The door to The Show opened for some of baseball’s top prospects Monday with the expansion of the active roster from 25 to 40 players.
The Los Angeles Dodgers wasted no time promoting outfielder Joc Pederson, as the team purchased his contract from Triple-A Albuquerque before Monday’s game.
The Blue Jays and Royals took advantage of the expanded rosters by each calling up a pair of non-roster prospects.
The Royals added game-changing speed to their bench for the stretch run in outfielder Terrance Gore, and they also called up 2014 first-round left-hander Brandon Finnegan, who is expected to work out of the bullpen down the stretch.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays purchased the contracts of their two top prospects, left-hander Daniel Norris and center fielder Dalton Pompey. The major leagues represent the fourth and final level of the year for both players, and it’s doubtful they’re coming up to ride the bench.
There inevitably will be even more prospects called up as the month unfolds, as the minor league playoffs are just starting at the Double- and Triple-A levels.
Before that happens, though, it’s time to take a look at the top prospects that were promoted to the major leagues on Sept. 1, with the rankings based on the original order of our top 25 call-up candidates.
Be sure to check out Prospect Pipeline’s up-to-date tracker for stats, scouting reports and predictions for every notable September call-up once the transaction information is made available.