Wake me up when September ends. Really, in case you are a baseball fan you most likely need to be woken up when September begins. We’re within the canine days of summer season. August has confirmed to be a dogfight for a lot of groups and the separation between the contenders and pretenders is turning into increasingly more obvious. Not solely does September sign the house stretch of the Main League Baseball common season, however it is usually the time of 12 months when MLB rosters increase and extremely touted farm system prospects are referred to as as much as both bolster a playoff-ready roster or enable a rebuilding crew to get a take a look at a few of their high MLB prospects on the huge league degree. Who’re the subsequent high MLB prospects to be referred to as up? Which prospects are more likely to be part of the annual September call-ups?
When Will Prospect Name-Ups Occur?
Rosters can be rising in measurement from 26 to twenty-eight gamers beginning September 1st. Meaning quite a few groups can be calling up prospects to their main league roster. Some prospects have already been referred to as up this season however there are nonetheless fairly a couple of gamers which will show to be impactful down the stretch who haven’t made their method to the present simply but. Whether or not you may have a rooting curiosity, are planning forward for the fantasy baseball playoffs, or are curious how September’s prospects could influence betting odds for the playoffs, you’re in the correct place! Let’s check out a number of the potential Main League Baseball prospect call-ups we might even see this September and the way they could influence the Main League Baseball panorama now and sooner or later.
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Potential American League Prospect Name-Ups
Gabriel Moreno, Catcher (Blue Jays)
(Triple A: .326 BA / 2 HR / 35 RBI)
Alejandro Kirk has been a revelation for the Blue Jays this season. He even made his first all-star look. As a matter of truth, he began the all-star recreation for the American League this season. It might appear counter-intuitive to counsel the Blue Jays would name up a catcher once they bast an All-Star catcher who typically bats within the coronary heart of the order. The Blue Jays have a humiliation of riches on the catching place and really have themselves a primary world downside. The success of Kirk (who presently boasts 12 homers, 47 RBIs, and an OPS of .828 from the catching place), and Danny Jensen has made a pathway for Moreno tough in 2022.
Jays prospect Gabriel Moreno smoked this ball so onerous it received caught within the wall pic.twitter.com/vqtcW9XtHy
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 18, 2022
Right here is the factor, the Blue Jays are within the thick of a playoff chase and are going to want all of the reinforcements they’ll get. The success of Kirk shouldn’t cease the Jay from making Moreno their subsequent prospect call-up. Most scouts imagine Moreno to be MLB prepared and when rosters increase on September first, I’d think about he can be getting the decision. Moreno did get some run this summer season within the huge leagues and in 18 video games boasted a slash line of .276/.300/.293 earlier than being despatched down. Added an athletic, above-average defender who makes stable contact makes loads of sense for the Blue Jays, who presently boast a power-heavy lineup and are chasing a wild card spot.
Gunnar Henderson, SS/3B (Orioles)
(Triple A: .281 BA / 11 HR / 40 RBI)
Consider it or not, the Orioles discover themselves within the thick of the American League playoff race. Certain, the extra wild card spot helps however the Orioles have been enjoying a very good model of baseball for almost all of the season. Orioles’ followers have been clamoring for Henderson to be their subsequent prospect call-up. Henderson may deliver a pleasant offensive jolt to Baltimore as he presently boasts a .908 OPS in 58 video games in AAA and was tearing the duvet off the ball in 47 video games in AA with a 1.025 OPS. Henderson is presently the quantity two prospect in baseball and has been one of many quickest risers within the minors in 2022. May we see him below the lights in Camden Yards this September?
Gunnar Henderson, Orioles SS -3B
He is crushing it within the minors this 12 months!
Common exit velo – 89.8 MPH
Common launch angle – 11 levels
Gamers w/comparable numbers on the main league degree:
Ty France, Ian Happ, Brandon Marsh#Birdland pic.twitter.com/ZUGLuQ8QVa
— SIS_Baseball (@sis_baseball) June 15, 2022
Bo Naylor, C (Guardians)
(Triple A: .263 BA / 8 HR / 28 RBI)
Bo Naylor could appear to be an attention-grabbing alternative right here however I feel he would make for an attention-grabbing prospect call-up in September. He’s Cleveland’s fifth-ranked prospect and doesn’t crack the highest 75 of MLB’s high prospects. A 12 months in the past, Naylor wouldn’t have been on anybody’s main league radar as he batted a measly .188 in 2021. He additionally struck out far too typically and appeared to lose his offensive type. Properly, he has since whipped himself into form in 2022 with an OPS of .865 in 43 video games in AAA and 14 homers between AA and AAA in 85 video games. Naylor is a stable defender and would enhance Cleveland’s offensive output from the catcher place. An addition like Naylor may push the Guardians over the sting within the tight race for the AL Central title. If the Guardians are severe about successful this season, they may make Naylor one in every of their September call-ups.
#Guardians 22yr previous (C) prospect Bo Naylor with a double to guide off the 4th inning for Columbus. For Naylor it was his twenty first double of the season thirty ninth additional base hit.@_BoNaylor_ @CLBClippers #ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/ZOkDroBHd1
— Guardians Potential (@CleGuardPro) August 25, 2022
Triston Casas, 1B (Boston Purple Sox)
(Triple A: .265 BA / 9 HR / 33 RBI)
The Purple Sox have nearly performed themselves out of the playoff race. A season in the past they outperformed expectations all the way in which to an ALCS look. This season, the wheels have fallen off. Accidents haven’t helped, however poor protection and inconsistent pitching have actually been the downfall of the 2022 Purple Sox. They’ve given up the second most runs within the league up till this level and shedding Chris Sale for the season absolutely is not going to assist. Casas is not going to assist with the pitching aspect of issues however he’s an intriguing prospect. The Purple Sox did simply purchase Eric Hosmer, however he was a wage dump from the Padres and the Purple Sox gave up subsequent to nothing to accumulate him. They don’t seem to be dedicated to Hosmer and they should consider their farm system as quickly as attainable. Casas could also be one of many subsequent MLB prospects referred to as up.
IT’S TRISTON CASAS SZN! pic.twitter.com/GguBH4gbJA
— Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) August 24, 2022
There are not any ensures that Devers or Bogaerts can be Purple Sox within the close to future and Casas has the kind of potential to interchange one in every of them within the coronary heart of the order for years to return. Casas lacks velocity however he’s a plus defender and has the potential to hit for common and energy. Casas presently boasts 9 homers, 33 RBIs and an OPS of .851 in 63 video games in AAA up to now in 2022. Many imagine he’s underperforming, and his swing has extra untapped potential. Although Casas gained’t assist the Purple Sox pitching issues, he may present an improve on protection and thump to their lineup.
Anthony Volpe, SS (Yankees)
(Double A: .254 BA / 17 HR / 59 RBI / 43 SB)
Anthony Volpe has change into fairly the new identify across the MLB and is a high MLB prospect. The Yankees doubtless didn’t discipline a single commerce proposal throughout the deadline the place Volpe’s identify was not spoken. Brian Cashman has held agency that he’s untouchable and is seen as a future staple of the Yankees lineup. Volpe is described as a five-tool participant and a attainable generational expertise. He presently resides in AA Somerset within the Yankees farm system the place he boasts a blazing 17 homers, 59 RBIs, 43 stolen bases, and an OPS of .826 in 103 video games. It could be somewhat early to be speaking Volpe to the majors however it might not be as insane because it sounds. The Braves not too long ago promoted Vaughn Grissom straight from AA and he has performed exceptionally nicely for Atlanta. What’s protecting the Yankees from doing the identical with Volpe?
Look out. Now Volpe likes hitting triples!@Yankees No. 1 prospect Anthony Volpe with an RBI triple (3) for the second straight recreation to tie up the competition. #PatriotsInPinstripes pic.twitter.com/aK8urYWwTI
— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) August 24, 2022
Isiah Kiner-Filefa has performed a satisfactory shortstop for the 2022 Yankees however nowhere close to the caliber of his gold glove third base 12 months for the Rangers. IKF has one homer on the 12 months and hardly contributes something on the ball’s offensive aspect. As a matter of truth, one may argue that centerfield and shortstop are the 2 most evident holes within the Yankees roster. The Yankees have clearly handled these two positions with a “defense-first” mentality, however think about how potent their offense could be in the event that they received any form of manufacturing from these two positions. Volpe could possibly be a revelation for the Yankees and will go on to be a cult playoff hero if he have been to be referred to as up and contribute in any important means. If the Yankees need to make a daring transfer to win now, they might make Volpe one in every of their September call-ups.
Oswald Peraza, SS (Yankees)
(Triple A: .257 BA / 17 HR / 45 RBI / 31 SB)
Cease me in case you have heard this one earlier than however there’s a shortstop value monitoring within the Yankees farm system. No this time I’m not referencing Anthony Volpe. The Yankees boast not one however two high MLB prospects that play the shortstop place. This participant resides in AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Peraza already has an MLB-ready glove and will problem for a gold glove early in his profession. He won’t undertaking to be the offensive powerhouse that Volpe does, however he’s no slouch both. In 92 video games he has 17 homers, 45 RBIs, 31 stolen bases and an OPS of .770. Couple these numbers with an elite glove and you’ve got your self a precious piece for a playoff run in 2022. Peraza could possibly be a September call-up that places the Yankees excessive.
Down 9-0, the RailRiders have come all the way in which again to take the lead on Oswald Peraza’s seventeenth dwelling run of the season! pic.twitter.com/VwOAixDZsO
— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 17, 2022
Potential Nationwide League Prospect Name-Ups
Bobby Miller, RHP (Los Angeles Dodgers)
(Double A: 91 IP / 4.45 ERA / 11.57 Okay/9)
Let’s face it, the Dodgers don’t want any extra assist. They already boast the most effective report within the majors and appear to have countless pitching depth. Properly, throw Bobby Miller’s identify into the ring of countless high MLB prospects out in LA. Bobby Miller is the Dodgers’ second-ranked prospect and twenty seventh general within the MLB. In 20 video games in AA he has a not-so-sparkling 4.45 ERA. He makes up for it with a whopping 11.57 ok/9 and elite velocity on his four-seam fastball. Not solely does he have an higher 90s fastball, however he boasts quite a few off-speed pitches that hold opposing hitters off steadiness. He’s not a completed product however may present one other dwell arm out of the Dodgers bullpen down the stretch or some insurance coverage in case of one other premature harm within the rotation. Even with out harm, the Dodgers could be remiss to not make Miller one in every of their September call-ups.
Ought to the Dodgers name up Bobby Miller for the postseason run?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 16, 2022
Francisco Álvarez, C (Mets)
(Triple A: .180 BA / 6 HR / 21 RBI)
We’ve got to speak in regards to the high MLB prospect in baseball, don’t we? Is it a little bit of a stretch that Alvarez sees the bigs this 12 months? Most likely. Wouldn’t it be a blast if he was referred to as up this season? You guess. The Mets don’t have many holes however offensive manufacturing from the catching place is one in every of them. Alvarez could be an thrilling method to treatment that subject in September. In 67 video games in AA throughout the 2022 season, Alvarez hammered 18 homers, 47 RBIs, with an OPS of .922.
Francisco Álvarez comes up clutch, defensively!
The highest @Mets prospect barehands a wild pitch, then throws out what could be the go-ahead run at second for the @SyracuseMets. pic.twitter.com/t4HNKiqw9y
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 24, 2022
He has the power to supply like an elite middle-of-the-order bat. His numbers have dipped in AAA with a median of .180, with 6 homers, 21 RBIs, and an OPS of .719. Dangerous luck on batted balls could be enjoying into his low common however the energy numbers are clearly nonetheless there. He’s additionally terribly younger at 20 years previous and is oozing potential. His protection wants work however may function an additional bat for the Mets. If Alvarez have been a September call-up, he could possibly be a spark down the stretch for the already-loaded Mets.
Corbin Carroll – OF (D-backs)
(Triple A: .296 BA / 6 HR / 19 RBI / 11 SB)
Corbin Carroll has been universally praised as a high MLB prospect in all of baseball for nearly all of 2022. The Diamondbacks doubtless don’t make a run on the playoffs this season however could have some curiosity in additional evaluating a few of their skills previous to a reloaded run on the postseason in 2023. Carroll has the potential to be a five-tool participant within the huge leagues and the Diamondbacks doubtless see him as a constructing block and an enormous a part of their future. After annihilating pitching in AA to the tune of a 1.073 OPS in 58 video games, Carroll has continued to play nicely in AAA. In 29 video games he has hit six homers, 19 RBI and a .926 OPS. Carroll can also be a menace on the bottom paths and has stolen 31 bases in 88 video games up to now this season. It is just a matter of time earlier than the Diamondbacks make Carroll their subsequent prospect call-up.
Alec Burleson – OF (Cardinals)
(Triple A: .326 BA / 20 HR / 79 RBI)
The Cardinals look primed for an additional deep postseason run and are simply such a enjoyable crew to observe. St. Louis traded Harrison Bader to the Yankees on the deadline to fill a determined want within the rotation however nonetheless have a logjam within the outfield. Additionally they simply so occur to have one of the crucial productive minor league outfielders primed and prepared of their farm system. Burleson could be probably the most main league prepared of all of the potential prospect call-ups. Including one other bat of his caliber could possibly be the distinction between a deep run within the playoffs and falling simply brief. In 102 video games at AAA Memphis in 2022, Burleson has slashed .326/.363/.529 with an OPS of .900. Oh, and he has 20 homers and 79 RBIs as well. It will be enjoyable to see him with St. Louis this September.
Alec Burleson finds some room within the hole and drives in two with a double. pic.twitter.com/IR5XNoC0w3
— Kyle Reis (@kyler416) August 25, 2022
Hayden Wesneski, RHP (Cubs)
(Triple A: 101 IP / 4.49 ERA / 8.6 Okay/9)
The Cubs are one other crew not within the fold to make any noise or problem for a playoff spot down the stretch in 2022. Additionally it is onerous to determine precisely what their plan is. They determined to hold on to Willson Contreras and Ian Happ on the deadline. Additionally they dealt David Robertson and Scott Effross to contenders. Hayden Wesneski got here again to the Cubs within the Effross deal and offered them with a top quality pitcher within the minor leagues. Wesneski has struggled a bit since being traded however between each programs has compiled a 4.49 ERA, 8.6 ks/9 whereas solely strolling 2.9 per 9 innings. He has a pleasant four-pitch combine that may translate nicely into beginning stuff. Wesneski must be their subsequent prospect call-up. Search for Weneski to deliver his nasty stuff to the key after the September call-ups are made.
Hayden Wesneski fools people fairly badly. pic.twitter.com/H3l7H0XolD
— Itsacon (@thats_so_cub) August 19, 2022
Eury Pérez, RHP, (Marlins)
(Double A: 73 IP / 4.19 ERA / 12.59 Okay/9)
The Marlins already boast elite younger pitching on the main league degree. Perez won’t be as far off from competing as beforehand thought. Perez checks in because the Tenth-best prospect in all of main league baseball and is barely 19 years previous. The Marlins may ignite their fanbase with this prospect call-up in September. Whereas younger, he does boast main league-ready stuff and has managed to excel in AA this season. In 16 begins in AAA, he has logged 73 innings pitched, a 4,19 ERA, and a 12.6 ok/9. His current performances could make the Marlins assume lengthy a tough about selling him. Pairing Perez with Sandy Alcantara and Pablo Lopez could possibly be a fearsome rotation for years to return. Perez is a really intriguing MLB September call-up prospect.
The #Marlins have one other front-line SP coming. Eury Perez is 6-foot-8 and sits higher 90s. He’s arguably the most effective RHP within the minors. The Marlins are a SP manufacturing unit. pic.twitter.com/R9tmWfOWmn
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 16, 2022
Kyle Muller, LHP (Braves)
(Triple A: 105 IP / 3.17 ERA / 10.8 Okay/9)
The Braves apparently have a endless provide of younger expertise and younger pitching of their farm system. After successful the world sequence final 12 months they’ve continued to advertise younger expertise. It appears the Braves could have one of many largest aggressive home windows within the majors. This 12 months isn’t any totally different. Atlanta presently sits 1.5 video games again of the Mets within the NL East. They’ve additionally been one of many hottest groups within the NL within the second half. The Braves know higher than most you may by no means have sufficient pitching.
Kyle Muller, Depraved 81mph Curveball. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/6pvbmQqIKj
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 26, 2021
Kyle Muller could possibly be the subsequent younger stud for the Braves. The large left-hander has been uneven in earlier main league stints. In 18 video games in AAA this season, he pitched to the tune of a 3.17 ERA and 10.9 ok/9. Muller could possibly be one other weapon the Braves can deploy out of the bullpen. He could get a possibility postseason and even fill in for accidents within the rotation.
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