The 2015 season is only a month old, but already a number of notable prospects have received call-ups to the major leagues. Undoubtedly, there are more to come—and soon.
Highly regarded youngsters like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Roberto Osuna and Archie Bradley have been seeing regular action for their respective clubs for quite some time now. Others, like Carlos Rodon and Noah Syndergaard, are still getting their feet wet.
In the past week or so, the big prospect promotion belonged to Maikel Franco of the Philadelphia Phillies. The 22-year-old third baseman has started 7-of-24 (.292) with three extra-base hits, including his first big league home run, since coming back up.
Beyond that, the Houston Astros brought up right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. fresh out of Double-A, just like Washington Nationals infielder Wilmer Difo, and the Baltimore Orioles gave a start to righty Mike Wright, who turned in 7.1 scoreless innings.
Meanwhile, Carlos Sanchez has taken over the Chicago White Sox’s second base job from the demoted Micah Johnson, and righties A.J. Cole and Corey Knebel came back up for the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers, respectively.
More young impact talent will join the mix, too, particularly with MLB‘s Super Two date about a month away. Who will be the next to reach the major leagues? In order to predict estimated times of arrival this season, we’ve classified the prospects on this list using the following scale:
Red: September call-up at best
Orange: Second-half call-up
Yellow: Call-up within a month
Green: Call-up within a week/call-up is imminent