Prospects I would call up in September
August, 28, 2013
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty ImagesGeorge Springer is three homers away from joining the 40/40 club.Despite the minor league season being almost complete, the education and training of some young top prospects isn’t necessarily over. With major league rosters expanding in September, it's a great time for clubs to get a first glimpse of their top prospects to see whether they are ready to be a part of next year's 25-man roster.
Here's a list of the top prospects I would bring up in September.
George Springer | OF | Houston Astros
Springer’s power/speed combination is one of the best in all of minor league baseball, illustrated by his combined slash line of .303/.414/.611, 37 home runs and 43 stolen bases between Double- and Triple-A. It’s been a mere two years since the Astros selected Springer, now 23, as first-round pick from UConn. He really impressed me in the Futures Game in July, and think it’s time he became an every-day player for the Astros.