Worst Major League Baseball Umpires

This is a list of worst umpires in Major League Baseball so if you have an opinion please list them in the comment section below.

The Top Ten

1 Angel Hernandez

There's long been a huge problem with MLB umpires, stemming from the widespread attitude among them that it's THEIR game; that they OWN it. There's no respect for the strike zone. It's whatever a particular ump feels like on any given day. And that's subject to change at any moment. They squawked like old biddies back in the late 90s when the overhead plate cams came in, cause they didn't want anyone to know how bad so many calls are. And too many infield umps don't position themselves for a clear view of close plays. Finally they're being challenged more often, and video doesn't lie. Suck it up.

Angel Hernandez is by far the worst umpire. He always finds a way to mess up calls. For example, the 2013 game between the Athletics and the Indians, A's Adam Rosales hits a fly ball to left field and hits the fence. Bob Melvin, A's manager, comes out and asks Hernandez to review the play and the replay shows that the ball did hit the fence but Hernandez upheld the call and Melvin came out to argue and was ejected for arguing. MLB later acknowledged that Hernandez's call was incorrect. Hernandez is just awful. - wisconsinboy

Seriously he shouldn't be working in October, lawsuit or not. They were completely justified in not giving him important assignments. It had absolutely nothing to do with anything other than that he is a truly terrible umpire.

Don't even think about it. You see this guy umpiring for your game.

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2 C. B. Bucknor

He nearly cost the Nationals the win by saying that the last batter fouled it off which it didn't. - wisconsinboy

He is the sole reason MLB will be forced to use video instead of umpires to call balls and strikes.

3 Joe West

This guy has it out for the White Sox. He shouldn't be allowed to ump their games.

Worst of my lifetime and I've been watching baseball for 60 years.

I agree looks like it's a chore for him to raise his hand

Old fart needs to retire

4 Bob Davidson

Davidson is precisely the most controversial umpire if you want to argue with him. - wisconsinboy

5 Phil Cuzzi


Inconsistent strike zone doesn’t know the rules

6 Vic Carapazza

I remember watching the blue jays game on canada day 2016... Vic carapazza is the worst umpire in the mlb

Goes out of his way to suck.

7 Alfonzo Marquez


8 Marty Foster
9 Jerry Meals

He blew the game for the Pirates and it would have cost them playoff contention. - wisconsinboy

10 Fieldin Culbreth

The Contenders

11 Tripp Gibson

Needs remedial instruction on strike zone. Simply ridiculous.

Worst ball/strike umpire I’ve seen since Ken Kaiser. When Kaiser left the game, he gave his coin to Gibson (heads = strike, tails = ball),

Worst home plate umpire.zone is at the ankles.

12 Chris Guccione
13 Laz Díaz
14 Mark Wegner
15 Joshua Wharton
16 Joe Maddon

Maddon 19 is a waste of money

17 Andy Fletcher

Inconsistent strike zone. Short tempered. Throws managers and players out of a game way to quickly.

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