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08-11

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The Call-Up: Ryan McMahon
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

08-11

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The Call-Up: Dominic Smith
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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

08-10

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The Call-Up: Rhys Hoskins
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Jarrett Seidler and Scooter Hotz

08-07

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The Call-Up: Max Fried
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David Lee and Mike Gianella

08-01

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The Call-Up: Ozzie Albies
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

08-01

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The Call-Up: Amed Rosario
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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

07-28

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The Call-Up: Erick Fedde
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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

07-27

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The Call-Up: Harrison Bader
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Mark Anderson and George Bissell

07-27

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The Call-Up: Chris Flexen
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

07-24

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The Call-Up: Rafael Devers
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Ben Carsley

07-01

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The Call-Up: Clint Frazier
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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

06-30

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The Call-Up: Nick Williams
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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

06-29

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The Call-Up: Dustin Fowler
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Jarrett Seidler and Mike Gianella

06-28

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The Call-Up: Tyler Wade
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

06-26

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The Call-Up: Franklin Barreto
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

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

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August 11, 2017 8:08 pm

The Call-Up: Ryan McMahon

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Quarterbacks turned baseball players have a nice history in Coors.

The Situation: Mark Reynolds is nursing a sore hand, so the Rockies might be able to use an infielder with some defensive flexibility and a .354/.401/.587 line in the upper minors this year.

The Background: McMahon was drafted 42nd overall in 2013 out of Mater Dei High School in California. A prep shortstop, he was moved to third base as a pro and mashed his way to Double-A in short order, posting .500+ slugging percentages at each of his stops on the minor league ladder. He hit a speed bump in Hartford last year, struggling with the jump to Double-A to the tune of .242/.325/.399. A return engagement to the Insurance City went much better—and the cozy confines of the new stadium didn't hurt either—and he’s continued to mash in Albuquerque.

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August 11, 2017 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Dominic Smith

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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

The youth movement in Queens continues. Please don't tell Terry Collins.

The Situation: The Mets are trying to sell that dealing top rental bats Lucas Duda and Jay Bruce off for marginal relief prospects was largely to create playing time for top first base prospect Dominic Smith. So here he is.

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August 10, 2017 11:18 am

The Call-Up: Rhys Hoskins

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Jarrett Seidler and Scooter Hotz

Let's find out if the Phillies like the taste of Rhys' big cuts.

The Situation: The Phillies, as you might know, are not great at baseball. They’ve held overripe first base prospect Rhys Hoskins down at Triple-A all season in favor of so-so 26-year-old incumbent first baseman Tommy Joseph, a move right on the border of defensibility for a rebuilding club. Hoskins started taking reps in left field earlier this week after Aaron Altherr went on the DL, temporarily opening a spot in a previously crowded young outfield. It’s Hoskins’ first playing time in the outfield since he was a semi-regular in left as a college freshman, but it’s not like the next six weeks of Phillies outfield defense matters too much except to the back of Aaron Nola’s baseball card.

 

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August 7, 2017 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Max Fried

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The 2012 first-round pick has finally reached the majors.

The Situation: It seems like forever ago when Fried was traded to the Atlanta Braves as the prospect centerpiece in the Justin Upton deal with the San Diego Padres. It was 2015, Fried was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and in the midst of a long, rough journey back to pitching. He's now getting his first major league call, something that was far from a guarantee during those rehab days.

The Background: High school teammates with Lucas Giolito at Harvard-Westlake, Fried was popped nine picks earlier at seventh-overall in 2012. He's struggled with control throughout his time in the minors, a matter that wasn't helped when he missed the first three months of the 2014 season with left forearm soreness, making five starts before requiring Tommy John surgery in August. He was traded to Atlanta in the offseason while still recovering from surgery, as part of the package that sent Justin Upton to San Diego. Fried missed the entirety of the 2015 season before making 20 starts last season. He's missed bats whenever he's been on the mound, but he's continued to miss the zone as well.

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August 1, 2017 2:51 pm

The Call-Up: Ozzie Albies

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I'm just a dreamer / I dream my life away / I'm just a dreamer / Who dreams of better days

The Situation: The Braves first-choice 2017 shortstop—top prospect Dansby Swanson—scuffled for the first half of the season, so the Braves are turning to another high-end infield prospect to take up-the-middle reps for the dog days of summer.

The Background: Ozzie Albies signed out of Curacao in July 2013 for $350,000. He was aggressively moved though the Braves system, coming stateside as a 17-year-old, heading to full-season ball as an 18-year-old, skipping Advanced-A as a 19-year-old, and spending his entire age-20 season so far in the International League. Albies has hit at every level, posting a career line in the minors of .304/.365/.424, while splitting time between second base and shortstop.

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August 1, 2017 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Amed Rosario

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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

Well, the Mets have at *least* one thing to look forward to now.

The Situation: The Mets are staggering towards the bottom of the NL like a 3 AM drunk, sitting at 48-55 and having just dealt two of their few players performing well, first baseman Lucas Duda and closer Addison Reed. Particularly troubling has been the play on the left side of the infield, where fading veterans Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes have combined to provide horrific defense and meager offense. With Cabrera having moved off short permanently to rotate between second and third and Reyes battling an arm injury after once again proving incapable of handling the defensive rigors of short, the six spot is open in every conceivable sense. Oh yeah, and the Mets have the best prospect left in the minors, a potential stud defender at short who is currently hitting .328 in Triple-A. What the heck took so long again?

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July 28, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Erick Fedde

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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

The Nationals turn to their 2014 first-round pick to fill a rotation spot.

The Situation: Stephen Strasburg’s latest mystery elbow problem has landed him on the 10-day DL. He’s only expected to miss one start, but the Nationals have called up their top remaining pitching prospect, Erick Fedde, to take the turn.

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July 27, 2017 12:54 pm

The Call-Up: Harrison Bader

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A well-rounded player, Bader gets the call while Piscotty and Fowler are on the DL.

The Call-Up: Harrison Bader

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July 27, 2017 12:15 pm

The Call-Up: Chris Flexen

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

Just ... just don't make a "flexing" pun.

The Situation: Zack Wheeler has hit the shelf with a “stress reaction” in his right arm (plz do not call it a stress fracture). The Mets are quickly running out of arms to plug into their beleaguered major-league rotation (ah the halcyon March days waxing about their pitching depth), and have turned to Chris Flexen, who might be their best pitching prospect period. He is certainly the closest to the major-league ready despite tossing just 48 innings above A-ball.

The Background: The Mets selected a 17-year-old Flexen in the 14th round of the 2012 draft as a California prep arm, eventually signing for an over-slot $374,000. He progressed to full-season ball as a 19-year-old in 2014, showing low-90s velocity and a potential plus curve, before his season was cut short by a torn UCL that required Tommy John surgery. He returned to the mound in late-2015, but scuffled in A-ball for the next season-plus. The Mets added him to the 40-man roster after 2016 anyway, but his 2017 campaign was delayed by Spring knee surgery to remove a bone chip. He hit the ground running in May, dispatching with a St. Lucie rehab assignment, before dominating the Eastern League to the tune of a 1.66 ERA and near-30 percent K-rate.

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July 24, 2017 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Rafael Devers

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The Third Baseman Who Was Promised.

The Situation: It’s July 23rd. Red Sox third baseman have hit .224/.284/.307. Rafael Devers can probably do better than that.

The Background: Devers signed out of the Dominican Republic as part of the 2013 IFA class for $1.5 million. He came stateside the following summer after just 28 games in the DSL. In 2015, he was given an aggressive assignment to the South Atlantic League as an 18-year-old. He held his own—batting .289/.323/.443—and jumped up our 101 from No. 90 to No. 35. He almost xeroxed his line in 2016 as a 19-year-old in Advanced-A, and that was after an ice cold start to the season. The continued development of his offensive tools—along with solid on-field performance as one of the youngest players in the Carolina League—made him one of the top-20 prospects in baseball coming into this season, despite questions about his ultimate defensive home. If a top-20 prospect in baseball could “break out,” Devers 2017 would qualify. He mashed in Double-A, hitting .300 with 18 bombs in a half season before a recent promotion to Pawtucket. It took a mere week of additional mashing to get the call to Boston. Devers checked in at No. 5 on our Midseason Top 50, but he had a case for No. 1.

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July 1, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Clint Frazier

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Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

The Ginger God has risen.

The Situation: All of the stuff I wrote on Thursday about the Yankees using their vaunted prospect depth to cover position player injuries from Dustin Fowler’s Call-Up is still true. Throw on top of it that Fowler himself tore his patella tendon in his MLB debut, and the Yankees are now firing their last big hitting bullet from the farm, top outfield prospect Clint Frazier.

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June 30, 2017 3:26 pm

The Call-Up: Nick Williams

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Jarrett Seidler and Bret Sayre

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

The Situation: This was supposed to be the season that the Phillies came out of their rebuild, but instead they have the worst record in baseball. Michael Saunders was supposed to bridge the gap between Philadelphia’s outfield of today and outfield of tomorrow, but was instead so bad that he was released. The overall situation is even more dire, as with the exception of Aaron Altherr, the Phillies’ group of promising young MLB hitters has all spiraled down in performance at once—as has top prospect J.P. Crawford at Triple-A. So with just a group of random Quad-A guys in the outfield corner not featuring Aaron Altherr, why not give the best outfield prospect in the system some run?

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