Now that the MLB trade deadline has come and gone, the best resource for contending teams to add to their clubs for the playoff push are the prospects in their farm systems.
The Baltimore Orioles called up top prospect Manny Machado, who opened his big league career with two hits Thursday night, while the Texas Rangers called up top hitting prospect Mike Olt last week. Despite the fact that neither of these two players had any experience above Double-A, they will be given the keys to everyday starting roles on contending teams with the hope they can thrive.
Baseball only gets better as the season winds down. With the addition of the second Wild Card, there is extra incentive for teams to make an extra push to make the playoffs. As the O's and Rangers have already shown, teams are willing to promote their prospects to try to get an upper hand.
Here are 10 more top prospects who could play a role in a pennant race in September.