Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rosters: 2014 MLB Umpire Crew List

2014 MLB Umpire Crew information is now available and will be listed on the MLB Umpire Roster page.

Like last year's news break, the 2014 crews have not been officially released though this unofficial story provided by a UEFL source will again assist UEFL'ers in preperation for the Crew Chief phase of the UEFL draft, whose deadline remains March 30, 2014, at 4:00 PM PT, despite this early report.

The following umpiring crews and rover position assignments have been established, tentatively, for the 2014 MLB regular season:
CrewCrew ChiefUmpire 2Umpire 3Umpire 4
Crew A45 Nelson, Jeff63 Diaz, Laz6 Carlson, Mark87 Barry, Scott
Crew B6 Miller, Bill53 Gibson, Greg (N)19 Carapazza, Vic[AAA Rover]
Crew C65 Barrett, Ted53 Gibson, Greg (N)43 Schrieber, PaulWill Little
Crew D66 Joyce, Jim88 Eddings, Doug51 Hudson, Marvin89 Blaser, Cory
Crew E8 Kellogg, Jeff7 O'Nora, Brian2 Bellino, Dan70 Reyburn, D.J.
Crew F27 Vanover, Larry*55 Hernandez, Angel39 Nauert, Paul80 Johnson, Adrian
Crew G32 DeMuth, Dana46 Kulpa, Ron15 Hickox, Ed94 Barrett, Lance
Crew H9 Gorman, Brian52 Welke, Bill (S)28 Wolf, Jim86 Rackley, David
Crew I38 Gary Cederstrom44 Kerwin Danley23 Lance Barksdale[AAA Rover]
Crew J41 Meals, Jerry*50 Emmel, Paul98 Conroy, Chris (I)71 Baker, Jordan
Crew K20 Hallion, Tom56 Cooper, Eric68 Guccione, Chris[AAA Rover]
Crew L25 Culbreth, Fieldin77 Reynolds, Jim79 Gonzalez, Manny[AAA Rover]
Crew M33 Winters, Mike47 Wegner, Mark49 Fletcher, Andy76 Muchlinski, Mike
Crew N12 Davis, Gerry10 Cuzzi, Phil91 Knight, Brian (L)Wolcott, Quinn
Crew O24 Layne, Jerry21 Wendelstedt, Hunter16 DiMuro, Mike83 Estabrook, Mike
Crew P5 Scott, Dale58 Iassogna, Dan54 Bucknor, CB[AAA Rover]
Crew Q22 West, Joe60 Foster, Marty30 Drake, Rob (J)64 Porter, Alan
Crew R3 Welke, Tim1 Dreckman, Bruce95 Timmons, Tim13 Tichenor, Todd
Crew S17 Hirschbeck, John61 Davidson, Bob92 Hoye, James[AAA Rover]
[DL]36 McClelland, Tim (F)57 Everitt Mike (B)72 Marquez, Alfonso (C)11 Randazzo, Tony (H)
[BL/DL]37 Darling, Gary (J)34 Holbrook, Sam (Q)4 Fairchild, Chad (B)
*Indicates interim or acting crew chief status. Italics text indicates a minor league fill-in position.
The BL/DL Crews indicate umpires reported as injured or otherwise absent to begin the 2014 season.
The crew letters in parentheses represent crews an umpire is ordinarily assigned and will be returning to once the corresponding BL/DL umpire returns to active MLB service. For instance, Chris Conroy will be begin his season with acting crew chief Jerry Meals in Crew J. When Gary Darling returns to Crew Chief service mid-season, Conroy will return to Gary Cederstrom's Crew I (for AAA Rover) and Meals will slide to Crew J's Umpire 2 position.

The annual MLB Umpire Crew list always solicits excitement and signifies yet another step on the March trek to Opening Day and April baseball. The UEFL has compiled the following notable features of this list:

New Chiefs' Crews:
» Jeff Nelson (Crew A) and Bill Miller (Crew B).

Acting Crew Chiefs:
» Larry Vanover (Crew F, for Tim McClelland) and Jerry Meals (Crew J, for Gary Darling).

Crews with AAA or MiLB Fill-In/Call-Up Umpires scheduled to begin the season:
Crew B, C (Will Little), I, K, L, N (Quinn Wolcott), P, S.

For more information and access to a sortable list of all MLB and Triple-A fill-in umpires—including a 2014 crew column—visit the UEFL's MLB Umpire Roster page and stay tuned for our continued Umpire Profiles.

28 comments :

Gil Imber said...

7 umps starting the year on the DL, but only 6 rovers. Is Gibson's temporary 2nd slot the 7th?

Gil Imber said...

I'm sure this isn't allowed by the collective bargaining agreement, but rather than calling up 7 umpires, they really ought to use DLed umpires in the replay center in New York where possible. You'd have to assume that most of these injured/ill guys would be well enough to do that.

Gil Imber said...

Looks like Gibson will start with B then when Everitt or Fairchild returns will go to c before going back to his regular crew.

Gil Imber said...

I know "DL" signifies "Disabled List". What does "BL" stand for?

Gil Imber said...

Why is Vanover an acting crew chief on crew F when Hernandez is on that crew and was often an acting crew chief the past few seasons?

Gil Imber said...

Greg Gibson better be getting double pay.

Gil Imber said...

Seniority?

Gil Imber said...

How are acting CC's handled in terms of UEFL point calculations?

Gil Imber said...

I saw Mike Everitt do a spring training game behind a plate though...

Gil Imber said...

MLB was always going to be 2 umpires short this year when they only hired 7 umpires for 9 vacant positions. I wonder if that is why Quinn Wolcott and Will Little aren't officially hired, but penciled in instead of AAA Rover.

Gil Imber said...

I do not understand how Greg Gibson can be in 2 different crews at the same time.

Gil Imber said...

Is there any way to find out if there was perhaps technical difficulties? The way Demuth doesn't really give a signal one way or the other made me wonder if maybe he was simply saying that the guy in the truck couldn't get the feed. Just my observation.

Gil Imber said...

Greg Gibson will begin the year with Crew B. Whenever Everett or Fairchild returns to that crew, Gibson will go to Crew C. Whenever Marquez returns he will return to his regular crew

Gil Imber said...

I guess McClelland is not expected back this year, given that his crew, and only his crew, of crews with DLed umpires has 4 regular MLB umpires on it with no designation of a crew to which they'd return?

Gil Imber said...

With Wolcott and Little as definites for now, I would guess the other AAA call ups to start the year would be T. Gibson, Tumpane, Hamari, Fagan, Campos, Ripperger, and Basner because they have MLB experience, as of last season. Would not be surprised if Barber, Hoberg, and Gosney get a look early, especially with Instant Replay experience, as they worked the Arizona Fall League installation trial run with T. Gibson.

Gil Imber said...

IF ITS NOT BROKE, DONT FIX IT: glad to see the Scott, Iassgona, Bucknor team back together for another campaign.


I always find this and Jeff Kellogg's crews to be the strongest when they come to town

Gil Imber said...

Gibson will be with crew C to begin the season. Crew C then goes on vacation and Gibson will move over to join Crew B in week two of the season. Not sure how long he stays there.

Gil Imber said...

If Fairchild is going to be back soon wouldn't it have made more sense to have Mark Carlson be the #2 on Bill Miller's crew so that he can have 3 guys he is with all season unless it was going to be that someone like Larry Vanover or Angel Hernandez was going to be on that crew until McClelland was out for the year (with Jerry Meals temporarily replacing Gary Darling it looks like they just moved him from #2 to CC and Emmel from #3 to #2 and put Chris Conroy as the temporary #3)

Gil Imber said...

they both joined in 1993 and Angel has had more post-season assignments and Vanover was off for some time due to the 1999 mass resignations before he was re-hired.

Gil Imber said...

That's not how the process works. My understanding is that the crews chiefs, from senior to junior, get to pick their number 2 umpires. So Miller would've had one of the last two picks and gotten what was left over.

Gil Imber said...

What's up with Tim? Injury? I know he was considering retiring a year ago.

Gil Imber said...

Hmm. Mark Carlson & Laz Diaz were the two non crew chief umpires in Australia and they're on crew A.

Gil Imber said...

For the opener tonight in San Diego Gameday says the crew is: HP Culbreth, 1B Reynolds, 2B Knight, 3B Gonzalez.......

Gil Imber said...

So far, based upon this posting and GameDay:

C: Marquez confirmed as #2
D: Confirmed
G: Confirmed
H: Randazzo confirmed as #2
I rover: Ripperger
J: Confirmed
L rover: Barber
P rover: Gibson
R: Fagan for Dreckman
S rover: Tumpane


A, B, E, F, K, M, N, O, and Q still as yet unassigned. With 2 extra crews, will there end up being 2 or 4 crews on "vacation" per week?

Gil Imber said...

O: Confirmed.

Gil Imber said...

Believe E & F arereplay crews this week

Gil Imber said...

Looks like Tim McCelland is out for the season. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/baseball/2014/04/02/tim-mcclelland-back-injury-sidelined-for-2014-baseball-season/7214799/

Gil Imber said...

Thanks for the update on Tim.

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