September MLB roster expansion roundup

Notable prospects, performers moving up to Majors for final push

By MiLB.com Staff | September 1, 2017 1:00 PM

Let the floodgates open.

On Friday, Sept. 1, Major League active rosters can expand to include any member of an organization's 40-man roster, meaning some of the game's most prominent prospects will get their chance to play in The Show in the coming weeks.

Below is a running list of players ranked among their organization's top 30 prospects who've been called up to the Majors this month, along with some other notable Minor Leaguers. Check out Toolshed's September callup preview for some possible big-name transactions to come. For a rundown of all first-time MLB callups in 2017, click here.

Top 30 prospects, other notable players moved to majors
NAME POS MLB ORG MiLB TEAM 2017 NOTES
Anthony Banda LHP ARI Triple-A Reno ARI No. 4; 5.39 era, 116 k, 51 BB in 122 IP at Triple-A; 7.32 ERA in four starts in MLB
Jimmie Sherfy RHP ARI Triple-A Reno ARI No. 15; 3.12 ERA, 0.96 WHIP 61 K, 10 BB in 49 IP at Triple-A; three appearances in MLB
Ildemaro Vargas INF ARI Triple-A Reno ARI No. 22; .312/.355/.462, 10 HR, 4 3B, 35 2B, 9 SB at Triple-A; three games in MLB
Christian Walker 1B/OF ARI Triple-A Reno ARI No. 27; .309/.382/.597 at Triple-A; ranked in second in PCL with .980 OPS; tied for second in Minors with 32 HR
Luiz Gohara LHP ATL Triple-A Gwinnett ATL No. 8, No. 91 overall; more on promotion
Max Fried LHP ATL Triple-A Gwinnett ATL No. 10; 5.54 ERA, 91 K, 45 BB in 92 2/3 IP at Triple-A, Double-A; four appearances in MLB
Rio Ruiz 3B ATL Triple-A Gwinnett ATL No. 21; .247/.322/.446, 16 HR at Triple-A; .175 AVG, 2 HR in 31 G in MLB
Chance Sisco C BAL Triple-A Norfolk BAL No. 1, No. 50 overall; more on promotion
Austin Hays OF BAL Double-A Bowie BAL No. 2, No. 97 overall; more on promotion
Tanner Scott LHP BAL Double-A Bowie BAL No. 6; 2.22 ERA, 87 K, 46 BB, .188 average-against in 69 IP at Double-A
Gabriel Ynoa RHP BAL Triple-A Norfolk BAL No. 25; 5.25 ERA, 72 K, 24 BB in 106 1/3 IP at Triple-A; four appearances in MLB
Sam Travis 1B BOS Triple-A Pawtucket BOS No. 4; .270/.351/.375, 6 HR at Triple-A; .279 AVG, 5 2B in 18 G in MLB
Austin Maddox RHP BOS Triple-A Pawtucket BOS No. 29; 2.92 ERA, 46 K, .183 AVG-against in 49 1/3 IP at Triple-A, Double-A; three appearances in MLB
Tzu-Wei Lin INF BOS Triple-A Pawtucket BOS No. 23; .267/.335/.410, 7 HR, 10 SB at Triple-A, Double-A; .283/.377/.358 in 21 games in MLB
Ryan McMahon INF COL Triple-A Albuquerque COL No. 3, No. 63 overall; .355/.403/.583, 20 HR, 4 3B, 39 2B, 11 SB at Triple-A, Double-A; four games in MLB
Tom Murphy C COL Triple-A Albuquerque COL No. 9; .255/.312/.426, 4 HR at Triple-A; eight games in MLB; missed start of the season with fractured right wrist
Victor Caratini C/1B CHC Triple-A Iowa CHC No. 6; Pacific Coast League end-of-season All-Star; .342/.393/.558, 10 HR at Triple-A; .268 AVG, HR, 3 2B in 17 G in MLB
Jen-Ho Tseng RHP CHC Triple-A Iowa CHC No. 13; 2.54 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 122 K, 38 BB in 145 1/3 IP at Double-A, Triple-A; named Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Dillon Maples RHP CHC Triple-A Iowa CHC No. 14; 2.27 ERA, 100 K, 37 BB, .192 AVG against in 63 1/3 IP at Class A Advanced, Double-A, Triple-A
Rob Zastryzny RHP CHC Triple-A Iowa CHC No. 24; 5.94 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 40 K, 14 BB in 47 IP at Triple-A; one appearance in MLB
Rookie Davis RHP CIN Triple-A Louisville CIN No. 19; 4.72 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 48 K, 10 BB in 55 1/3 IP at Triple-A; 7.58 ERA in 19 IP in MLB
Keury Mella RHP CIN Double-A Pensacola CIN No. 21; 4.30 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 109 K in 134 IP at Double-A
Ariel Hernandez RHP CIN Triple-A Louisville CIN No. 24; 3.24 ERA, 58 K, 39 BB, .190 AVG against in 50 IP at Triple-A, Double-A; 5.28 ERA, 21 K in 15 1/3 IP in MLB
Francisco Mejia C CLE Double-A Akron CLE No. 1, No. 16 overall; more on promotion
Greg Allen OF CLE Double-A Akron CLE No. 8; more on promotion
Shawn Morimando LHP CLE Triple-A Columbus CLE No. 17; 4.41 ERA, 128 K, 57 BB in 159 1/3 IP at Triple-A
Carson Fulmer RHP CWS Triple-A Charlotte CWS No. 11; 5.79 ERA, 96 K, 65 BB in 126 IP at Triple-A; one appearance in MLB
Jeimer Candelario 3B DET Triple-A Toledo DET No. 4; .265/.343/.484, 15 HR at Triple-A; .171 AVG, HR, 3 RBIs in 12 G in MLB
Walker Buehler RHP LAD Triple-A Oklahoma City LAD No. 1, No. 12 overall; 3-3, 3.35 ERA, 125 K, 31 BB in 88 2/3 IP across three levels this season; more on promotion
Alex Verdugo OF LAD Triple-A Oklahoma City LAD No. 2, No. 28 overall; more on promotion
Wilmer Font RHP LAD Triple-A Oklahoma City Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year; 3.42 ERA, 178 K, 35 BB in 134 1/3 IP at Triple-A
Brian Anderson 3B MIA Triple-A New Orleans MIA No. 3; .275/.361/.492, 22 HR, 3 3B, 21 2B at Triple-A, Double-A
Dillon Peters LHP MIA Triple-A New Orleans MIA No. 4; 1.57 ERA, 55 K, 17 BB in 63 IP at Triple-A, Double-A, Rookie-level
Brandon Woodruff RHP MIL Triple-A Colorado Springs MIL No. 4, No. 90 overall; 4.30 ERA, 70 K, 25 BB in 75 1/3 IP at Triple-A; 1.62 ERA, 12 K in 16 2/3 IP in MLB
Brett Phillips OF MIL Triple-A Colorado Springs MIL No. 12; .305/.377/.567, 19 HR, 10 3B, 23 2B at Triple-A; .229/.289/.429 in 15 G in MLB
Tomas Nido C NYM Double-A Binghamton NYM No. 11; .232/.287/.354, 8 HR at Double-A; 45.1 percent caught-stealing rate
Jacob Rhame RHP NYM Triple-A Las Vegas NYM No. 23; 4.00 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 66 K, 10 BB in 54 IP at Triple-A; traded from LAD on Aug. 20
Jamie Callahan RHP NYM Triple-A Las Vegas NYM No. 30; 2.94 ERA, 66 K, 17 BB in 52 IP at Double-A, Triple-A; traded from BOS on July 31
Miguel Andujar 3B NYY Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre NYY No. 6, No. 96 overall; more on promotion
Tyler Austin 1B/OF NYY Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre NYY No. 15; .275/.342/.544, 10 HR, 1 3B, 14 2B at Triple-A; 7-for-30 (.233), 2 HR in MLB; missed part of season with broken bone in left foot
Domingo German RHP NYY Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre NYY No. 21; 2.88 ERA, 119 K, 32 BB in 109 1/3 IP at Double-A, Triple-A; 3.38 ERA in five appearances in MLB
Ben Heller RHP NYY Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre NYY No. 23; 2.88 ERA, 82 K, .172 AVG against in 56 1/3 IP at Triple-A; two appearances in MLB
Franklin Barreto SS/2B OAK Triple-A Nashville OAK No. 1, No. 37 overall; .290/.339/.456, 15 HR, 15 SB at Triple-A; .190 AVG, 2 HR over 11 G in MLB
Renato Nunez 3B/OF OAK Triple-A Nashville OAK No. 22; .249/.319/.518 at Triple-A; tied for second in MiLB with 32 HR
J.P. Crawford SS PHI Triple-A Lehigh Valley PHI No. 4, No. 60 overall; .243/.351/.405, 15 HR, 75 runs, 63 RBIs at Triple-A; more on promotion
Edgar Santana RHP PIT Triple-A Indianapolis PIT No. 22; 2.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP 54 K, 12 BB in 58 IP at Triple-A; 6.52 ERA in 10 appearances in MLB
Andrew Moore RHP SEA Triple-A Tacoma SEA No. 4; 3.04 ERA, 99 K, 22 BB in 109 2/3 IP at Triple-A, Double-A; 6.34 ERA in 38 1/3 IP in MLB
Daniel Vogelbach 1B SEA Triple-A Tacoma SEA No. 11; .290/.388/.455, 17 HR, 25 2B at Triple-A; 3-for-17 over seven games in MLB
Jack Flaherty RHP STL Triple-A Memphis STL No. 3, No. 53 overall; more on promotion
Harrison Bader OF STL Triple-A Memphis STL No. 5, No. 99 overall; .283/.347/.469, 20 HR, 15 SB at Triple-A; six games in MLB
Magneuris Sierra OF STL Triple-A Memphis STL No. 6; .270/.318/.363, 1 HR, 7 3B, 21 2B, 20 SB at Class A Advanced, Double-A; 19-for-52 (.365) in 13 games in MLB
Sandy Alcantara RHP STL Double-A Springfield STL No. 9; 4.31 ERA, 106 K, 54 BB in 125 1/3 IP at Double-A
Chih-Wei Hu RHP TB Triple-A Durham TB No. 20; 3.06 ERA, 57 K, 12 BB in 61 2/3 IP at Triple-A; four appearances in MLB
Willie Calhoun 2B/Of TEX Triple-A Round Rock TEX No. 2, No. 64 overall; more on promotion
Yohander Mendez LHP TEX Double-A Frisco TEX No. 4; 3.79 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 124 K, 43 BB in 137 2/3 IP at Double-A
Teoscar Hernandez OF TOR Triple-A Buffalo TOR No. 5; .265/.351/.490, 18 HR, 16 SB at Triple-A; traded from HOU on July 31
Richard Urena SS TOR Double-A New Hampshire TOR No. 11; .247/.286/.359, 5 HR, 3 3B, 36 2B at Double-A
Victor Robles OF WSH Double-A Harrisburg WSH No. 1, No. 4 overall; more on promotion
Erick Fedde RHP WSH Triple-A Syracuse WSH No. 3; 3.69 ERA, 79 K, 23 BB in 90 1/3 IP at Double-A, Triple-A; 9.39 ERA,15 K, 8 BB in 15 1/3 IP in MLB
Raudy Read C WSH Double-A Harrisburg WSH No. 14; .265/.312/.455, 17 HR at Double-A; 30.6 percent caught-stealing rate
Pedro Severino C WSH Triple-A Syracuse WSH No. 15; .242/.291/.332, 5 HR at Triple-A; 31.0 percent caught-stealing rate; nine games in MLB

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