Miami Marlins are 29th on ESPN MLB Analytics Rankings

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Nov 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins vice president & general manager Dan Jennings (left) and president baseball Operations Michael Hill (right) right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (center) pose for a photograph after their press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN released earlier this week a feature that ranked all the teams in the four major North American sports leagues in terms of their of acceptance and adoption of analytics. The Miami Marlins not surprisingly landed 29th in MLB — second-to-last ahead of only the Philadelphia Phillies — and 115th overall, with only seven teams ranking lower than the Fish.

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The Marlins are one of the most “traditional” franchises in baseball and it shows in their approach in all of the facet of player development, free agency and in trades. This approach also extends into the dugout and even inside the lineups. The use of analytics is used to inform decision-making, both in roster construction and in-game, and the Marlins obviously shun both of these aspects.

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