After a scorching hot two months, the Dodgers have opened up a 9.5 game lead in the National League West and have a 99.5 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to Baseball Prospectus’s Playoff Odds. And with just a week left until September roster expansions, the team can look forward to being able to add a few minor leaguers.
Last week, I previewed the most exciting potential call ups—and although those players are the most hyped, they are not the only ones likely to be called up. Other guys already on the 40-man roster—like Dee Gordon and Alex Castellanos—will also be called up.
Now, let’s take a look at each potential call up and what kind of impact he might have—bonus points are given for expected high-leverage opportunities.