Sunday, November 8, 2015

2015 Noteworthy Umpires - Mark Carlson & Alan Porter

Mark Carlson & Alan Porter are the 2015's Noteworthy Umpires. [2014: Vic Carapazza, Angel Hernandez]
Voting Results (Top 5): Carlson (11%), Porter (11%), Carapazza (9%), Alfonso Marquez (8%), Dan Bellino (7%).

Mark Carlson and Alan Porter are the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2015 noteworthy umpires of the year. Carlson "did an extremely good job as acting crew chief this season and would be deserving of becoming -cc next season." After a successful Division Series appearance in the National League Division Series (Game 4 plate), Carlson was named to his first World Series roster, joining Crew Chief of the Year Gary Cederstrom's crew, starting in the rotation as the first base umpire.

Alan Porter is said to "represent the 'new guard' of MLB umpires, taking care of business every game." In addition to excellent seasonal plate work and a postseason assignment in the National League Division Series as the Game 1 home plate umpire (Mets-Dodgers), he was noted for "great leadership in situations" and marked as a rising star to watch for: "I can see [him] working LCS/WS in the near future."

Mark Carlson now has 23 points in the UEFL Standings (20 Previous + 3 Award = 23).
Alan Porter now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Previous + 3 Award = 10).
The next postseason award, Ejection(s) of the Year, will be released tomorrow.


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