September is an exciting month in Major League Baseball. There are playoff races, MVP battles, Cy Young matchups. An underrated but nonetheless important aspect of the final month is the expansion of rosters and prospects being called up.
We have already seen a flurry of top-prospect activity in recent weeks, dating back to Tampa Bay calling up Wil Myers to the Red Sox surprising a lot of people by bringing up Xander Bogaerts for the stretch run.
While we probably aren't going to see anyone the caliber of Myers or Bogaerts, widely regarded as top-five prospects at the time of their respective call-ups, there will be names to keep an eye on.
What's great about September, especially with teams conceding that they are out of the race, is it gives managers freedom to tinker with the lineup so they can incorporate these young players and give them valuable experience heading into next season.
Here are our best bets for players likely to get called up when rosters expand in September who can be impactful in 2014.
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