Field Evaluator/Instructor, Umpire Development
Email address: DSpagnardi@MiLB.com
Darren travels around the country to observe, instruct and evaluate Minor League Baseball umpires employed by Minor League Baseball Umpire Development. He joined the staff on a part-time basis in June 2010 and achieved full-time status later that year.
Prior to joining the staff, Darren was an umpire in the Gulf Coast, New York-Penn, South Atlantic, Carolina, Southern and International leagues from 1996-2004. He umpired part-time in the Major Leagues during his four years at the Triple-A level. Darren also worked in the Arizona Fall League and the Venezuelan Winter League. In addition to his professional experience, Darren also currently umpires on the staff of several NCAA conferences.
Spagnardi is a native of Old Bridge, N.J. He currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.