Jul 7, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
It doesn’t surprise me that the Marlins rank so low in their adoption of analytics. Every facet of the organization shows this from bullpen management to player personnel decisions. Scouting, the eye test and baseball knowledge has its place and it will never be completely obsolete. Modern analytics is just a great innovation to better parse out what the naked eye can’t see, or the individual’s biases seem to either highlight or obscure. Data is obviously a good thing, and if the Marlins want to be a truly competitive team, they need to embrace data and empirical processes in their decision-making or risk being left behind.
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