5 MLB prospects who could be called up in September

WORCESTER - Triston Casas steps up to the plate during the final home game of the inaugural season at Polar Park on Sunday, September 26, 2021.CP 2
WORCESTER - Triston Casas steps up to the plate during the final home game of the inaugural season at Polar Park on Sunday, September 26, 2021.CP 2 /
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Jul 16, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; American League Futures starting pitcher Bradley Taj (20) throws to the plate in the first inning of the All Star-Futures Game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 16, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; American League Futures starting pitcher Bradley Taj (20) throws to the plate in the first inning of the All Star-Futures Game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Taj Bradley, RHP Tampa Bay Rays

Just three weeks ago, Taj Bradley made his debut for the Triple-A Durham team and became the youngest pitcher to start a Triple-A game in 2022. Right out of the gate, Bradley showed the world why he is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and on the mound.

In five games, Bradley has a 1-3 record and 4.50 ERA, but there’s a club that could find a way to take advantage of his plus fastball and underappreciated cutter without leaving him vulnerable, and it’s in Tampa Bay. At this point, the biggest strength of the Rays is playing matchup with their best arms in their rotation. This 21-year-old right-hander certainly fits right in when it comes to his command on the mound.

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It’s a situation that has no negative effect if you give Bradley the promotion to the big leagues. It could very well be what solidifies a AL Wild-Card spot for Tampa Bay.