Even though most of the game’s highly touted prospects who were expected to reach the major leagues this season have been called up already, every team will receive an infusion of fresh, young talent on Sunday when the active roster expands from 25 to 40 players.
With roughly five weeks remaining in the regular season, the September 1 roster expansion allows teams to address their needs at the major league level by essentially plucking specific talent from within their farm system. In general, it’s an opportunity for every organization to add bench and bullpen depth.
In anticipation of what should be a flurry of promotions on Sunday, we’ve got you covered with a look at the top prospects that could be ticketed for the major leagues this September.
Obviously, our predictions are exactly that: predictions; it’s nearly impossible to say who will be promoted until it actually goes down. However, each player on this list has been included for a specific reason.
Here’s a look at the top 25 prospects that could be called up on September 1.
*Stats are courtesy of MiLB.com and reflect games through August 26.