A little over a month ago, the Ravens publicized a new opening within their front office - a position titled “Quantitative Data Analyst”.
On Tuesday, it looks like the position (or positions as became clear) were filled. Three Twitter users, all from differing backgrounds but who appear to be analytically minded announced that they would be joining Baltimore’s front office in what’s presumptively within that wheelhouse.
The first was Stanford graduate Sean Clement, a former R&D specialist for the UCLA Football program, as well as a contributor to SB Nation’s Field Gulls, funny enough.
Next came an announcement from Derrick Yam, a contributor to the soccer-based analytics website, StatsBomb:
Finally, Sarah Mallepalle, who appears to have come from the Philadelphia Phillies R&D department, joined in on the action as well:
The announcement about a position like this even existing for the Ravens is news in-and-of itself.