No, this is not a paid advertisement for the Cincinnati Reds – but if you’re reading this, Reds, we’re open to it and you know how to get in touch. But the Reds have posted a bunch of jobs that are open. Some of them are not in baseball operations – such as ticketing and sales related stuff – but some of them are indeed working with actual baseball operations and you may very well be qualified to handle some of them. Others…. well, you probably aren’t. But maybe!
As for the jobs within the realm of baseball, the Reds are looking for a scout in Latin America, a pitching analyst and a hitting analyst in the minor leagues (separate jobs), a strength and conditioning coach for the minor leagues, a minor league rehab coach in the minor leagues, several internships out in Arizona at the spring training complex, as well as operators for both Trackman and Hawkeye systems in the minor leagues.
The club is also looking for people to join the Rally Pack and Coordinate Event Services.
If any of that stuff sounds up your alley, here’s the link with all of the job listings and what they are looking for with those gigs.
If you dream of being a general manager one day, and if I’ve learned anything from reading the comments – you’re all dreaming of it – then this is where you can get started. It only took Nick Krall a decade-and-a-half to climb that ladder, so just dream about where you could be in 15 years! Maybe you get to make the decision on whether or not to pick up the option on Matt McLain’s final year. Perhaps you get to raise the 7-time defending World Series Champions banner. Or maybe you just live where the team has an affiliate and want to go to all of the games and click around on the computer while tracking a bunch of data during the games.
In all seriousness, though, there’s some actual value in just seeing the job listings. The Reds are expanding things in the minor leagues. While some of these jobs are just replacing people who are not coming back to the organization for 2024, some of the jobs are brand new, or at least they appear to be. There was no one listed in the 2023 Reds Media Guide as pitching or hitting analyst within player development. The club did have two pitching coordinators as well as two hitting coordinators, something that most teams only have one of.
Hawkeye, which took over as the “Statcast” data provider a few years ago from Trackman at the big league level, had largely been unavailable in the minor leagues. In 2022 it was in all Triple-A parks in the Pacific Coast League and in all parks in the Single-A Florida State League except Daytona (they play in the only park in the league that isn’t also a spring training home for a big league team). In 2023 Hawkeye was added to all of the Triple-A International League, where Louisville plays. It seems that in 2024 that both High-A Dayton and Triple-A Louisville are going to have both the Trackman system (which they have both had since at least 2016) as well as Hawkeye.