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Replay update: Midseason totals

The All-Star break seems like a good time to send out some fun stats on the new expanded replay system. All numbers are based on ESPN Sports & Information tracking, verified against MLB's play-by-play and a couple other sites that are tracking the same thing.

Based on the number of games played to this point, we are on pace to finish the season with 1,243 replays.

Total Overturned Confirmed Stands

Total replays 728 347 (48%) 183 (25%) 198 (27%)

Manager challenges 605 316 (52%) 114 (19%) 175 (29%)

Initiated by umpires 123 31 (25%) 69 (56%) 23 (19%)

"Confirmed" = video shows the call was correct.

"Stands" = video was inconclusive and the original call stands. Also note that MLB does not count the "record keeping" reviews (where they verify the count) as having any outcome; we are confirming or overturning based on whether they actually change the count from what was signaled.

Other notes:

  • Most challenges: 32 by Rays (won 11) and Blue Jays (won 9).

  • Fewest challenges: 12 by Reds (won 3).

  • Most successful challenges: 17 by Giants (of 27) and Royals (of 25).

Types of reviews:

  • Force plays: 318 (260 at first base, 48 at second, six at third, four at home plate).

  • Tag plays: 234 (27 at first base, 127 at second, 38 at third, 42 at home).

  • Home run: 55.

  • Home-plate collision: 39.

  • Hit by pitch: 23.

  • Catch versus trap: 18.

  • Fair/foul in outfield: 16

  • Other: 25.

Umpires:

  • Umpire with most calls reviewed: Bob Davidson, 17 (6 overturned).

  • Umpire with most calls overturned: Seth Buckminster, 11 (of 15 reviews).

  • Most reviews with none confirmed: CB Bucknor, 11 (7 overturned, 4 inconclusive).

  • Most reviews with none overturned: Chris Guccione, 6 (4 confirmed, 2 inconclusive).