The Colorado Rockies are seeking a database architect to work in their baseball analytics department.
The club, which reportedly hasn't quite been all-in on advanced baseball knowledge over the years, is making significant changes in that area. Last month, ESPN the Magazine noted that while the Rockies have been "skeptical" of analytics usage in the past, they're starting to embrace the movement now. That seems especially clear now that baseball analytics coordinator Trevor Patch is in the early stages of building something.
This should come as good news to Rockies fans. Analytics usage doesn't 100 percent correlate with winning, but after two decades of not being able to figure out how to create a sustained winner (at elevation or otherwise), witnessing the club trying new, different and forward-thinking things is a sight for sore eyes.
We've always been the preeminent thinking man's (and woman's) Rockies community, so it comes as no great surprise that the club reached out to us to spread the word about the opening. If you're reading this and are interested in the position, be sure to check out the posting here.
Best of luck to all who apply -- and, of course, to Patch and the Rockies' analytics department.