AAA Ballparks Will Have Robo Umps In 2023

  • ESPN reported on Thursday that all 30 Triple-A ballparks will have robo umps, marking the most substantial, high-level expansion of the system.
  • Robo ump systems have already been tried, with generally positive results. Many prefer the objectivity of computer driven calls, leading to fewer arguments and decreased importance of catcher framing.
  • Some though enjoy being able to discuss calls with umpires, potentially leading to a different zone. Not to mention teams who have a competitive advantage with catchers who have elite framing skills.
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