While there already has been a large influx of prospects promoted to the major leagues this season, there are even more set to arrive when active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players on September 1.
For teams still vying for a postseason berth, the timely promotion of an impact prospect for the stretch run can provide a much-needed boost to their lineup, starting rotation or bullpen. Meanwhile, teams already out of the playoff hunt use the final month of the regular season to audition some of their top prospects.
Last year’s wave of September call-ups marked the arrival of some of baseball’s most exciting prospects such as speedster Billy Hamilton and the flame-throwing Yordano Ventura.
This year there are even more high-profile talents seemingly in line for a promotion in September, with slugger Kris Bryant, defensive wunderkind Francisco Lindor and toolsy outfielder Joc Pederson each knocking on the door of the major leagues.
With two weeks remaining until the rosters expand, here’s a look at each team’s most exciting potential September call-up.