Saturday, March 12, 2016

MLB Ejection S-1, Angel Hernandez (S1; Stolmy Pimentel)

HP Umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Mets P Stolmy Pimentel for throwing at Cardinals batter Jonathan Rodriguez in the top of the 6th inning of the Cardinals-Mets game. With one out and none on, Rodriguez took a 0-0 fastball from Pimentel for a hit-by-pitch; Pimentel had surrendered a home run during the preceding at bat and previously generated warnings for HBP as a pitcher in 2013 and 2014. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and struck Rodriguez squarely in the lower back, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Cardinals were leading, 11-6. The Cardinals ultimately won the contest, 14-9.

This is Angel Hernandez (55)'s first ejection of Spring Training 2016.
Angel Hernandez now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 0 ST + 0 Irrecusable Call = 0).
Angel Hernandez now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 ST = 0).

This is the first ejection of the 2016 preseason.
This is the first player ejection of Spring Training 2016.
Prior to his ejection, Pimentel's line was 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 HR, 2 HBP.
This is the Mets' 1st ejection of Spring 2016, 1st in the Grapefruit League (NYM 1; All Others 0).
This is Stolmy Pimentel's first career MLB ejection.
This is Angel Hernandez's first ejection since June 8, 2015 (John Gibbons; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).

Wrap: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets (Grapefruit League Spring Training), 3/12/16
Video: After giving up a second HR, Stolmy drills another Cardinal and is tossed (SNY, click "Read more")

Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 UEFL Draft Now Open - Historical Data Prospectus

The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League announces the 2016 draft, which is now open.

Click here to draft your umpires for the 2016 UEFL season.

Prior to drafting, however, feel free to consult the UEFL Portal, Umpire Roster and ProfilesCrew List, and Close Call Sports archives to help you 'scout' umpires for the upcoming season. The UEFL Portal's Historical Data page and its subpages in particular contain linked references to every ejection from the 2012 through 2015 baseball seasons, a list of every ejection from 2008 through the present, and a yearly total for individual umpire ejections from 2005-2015. What follows is a summary of key historical data since 2011, your draft prospectus for the upcoming season.

Historical Data - Umpires (Includes Ejections Since 2011 and Replay Review Pts Since 2014)
2015 Leaders
Ejections: 8 (Joe West & Sam Holbrook), 7 (John Hirschbeck), 6 (Greg Gibson & Dan Bellino).
Replay Points: 24 (John Tumpane & Brian O'Nora), 23 (Hirschbeck, Kulpa, Gonzalez & Baker).
Total Pts: 23 (Mark Carlson), 22 (Holbrook), 21 (Tumpane), 20 (G Gibson, Tripp Gibson & D Bellino).
Crew Chief Pts: 19 (Hirschbeck), 17 (T Welke), 16 (Brian Gorman), 14 (Gary Cederstrom & Tom Hallion).

2014 Leaders
Ejections: 7 (Bellino, Vic Carapazza, Jeff Nelson), 6 (Bill Miller, Mark Ripperger, Tim Timmons, Toby Basner).
Replay Points: 24 (DJ Reyburn), 23 (Doug Eddings), 22 (Ted Barrett, Adrian Johnson).
Total Pts: 36 (Carapazza), 30 (Bellino), 26 (T Barrett, Nelson), 25 (Will Little, Chris Guccione).
Crew Chief Pts: 32 (Bill Miller), 23 (Joe West), 20 (Fieldin Culbreth), 18 (Hallion), 16 (Jeff Kellogg).

2013 Leaders
Ejections: 8 (Chad Fairchild, Clint Fagan), 6 (Hallion, Holbrook).
Total Pts: 30 (Fagan), 23 (Fairchild), 17 (Dan Iassogna, Hirschbeck), 16 (Bellino, Hunter Wendelstedt).
Crew Chief Points: 14 (Dana DeMuth, Gorman), 13 (Jerry Layne), 9 (Mike Winters, Kellogg).

2012 Leaders
Ejections: 8 (Gary Darling), 7 (Angel Campos), 6 (Nelson, Bob Davidson, Brian Knight).
Total Points: 24 (Darling), 21 (Campos), 18 (Holbrook), 15 (Alfonso Marquez, Gerry Davis).

2011 Leaders
Ejections: 9 (Rob Drake), 8 (Davidson, Wendelstedt), 7 (West).
Total Pts: 30 (Drake, Mike Muchlinski, Mike Estabrook), 23 (Marty Foster, Marquez), 22 (Nelson).

Most Ejections Since 2005: 61 (West), 57 (Marty Foster), 56 (Davidson), 49 (Holbrook & Timmons).

Pursuant to schedule, the UEFL Draft Deadlines are as follows:
≫ Primary Umpires - March 25
≫ Secondary Umpires - March 26
≫ Crew Chiefs - April 1

Click the "read more" link to view the 2016 UEFL Draft form and to submit your selections.
Note: If you have not yet registered for the UEFL, you may do so using the 2016 UEFL Draft form.