After the call ups for Minnesota's Byron Buxton, Cleveland's Francisco Lindor and the Cubs' Kyle Schwarber adding to the list of top prospects promoted to the big leagues this season, the question is who is left in the minors for teams to call on and have an impact this season?
The answer is there are still several impact prospects that have yet to get the call to the show this year, here's a look at a few of them:
Corey Seager, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
The 21-year-old, and younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, was ranked as the No. 7 prospect in baseball entering the season by MLB.com. He was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City early in the season and has thrived, hitting .298/.355/.457 with four home runs in 151 at bats.
The Dodgers have Jimmy Rollins at shortstop right now, who is 36 years old and carrying a .597 OPS in 2015. If Rollins is injured or the Dodgers decide to put him in a reserve role, look for Seager to get the call.
Jon Gray, RHP, Colorado Rockies
As has been the case since their inception in 1993, the Rockies need pitching. One solution could be Gray, MLB.com's No. 16 prospect entering the season. Gray struggled early in the season at Triple-A Albuquerque, but has posted a 2.68 ERA in his last eight starts. The Rockies definitely have starters that could easily be optioned in favor of Gray, most notably lefty Chris Rusin and righty David Hale.
Henry Owens, LHP, Boston Red Sox
Boston is another team in need of starting pitching, and the Red Sox have already called up 22-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez to bolster their rotation. If Boston's veterans continue to falter, there may be another 22 year old starting for them.
The 6-foot-6 southpaw has pitched 70⅓ innings at Triple-A Pawtucket this season with a 3.45 ERA and 1.29 WHIP after a stong season last year at Double-A and Triple-A.
Luis Severino, RHP, New York Yankees
With the Yankees in the thick of the AL East race, they may be tempted to call up the 21-year-old Severino. He was recently promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and has allowed just five runs in 16⅔ innings there. If the Yankees run into injury issues with their rotation, something ace Masahiro Tanaka has struggled with throughout his big league career, Severino could be the solution.
Josh Bell, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates
If Bell is called up, it would likely be in a Schwarber-type situation with the Pirates using him as a designated hitter in interleague games. Bell is still adjusting to first base at Double-A Altoona, but is thriving at the plate, hitting .320/.391/.453 in 225 at bats. That bat could be tempting for the Pirates to at least give a shot, especially considering that they are using another converted first baseman, Pedro Alvarez. as their everyday starter as it is.