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Job listing closed on 24 Mar 2024
25 Jan 2024

Analyst, Performance Science

🇺🇸 Detroit, MI, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.


The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a full-time Analyst in the Performance Science Department. This role will be responsible for performing analyses and conducting research within Performance Science. This position will report to the Director, Performance Science.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform performance testing as directed, ensuring valid and reliable data to support projections, evaluations, development, and decision making.
  • Assist with ensuring all available performance science data are comprehensively evaluated, analyzed, and integrated into amateur/international scouting and player development decision-making processes.
  • Assist with the development of processes, applications and reports to increase efficiency in the delivery and integration of Performance Science data to amateur/international scouting.
  • Perform internal research integrating biomechanics data with other sources of data to better understand player evaluation and development.
  • Collaborate and communicate with various departments across the organization including Baseball Analytics, Player Development, Sports Medicine, Amateur/International Scouting and Strength and Conditioning.
  • Complete ad hoc data queries and effectively present analysis using written reports and data visualizations.
  • Assist with the integration of Performance Science data into current databases, tools, and applications.
  • Monitor, identify and recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, models, and algorithms.
  • Other projects as directed by the Director, Performance Science.


  • Experience with the following technologies preferred: Force plates, IMUs, motion capture, high speed video, Trackman.
  • Expertise with SQL and relational databases is required.
  • Relevant work experience with statistical software (R, Data Robot or similar) and scripting languages such as Python.
  • Expert-level knowledge of baseball-specific performance science data such as biomechanical data, modern statistical techniques, and sabermetric analysis a plus.
  • Experience working with large data sets preferred, including experience with biomechanical time-series data. Modelling skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing, cloud storage, and cloud services a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate difficult and complex concepts to colleagues possessing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Degree or equivalent experience in sports science, biomechanics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative field.
  • Self-starter.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Lakeland, FL.


  • Office environment
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive. They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Detroit Tigers.

Detroit Tigers is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.