Dodgers: Projecting This Season’s September Call-Ups
By Brook Smith
As of now, it looks as though the Dodgers will carry the best record in baseball into the final month of regular season play. Some late season call ups may be able to contribute to their success down the stretch.
The Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 79-33, good for a 15 game lead over the second place Diamondbacks in the west. They are a team destined for the playoffs, barring any earth shattering miracles by Arizona or Colorado. The question is no longer if they will be playing in October, but who will get time off to rest in September and who they will play in the NLDS. Major League baseball allows for the roster to expand from the usual 25-man to the entire 40-man roster on September 1st. While not all 40 players are necessarily used, it does create a way for playoff teams to rest their starters.
The Dodgers have several up and coming players on their 40 man roster who will almost certainly see some action come September. On the list are some for sure candidates to receive a promotion, but also some long shots.