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Texas Rangers middle of the pack on R&D employees

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The Athletic has an article on Brian Cashman that includes data on the size of MLB team’s analytics staff

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Over at the Athletic, there’s a good piece by Marc Carig and Eno Sarris on Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees. As part of that article, the authors provide a chart with the number of analysts that each major league team has, albeit with certain caveats.

The Texas Rangers end up in the middle of the pack as far as MLB teams go, with the Athletic putting them at 8 analysts. Fifteen teams have somewhere between 6 and 10 analysts. I am somewhat surprised that the Rangers are that high, as the perception has been that the Rangers are lagging in regards to analytics, and there have been some indications that the organization is wanting to beef up that part of the front office.

The Dodges and Yankees are, as one would expect, the teams that have the most analysts, with 20 apiece per the estimates by the Athletic. The Astros, Braves and Rays also have a particularly large headcount on their analytics department.

In any case, its a good article, and worth reading for the entire thing, not just to look at the analytics employees chart. Check it out.