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Articles in Category: MLB Prospect Watch
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Pitcher Chris Bassitt has come a long way since the start of the 2014 season. After breaking his hand in a non-related baseball injury in the offseason, Bassit was forced to spend a lot of downtime watching Double-A games in the Southern League with his pitching coach Britt Burns.
Excelling throughout the ranks of Minor League Baseball is not an easy task. The early flights, long bug rides, and cumbersome season has chewed up and spit out many professional baseball players along the way. Still, Jared Hoying of the Texas Rangers organization has endured, opening up eyes throughout his journey, to be one step away from the Major Leagues.
New York Yankees prospect Kyle Roller slipped under everyone’s radar since joining the organization in 2010. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders first baseman has never been apart of any top prospect lists, and at 26-years old, his prospect status is fading.
In three weeks, Major League rosters will expand from 25 players to 40, giving baseball’s top prospects a chance to be a part of a contending team’s post-season push.
Perhaps a date on every prospect’s calendar, the September call-ups are an opportunity for players who are right on the cusp between the Major and Minor League level.