Saturday, February 22, 2014

Roster: 2014 MLB Spring Training Umpires

MLB released its Spring Training Umpires roster for 2014, which includes all 74 umpires on the freshly expanded Major League staff, plus those minor league umpires invited and assigned to baseball's Spring Training in Arizona and Florida. The Major League staff remains unchanged from January 2014, when MLB hired seven MiLB umpires to the full-time MLB squad. This is a "contract year" as the present collective-bargaining agreement between the World Umpires Association (WUA) and MLB expires December 31, 2014.

The Spring Training roster below also includes sleeve numbers for all applicable umpires, including the new Minor League call-up umpires authorized to fill in at the Major League level during the regular season. "--" indicates umpire is a Minor League (AAA) official and has not been placed on the MLB regular season fill-in list.

MLB Spring Training Umpires' Roster - 2014 Pre-Season
MLB Staff MLB Staff MiLB Call-Ups
Baker, Jordan 71
Barksdale, Lance 23
Barrett, Lance 94
Barrett, Ted 65
Barry, Scott 87
Bellino, Dan 2
Blaser, Cory 89
Bucknor, CB 54
Carapazza, Vic 85
Carlson, Mark 6
Cederstrom, Gary 38
Conroy, Chris 98
Cooper, Eric 56
Culbreth, Fieldin 25
Cuzzi, Phil 10
Danley, Kerwin 44
Darling, Gary 37
Davidson, Bob 61
Davis, Gerry 12
DeMuth, Dana 32
Diaz, Laz 63
DiMuro, Mike 16
Drake, Rob 30
Dreckman, Bruce 1
Eddings, Doug 88
Emmel, Paul 50
Estabrook, Mike 83
Everitt, Mike 57
Fairchild, Chad 4
Fletcher, Andy 49
Foster, Marty 60
Gibson, Greg 53
Gonzalez, Manny 79
Gorman, Brian 9
Guccione, Chris 68
Hallion, Tom 20
Hernandez, Angel 55
Hickox, Ed 15
Hirschbeck, John 17
Holbrook, Sam 34
Hoye, James 92
Hudson, Marvin 51
Iassogna, Dan 58
Johnson, Adrian 80
Joyce, Jim 66
Kellogg, Jeff 8
Knight, Brian 91
Kulpa, Ron 46
Layne, Jerry 24
Marquez, Alfonso 72
McClelland, Tim 36
Meals, Jerry 41
Miller, Bill 26
Muchlinski, Mike 76
Nauert, Paul 39
Nelson, Jeff 45
O'Nora, Brian 7
Porter, Alan 64
Rackley, David 86
Randazzo, Tony 11
Reyburn, D.J. 70
Reynolds Jim 77
Schrieber, Paul 43
Scott, Dale 5
Tichenor, Todd 13
Timmons, Tim 95
Vanover, Larry 27
Wegner, Mark 14
Welke, Bill 52
Welke, Tim 3
Wendelstedt, Hunter 21
West, Joe 22
Winters, Mike 33
[*]
Bailey, Allen --
Barber, Sean 29
Basner, Toby 99
Buckminster, Seth 67
Byrne, Jon 59
Campos, Angel 84
Fagan, Clint 82
Gibson, Hal "Tripp" 73
Gosney, Jeff 40
Hamari, Adam 78
Hoberg, Pat 31
Johnson, Anthony 48
Lampe, Shaun --
Little, Will 93
May, Ben 97
Morales, Gabe 47
Morrow, Jeff --
Myers, Brad --
Ortiz, Alex --
Pattillo, Marcus 18
Ripperger, Mark 90
Scheurwater, Stuart 85
Segal, Chris 96
Soucy, David --
Tumpane, John 74
Whitson, Chad 62
Wolcott, Quinn 81
Woodring, Tom 75

(28 MiLB Umpires)
(74 MLB Umpires)
(102 Total Umpires)

Information obtained by
UEFL on 2/22/2014.
www.closecallsports.com
Some observations:
  • Vic Carapazza and Stu Scheurwater presently are assigned to share sleeve number 85.
  • Angel Campos remains on the MiLB call-up and MLB Spring Training lists.
  • Todd Tichenor has vacated #97 (Ben May) and assumed #13, Derryl Cousins' old number.
  • Chad Fairchild has vacated #75 (Tom Woodring) and assumed #4, Tim Tschida's old number.
  • [*] Jim Wolf does not appear on the Spring Training Umpires list as captured 2/22/14.

23 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Jon Byrne is the first Aussie to be assigned an MLB number. Well done!

Gil Imber said...

Jim Wolf 28 is missing

Gil Imber said...

Wolf's name was not included in the list of umpires we received.

Gil Imber said...

Angel Campos is still a pro umpire? That's a bit of a shock since he didn't work a single MLB game last season, wasn't in AAA after his June concussion/injury and wasn't one of the seven hired full time this year. Surprising to see MLB keep Campos around for another go at it.

Gil Imber said...

No retirements eh? Unless it's Wolf of course but I thought we might have a crew chief or two leave. I think Hirschbeck & McClelland will call it quits after this year. Cowboy Joe probably will want to stick around, especially if the CBA negotiations go well while he is president of the umpires union

Gil Imber said...

I went thru the 2013 roster, Scott Barry 87 is also missing from your 2014 roster.

Gil Imber said...

I'm confused about something: they hired 7 umpires and are adding 2 crews. Does this mean that we're going to see 2 fill ins up all year? Seems like a recipe for mistakes once guys start getting hurt and going on vacation. You're going to have a ton of guys who have never worked MLB games or have minimal experience. Those are the guys who tend to forget that people don't come to the park to see them. I also count 72 on that list. That means someone other than Wolf is missing and that the absences are likely omissions or guys starting the year on the DL?

Gil Imber said...

Odd that mlb would leave off wolf and Barry. Then again this is a "spring training" list so maybe those two are just not part of the march festivities

Gil Imber said...

Yes, the 7 umpires hired include an expansion of 6 + Wally Bell's replacement. The remaining two positions for the two added crews will be season-long fill-in umpires, similar to Todd Tichenor's role the year before he was hired full-time.

Gil Imber said...

My source has added Barry to the list, but Wolf is still off.

Gil Imber said...

Do we have any idea who those 2 slots go to? I assume not making them full time members of the staff was simply a cost cutting measure?

Gil Imber said...

Not yet known. Tichenor's wasn't actually released to him, when the regular season roster came out that year, it just said "AAA Fill-In"

Gil Imber said...

MLB still has 2012 crews posted, and a June 2013 roster with out-of-date information. Rhetorical question: Do their umpiring and/or Web departments still exist?

Gil Imber said...

Campos moved from PCL to IL.

Gil Imber said...

PR has access to MLB Press Box. MLB Press Box released umpire names a brief time ago. The information presented here coordinates with the provided list. Wolf's not listed on there. There are nine umpires with the name 'W' -- and not one with the last name Wolf. We'll just have to wait and see until the 2014 media guide comes out.

Gil Imber said...

Angel Campos is working the plate today in the game between Detroit and Atlanta.

Gil Imber said...

I heard that McClelland would miss the whole season due to injury, as well as Marquez and Darling missing a few months also. Is that true?

Gil Imber said...

Add Fairchild to that list too. Out until May......

Gil Imber said...

Per mlb
Jim Wolf is working spring training in AZ
Vic Carapazza change his number to 19

Gil Imber said...

Umpires 36,37 ,72 and 4 will not be starting the season.
Replacement crew chiefs are Larry Vanover 27 and Jerry Meals 41

Gil Imber said...

So that means that we're starting with 13 rookies or fill-ins before anyone goes on vacation? It's a good thing that they're adding replay, because otherwise bad calls and ejections would be way up. Surprised that Sam Halbrook isn't one of the replacement CCs.

Gil Imber said...

I find it hard to believe that anyone could be out for an injury all year (vs. illness) unless he got hurt in the last month or two. If a guy like McClelland needed surgery or something, he's been off since Oct 1, and very few injuries are 12 month recoveries for players, let alone umpires. Even an achilles rupture is more like 8 months.

Gil Imber said...

Jim Wolf worked 2B for ARZ/CHI today.

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