Crowdsourcing MLB Broadcasters: Day 3 of 10

Other ballots: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago (AL) Home / Chicago (AL) Away / Chicago (NL) / Cincinnati / Cleveland / Colorado / Detroit / Houston.

A couple days ago, the present author began the process of process of reproducing the broadcaster rankings which appeared on this site roughly four years ago. The purpose of those rankings? To place a “grade” on each of the league’s television and radio broadcast teams — a grade intended to represent not necessarily the objective quality or skill of the relevant announcers, but rather the appeal those announcers might have to the readers of this site. By way of MLB.TV feeds, the typical major-league telecast offers four distinct audio feeds — which is to say, the radio and television commentary both for the home and road clubs. The idea of these broadcast rankings was to give readers an opportunity to make an informed decision about how to consume a telecast.

Below are six more ballots to the end of producing a new collection of these broadcasters scores.

For each broadcasting team, the reader is asked to supply a grade on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 representing the highest mark) according to the following criteria: Charisma, Analysis, and then Overall.

Charisma is, essentially, the personal charm of the announcers in question. Are they actively entertaining? Do they possess real camaraderie? Would you — as is frequently the case with Vin Scully — would you willingly exchange one of your living grandfathers in order to spend time with one of these announcers? The Analysis provided by a broadcast team could skew more towards the sabermetric or more towards the scouting side of things. In either case, is it grounded in reason? The Overall rating is the overall quality of the broadcast team — nor need this be a mere average of the previous two ratings. Bob Uecker, for example, provides very little in the way of analysis, and yet certainly rates well overall, merely by force of personality. Finally, there’s a box of text in which readers can elaborate upon their grades, if so compelled.

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Kansas City Royals

Some relevant information regarding Kansas City’s broadcast:

  • Play-by-play coverage is typically provided by Ryan Lefebvre.
  • Color analysis is typically provided by Rex Hudler.
  • Steve Physioc and maybe Jeff Montgomery both appear for select games.

Click here to grade Kansas City’s television broadcast team.

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Los Angeles Angels

Some relevant information regarding the Angels’ broadcast:

  • Play-by-play coverage is typically provided by Victor Rojas.
  • Color analysis is typically provided by Mark Gubicza.
  • Other people might appear for select games, but who?

Click here to grade Angels’ television broadcast team.

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Los Angeles Dodgers (Home)

Some relevant information regarding Dodgers’ home broadcast:

  • Play-by-play coverage is typically provided by Vin Scully.
  • Color analysis is also provided by Vin Scully.
  • Vin Scully appears for select games, as does Vin Scully.

Click here to grade Dodgers’ home television broadcast team.

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Los Angeles Dodgers (Away)

Some relevant information regarding Dodgers’ away broadcast:

  • Play-by-play coverage is typically provided by Joe Davis.
  • Color analysis is provided by Nomar Garciaparra and Orel Hershiser.
  • Charley Steiner might or might not appear for select games.

Click here to grade Dodgers’ away television broadcast team.

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Miami Marlins

Some relevant information regarding Miami’s broadcast:

  • Play-by-play coverage is typically provided by Rich Waltz.
  • Color analysis is typically provided by Eduardo Perez.
  • Al Leiter and Preston Wilson might appear for select games, too.

Click here to grade Miami’s television broadcast team.

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Milwaukee Brewers

Some relevant information regarding Milwaukee’s broadcast:

  • Play-by-play coverage is typically provided by Brian Anderson.
  • Color analysis is typically provided by Bill Schroeder.
  • Matt Lepay appears for select games, as do others maybe.

Click here to grade Milwaukee’s television broadcast team.





Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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thestatbook
6 years ago

I feel like these lists are missing a lot of names. Rex Hudler for KC. Bill Schroeder for FS Wisconsin.

Shirtless George Brett
6 years ago

For one brief, glorious moment I thought maybe Rex had been given the boot overnight.

thestatbook
6 years ago

Rex is penance for all the obnoxious, annoying things Royals fans have done the past season and a half.