Friday, November 6, 2015

2015 UEFL Award for Most Improved - Angel Hernandez

Angel Hernandez wins the UEFL's 2015 Most Improved Umpire Award. [2014 Winner: CB Bucknor]
Voting Results (Top 4): Angel Hernandez (29%), CB Bucknor (8%); Alfonso Marquez, Bill Welke (7%).

Angel Hernandez is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2015 most improved umpire of the year, which marks his second consecutive season receiving an award (2014 Noteworthy Umpire). In his 25th Major League Baseball umpiring season, Hernandez had two ejections; he ejected three times in 2014. Hernandez's 2015 ejections of managers Ryne Sandberg (Ejection 059) and John Gibbons (Ejection 079) earned him praise for protecting crewmate Scott Barry while his postseason performance at the Division Series proved impressive: "Solid year and a good playoff round. Given his past body of work, if he stays good he may earn a crew chief position."

Angel Hernandez now has 10 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (9 Previous + 1 Award = 10).
The next postseason award, Fill-In of the Year, will be released tomorrow.


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