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06-28

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The Call-Up: Lucas Giolito
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Jarrett Seidler and J.P. Breen

06-27

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The Call-Up: Brandon Nimmo
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

06-27

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The Call-Up: A.J. Reed
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-25

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The Call-Up: Dillon Overton
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

06-25

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

06-20

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The Call-Up: Cody Reed
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Kourage Kundahl and George Bissell

06-17

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The Call-Up: Willson Contreras
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Brendan Gawlowski and George Bissell

06-13

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The Call-Up: Zach Eflin
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Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

06-11

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The Call-Up: Daniel Mengden
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

06-10

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The Call-Up: Tim Anderson
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

06-07

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The Call-Up: Jameson Taillon
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Grant Jones and J.P. Breen

06-07

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The Call-Up: Albert Almora
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Grant Jones and George Bissell

05-27

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The Call-Up: Julio Urias
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Wilson Karaman and Ben Carsley

05-18

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The Call-Up: Colin Moran
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Kit House and J.P. Breen

05-18

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The Call-Up: Mike Clevinger
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Will Haines and Scooter Hotz

05-17

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The Call-Up: Alen Hanson
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Will Haines and Ben Carsley

05-13

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The Call-Up: Gary Sanchez
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Christopher Crawford and Greg Wellemeyer

04-29

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The Call-Up: Michael Fulmer
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Grant Jones and J.P. Breen

04-29

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The Call-Up: Sean Manaea
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Grant Jones and George Bissell

04-26

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The Call-Up: Jose Berrios
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Will Haines and Mike Gianella

04-25

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The Call-Up: Aaron Blair
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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

04-22

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The Call-Up: Blake Snell
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Steve Givarz and J.P. Breen

04-11

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The Call-Up: Mallex Smith
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

04-11

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The Call-Up: Max Kepler
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Christopher Crawford and J.J. Jansons

04-11

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The Call-Up: Nomar Mazara
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Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

04-07

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The Call-Up: Robert Stephenson
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

10-27

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The Call-Up: Raul A. Mondesi
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Craig Goldstein and Ben Carsley

09-09

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The Call-Up: The September Crash Course
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BP Prospect Staff and BP Fantasy Staff

09-04

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The Call-Up: Corey Seager
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

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
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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

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August 3, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Henry Owens

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

Pick a petal, eeny meeny miny mo / And flower, you're the chosen one...

The situation: The Red Sox rotation has been better as of late, though one could argue that is only because it couldn’t pitch any worse. Now that Boston is all but mathematically eliminated, the Red Sox will turn to one of the top pitching prospects in its system in Henry Owens.

Background: Owens was one of the more well-known prospects coming into the 2011 MLB Draft, and his combination of relatively advanced stuff along with a very projectable frame saw him go 37th overall in a very strong pitching class. After an inauspicious start in his first full season, Owens was very impressive in both 2013 and 2014, striking out over a batter an inning and posting ERAs below 3.00 in each year. He ranked behind only Blake Swihart in the Red Sox top-10 this offseason, and 46th overall in the BP 101 coming into the season.

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August 3, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Richie Shaffer

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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

A Richie for the not-so-rich.

The situation: Tampa Bay is still alive in the playoff race despite ranking last in the American League in runs and getting very little production from the DH and first base positions. In hopes of getting more offensive production, they’ll call up Shaffer on Monday to face the White Sox.

Background: Shaffer was an offensive stalwart at the University of Clemson, and after a .336/.480 /.573 junior campaign for the Tigers, the right-handed hitting infielder was selected 25th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2012 MLB Draft. Unfortunately, that offensive prowess was not consistently on display in his first few seasons in the Rays system, as he failed to post an OPS above .760 from 2012-2014. He’s been considerably better in 2015, however, hitting .261/.357/.538 on the year with 23 homers and 45 extra-base hits.

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August 1, 2015 3:32 pm

The Call-Up: Ketel Marte

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

Is Ketel Marte the next Chris Taylor? Or Brad Miller?

The situation: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Mariners offense is lethargic in 2015; ranking in the bottom third in the majority of the important offensive categories. With another year of missing the playoffs (essentially) a foregone conclusion, Seattle will call up Marte and hope he can provide a glimmer of hope for 2016 and beyond.

Background: Marte was not a highly touted international signee; joining the Mariners in August of 2010 without much fanfare. After a pair of mediocre seasons in the Dominican Summer and Northwest Leagues, Marte took a major step forward in 2013 – hitting .295 at three different levels – and followed it up with a .304/.335/.411 season with Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma in 2014. Despite a broken left thumb, he’s continued that progression in 2015, ranking in the top 10 of the Pacific Coast League in batting average (.314) and stolen bases (20).

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July 27, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Zach Lee

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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

The Dodgers are hoping he's ex-Zach-Lee what they need for the back end of their rotation.

The Situation: The birth of Zack Greinke’s son forced the Dodgers to shuffle their rotation this weekend. Ian Thomas filled in on Friday and was optioned Saturday afternoon to make room for another starter, Zach Lee, who will pitch today against the Mets.

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July 24, 2015 4:12 pm

The Call-Up: Michael Conforto

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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

The Mets look for some comfort in Conforto

The situation: The Mets have a young and talented pitching staff. They stand at two games over .500 and only three games out of a wild card spot despite scoring only 329 runs - good for worst in the National League and second-worst in all of baseball. The absence of David Wright has been felt all year, and now with Michael Cuddyer hurting, the lineup looks shallower than ever. Conforto is hitting a blistering .297/.372/.482 and the hope is that his talented young bat can provide a spark.

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July 21, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty

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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

Just when you think there are no prospects left... the Cardinals churn out another one.

The Call-Up: Stephen Piscotty

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July 20, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Aaron Nola

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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

Aaron Nola has been billed as a major-league ready pitcher since the season started. Find out why he'll live up to the hype.

The situation: The Phillies are all but mathematically eliminated from the 2015 playoffs, possessing the worst record and run differential in all of baseball. The “positive” that comes from this is that Philadelphia can now see what their youngsters are capable of, and another piece of the rebuilding puzzle will make his debut on Tuesday in the form of Aaron Nola.

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July 17, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Frankie Montas

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Mauricio Rubio and George Bissell

The White Sox have called upon flamethrowing Frankie Montas to pitch in a doubleheader on Friday.

The Situation: With the White Sox playing a doubleheader on Friday, Frankie Montas will be called up to act as the 26th man, and serve as an additional bullpen arm. He will presumably be sent down right after the game.

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July 13, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Brian Johnson

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Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

The Red Sox turn to their most major-league ready asset to fill yet another rotation hole.

The situation: The Red Sox rotation has been in flux – to put it nicely – all season, but a late surge has the 2013 champions back in the AL East race, and they’ll call up Johnson as an immediate stop-gap while Clay Buchholz hits the disabled list.

Background: Johnson was not only one of the best pitchers on a loaded University of Florida roster, but was also one of their best hitters – and there were some teams who preferred Johnson’s bat. The Red Sox were clearly not one of those teams; taking the southpaw 31st overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s routinely put up impressive pitching totals since, posting a 2.36 ERA with 301 strikeouts in his 320 innings.

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When the Cubs see a problem, they just throw a top prospect at it.

The Situation: If it seems like we’re always discussing the benefits of the Cubs’ never-ending stream of offensive depth, it’s because it always seems to come in handy when injuries strike. This time, it’s Starlin Castro, who pulled up lame trying to scratch out an infield hit and will miss at least 3-4 weeks with a strained hamstring. This presented the Cubs with two options: slide Addison Russell over and call up Ian Happ—downgrading at two defensive positions in the process—or give the organization’s best shortstop, Gleyber Torres, the big stage. Most teams would kill for just one of those options, but for now, Happ is going to have to wait.

Background: The Cubs gave Torres $1.7 million in 2013—the days before the international draft was put into place—out of Venezuela, and though they’ve taken it relatively slow with the 20-year-old infielder, their patience appears to have paid off. He hit .322 at Low-A South Bend, but took another step forward in 2016; posting an .880 OPS at stops in Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. That improvement saw him rank second on the Cubs top-ten prospect list, and No. 19 overall on the BP 101 prior to the start of this year.

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July 2, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Manny Banuelos

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David Lee and Wilson Karaman

He's coming to the majors, but does he have major league stuff following a long recovery from Tommy John?

The Situation: The Atlanta Braves needed a Thursday starter in place of Williams Perez, who was placed on the disabled list last week with a left foot contusion when he was hit by a batted ball. It presents an opportunity for Manny Banuelos, who has thrown well through 15 starts with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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July 2, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Miguel Sano

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Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

The powerful right-handed slugger will join the Twins on Thursday.

The Situation: Much to the surprise of, well, everyone; the Twins have pitched and lucked their way to second place in the American League Central, despite ranking 24th in baseball in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging percentage. After calling up the top prospect in baseball (Byron Buxton) last month to help both in the field and with the bat, the Minnesota will call up their other upper-echelon bat in the system in the form of Miguel Sano.

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