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Minor League Pitching Apprentice

Houston Astros

Posted 4 months ago



Houston, TX, USA

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Job Description

The Houston Astros seek a Minor League Pitching Apprentice to join the Player Development Department as a uniformed coach at our complex in West Palm Beach, FL. This position will be immersed in a collaborative environment where candidates will be given the opportunity to grow and develop. While some contributions will be felt immediately, our focus is on finding candidates with the necessary attributes to be long-term contributors. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Applicants should have interest in gaining familiarity with player development, and learning to:

  • Implement the Astros pitching development program and assist in design/monitoring of individual development plans
  • Help staff plan daily pitching practice and coordinate with other members of the field staff
  • Assist with analysis of pitcher performance deficiencies using tools, reports, and technology
  • Collaborate with Sports Medicine and Performance personnel regarding the diagnosis of physical limitations/opportunities and the execution of solutions
  • Communicate plans, goals and progress with players and relevant staff throughout checkpoints
  • Assist field staff, when able and necessary, with day-to-day operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Qualifications Required

  • Curiosity about player development practices, strength & conditioning, and analytics
  • Basic familiarity with information and/or tools used in professional baseball`
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred

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