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Marlins lose analytics director Pare to Braves

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Marlins are in the market for a new point person for their growing analytics department now that Jason Pare has accepted a position with the Braves as assistant general manager of research and development.

Pare had been Miami's senior director of analytics the past two seasons, but he has decided to move on and reunite with new Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulous. The two previously were together with the Blue Jays.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Marlins are in the market for a new point person for their growing analytics department now that Jason Pare has accepted a position with the Braves as assistant general manager of research and development.

Pare had been Miami's senior director of analytics the past two seasons, but he has decided to move on and reunite with new Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulous. The two previously were together with the Blue Jays.

"It was a tremendous opportunity for him, and we wish him the best," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said.

Miami is currently searching for a replacement.

"Dan Greenlee will oversee some of the analytical modeling workout," Hill said. "Our architect, Mike Copeland, will handle a lot of the back-end computer systems work, until we can find a replacement."

Greenlee was recently hired as director of player personnel.

Pare provided input in some of the Marlins' early offseason plans, but once the Braves' position was pending, he was not involved in the process.

In recent days, the Marlins made two major trades, sending Dee Gordon to the Mariners and Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees.

As an organization, the Marlins have been relying more on advanced data in recent years, and Pare had a seat at the table in personnel decisions.

"It's a part of our game," Hill said. "It's a voice at the table that you have to have, and you need to listen to. There's so much data out there. You just want to make sure you're incorporating it into your decision-making process, and it's another tool and opportunity to help us make better decisions."

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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