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08-24

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The Call-Up: Trea Turner
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

08-14

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The Call-Up: John Lamb
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-13

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The Call-Up: Greg Bird
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

08-12

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The Call-Up: Colin Rea
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Christopher Crawford and J.J. Jansons

08-10

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The Call-Up: Jose Peraza
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

08-03

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The Call-Up: Jon Gray
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Brendan Gawlowski and J.P. Breen

08-03

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The Call-Up: Luis Severino
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

08-03

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The Call-Up: Henry Owens
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

08-03

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The Call-Up: Richie Shaffer
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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The Call-Up: Ketel Marte
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

07-27

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The Call-Up: Zach Lee
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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

07-24

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The Call-Up: Michael Conforto
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

07-21

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The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

07-20

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The Call-Up: Aaron Nola
by
Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

07-17

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The Call-Up: Frankie Montas
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Mauricio Rubio and George Bissell

07-13

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The Call-Up: Brian Johnson
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

07-08

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The Call-Up: Gleyber Torres
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-02

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The Call-Up: Manny Banuelos
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David Lee and Wilson Karaman

07-02

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The Call-Up: Miguel Sano
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

06-26

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The Call-Up: Alex Meyer
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Mark Anderson and Greg Wellemeyer

06-26

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The Call-Up: Steven Matz
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Jeff Moore and George Bissell

06-22

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The Call-Up: Justin Nicolino
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Brendan Gawlowski and George Bissell

06-19

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The Call-Up: Matt Wisler
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David Lee and J.J. Jansons

06-16

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The Call-Up: Kyle Schwarber
by
Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

06-15

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The Call-Up: Francisco Lindor
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Christopher Crawford and J.J. Jansons

06-15

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The Call-Up: Byron Buxton
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-09

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The Call-Up: Vincent Velasquez
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

06-08

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The Call-Up: Carlos Correa
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

06-08

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The Call-Up: Joe Ross
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Tucker Blair and Mike Gianella

06-02

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The Call-Up: Joey Gallo
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Kate Morrison and Bret Sayre

06-01

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The Call-Up: Chi Chi Gonzalez
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Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

06-01

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The Call-Up: Michael Feliz
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Wilson Karaman

05-28

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The Call-Up: Eduardo Rodriguez
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

05-20

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The Call-Up: Wilmer Difo
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CJ Wittmann and Bret Sayre

05-18

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The Call-Up: Lance McCullers
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

05-09

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The Call-Up: Noah Syndergaard
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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

05-05

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The Call-Up: Eddie Rosario
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Christopher Crawford and Craig Goldstein

05-04

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The Call-Up: Austin Hedges
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

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: 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

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May 5, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Eddie Rosario

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Christopher Crawford and Craig Goldstein

The Twins pull up a hot-and-cold prospect to replace Oswaldo Arcia.

The situation: Minnesota placed Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain in his hip, opening up a spot for Rosario.

Background: Rosario’s stock has fluctuated over the years. He started as a relatively unknown fourth-round pick out of Rafael Lopez Landron High in Puerto Rico. The left-handed-hitting outfielder performed well at the lower levels and showed impressive tools, and quietly established himself as an intriguing outfield prospect. Concerns over his position and a 50-game PED suspension saw his stock sink, but he seemed to reestablish himself after a strong 2013 campaign in which he posted a .810 OPS and 10 homers. Just as quickly, it sunk once more, as he was terrible in 2014, struggling to a .246/.283/.387 line between High- and Double-A. Those struggles, in a strong Minnesota system, saw him looking in at our Top 10 Twins prospects this offseason, though he was listed as one of the three factors on the farm.

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May 4, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Austin Hedges

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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

The Padres call up a .257/.317/.392 career hitter, and it's must-see TV.

The situation: The second-place Padres have gotten big offensive numbers from Derek Norris (.880 OPS, 11 doubles going into Sunday) but have called up Hedges to replace the struggling Wil Nieves as the backup.

Background: Hedges was a highly-touted backstop coming out of JSerra High School in Orange County, CA, but a strong commitment to UCLA saw him slip into the second round, where many viewed him unsignable. San Diego convinced him with a $3 million dollar signing bonus and he quickly established himself as one of the best catching prospects in baseball. He was the no. 1 prospect on the BP Prospect Team’s Padres rankings this winter, and was the second-highest ranked catcher on the BP 101, trailing only recent Boston call-up Blake Swihart.

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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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