Angel Hernandez and the best 'over' umps in baseball
MLB umpire Angel Hernandez added to his record as the best ‘over’ ump in baseball, calling the balls and strikes during the Chicago Cubs’ 7-6 extra-innings win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, which played over the 8-run total.
That improved the ‘over’ to 17-5 over/under when Hernandez is behind home plate this season, watching scores top the total in 77.3 percent of those games.
The 22-year MLB veteran has watched an average of 10.1 runs make it to the scoreboard in his 22 appearances as home plate ump, including 2.91 home runs in those games – highest among MLB umpire. Wednesday’s game featured two home runs.
Hernandez isn’t the only ump trending toward the over in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the other masked men helping MLB scores find their way above the number:
Ed Hickox (13-5 O/U, 10.4 rpg)
Jerry Layne (10-4 O/U, 8.9 rpg)
Tim Timmons (13-7 O/U, 9.1 rpg)
Chris Guccione (13-7 O/U, 9.5 rpg)
Mike Everitt (14-8 O/U, 9.7 rpg)
Cory Blaser (14-8 O/U, 10 rpg)Check out Covers full list of MLB umpire stats.