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Who is the best umpire in baseball?
Jim Joyce 35%
Tim McClelland 18%
Jim Wolf 7%
Laz Diaz 6%
Joe West 5%
FAST FACTS McClelland, who's 60, carried 28% of the vote with 30-something players—a hair behind Joyce—but got only 12% from the under-25 set. He also found favor with nonpitchers (23%), as opposed to pitchers (just 13%).... In a similar SI poll, players overwhelmingly named West the worst of MLB's 85 working umpires with 41% of the vote; the other four umps above combined for just 1% of that vote.
Based on 237 MLB players who responded to SI's survey