Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Major League Debut of Umpire Jansen Visconti (52)

Umpire Jansen Visconti makes his MLB debut during Tuesday's Royals-Blue Jays doubleheader in Toronto, joining Jerry Meals' crew as the first base umpire alongside HP Umpire Ed Hickox, 2B Umpire Ron Kulpa, and 3B Umpire Gabe Morales for Game 1, and as the third base umpire for Game 2.

Umpire Jansen Visconti.
Visconti is on the International League roster for the 2018 season, which is his fourth season in Triple-A. Upon graduation from the Wendelstedt School for Umpires, Visconti officiated in the Gulf Coast (2010), New York-Penn ('10), Florida Instructional ('10), South Atlantic ('11), Carolina ('12), Arizona Instructional ('12-'13), and Eastern ('13-'14) leagues. He officiated the 2017 Arizona Fall League and 2017 AFL Rising Stars Game, in addition to officiating the 2017 IL postseason. Visconti also served as 1B Umpire during the 2014 MiLB All-Star Futures Game at Target Field.
Related Post: 2017 AFL Roster (10/5/17).

Visconti received the sleeve number assignment of 52 during Spring Training 2018, the second umpire to receive a sleeve number during the preseason. #52 was last worn by current MLB umpire Bill Welke, who switched to brother Tim Welke's #3 upon Tim's retirement in 2016.
Related Post: MLB Assigns New Fill-Ins Rehak, Visconti Sleeve Numbers (3/22/18).

Visconti makes his MLB debut at the age of 30. He resides in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and is the second rookie fill-in umpire to make his debut during the 2018 regular season (Jeremie Rehak, 4/9/18).
Related PostMajor League Debut of Umpire Jeremie Rehak (35) (4/9/18).

Visconti's most recent MiLB game was Friday, April 13's IL matchup between Indianapolis and Buffalo, after which a northeastern storm caused the postponement of the remainder of the series.


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