Look at This: Umpires That Call Balls a Strike and Call a Strike a Ball- Top Ten List

This is for those that are suffering through the cold, snowy winter such as we have here in Central Illinois.

Every team and blogger has been combing through the stats to see where they are strong and where they are weak. Now with a few weeks until the season is to begin let’s look at the umpires and their strike zone habits. Below you will find the Top Ten that are highest and Top Ten that are lowest percentage in each category. Below that you will find the same information and a bit more about the tendencies of each umpire.

 

These are the Top Ten umpires that did the best job by calling the least amount of balls while it was actually a strike.

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These umpires had the highest percentage of mistakes when calling a ball when it was a strike.

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This chart shows the percentage that the Top Ten called a strike which was actually a ball. Baseball needs to look into these guys and decide if they should be continuing as a Major League umpire (Angel Hernandez).

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These umpires were the BEST and called the least number of strikes that were actually a ball.

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Pitches out of zone % Called Strikes out of zone Pitches in zone % Called Balls in zone Ave. Walks Ave. K’s Ave. Runs
Adam Hamari

1933

10.09

1312

3.2

5.1

16.5

7.5

Adrian Johnson

5827

9.06

3856

3.89

6

14.4

8.4

Al Porter

6191

8.45

4172

3.45

6.5

15.5

9.2

Alfonso Marquez

6372

7.17

4165

3.91

6.3

15.3

7.8

Andy Fletcher

5593

8.26

3824

4.16

5.9

15

8.2

Angel Hernandez

6131

10.57

4024

3.11

5.8

14.4

9.4

Bill Miller

6189

10.5

4080

2.16

5.3

15.3

7

Bill Welke

6211

9.64

4146

3.06

5.4

13.3

8.4

Bob Davidson

6345

9.38

4235

3.35

5.9

14.9

8.9

Brian Gorman

3562

9.57

2336

3.3

6.1

14.6

7.6

Brian Knight

6608

8.79

4335

3.06

7.5

16.1

9.3

Brian ONora

4775

10.55

3145

2.35

6.8

16.5

9

Bruce Dreckman

6305

9.04

4063

3.32

6.4

16.5

8.2

CB Bucknor

5751

10.61

3856

2.52

5.2

16.4

7.4

Chad Fairchild

5658

8.87

3867

2.77

5.7

15.1

8.4

Chris Conroy

5534

8.47

3899

3.15

6.4

15

7.6

Chris Guccione

6063

9.43

4072

2.8

5.3

15.2

8.8

Clint Fagan

2833

9.28

1925

4.36

8.2

14.7

9.6

Cory Blaser

5105

9.72

3445

3.22

5.9

14.4

9.2

D.J. Reyburn

1019

9.21

1380

3.12

6.5

15.4

8.8

Dale Scott

5924

9.18

3807

4.68

7.6

14.7

8.8

Dan Bellino

5913

9.78

3870

3

5.7

15.1

8.9

Dan Iassogna

6042

9.76

4046

3.78

5.9

15.8

7.2

Dana DeMuth

5541

8.95

3603

3.22

6.1

15.6

8.7

David Rackley

2186

8.14

1406

3.98

7.5

15.1

8.8

Doug Eddings

5506

10.24

3559

2.29

4.6

15.2

8.3

Ed Hickox

4460

10.27

3026

3.17

5.2

15.2

9.7

Eric Cooper

5670

8.84

3684

2.01

5.5

16.2

7.4

Fieldin Culbreth

5632

8.84

3815

2.91

6.2

14.5

7.4

Gary Cederstrom

4611

10.24

3093

3.23

7

15.3

8.8

Gary Darling

6143

9.72

4170

3.57

5.6

15

8

Gerry Davis

5715

8.33

3896

3.13

5.9

15.4

7.3

Greg Gibson

5340

8.3

3743

3.45

6.4

15.3

8.3

Hunter Wendelstedt

6383

10.48

4201

2.81

6.7

15.7

6.5

James Hoye

5787

9.4

3947

3.32

5.6

16.3

8.7

Jeff Kellogg

6140

9.28

4161

3.29

5.9

15.6

7.7

Jeff Nelson

6086

9.71

4183

3.18

5.5

14.2

9.3

Jerry Layne

4552

8.7

3069

3.98

5.6

15.2

8.7

Jerry Meals

5739

10.47

3851

3.25

6.5

15

7.7

Jim Joyce

6265

9.9

4098

3.42

4.9

15.6

8.5

Jim Reynolds

6332

9.22

4197

3.76

5.9

14.6

7.8

Jim Wolf

3382

9.49

2203

2.91

6.5

16.1

8.4

Joe West

5683

8.38

3806

4.13

6.4

14.3

7.7

John Hirschbeck

5814

9.94

3938

3.35

7.2

15.5

8.3

John Tumpane

2720

10

1812

4.19

5.9

15.8

8.1

Jordan Baker

5361

8.9

3606

3.22

5.5

14.6

8

Kerwin Danley

4936

10.01

3205

4.02

5.9

15.2

8.5

Lance Barksdale

5696

9.06

3904

2.64

5.4

15.9

6.1

Lance Barrett

2217

10.46

1382

3.84

5.9

14

8.7

Larry Vanover

5089

9.22

3412

3.6

7.4

13.5

7.3

Laz Diaz

6040

10.02

4050

4.37

5.9

15.3

7.8

Manny Gonzalez

5356

8.98

3573

2.94

6

15

9.1

Mark Carlson

6397

10.15

4216

3.32

5.7

14.1

8.3

Mark Ripperger

408

12.01

331

2.72

5.9

15.9

7.9

Mark Wegner

5916

9.43

4149

2.96

3.3

16

9.3

Marty Foster

5480

10.04

3605

3.72

5.8

15.5

7.9

Marvin Hudson

6570

10.17

4156

2.91

5.4

14.9

8.3

Mike DiMuro

5720

9.81

3824

4.13

6.6

14.5

9.9

Mike Estabrook

4336

9.43

2933

2.15

6.2

14

8.3

Mike Everitt

6260

10.61

4098

2.05

5.5

15

7.9

Mike Muchlinski

4070

7.62

2821

4.18

6.2

15.8

9

Mike Winters

6368

10.33

4078

3.48

5.8

15.1

7.5

Paul Emmel

6472

9.35

4317

3.31

6.6

16.2

8.2

Paul Nauert

5936

9.82

3899

3.26

6.1

14.5

7.9

Paul Schrieber

5927

8.44

4105

3.61

4.9

15.3

7.7

Phil Cuzzi

5978

10.19

4067

2.02

6.3

12.9

7.7

Quinn Wolcott

2533

8.69

1635

3.24

5.9

16.1

7.7

Rob Drake

4972

9.63

3278

4.09

6.6

14.8

9

Ron Kulpa

5833

10.75

3874

3.1

6.8

15.1

8.4

Sam Holbrook

5917

9.08

3701

4.27

5.7

16.1

6.9

Scott Barry

5606

8.95

3813

3.57

5.8

14.7

8.3

Ted Barrett

5927

11.29

3860

3.34

6.4

15.3

9.5

Tim McClelland

5713

7.21

3888

3.47

5.3

14.1

7.8

Tim Timmons

6195

10.59

4057

2.69

7.1

14.3

10.1

Tim Welke

6014

10.46

3964

3.28

6.8

16.5

9.3

Toby Basner

911

6.26

654

5.05

6

14.2

8.1

Todd Tichenor

6093

9.75

3901

3.72

8.4

14.6

10.2

Tom Hallion

6373

9.52

4190

4.39

5.6

14.4

7.8

Tony Randazzo

5940

8.27

4012

2.77

6.5

15.7

8.6

Tripp Gibson III

1066

9.19

715

3.08

6.2

14.9

9.1

Victor Carapazza

5842

10.03

3910

2.38

6.2

15.3

8.7

Wally Bell

5928

10.26

4020

3.58

5.4

14.8

7.9

Will Little

2219

8.97

1451

2.69

6.3

14.8

8.2

 

Next time you watch a game look at the plate umpire stats and see if it rings true in 2014.