Prospect Report: Recent Call-ups and Those to Come
Matt Selz is here with this week's prospect report breaking down the round of recent call-ups and those that are likely to come up when the calendar turns to September.
We are getting ever closer to that magical time known as September Call-Up time but some teams have started the process of calling prospects up now due to injuries or playoff pushes. Some players won’t stick long but some should be up the rest of the way and might have some late-season value. Without further ado, let’s start talking prospects.
Jake Fraley, OF SEA – Fraley, if you haven’t been paying attention to the eighth-ranked prospect of the Mariners, has been putting together a heck of a season between two levels of the minors. He was drafted in the Competitive Balance Round B in 2016 by Tampa but missed his first season and a half with injuries. He was then sent to Seattle for Mike Zunino this past offseason and it all clicked. In 99 games between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma, Fraley slashed .298/.365/.545 with 19 homers, 80 RBI, 68 runs, and 22 steals. In total he had 51 total XBH with 27 doubles and five triples mixed with those home runs....