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06-21

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The Call-Up: Andrew Moore
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JH Schroeder and Wilson Karaman

06-15

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The Call-Up: Matt Chapman
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Wilson Karaman

06-15

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The Call-Up: Derek Fisher
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Scott Delp and Mark Barry

06-13

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The Call-Up: Lewis Brinson
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Kate Morrison and Mike Gianella

06-13

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The Call-Up: Josh Hader
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

06-09

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The Call-Up: Sean Newcomb
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

06-08

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The Call-Up: Francis Martes
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Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

06-07

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The Call-Up: Jacob Faria
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John Eshleman and George Bissell

06-07

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The Call-Up: Brett Phillips
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Wilson Karaman

05-29

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The Call-Up: Franchy Cordero
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Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

05-24

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The Call-Up: Sam Travis
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Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

05-19

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The Call-Up: Anthony Alford
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

05-17

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The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer
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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

05-15

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The Call-Up: Ian Happ
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Jarrett Seidler and Mark Barry

05-08

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The Call-Up: Magneuris Sierra
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Javier Barragan

04-26

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The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta
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Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

04-26

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The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

04-25

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The Call-Up: Christian Arroyo
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Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

04-24

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The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

04-22

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The Call-Up: Jorge Bonifacio
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

04-14

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The Call-Up: Jesse Winker
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

04-07

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The Call-Up: Kyle Freeland & Antonio Senzatela
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

04-07

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The Call-Up: Amir Garrett
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Eric Roseberry

04-06

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The Call-Up: Rookie Davis
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Eric Roseberry

04-03

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The Call-Up: Yandy Diaz
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Barry

09-22

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The Call-Up: A Triplet of Padres
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Christopher Crawford, Mauricio Rubio and Greg Wellemeyer

09-13

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The Call-Up: September Call-Ups 2016
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BP Prospect Staff and BP Fantasy Staff

09-06

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The Call-Up: Jharel Cotton
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Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

09-06

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The Call-Up: Gavin Cecchini
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Jarrett Seidler and Scooter Hotz

09-03

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The Call-Up: Jose De Leon
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

09-02

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The Call-Up: Raimel Tapia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

09-02

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The Call-Up: Yohander Mendez
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Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

09-01

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The Call-Up: Yoan Moncada
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Jarrett Seidler and J.P. Breen

08-31

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The Call-Up: JaCoby Jones
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Mark Anderson and Scooter Hotz

08-26

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The Call-Up: Jorge Alfaro
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Jarrett Seidler and J.P. Breen

08-23

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The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

08-20

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The Call-Up: Jeff Hoffman
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James Fisher and Scooter Hotz

08-17

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The Call-Up: Chad Pinder
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

08-17

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The Call-Up: Dansby Swanson
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-15

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The Call-Up: Aaron Judge
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Steve Givarz and Mike Gianella

08-10

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The Call-Up: Luke Weaver
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

08-09

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The Call-Up: Alex Reyes
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

08-05

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The Call-Up: Jake Thompson
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

08-02

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The Call-Up: Orlando Arcia
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

08-02

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The Call-Up: Andrew Benintendi
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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The Call-Up: Joe Musgrove
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Call-Up: David Dahl
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

07-25

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The Call-Up: Braden Shipley
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Call-Up: Alex Bregman
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-18

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The Call-Up: Reynaldo Lopez
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Christopher Crawford, Adam McInturff and Scooter Hotz

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June 21, 2017 8:24 pm

The Call-Up: Andrew Moore

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JH Schroeder and Wilson Karaman

If you're going to be a right-handed pitcher with no particular out-pitch, it's best to be one in Seattle.

The Situation: Despite being among the best and most advanced arms in the Mariners’ system, Andrew Moore was a bit of a surprise call-up today. Most notably, the Mariners needed to DFA Tyler Cloyd to add Moore to the 40-man roster. Moore is expected to start for the Mariners; Christian Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, presumably to create space in the Mariners rotation. Felix Hernandez is also expected back this Friday, so it remains to be seen whether Moore, or Sam Gaviglio get sent back down this weekend.

The Background: Moore was selected in Competitive Balance Round B in the 2015 draft, 72nd overall, out of Oregon State. Moore has been very successful through almost two full years in the minors, with an impressive composite ERA of 2.59. He was recognized as the Mariners minor league pitcher of the year in 2016. Perhaps most noteworthy, Moore has registered a 1.58 BB/9 throughout his minor league career.

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June 15, 2017 9:24 am

The Call-Up: Matt Chapman

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Wilson Karaman

The A's rookie has a potent glove, but can he make enough contact at the plate?

The Situation: The Super-Two window has all but closed, and as they sit 17 games out of first the A’s have entered period of roster transition that has already seen youngsters Chad Pinder and Jaycob Brugman wrestle playing time away from veterans. With Trevor Plouffe scuffling on both sides of the ball and Ryon Healy really better served not subtracting value by trying to fake it at third, the timing is just right for Oakland to call up one of their top position prospects for a look at the hot corner.

The Background: A former 25th-overall pick out of College World Series-bound Cal State Fullerton, Chapman has progressed steadily through the minor leagues with consistent production at east step along the way over the past three seasons. The 24-year-old has averaged a homer every 15 at-bats in his professional career, pacing the Texas League last year and mashing 16 long balls to date in a truncated season in the Pacific Coast League. He appeared to dodge a bullet earlier this spring, when on a check swing he suffered what initially looked like a hamate fracture, but turned out to be a mere strain.

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June 15, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Derek Fisher

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Scott Delp and Mark Barry

With Josh Reddick ailing, the Astros turn to their farm system for reinforcements.

The Situation: The Astros have been using Nori Aoki and Josh Reddick as the lefty side of their outfield-corner platoons, Reddick might hit the DL with a concussion, and Aoki is little more than a warm body at this point in his career. With the passing of the Super 2 deadline for 2017, Derek Fisher becomes the latest beneficiary. The call up comes just a day after GM Jeff Luhnow pronounced Fisher “ready” to MLB.com.

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June 13, 2017 11:36 am

The Call-Up: Lewis Brinson

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Kate Morrison and Mike Gianella

Hey look, another top prospect headed to Milwaukee.

The Situation: Though they entered the year with inscrutable expectations, the Brewers find themselves on top of the heap that is the NL Central. Recently, however, they’ve had several of their key hitters go down with injury (Ryan Braun, Jonathan Villar) leading to the promotion of one of their top prospects, Lewis Brinson. Luckily for the Brewers, Villar’s injury came right after the projected Super 2 deadline, meaning they’ll get to pay Brinson less when it comes to arbitration.

The Background: The Brewers acquired Brinson in 2016 from the Rangers in the Jonathan Lucroy trade, alongside pitcher Luis Ortiz and, later, outfielder Ryan Cordell. The Rangers drafted Brinson in their loaded 2012 class out of Coral Springs high school in Florida, taking the lanky outfielder with their first-round pick, 29th overall.

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June 13, 2017 10:19 am

The Call-Up: Josh Hader

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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

The hard-throwing lefty takes his fastball/slider combo to the Brewers' bullpen, for now.

The Situation: The pipeline of prospects keeps coming in Milwaukee. Shortly after calling up Brett Phillips, the Brewers have added their top pitching prospect Josh Hader to the bullpen mix.

The Background: Hader was the Orioles' 19th-round draft pick in 2012. A local prep arm, he burst onto prospect radars with a dominant professional debut in short-season ball that summer. His full-season debut went swimmingly as well. Hader struck out nearly a batter per inning as a 19-year-old in the South Atlantic League before he was dealt to the Astros at the deadline as part of the Bud Norris package. The lefty wasn’t done wandering yet, though (he even looks the part of a well-traveled roadie).

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June 9, 2017 11:35 am

The Call-Up: Sean Newcomb

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

No one can ever really fill a Bartolo-sized hole, but Newcomb will try, at least for a spot start.

The Situation: Atlanta has an injured Bartolo Colon and a doubleheader this weekend, so they’ve decided to call up their closest pitching prospect, and a pretty good one at that, in Sean Newcomb.

The Background: Newcomb was selected 15th overall by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2014 draft out of the University of Hartford. He was the first player picked from Hartford in a decade and the highest overall pick in school history, besting Jeff Bagwell by almost 100 spots. In his first short season assignment that Summer, he established a pattern of performance that has repeated at every level— overpowering stuff, but troubles keeping it in the zone. Nevertheless, he got to Double-A in 2015 during his first full professional season. That winter he was dealt to the Braves for Andrelton Simmons. He spent all of 2016 back in Double-A as he tried to iron out his control issues with limited success. His 2017 campaign in the International League has gone much the same, striking out well over a batter an inning, but also walking over 13% of the batters he’s faced.

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June 8, 2017 5:29 pm

The Call-Up: Francis Martes

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Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

He's struggled as a starter in Triple-A but has a potent 1-2 punch.

The Situation: The Astros’ bullpen is gassed after having to piece together nine innings for then-scratched and now-DL’ed ace Dallas Keuchel yesterday, and the club will turn to Martes as an option to cover a couple innings as necessary out of the bullpen. The club’s top prospect hasn’t worked since June 1, and stands to make his big-league debut despite an up-and-down season through eight starts in the Pacific Coast League.

The Background: Signed by the Marlins as an unheralded international prospect in November of 2012, Martes was identified by an Astros scout Alex Jacobs on the back fields in Florida and summarily plucked as the anonymous sixth man in a 2014 deadline deal that swapped Jake Marisnick and Jarred Cosart as the principles. He began breaking out in the Midwest League the following summer, before continuing to dominate on up through a brief stint in High-A and finishing the year with a cup of coffee at Double-A. He cracked his first BP 101 that off-season, checking in at no. 63, then spent all of 2016 in the Texas League, where he recovered from a poor start to post outstanding numbers over the season’s final four months as one of the youngest hurlers on the circuit. We named him the 28th-best prospect in baseball this winter.

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June 7, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Jacob Faria

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John Eshleman and George Bissell

So close and yet so Far(ia)

The Situation: Faria has pushed his way up the 40-man depth chart, earning this chance by carving up the International League. He’ll start Wednesday against the White Sox after the Rays lost Matt Andriese to injury and played a weekend doubleheader, leaving them in need of a starter this week.

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June 7, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Brett Phillips

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Wilson Karaman

He's bringing a 70-grade arm to Milwaukee.

The Situation: With Travis Shaw heading out on paternity leave, Ryan Braun still hurt, and Keon Broxton scuffling once again, the Brewers called up the most big-league ready of their collection of high-end outfield prospects.

The Background: A sixth-round prep pick by the Astros in 2012, Brett Phillips was a standout athlete in high school whose football mentality quickly showed itself on the baseball field. After a nondescript full professional debut in 2013, Phillips raked his way through the Midwest and California Leagues in 2014, then kept right on hitting after a promotion to Double-A in the late spring of 2015.

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Viva la Franch.

The Situation: Manuel Margot hit the shelf with a strained calf, and the Padres will continue making good use of their catastrophic start to work another rookie into big-league experience by unleashing Franchy on the expansive Petco center field landscape. After starting to put it together with a strong performance across two levels last year, Cordero has continued to hit well at Triple-A El Paso, posting a .289/.349/.520 line across 42 games to start the season. That sound you hear in the distance is a giddy Jason Parks (#RIP) merrily frolicking along a hillside under a cool, come-hither sky. 

The Background: The Padres inked Cordero to a $175,000 deal in November of the 2011 international signing period when he was 17, and he tantalized with explosive quick-twitch athleticism and projectability in the DSL the following summer before heading stateside in 2013, where he showcased more of the same. Parks said he had Role 6 potential in Spring Training of 2014, though he noted at the time that Franchy’s home would probably need to migrate from the six spot he’d occupied up until that point. He remained there through a successful short-season debut, but moved to the outfield grass in time for full-season ball in 2015. The gap between his raw present and intriguing potential future skill was on display in the Midwest League in 2015, but despite struggling with the bat he impressed the brass enough to warrant promotion to the Cal League in 2016, where he started to pick things up production-wise. He hasn’t really stopped hitting over the past calendar year, traversing three levels in the process to arrive at the doorstep of the majors.

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May 24, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Sam Travis

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Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

Never trust a man with two first names.

The Situation: Marco Hernandez, Pablo Sandoval and Brock Holt are all on the DL and the Red Sox don’t need a fifth starter until Saturday so they have a chance to add a bat. Welcome to the bigs, Sam Travis.

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May 19, 2017 3:44 pm

The Call-Up: Anthony Alford

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

Kevin Pillar's suspension led to Anthony Alford's debut.

The Situation: With backup outfielder Darrell Ceciliani on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and starting center fielder Kevin Pillar suspended by the team, the Blue Jays have need of an outfielder for a few days. They’ll be using this as an opportunity to get their best outfield prospect’s feet wet in the majors.

The Background: Anthony Alford was taken by the Blue Jays in the third round of the 2012 draft out of Petal High School in Mississippi. He was expected to go higher, but signability concerns attached to his NCAA football commitment dropped him to Day 2. The Jays gave him $750,000 as part of a two-sport deal that also allowed him to play football at Southern Mississippi. He began focusing on baseball full time in 2015 and immediately broke out at the plate, smashing both A-ball levels to the tune of .298/.398/.421 and breaking onto top 100 lists. His 2016 return to Dunedin was marred by a concussion and leg injuries, but a healthy Alford has resumed mashing the baseball this season, posting an .866 OPS in 33 games in the Eastern League.

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