MLB's Biggest September Call-Up One-Hit Wonders

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MLB's Biggest September Call-Up One-Hit Wonders
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

With major league rosters expanding in only a few short days when the calendar flips to September, there's a huge influx of young talent that is going to capture the attention of baseball fans everywhere.

Some of that talent won't play much, joining teams that are in the thick of a pennant race, while others will see extensive playing time as their clubs try to evaluate their current rosters for possible spots on next year's squad.

If there's one thing that we've learned over the years, it's that the gaudy numbers that some of these youngsters put up aren't necessarily an indication that future superstardom, much less extended success at the major league level, awaits.

Sure, a player can hang around the big leagues for a few years based on the potential he showed when he first reached the show, but ultimately, even the most reasonable of expectations can fail to be met.

Let the 10 players that follow serve as a cautionary tale before you start anointing a hotshot youngster as the next great player for your favorite team.

 

*Note: I have purposely left out players that made their MLB debuts from 2010-2013, as it's still possible that those players will develop into something closer to what their small September sample sizes led us to believe they would become.

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