The 2014 season has seen a number of notable prospects receive call-ups to the major leagues. Undoubtedly, there are more to come—and soon.
In fact, with about a month until the trade deadline, which will open up a number of 25-man roster spots, there should be plenty of promotions of prime prospects.
Already, highly regarded youngsters like George Springer, Jonathan Singleton and Gregory Polanco are starting for their respective clubs.
Over the past week or so, the biggest name to get his shot in The Show was Andrew Heaney, the Miami Marlins left-hander who pitched well in his debut.
More recently, the St. Louis Cardinals were forced to dip down to Double-A to bring up left-hander Marco Gonzales, their top pick a little over a year ago, to help cover the rotation while Michael Wacha—picked with the same No. 19 selection in 2012—and Jaime Garcia are on the disabled list.
In other prospect transaction action, the San Francisco Giants, in search of a second-base solution, brought up 2011 first-round pick Joe Panik. Meanwhile, their NL West mates, the San Diego Padres, recalled rookie right-hander Jesse Hahn, who has since allowed just two earned runs in his three starts—all wins—and also gave a turn to Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne, who twirled seven scoreless innings while filling in for the injured Andrew Cashner.
Other impact young talents will continue to join the mix.
Who will be the next to reach the major leagues? In order to predict estimated times of arrival this season, we've classified the prospects on this list using the following color-coded scale:
Red: September call-up, at best.
Orange: Second-half call-up.
Yellow: Call-up within a month.
Green: Call-up within a week/call-up is imminent.
Here's a look at the prospect call-up report at the midway point of the 2014 MLB season.