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Jett Bandy, C, Los Angeles Angels

Scouting Take: Bandy is your prototypical "power-before-hit, arm-before-receiver" backstop. There's a great deal of raw power from his 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame, and when he's able to make contact he's capable of producing tape-measure shots to the power alleys. Because of his swing's length and his lack of patience at the plate, that power isn't often tapped into, which helps explain why he's struggled to hit for average in anything but the friendly confines of the Pacific Coast League. He's improved his receiving, but expecting anything more than mediocre defense is too much. Because of the power, he has a chance to stick as a bench bat that can handle your staff on Sundays. —Christopher Crawford

Socrates Brito, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Scouting Take: The Diamondbacks made a methodical decision to call up Brito from Double-A Mobile for this final month, skipping Triple-A altogether. A left-handed hitting outfielder, Brito can fly; possessing borderline plus-plus speed that allows him to take extra bases both with steals and gappers. It also makes him a solid defender; and his strong throwing arm could push him to above average in center or right. Unfortunately, the bat lags behind those tools, as neither the hit nor the power tools project to be average at this point, which makes Brito an enticing, yet frustrating, fourth outfielder. —Christopher Crawford

Fantasy Impact: Brito, a 2015 Futures Game participant who just turned 23 over the weekend, is unlikely to see more than an occasional start over the rest of the season, likely appearing only in a pinch-hitting (or running) role in his first taste of the majors. NL-only and dynasty league owners should take note of Brito receiving the call, as it could signal that the Diamondbacks intend to give him an opportunity to compete for a starting job next year—provided they can clear a spot for him amongst their glut of corner outfield options. Brito’s fantasy profile is one that offers a strong dose of speed with some power to boot; this season marks the third consecutive year that he’s swiped twenty or more bases and he has increased his isolated power mark in each campaign, checking in at a career-best .151 mark this season. Brito hit seven of his nine home runs after the All-Star break and posted a .347/.398/.540 line over his final 63 games of the year at Double-A Mobile—good for a 122 wRC+ total overall. —Greg Wellemeyer

Zach Davies, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers

Scouting Take: If you like your right-handers big and burly with big heat in their fastball and nasty breaking stuff, Zach Davies is not your guy. That being said, Davies is living proof that you don't need to possess those things in order to have a successful future, and he has a chance to become a mid-rotation starter. Davies pounds the strike zone with three pitches, the best of these being a change that sinks to the bottom of the zone and has excellent deception. The fastball is typically 88-91 mph, but he commands the heck out of it, hitting all four quadrants with enough movement to keeps hitters from crushing it if they guess right. The curveball is also an average offering with some depth, but without the big break to make it a true swing and miss pitch. He repeats his delivery well, and as you can guess from the comment about his fastball command the overall command is above average, maybe even plus.

A top-of-the-rotation arm he is not, but Davies has a chance to be a solid back-end starter who limits his self-inflicted damage—though you will need a quality defense behind him as he's not going to miss enough bats to overcome any deficiencies. —Christopher Crawford

Fantasy Impact: Davies profiles very similarly to a former Brewers' starter, Marco Estrada. Both right-handers feature a plus changeup and a pedestrian high-80s, low-90s fastball. Like Estrada, Davies can miss bats with his secondary offerings and limits the free passes very well when at his best; however, he can quickly become homer prone when the command isn't perfect. He's a back-end fantasy starter with a chance to be league-average in strikeouts, but could struggle with his WHIP and run prevention at times, due to his lack of premium stuff. —J.P. Breen

Brandon Drury, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks

Scouting Take: Drury turned heads this spring with a strong March and then followed that up with a solid minor league season. Drury hit well this season at Double-A and Triple-A, but questions about his over the fence power linger. He's strong, but his swing is geared more for gap power. He's not a tremendous athlete or runner, but Drury can most definitely hit. With a less-than-ideal offensive skill set for his position and a fringy glove profile at third base (or at second base, depending on where he ends up long-term), Drury projects as an everyday player but one who likely fits best on a second-division club. —Al Skorupa

Fantasy Impact: Greg Wellemeyer touched on Drury at greater length in a piece last Friday, and the punch line is that Drury has been and remains a divisive prospect with regards to his offensive projection. He’s produced well in offense-friendly environments and struggled in tougher places to hit throughout his minor league career, and that trend continued in the upper minors this year. A third baseman by trade, his solid-average hit and power tools will play much better for fantasy purposes at second, where he has slotted in about half the time this year. Unfortunately for the stretch run he’ll be limited to 3B/CI eligibility in a ton of leagues, and he’s gotten the start in just three of Arizona’s six games since his recall. Given the crowded state of the Snake infield that seems about right, and he’s best left as a $1 flyer in the deepest of mixed and NL-only leagues with daily transactions. —Wilson Karaman

Carl Edwards Jr, RHP, Chicago Cubs

Scouting Take: A lightning quick arm action coupled with a mid-90's fastball and a hammer curve always gave Edwards a chance in spite of his wiry frame. As he climbed the ladder, his change and command profile worked against him and his physical profile didn't project to be up for a starter's workload. The Cubs decided to convert Edwards into a reliever in the hopes that his stuff would shine through in short bursts. It didn't quite happen that way for Edwards, as he battled his control and his command most of the year and turned in a mediocre season production-wise. The Cubs will be eager to see if Edwards can make enough improvements to handle high-leverage innings, and now they’ll see it against the stiffest of competition. A starting role seems to be out of sight for Edwards at this juncture, but if he can harness the raw stuff he shows, he has the talent to pitch in the ninth inning. —Mauricio Rubio

Fantasy Impact: After transitioning full-time to the bullpen this year Edwards had an up-and-down season in the high minors, with pretty much all the downs occurring by his own hand. He whiffed 75 and allowed 26 hits in 55-plus innings. That’s not a typo. Unfortunately he also walked 41 in those innings. Edwards is the kind of pitcher that can burst onto the scene in September and dominate with raw stuff before the league has an opportunity to adjust, but the WHIP risk to place that bet is severe given the wildness. For managers in Holds leagues desperate to make up ground, Edwards and his high-octane stuff may offer the opportunity to snag a few on the cheap, with the bonus of nice strikeout production while he does. And as a speculative grab in keeper leagues he makes sense for a buck or two. But in shallower formats and leagues without Holds in the stat line, he’s more of a guy to monitor down the stretch. —Wilson Karaman

Luke Jackson, RHP, Texas Rangers

Scouting Take: A power arm with easy plus raw stuff, Jackson hasn't been able to get the results expected of him as a starter due to lack of fastball command. Jackson was switched to the bullpen at mid-season and has generally taken well to relieving. With a high 90's fastball and quality secondary offerings, Jackson can overpower minor league hitters with a stuff-over-command profile, but so far, his 97 MPH heater isn't fooling big leaguers. Until Jackson learns to repeat his delivery better, command will continue to elude him, but he can provide some gas out of the pen for Texas down the stretch here. This arm is big enough that Jackson will get more than a few chances to figure things out. —Al Skorupa

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers didn’t waste much time giving up on Luke Jackson, Starting Pitcher when his 2014 second-half struggles at Triple-A Round Rock carried over to 2015. In five starts this April and May, Jackson made it to the sixth inning only once, thanks largely to characteristic command and control problems that led to 13 walks in 22.1 innings. Jackson walked his fair share after moving to the bullpen (4.50 BB/9) and wasn’t great at run prevention either (3.68 ERA), but did manage 62 strikeouts over 42 innings (12.68 K/9). Any rest-of-season fantasy value is tied to that strikeout upside, since he is unlikely to pitch in high leverage and represents substantial ratio risk. There’s slightly more intrigue in keeper and dynasty formats but speculating on future roles is a losing proposition, especially for a unit consisting entirely of cost-controlled players. Shawn Tolleson will probably return to ninth inning duties and Jackson may lose out to Keone Kela and/or Sam Dyson as the team’s primary right-handed setup option. As an unlikely positive contributor to your ratios, Jackson’s fantasy value is highly role-dependent and, at this time, it’s difficult to see a path to a relevant gig in 2016. —Greg Wellemeyer

Luke Maile, C, Tampa Bay Rays

Scouting Take: As a catcher, Maile is a competent receiver, framer and blocker with an average arm. Unfortunately, at the plate, he doesn't offer a whole lot. The bat speed is below average and the raw power is somewhere around average, but won't play as over the fence much in games. Maile hasn't hit particularly well in his time in the minors, but he does control the strike zone well, so he's a non-zero as a catcher. There's no carrying tool here and not much about Maile stands out, but he plays hard and does enough things well that he can fit as a backup catcher. —Al Skorupa

Peter O’Brien, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Scouting Take: O'Brien's attempt at catching finally ended in the middle of the 2015 season when he transitioned to the outfield full time. It was never going to work out behind the plate from a defensive standpoint, but O'Brien can supply some power at the plate, which makes him a valuable asset. He has a strong, broad frame with natural strength. He also has a leveraged swing with some natural holes that will limit his hit utility. Defensively, he's going to be a stationary right fielder as his actions are stiff and he's a plodding runner. O'Brien has arm strength but his throwing mechanics suppressed his pop times in his time as a catcher, so the arm will have more utility in right field. It's not an exciting overall package but O'Brien can be a player who supplies around 25 home runs with a .235 average from the right side. –Mauricio Rubio

Fantasy Impact: O’Brien’s calling card is obviously his power potential, but the question of where he ultimately will fit defensively persists. The D’Backs played O’Brien (who turned 25 in July) mainly in the outfield corners while at Triple-A Reno this season, giving him 57 appearances in left field and 47 in right field to go along with eleven starts behind the plate and four at first base. O’Brien has catcher eligibility in most leagues and that makes him a somewhat interesting proposition in deeper NL-only leagues over the rest of the season–however, he is unlikely to carry that eligibility into next season, and will have a tough time seeing more than a nominal amount of at-bats over the rest of this season. O’Brien remains a name to monitor in dynasty leagues should the Diamondbacks decide to deal him to an American League team over the winter that can utilize his bat, which has averaged a home run per every 18.4 plate appearances in the minors, without making the sacrifice defensively. —Greg Wellemeyer

Hector Olivera, 3B/2B, Atlanta Braves

Scouting Take: Olivera, the much anticipated Cuban signee who was awarded a $62.5 million signing bonus with the Dodgers and was involved in the 13-player, three-team trade at the deadline, made his debut with the Braves on September 1st not with a bang, but with the same struggles he’s been showing recently in Triple-A. The 30-year-old Olivera has been hampered with numerous injuries this season from a speculative elbow injury to a hamstring injury that sidelined him most recently. With a somewhat large build for an infielder at 6’2” and 220 pounds, Olivera looks every bit of his age. I spoke with an international scouting director who hinted at a major overreach by the Dodgers in signing Olivera and that there was not much interest in entering a bidding war over an aging, oft-injured, somewhat unproven prospect. Defensively, Olivera will not wow you with range, but makes the routine plays. He has an Adrian Beltre like flip over to first base, but more submarine and with definitive arcing of the ball. I picture him as a first basemen moving forward especially if the lower half injuries start creeping up more frequently. At the dish, Olivera crouches low with a closed stance, and holds his hands high, wrapping his bat around his head upon loading and pointing the top of the barrel back at the pitcher. He likes to dive out over the plate at anything low and away. He is very beatable with fastballs in as he is constantly looking towards the outer half with bat speed that seemed average at best. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out with Olivera. A 162-game schedule doesn’t seem to be in his favor physically, and at 30 years old I can’t imagine that there is much improving left in Olivera’s tank. —Colin Young

Fantasy Impact: A fixture at (or near the top) of Baseball Prospectus’ Stash List since April, Olivera’s time has finally arrived in Atlanta where he will hold down the hot corner over the final month of the season. What makes him the most intriguing of the September call-ups from a fantasy standpoint over someone with huge upside like Joey Gallo or Javier Baez is the prospect of everyday playing time instead of being relegated to the bench. If Atlanta elects to bat him second in the order, ahead of Freddie Freeman (like they did on Labor Day), he could have a huge impact over the final few weeks of the season.

We’ve reached the point of the season where if you have any FAAB left, you’re doing it wrong, but Olivera is worth spending whatever you have left on if he’s still out there. He’s likely owned in all keeper and dynasty formats, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him sitting on the waiver wire in shallow re-draft leagues or NL-only formats. If so, find a way to get him on your roster. Over a full season, Olivera projects as a four-category fantasy contributor (don’t count on anything more than a handful of steals) who should hit for a high average (.280-.300 range) with double-digit home runs (with the potential to challenge for 20-home runs) while qualifying at multiple infield positions. He doesn’t project as a future superstar, but it’s a fair statement that barring injury, Olivera possesses the highest immediate floor of any prospect in the game. —George Bissell

Pedro Severino, C, Washington Nationals

Scouting Take: Severino has loud defensive tools. He throws well, and I saw him catch would-be base stealers this year with pop times of 2.01 and 1.94 seconds. He's fairly athletic behind the plate and moves well laterally. He has good hands behind the plate, both on the transfer, as well as receiving and framing. However, much of Severino's defensive game still needs polish and refinement. At the plate, he's an aggressive hitter who expands his zone and puts the ball in play. Severino doesn't recognize secondary pitches well and major league arms will exploit his approach. In both the long and short term, Severino fits best as a backup catcher. —Al Skorupa

Giovanni Soto, RHP, Cleveland Indians

Scouting Take: Soto was acquired in the deal that sent Jhonny Peralta to the Tigers way back in 2010, and in his six years in the Cleveland system he's put up solid (if unspectacular) totals, which makes sense as Soto has solid (but not spectacular) stuff. The fastball sits 90-94 mph with some movement, and he'll also show an above-average cutter/slider, an average curve and fringe-average change. He pounds the zone with all four pitches, but the command is closer to a relief profile than someone who can cut it multiple times through a lineup. The upside is a fifth starter, but if he handles the bullpen well in September, he could stick as a reliever who can get both left and right-handed hitters out. —Christopher Crawford

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