The dog days of summer are over. That means the baseball schedule is about to be filled with compelling action once again.
While the long baseball season leads to most of the teams being virtually—if not mathematically—eliminated by the time September rolls around, there is still one big reason for fans of those teams to closely follow their team's action.
September is a month where teams offer their fans a glimpse of the future. This is the month that rosters expand and teams call up their brightest stars.
From September 1st to the end of the season, any player that was originally placed on the team's 40-man roster is eligible to play in a Major League game.
This year, all eyes will be on the Nationals' Bryce Harper. The Nationals have indicated that they would not call up Harper, but the possibility still remains that the 18-year-old could get at least a few at-bats with the big boys.
There are other prospects that are more likely to receive a call-up and will definitely be fun to watch. This list includes:
OF Domonic Brown, C Jesus Montero, OF Mike Trout, SP Julio Teheran, 1B Anthony Rizzo OF Logan Morrison, 3B Pedro Alvarez, SP Edinson Volquez, OF Travis Snider, SP Kyle Drabek and 3B Brett Wallace
Check this blog often as we will track and discuss these call-ups.