The eight Major League Umpires who will be instructors at this year's MLB Umpire Camp are Mark Carlson, Gary Cederstrom, Kerwin Danley, Mike DiMuro, Marvin Hudson, Bill Miller, Jeff Nelson and Tim Tschida. The umpires will be joined by many other representatives of Major League Baseball's Umpiring Department, including MLB Umpire Supervisors, as well as supervisors from Minor League Baseball's Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation (PBUC), who will help administer all aspects of the Camp.
"We are very pleased to once again have members of our Major League Umpiring staff serve as instructors at our annual Umpire Camp," said Frank Robinson, MLB's Senior Vice President of Major League Operations. "The knowledge and experience provided by our Major League Umpires will be invaluable assets for aspiring umpires as they continue to develop their skills in preparation for a career in umpiring."
The MLB Umpire Camp assists umpires in furthering the advancement of their college, high school and little league umpiring careers and also serves as a preparatory course to those considering a career as a Major League or Minor League umpire. The Camp provides world-class umpire training, going beyond classroom instruction and field work to also focus on rules interpretations, positioning, conditioning, nutrition, safety and equipment.
Many participants in past Camps have gone on to attend one of the two professional umpiring schools, both based in Florida, the Jim Evans Academy of Umpiring and the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School. Many have advanced to the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation's Evaluation Course, including more than two dozen who have qualified to umpire in Minor League Baseball.