The New York Mets are seeking a Junior Analyst in Major League Strategy, within the Baseball Analytics Department. The Junior Analyst will analyze baseball data and video to contribute to the Mets’ Advance Scouting process. The Junior Analyst will deliver written scouting reports, answer ad-hoc questions related to game strategy, and contribute to the evolution of the Major League Strategy Department through report building, application building, and process development. This position requires a strong background in both scouting and data analytics, as well as the ability to communicate to both a technical and non-technical audience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Advance Scouting process of the New York Mets
Deliver written scouting reports to the Major League coaching staff. Scouting areas include catcher defense, outfield defense, baserunning, control of the running game, defensive positioning, managerial strategy, and anything else that can help the Mets gain a competitive edge
Build and maintain automated reports to translate the results of statistical models into actionable information for the Major League coaching staff and players
Use data analysis to support and improve on-field strategy decisions
Collaborate with Data Science, Baseball Systems, Performance, Pro-Personnel, and other groups within the Baseball Operations department to assist in other Analytics initiatives
Keep the staff up to date on roster moves and transactions across the league
Assist the coaching staff with administrative tasks such as lineup submission, team communications, and more
Keep the Analysts in Major League Strategy up to date on all projects, and accept feedback from the Analysts on improving both scouting and analytics projects
Bachelor’s degree is required (equivalent, relevant work or playing experience may be considered in lieu of formal education if approved by management)
Prior experience in or knowledge of baseball/softball is required, and prior experience working with coaches and players is strongly preferred
Familiarity with modern baseball technology and research and their applications is required
Proficiency in R, Python or similar is strongly preferred
Proficiency in SQL or other modern database technologies is strongly preferred
Proficiency in Spanish is a plus
Strong communication skills
Detail oriented and the ability to balance multiple projects
Ability to work cooperatively with others, and to take control of large-scale projects with little or no daily oversight
Ability to work evenings, weekends, or holiday hours with willingness to adjust availability to the baseball schedule
The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type, and level of work to be performed. The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The individual selected may perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
The New York Mets recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and value the unique qualities individuals of various backgrounds and experiences can offer to the Organization. Our continued success depends heavily on the quality of our workforce. The Organization is committed to providing employees with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.