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NL West Notes: Dodgers shift, Rockies struggles at home

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Kenny Karst-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers are trending away from the popular opinion, ranking in the bottom third of major league clubs when it comes to defensive shifting. Manager Dave Roberts admitted that he didn’t know that the team ranked 8th lowest in baseball for shifts.

He insists that it isn’t a rejection of analytics, but instead another aspect at play. The team ranks second in defensive efficiency, a stat that measures a team’s ability to turn balls that are put into play into outs.

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