Welcome to the 2019 edition of “rate the local MLB announcers,” a series we’ve run here at AA since back in 2019. Vin Scully and the Dodgers ruled the rankings until his retirement, when the top spot was taken over by the San Francisco Giants broadcasters. Will we see changes at the top this year? Who knows, but one thing is for sure – we’ll have a new team at the bottom following the retirement of Hawk Harrelson. As a result, for the first time, our rankings will have a total of 30 spots, as opposed to the 31 or 32 we’ve had in prior years.

As a friendly reminder, you’re grading the broadcast teams as a whole and if you like or dislike one play by play broadcaster or analyst more than another, let that reflect your score. You’ll be giving each team (or, more likely, teams you actually have opinions about) a grade from A-F, with A being the highest and F being the lowest. At the end of the polling, I’ll be giving each team a composite grade like a GPA on a four point scale, with an A grade being valued as a 4.00 and an F grade being valued as a 0.00. Also, national crews are *not* included, so your Joe Buck and Alex Rodriguez anger will have to wait.

If you’re curious about the full rankings from previous years, you can check out 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018. We didn’t do rankings in 2015 because I completely forget about them.

Polls will be open from right now through 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on August 9th, 2019. The full rankings will be released on August 12th. Happy voting!

(if you notice any errors, particularly when dealing with each team’s stable of analysts, please tweet me. Anything you leave in the comments will probably be missed)

Arizona Diamondbacks
-Steve Berthiaume (play by play)
-Bob Brenly (analyst)

Atlanta Braves
-Chip Caray (play by play)
-Jeff Francoeur (analyst)
-Tom Glavine (analyst)
-Joe Simpson (analyst)

Baltimore Orioles
-Gary Thorne (play by play)
-Jim Hunter (play by play)
-Jim Palmer (analyst)
-Ben McDonald (analyst)
-Mike Bordick (analyst)
-Brian Roberts (analyst)

Boston Red Sox
-Dave O’Brien (play by play)
-Jerry Remy (analyst)
-Dennis Eckersley (analyst)

Chicago Cubs
-Len Kasper (play by play)
-Jim Deshaies (analyst)

Chicago White Sox
-Jason Benetti (play by play)
-Steve Stone (analyst)

Cincinnati Reds
-Thom Brennaman (play by play)
-Jim Day (play by play)
-Chris Welsh (analyst)
-Jeff Brantley (analyst)

Cleveland Indians
-Matt Underwood (play by play)
-Rick Manning (analyst)

Colorado Rockies
-Drew Goodman (play by play)
-Jenny Cavnar (play by play)
-Jeff Huson (analyst)
-Ryan Spilborghs (analyst)

Detroit Tigers
-Matt Shepard (play by play)
-Kirk Gibson (analyst)
-Jack Morris (analyst)

Houston Astros
-Todd Kalas (play by play)
-Geoff Blum (analyst)

Kansas City Royals
-Ryan Lefebvre (play by play)
-Steve Physioc (play by play)
-Rex Hudler (analyst)

Los Angeles Angels
-Victor Rojas (play by play)
-Mark Gubicza (analyst)

Los Angeles Dodgers
-Joe Davis (play by play)
-Orel Hershiser (analyst)
-Nomar Garciaparra (analyst)

Miami Marlins
-Paul Severino (play by play)
-Todd Hollandsworth (analyst)

Milwaukee Brewers
-Brian Anderson (play by play)
-Matt Lepay (play by play)
-Bill Schroeder (analyst)

Minnesota Twins
-Dick Bremer (play by play)
-Bert Blyleven (analyst)
-LaTroy Hawkins (analyst)
-Jim Kaat (analyst)
-Justin Morneau (analyst)
-Jack Morris (analyst)
-Roy Smalley (analyst)

New York Mets
-Gary Cohen (play by play)
-Ron Darling (analyst)
-Keith Hernandez (analyst)

New York Yankees
-Michael Kay (play by play)
-Ryan Ruocco (play by play)
-David Cone (analyst)
-John Flaherty (analyst)
-Paul O’Neill (analyst)
-Ken Singleton (analyst)

Oakland Athletics
-Glen Kuiper (play by play)
-Dallas Braden (analyst)
-Ray Fosse (analyst)

Philadelphia Phillies
-Tom McCarthy (play by play)
-Ben Davis (analyst)
-John Kruk (analyst)
-Jimmy Rollins (analyst)
-Mike Schmidt (analyst)

Pittsburgh Pirates
-Greg Brown (play by play)
-Joe Block (play by play)
-Steve Blass (analyst)
-John Wehner (analyst)
-Bob Walk (analyst)

St. Louis Cardinals
-Dan McLaughlin (play by play)
-Al Hrabosky (analyst)
-Jim Edmonds (analyst)
-Rick Horton (analyst)
-Tim McCarver (analyst)
-Brad Thompson (analyst)

San Diego Padres
-Don Orsillo (play by play)
-Mark Grant (analyst)
-Mark Sweeney (analyst)

San Francisco Giants
-Duane Kuiper (play by play)
-Dave Flemming (play by play)
-Jon Miller (play by play)
-Mike Krukow (analyst)
-Jeremy Affeldt (analyst)
-Javier Lopez (analyst)

Seattle Mariners
-Dave Sims (play by play)
-Aaron Goldsmith (play by play)
-Mike Blowers (analyst)

Tampa Bay Rays
-Dewayne Staats (play by play)
-Kevin Burkhardt (play by play)
-Brian Anderson (analyst)

Texas Rangers
-Dave Raymond (play by play)
-Tom Grieve (analyst)
-CJ Nitkowski (analyst)

Toronto Blue Jays
-Buck Martinez (play by play/analyst)
-Dan Shulman (play by play)
-Pat Tabler (analyst)

Washington Nationals
-Bob Carpenter (play by play)
-FP Santangelo (analyst)

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.