Daniel Adler

Director of baseball operations

Minnesota Twins

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As the Twins continue to evolve under the leadership of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, one of the biggest changes in the organization’s emphasis is in its use of data. Analytics is the hot trend in professional sports, and it is hardly a fixed target. Companies and innovators (some profiled in this feature) are revolutionizing the way long-hidebound sports institutions think about and understand themselves. Daniel Adler is charged with husbanding the ever-growing volume of data pouring into One Twins Way with an eye to turning it into meaningful information the team can use. And it’s not just about defensive shifts or launch angles; the sport is actively looking to manage data to help keep players healthy and increase fan engagement.