With Alex Rios now a member of the Texas Rangers, the August "waiver trades" are underway. We have seen a large number of prospects called up this season, with many of them hitting the ground running. There are a number of major league caliber players awaiting the call in the minors, some rehabbing from injury, others simply working on their game. In the first of a two part series, we take a look at talent that may soon get a call to "The Show", with a look at hitting.
As it is each season about this time, it has been a real bonanza of prospects available as rosters are expanded to 40 players at the Major League level. For the most part, clubs have brought up the elite prospects that have been protected on their 40 man rosters, so there has been accuracy and predictability in advance of the actual moves. If you have reserve rosters, giving the prospects a shot in a “no brainer”, however if you cannot “stash” the talent and are forced to run with them “active”, then that’s a much different story. If you are in a “keeper” league and aren’t in the running for the league prize, then you should certainly be tapping into some of these future stars. This week’s edition takes a look at ten recent hitters who were called up at, or since September 1st roster expansion. At the top of the list, three potential future All-Star back stops, then a taste of the flavor at each position.