We have reached the point in the Major League Baseball season where teams no longer have to worry about service time issues with top prospects, meaning we are going to see—or are already seeing—a rush of promotions from a lot of big names.
Just last week the New York Mets brought up Zack Wheeler to pitch in the second game of a doubleheader. The Tampa Bay Rays finally called up Wil Myers after he spent 1.5 years in Triple-A (including his time with Kansas City). Seattle made a surprise move by promoting Mike Zunino to the big leagues.
Beyond that, we have also seen Gerrit Cole pitching in Pittsburgh's rotation, as is Kevin Gausman with Baltimore. Jurickson Profar is, for reasons unknown, sitting on Texas' bench. Trevor Bauer has made a few spot starts for Cleveland. Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha made it to St. Louis at different times.
There is so much going on in the upper levels of the minors right now that it can be hard to track. I am going to try and make sense of some of it by talking about the next wave of top prospects likely to get a call to The Show.
Note: All stats courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted.