Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 UEFL Award for Fill-In Umpire - Jansen Visconti

Jansen Visconti wins UEFL's 2019 Fill-In Umpire of the Year Award [2018 Winner: Jeremie Rehak].
Voting Results (10%+): Visconti (17%), Chris Segal (15%), Nic Lentz (13.7%), Rehak (11.1%).

Award Winner: Jansen Visconti (52).
Sophomore Visconti had no ejections in 2019 despite officiating the most games of any call-up umpire: Visconti worked 142 MLB games during the 2019 regular season, with 2018's Fill-In award winner Jeremie Rehak in second place with 130 games officiated. From there, it was Ryan Blakney (125), Nic Lentz (123), Chris Segal (123), Sean Barber (120), Ramon De Jesus (112), John Libka (106), and Roberto Ortiz (105).

Said Russ, who tracked games worked by all Triple-A call-ups throughout the season, "Working this many games shows how confident the MLB Office is with him...He improved tremendously behind the plate from 2018 to 2019. I also think he had a lot more confidence this season. There were times in 2018 where he looked like a deer in the headlights. Not this year."

Added baseballfollower, "Not flashy, not often noticed and that is meant in the most positive way possible. He is going to be full time soon."

Visconti concluded his season ranked 77th in Replay Review.

UEFL Awards History, Jeremie Rehak

Jansen Visconti now has 3 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (1 Previous + 2 Award = 3).
The next postseason award, Crew Chief of the Year, will be released Wednesday.


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