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28 minutes ago, FranklinT said:

Its funny how we have seen recent promotions (Whitson during 2019, and now Lentz, DeJesus, and Visconti) nowhere near the top of games worked.  A quick ascension.  Makes you wonder if the guys at the top of this list won't get a full-time job.

2019 Call-Up Umpires, sorted by MLB experience (Underlined = most gms ump'd that season):
1) Chris Segal - 513 Games (111 in 2014, 116 in 2015, 21 in 2016, 124 in 2017, 141 in 2018).
2) Ryan Blakney - 475 Games (88 in 2015, 142 in 2016, 119 in 2017, 126 in 2018).
3) Ben May - 404 Games (30 in 2014, 88 in 2015, 69 in 2016, 104 in 2017, 113 in 2018).
4) Sean Barber - 393 Games (92 in 2014, 58 in 2015, 67 in 2016, 67 in 2017, 109 in 2018).
5) Tom Woodring - 380 Games (102 in 2014, 54 in 2015, 36 in 2016, 107 in 2017, 81 in 2018).
6) Nic Lentz - 363 Games (105 in 2016, 109 in 2017, 149 in 2018).
7) Chad Whitson* - 332 Games (7 in 2014, 8 in 2015, 52 in 2016, 124 in 2017, 141 in 2018).
8) Ramon De Jesus - 260 Games (97 in 2016, 81 in 2017, 82 in 2018).
9) Roberto Ortiz - 142 Games (8 in 2016, 66 in 2017, 68 in 2018).
10) Ryan Additon - 129 Games (55 in 2017, 74 in 2018).
11) Nick Mahrley - 108 Games (31 in 2017, 77 in 2018).
11) Jansen Visconti - 108 Games (108 in 2018).
13) Jeremie Rehak - 98 Games (98 in 2018).
14) Shane Livensparger - 86 Games (40 in 2017, 46 in 2018).
15) John Libka - 77 Games (19 in 2017, 58 in 2018).

Segal and Blakney have also been hired

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7 hours ago, FranklinT said:

Shows you what I know!

Don't worry, not too long ago phenom Dan Bellino had only worked 144 games when he got the call and zipped by some ahead of him in seniority and games worked. They have stopped going by MiLB seniority or call up games worked, which was more prevalent back in the West, Davis era (they worked very few call up games to start with or none at all prior to being called up, as the MLBU just worked a 3 man if somebody went down and they had no vacations anyway) per a scan of some old retrosheet stats.

As a matter of fact, the records show Tom Leppard in the front office now, and Rich Humphreys were working call up games in the AL first, back in the 80's, but the 2 spots in 86 went to Dale Scott and Tim Tschida.

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Waiting to see who gets numbers of the ones invited to Spring training without one. Since he is on the same trajectory as Hoberg, it would seem Navas will get a number and 123 call up games like Hoberg had after his first year of Spring training, having worked only a half season or less of triple A the year before. One big difference using historical comparisons. Navas is already 38, so they have to keep the time line in hurry up mode for him.

Looks like the Cowboy will go right into the regular season with only one plate job during Spring Training.

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