Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) opened its doors back in 2002 and has been on the leading edge of the advanced statistical study of baseball ever since. The company’s mission is to provide 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.
BIS employs a staff of expert baseball scouts and an army of highly trained video scouts who conduct several passes of each game, recording everything from basic box score data to times and locations of balls in play, pitch types and locations, defensive shifts, and much more.
The company’s analysts and programmers dissect data, producing a variety of predictive studies and analytics, including Defensive Runs Saved. Defensive Runs Saved estimates the number of runs a defender saves or costs his teams because of his ability to convert balls in play into outs, defend bunts, turn double plays, prevent baserunner advancements, and several other factors. A couple of the more recent advancements are Strike Zone Plus/Minus—which measures the number of extra strikes drawn because of the framing tendencies of catchers, pitchers, batters, and umpires—and Stolen Base Red Light/Green Light—which predicts baserunner success rates on stolen bases against various pitcher-catcher combinations, even if they have never faced each other.
Baseball Info Solutions was co-founded by John Dewan, who has been a leader in baseball analytics for more than 25 years. From his first partnership with Bill James as the Executive Director of Project Scoresheet to co-founding STATS, Inc. and his 15-year tenure as CEO, John has continually broken new ground in sports data and analytics. Through products and publications such as The Bill James Handbook and The Fielding Bible, John, Bill, and BIS have continued that tradition to this day.
Baseball Info Solutions is regularly looking to fill positions, so check back on this page throughout the year for current openings.
Research and Development Associate
Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) is looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in our R&D Department. The R&D Associate will work out of our office near Allentown, PA and will contribute as a member of our R&D team, supporting research for publications and future products.
Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Perform modeling and research using BIS’s internal database as well as other notable data sets such as StatCast, Trackman, and Pitch F/X
Write articles and research pieces to be featured in publications such as
The Fielding Bible
The Bill James Handbook
, ESPN Insider, and
Stat of the Week
, among other prominent sports outlets.
Prepare cutting-edge research for presentation in a professional setting, including sales presentations and conferences
Collaborate with BIS colleagues to help illuminate the value of BIS’s analytical products to prospective clients
The position requires a variety of skills including (but not limited to) an analytical mind, computer expertise, writing ability, and a passion for sports, particularly baseball and football.
Ideal candidates will possess:
Familiarity with contemporary baseball/football/sports analytics, including first-hand research experience
Experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or similar databases
Proficiency working in Microsoft Office programs (or equivalents), especially Excel
Aptitude for data visualization using programs like Tableau and/or R
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 (i.e. R) and programming languages (i.e. Python, .NET) is a plus
For more information or to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Carol Olsen at email@example.com