The San Francisco Giants' September call-ups will play a big role in the team's attempt to beat out the Arizona Diamondbacks for the National League West title and a spot in the playoffs. Each of the Giants September call-ups is expected to contribute to the playoff push.
Some of these players have already made appearances for the Giants in the past while others will be getting their first shot in the majors. Those who make a big impact could give themselves an inside track to a spot on the 25-man roster next year.
Conor Gillaspie has improved both his power and plate discipline each year since being the Giants' first-round pick in 2008.
He has already seen a few at-bats in the majors this year and should get a few more once September rolls around.
Gillaspie will mostly serve as a backup to Pablo Sandoval, but he could also see some playing time in the outfield.
With Brian Wilson injured, the San Francisco Giants will likely bring up a number of bullpen arms in September to reduce Wilson's and the other relievers's workload once Wilson returns.
Waldis Joaquin has pitched well out of the Fresno Grizzles' bullpen this year and hard-throwing reliever will be a welcomed addition to the Giants' bullpen.
There is one major benefit to Darren Ford's game: He is a very good base stealer. In fact, Ford is averaging over 40 stolen bases a year in the minors.
The San Francisco Giants have already brought Ford up to the majors this year and he stole five bases in 17 games. He will be a very useful weapon off of the Giants bench in September.
Brandon Crawford already got 50 games this season to show the Giants what he was capable of. Crawford struggled mightily in these appearances, but he did have moments of brilliance.
He will likely be back up with the Giants this September. Crawford will get a limited number of chances at shortstop, but he can help himself for next season with a good showing.
Francisco Peguero likely would have been in line for a September call-up had injuries not limited his playing time this season. When he has been on the field, Peguero has looked great.
There is still a chance that the Giants could call Peguero up this September once the minor league season is over however.
If he does get to play in San Francisco, Peguero's at-bats will likely be limited, but he has the potential to do a lot in those small numbers.