- School Princeton University
- Born in Canada
Jonathan Erlichman did not have any baseball playing experience growing up in the Toronto, ON area; however, he was interested in analytics from his teenage years, deriving from his reading the book Moneyball when he was 13. He attended Princeton University, earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 2012. He did play club hockey at Princeton, and is a cousin of former NHL player Mike Cammalleri, so he's not completely unfamiliar with competitive sports.
He worked as an intern for the Toronto Blue Jays for the latter half of 2012 before joining the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013. Erlichman worked for the Baseball Research & Development office as an intern (2013) an assistant (2014), and an analyst (2015-2016). He served as the team's Director of Analytics in 20117-2018. Before the 2019 season, he was added to the major league coaching staff as "Process and Analytics Coach", becoming the first analytics coach in major league history.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith: "Meet ‘J Money’: The Canadian who is MLB’s most unique coach", Sportsnet.ca, April 16, 2019.