Since the beginning of June, more and more teams have turned to the minor leagues in order to address deficiencies on the major league roster.
In addition to the obvious lack of service-time concerns at this juncture in the season, teams have begun to “harvest the farm” with the intention of improving their on-field product. However, not all teams buy into this strategy; many lack an impact prospect capable of contributing in the major leagues this season.
But for organizations capable of contending for a postseason berth, the promotion of a top prospect is a shrewd decision that can pay huge dividends over the duration of the season.
Here’s a look at each team’s most major league-ready prospect who could have the most influence on their success over the second half of the 2013 season.
Note: The player doesn’t necessarily have to be major league-ready right now, but is expected to be at some point during the second half.