No super prospects got the call this week to the Majors. Miami middle infielder Derek Dietrich was summoned by the Marlins. The former second round pick was acquired from Tampa Bay for shortstop Yunel Escobar. Phillies pitching prospect Tyler Cloyd was called up for a spot start, where he tossed two-hit ball into the seventh against Arizona, but was sent back down as Philadelphia doesn't need a fifth starter for another ten days. More quality help awaits on the farm and we continue to take a look at the possibilities both in the field and on the mound, across each division. We continue with a look at "Who's Next", moving over to the American League and the Eastern Division.
As we turn the corner into August, teams will tap more and more into their farm systems. Clubs will be looking for a spark, relieve worn down veterans or fill in simply fill in holes created by players on the disabled list. We can expect a dozen or more teams called up on the first of September with roster expansion, but what help could be on the way sooner? We take a look at possibilities with each franchise, beginning with the American League East.
In this week's edition of The Farm Report we take a look at major league talent, that for one reason or another, is getting some time in the minor leagues. All twelve players on our list have spent time at the major league level this season, and all will return at some point. Our list consists of five starting pitchers, two relievers, three first baseman and two outfielders. Our list even features a pitcher whom we are not sure is on the Cubs.... or Atlanta and he probably won't be the only member of our Dirty Dozen who may be trading places.