Hitting Strategist

Baseball Operations Seattle, Washington


Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:Hitting Strategist

Department:Player Development

Reports to:Director of Player Development

Status:Full-Time

Primary Objective:  Support and collaborate with the Player Development, Analytics and High-Performance Departments, in all facets of hitting, including, best practices, industry trends, practice design and relevant technologies.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently communicate with High-Performance, Analytics and Player Development staff to ensure the quality of hitting development, techniques and trends throughout the organization
  • Assist in creating detailed Player Plans for all hitters in the organization, as well as ensuring these initiatives are being met to a high standard on the daily basis
  • Ensure the Seattle Mariners are up to date in the industry’s best practices, techniques and technology
  • Assist in managing the daily activities, related drills and scheduled work sessions for all hitters and hitting coaches during minor league spring training and other Player Development camps
  • Collaborate with the Mariners scouting department in all areas of player acquisition, including, the Draft, Minor League free agency and trade targets
  • Collaborate with trainers, strength and conditioning, and baseball ops personnel to ensure the quality of player development initiatives at all levels
  • Maintain a deep understanding of biomechanics, kinematic sequence and how it pertains to the swing
  • Assist in the collection and management of data and information captured by all Mariners resources

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, relevant experience will be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Spanish speaking skills a plus
     

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s): 

  • Shall demonstrate the ability to be innovative and proactive in promoting new ideas and concepts
  • Implement the Mariners Focus Points book and Peak Performance manual
  • Possesses an expert level of knowledge of the Rake Reports and 16 for 16 initiatives
  • Completes work assignments thoroughly and accurately
  • Demonstrates through their actions and interactions with others a commitment to Mariner Purpose, Mission and Values
  • Shares and expresses thoughts in a clear and effective manner through verbal and written communication skills while effectively building positive relationships with all team members
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity; takes personal responsibility for getting things done in a way that positively and professionally represents the organization
  • Maintains an expert knowledge of relevant technologies and Mariners portals

 

Physical Activities and Working Conditions:

  • Required to travel to affiliates throughout the organization
  • Attend and assist with pre and/or postseason camps as assigned by the Director of Player Development