Wednesday, March 8, 2023

MLB Promotes 7 Crew Chiefs for 2023

After 10 umpires—including seven crew chiefs—retired to close out 2022, Major League Baseball promoted seven veteran umpires to fill the crew chief vacancies. Senior-most on MLB's list of new chiefs is Lance Barksdale, with Dan Bellino, Chris Conroy, James Hoye, Adrian Johnson, Alan Porter, and Todd Tichenor rounding out the new appointments.

In the table below, we have summarized data, including the umpire's age at time of promotion to crew chief, the year of their MLB debut (the era of NL and AL league-specific debuts is just about over), World Series postseason experience, and as we did last time for the 10 Triple-A call-ups hired to the full-time MLB staff, Replay Overturn Rate and Plate Score. The rankings for both Replay and Plate columns are scaled from one (best) to 19 (lowest), relative to other MLB crew chiefs.
NameAgeMLB DebutWorld Series?Replay Overturn RateReplay RankPlate ScorePlate Rank
Barksdale, Lance562000Yes (2)17.7493.41
Bellino, Dan442008Yes (1)15.3892.85
Conroy, Chris482010Yes (1)12.31792.94
Hoye, James522003Yes (2)13.61492.68
Johnson, Adrian472006No13.91391.715
Porter, Alan452010Yes (1)16.6593.32
Tichenor, Todd462007Yes (1)15.7792.76

Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Announcing and reviewing MLB's seven crew chief hires (CCS)


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