Minor League Barometer: Promoting the Phenoms
Minor League Barometer: Promoting the Phenoms

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

Promotions to the big leagues have already come at a furious rate for highly touted prospects in August. Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith have made their way to the majors for the rebuilding Mets. Rhys Hoskins clubbed his first two big league home runs while playing the outfield for the Phillies, and Ozzie Albies is manning the keystone for the Braves. Meanwhile, the Rockies brought up the surging Ryan McMahon to plug in wherever needed, and Reynaldo Lopez made his pitching debut for the White Sox.

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Lewis Brinson has already been called up twice already this season for the Brewers, but has struggled a tad while playing inconsistently. Expect Brinson to return when rosters expand to provide depth as the Brewers attempt to chase down the Cubs.

Franklin Barreto also had a brief stint with the big club in Oakland, but he's got little left to prove at Triple-A at this point. The A's do have Marcus Semien at short, but Barreto could also play second base.

Walker Buehler could join the Dodgers in a relief role for the stretch run. Buehler is on an innings limit and his presence as a reliever certainly limits his value, though.

Chance Adams could see the big league rotation for the Yankees, who have been racked by injuries. The Bronx Bombers have been hesitant to use Adams, but if options continue to dwindle, they

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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