The Philadelphia Phillies didn't want to be in a position to evaluate talent for the future in the month of September because it would mean that they were on the outside looking in at the postseason race.
Now that they're nearly 20 games out of first place in the National League East and double-digits out of the Wild Card race, however, that's exactly the position that they find themselves in.
Though a lot of the Phillies' top talent is in the lower levels of the farm system and slowly moving its way towards the MLB, there are still some exciting prospects in the upper levels of the system. Without a doubt, the Phillies will be giving some of these guys an audition in September, but who?
The following list will place odds on each prospect's chances of receiving a September call-up this season. Ranking the prospects is not a focal point of this list. Instead, it attempts to handicap each prospect's chances of being in the MLB on September 1.
The 2012 season may be a lost cause for most of the veterans on the Phillies roster, but for some of the prospects waiting on the doorstep, the journey is just beginning.