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05-02

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The Call-Up: Blake Swihart
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

04-29

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The Call-Up: Michael Lorenzen
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Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

04-28

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The Call-Up: A.J. Cole
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Al Skorupa and Craig Goldstein

04-21

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The Call-Up: Addison Russell
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Christopher Crawford and Nick Shlain

04-20

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The Call-Up: Kevin Plawecki
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-20

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The Call-Up: Carlos Rodon
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

04-17

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The Call-Up: Kris Bryant
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-03

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The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey
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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

09-02

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The Call-Up: Joc Pederson
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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Anderson

09-02

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The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan
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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

09-02

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The Call-Up: Maikel Franco
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

08-29

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The Call-Up: Dilson Herrera
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Jeff Moore and Craig Goldstein

08-27

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The Call-Up: Jorge Soler
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J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-13

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The Call-Up: Rymer Liriano
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Craig Goldstein

08-11

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The Call-Up: Michael Taylor
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Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

08-05

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The Call-Up: Javier Baez
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Mauricio Rubio and Jordan Gorosh

08-02

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The Call-Up: Mike Foltynewicz
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Jason Parks and Mauricio Rubio

07-25

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The Call-Up: Chris Taylor
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

07-23

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The Call-Up: Aaron Sanchez
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

07-10

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The Call-Up: Christian Vazquez
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Al Skorupa and Ben Carsley

07-09

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The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara
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Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

07-02

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The Call-Up: Domingo Santana
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Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

06-30

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The Call-Up: Mookie Betts
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

06-24

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The Call-Up: Marco Gonzales
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Jeff Moore and J.P. Breen

06-17

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The Call-Up: Andrew Heaney
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

06-10

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The Call-Up: Gregory Polanco
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Ethan Purser and Paul Sporer

06-05

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The Call-Up: Eugenio Suarez
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

06-05

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The Call-Up: Eddie Butler
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Craig Goldstein and Ron Shah

06-05

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The Call-Up: Cam Bedrosian
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Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

06-04

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The Call-Up: Jonathan Singleton
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Chris Rodriguez and Craig Goldstein

05-31

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The Call-Up: Oscar Taveras
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

05-29

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The Call-Up: Tommy La Stella
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

05-23

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The Call-Up: Corey Knebel
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Jordan Gorosh and Mauricio Rubio

05-13

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The Call-Up: Rafael Montero
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

05-09

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The Call-Up: Rougned Odor
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Chris Rodriguez and Craig Goldstein

05-07

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The Call-Up: C.J. Cron
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Ron Shah and Bret Sayre

05-05

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The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman
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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

05-01

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The Call-Up: Robbie Ray
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-29

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The Call-Up: Randal Grichuk
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-22

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The Call-Up: Luis Sardinas
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

04-17

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The Call-Up: George Springer
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Nick J. Faleris and Craig Goldstein

09-17

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The Call-Up: Yordano Ventura
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

09-10

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The Call-Up: Christian Bethancourt
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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

09-04

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The Call-Up: Chris Owings
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

09-04

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The Call-Up: Jonathan Schoop
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

09-03

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The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

09-03

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The Call-Up: Nick Castellanos
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

09-03

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The Call-Up: Michael Choice
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

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May 2, 2015 12:15 am

The Call-Up: Blake Swihart

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

The Red Sox call up the top catching prospect in baseball.

The situation: The Red Sox have gotten very little offensive production from their backstops this season, and with Ryan Hanigan going on the 15-day disabled list with a broken finger Boston will call up Swihart to see if the backstop is ready to contribute at the big-league level.

Background: Swihart was considered by many to be one of the best bats in the loaded 2011 MLB Draft class coming out of Cleveland High School in Santa Fe; but some concerns over where he’d end up playing—his high school coach had him playing shortstop as well as catcher over his senior season—and about the offensive upside saw him slip to the 26th overall selection that year. While he hasn’t put up gaudy statistics in his four years in the system, he has produced at each level, posting a .769 career OPS and hitting .338 in his 18 games this year before receiving the promotion. He was ranked the top prospect in the Red Sox system by the Baseball Prospectus Prospect team, and was ranked 17th in the BP 101—the highest rated catcher on the list.

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April 29, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Michael Lorenzen

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Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

With Homer Bailey going down once again, the Reds turn to the most major-league ready arm down in the minors.

The Situation: With Homer Bailey down for the foreseeable future due to a sprained elbow ligament, right-hander Michael Lorenzen gets the call from Triple-A to fill his rotation spot. Lorenzen’s big-league debut is slated for Wednesday against Central Division foe Milwaukee.

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April 28, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: A.J. Cole

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Al Skorupa and Craig Goldstein

It likely won't last long, but A.J. Cole, the second-best pitching prospect in the Nationals system, is finally arrived.

The Situation: After spending over $200 million to add Max Scherzer to an already strong group of arms, the Washington Nationals were expected to have one of the best rotations in baseball. With May a few days away, things have not gone to plan in D.C.. The Nats are tied for the third worst record in MLB and sit in dead last in the N.L. East. Nationals pitchers have allowed 81 runs on the season. Scherzer hurt his thumb while batting last Thursday and will miss a start. Misfortune for Scherzer has created an opportunity for Cole to make his MLB debut. It might be only one spot start, but it’s also an audition and perhaps a chance for something to energize this team.

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April 21, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Addison Russell

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Christopher Crawford and Nick Shlain

All the Chicago prospects. All the Chicago prospects in the whole world!

The situation: The 7-5 Chicago Cubs called up Kris Bryant to man the hot corner last week, and now will bring in Russell to play second base.

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April 20, 2015 12:18 am

The Call-Up: Kevin Plawecki

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Mets got some bad news, but the good news is that they have a strong replacement ready on the farm in Plawecki.

The Situation: While Travis d’Arnaud got off to a hot start this year with a .289/.317/.526 line through his first 10 games, the dream faded when he fractured his right hand. To compensate for this loss on a red hot club, the Mets will call up former first-round pick Kevin Plawecki.

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April 20, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Carlos Rodon

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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

Another phenom clears 12 days away from Chicago.

The situation: Since Madison Bumgarner's final pitch of the 2014 World Series, the White Sox have revamped their roster as much as any team in baseball other than the Padres; and while it’s far too early to panic, the moves haven’t provided early success as Chicago sits at 4-7. After two quality starts at Triple-A Charlotte, Rodon getse the call-up on Monday as the Pale Hose hope their top pitching prospect can make a difference out of the bullpen.

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Finally!

The Situation: The Cubs have their best roster since at least 2008, and with Mike Olt headed to the disabled list with a hairline fracture of his wrist, they have called up Bryant to man the hot corner and quiet the clamoring hordes.

Background: Bryant was the second overall pick out of the University of San Diego in 2013, and all he's done since is put up, at every professional level he has touched, the sort of stats that inspire hackneyed cliches about video game numbers. He came in fifth in BP's top 101 prospects this winter, ranking behind only Addison Russell on Chicago's top 10.

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Scouting and fantasy takes on this week's second-tier, but still intriguing, call-ups.

We’ve devoted full articles to the most promising prospects promoted to the majors late this season, but we're offering scouting and fantasy takes on the best of the rest here.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, RHP, Phillies
Scouting Take:
The Cuban import entered 2014 having not thrown a competitive pitch since he left his home country. Gonzalez’s medicals revealed some injury concerns that prompted the Phillies to rework his deal and turn him into a reliever this year. He worked in the low 90s as a starter but can work in the mid-90s as a reliever. He also has a splitter and a spotty breaking ball. The Phillies still have plans to convert him back into a starter next year but he’ll have to tighten up the command and work on the breaking ball. —Mauricio Rubio


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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey

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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

The Blue Jays bring up a prospect who has been hot. Molten hot.

The Situation: With Colby Rasmus slated to hit free agency after this season, Dalton Pompey's rise through the Blue Jays farm system coincides with the team's potential need this offseason.

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September 2, 2014 12:04 pm

The Call-Up: Joc Pederson

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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

There's not much room at the moment for the Dodgers' top outfield prospect, but he's up and exciting anyway.

The Situation: The Dodgers, just 15-14 since the beginning of August, look for a spark from a much-hyped outfield prospect. It’s happened before.

Background: Pederson, a former 11th round pick, has been one of the most dynamic players in the minor leagues all season, going 30/30 and winning his league’s MVP award. While he might not have that ceiling in the major leagues, Pederson can hit the baseball with authority and, after starting the season as the Dodgers’ no. 3 prospect, moved up to no. 2 (behind Julio Urias) and no. 17 overall in our midseason top 50.

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September 2, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan

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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

The Royals bring up the first major leaguer from the 2014 draft.

The situation: Right in the middle of the AL playoff race, the Royals find themselves looking for another left-handed arm out the bullpen. Insert 2014 first round pick Brandon Finnegan.

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September 2, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Maikel Franco

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Phillies call up the slugging corner infielder, who has recovered from a terrible start to his season.

The Situation: Despite the shine of a Labor Day no-hitter, the Phillies season has quickly slipped away, so as a result it is time to see what the kids can do. Ranked as the Phillies top prospect entering the season, Franco has overcome a miserable start to the season and is now hitting .257 with 16 home runs and 32 doubles.

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