) an analytical mind, computer expertise, writing ability, and a passion for baseball.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with baseball and sabermetric research
  • Analytical/Mathematical ability
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Office programs (or equivalents), especially Excel
  • Experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or similar databases.
  • An ability to write and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • An ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience with other statistical packages, programming languages, and/or graphical visualizations would be a plus.

For more information or to apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter to

Job Posting: TrackMan Internship

Join our team as an Analytics/Operations Intern for TrackMan Baseball, a US based sports technology firm.  You will take on a critical role in a small, fast moving entrepreneurial company that is breaking new ground in sports.

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Job Posting: Indians Data Architect

Cleveland Indians Data Architect – Baseball Systems


The primary purpose of the job is to design, implement, and manage the Baseball Department’s information architecture. The Data Architect will partner with the Baseball Analytics and Software Development groups to maintain data infrastructure, support needs, implement solutions, and drive innovation in baseball’s data-driven decision process. Key functions will include data modeling, integration, warehousing, and consumption.

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Job Posting: Yankees Mobile Application Developer

Mobile Application Developer, Baseball Operations – New York Yankees (Bronx, NY)

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assist in the development of our next-generation scouting application
• Analyze existing systems to extract requirements
• Develop an application architecture/design
• Integrate with existing analytics tools, web-applications, and databases

Qualifications and Experience:
•Proficient in mobile web development technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, and/or other mobile-optimized JavaScript frameworks.
• Knowledge and experience in native application development (iOS, Android, Windows) and the use of native application wrappers such as PhoneGap, Appcelerator, etc.
• Experience developing backend SOAP/REST web services in .NET/C#
• An understanding of mobile UI/UX design concepts, and a demonstrated ability to deliver an outstanding user experience in a mobile environment
• Strong SQL skills developing complex queries, stored procedures, functions in Microsoft SQL Server or other relational databases
• Experience in handling the entire lifecycle of mobile application development (requirements, design, code, test, debug, deploy, and maintain)
• Ability to decompose existing systems, extract functional requirements, and develop an application architecture with minimal technical guidance
• Ability to work independently with strong worth ethic and communication skills
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent
*Full-time telecommuting available under the right circumstances.

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee. The New York Yankees is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience in handling the entire lifecycle of mobile application development (requirements, design, code, test, debug, deploy, and maintain)?

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Q&A: Kyle Farnsworth, an Intimidating Career

Kyle Farnsworth is intimidating. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander throws hard and isn’t afraid to come inside. He is also a sculpted 6-foot-4, 240 pounds with a background in martial arts. Charging the mound against him has never been a good idea.

That tough-guy image has overshadowed a long and mostly successful career. Farnsworth has never been a star, but he has appeared in 814 regular season games and 15 post-season games. In 941 innings he has fanned 934 batters. He has backed down to none of them.


David Laurila: How different a pitcher are you now compared to when you broke into the big leagues?

Kyle Farnsworth: Not too much different. I obviously don’t throw as hard as I did back then. That’s going to happen over the years and this is my 15th season. You just have to continue to make adjustments as hitters make adjustments to you.

DL: How hard did you throw in those early years?

KF: I think I topped out at 103, but I was mostly high-90s. You can get away with a lot more mistakes when you’re throwing that hard, as opposed to being 90 or something like that. It’s a good luxury to have.

DL: Did you reach a point in your career where velocity wasn’t as important?

KF: Not really, although I realized that maybe movement was a little more important than velocity. Eventually hitters are going to catch up to straight 98, as opposed to movement and 94. That’s a lot harder to hit and the type of thing you figure out the longer you are into your career. You’d like to figure them out a whole earlier, but you figure them out when you figure them out.

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Job Listing: Indians Executive Development Fellow

Title: Executive Development Fellow (EDF), Baseball Analytics

The Executive Development Fellow (EDF) for Baseball Analytics will be exposed to all facets of the Indians baseball operations during this intensive, structured 12-month immersion into the organization. The EDF will participate in a comprehensive orientation program, regular feedback meetings and a cross-functional mentorship program to facilitate enhanced organizational and career development.

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Job Listing: Major League Team Internship

A Major League team is seeking a full-time intern for the 2013 season with a focus on analytics. The position is a paid internship and runs from the middle of February through the end of November.  It requires relocation and candidates must be prepared to work long hours as well as nights and weekends.

The internship will provide exposure to all departments within baseball operations. Responsibilities include overseeing updates to our baseball databases, monitoring the import of data feeds, assisting with general baseball ops related administrative tasks, maintaining databases and spreadsheets, staying current on external research, as well as supporting the department in other ways as directed.

Candidates must be passionate about baseball and be able to communicate effectively in an office environment.  A familiarity with current baseball research and analytics is required and experience with Microsoft SQL Server is preferred.  Demonstrated analytic skills, experience in statistical analysis software packages and knowledge of a scripting language are all pluses.

If you are interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to

Job Posting: Cubs Director of Research & Development

Director of Research & Development – Baseball Operations

Location: Chicago, IL

Description: This role will be responsible for developing and overseeing the research and analytics function within Baseball Operations, reporting to the Assistant GM.

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