15 Top MLB Prospects Who Need to be Moved Up Immediately

15 Top MLB Prospects Who Need to be Moved Up Immediately

Oscar Taveras St. Louis Cardinals
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There is a great deal of excitement that surrounds the top prospects of every MLB team and for good reason. The future of each team can be seen in the few young prospects who are good enough or developing to the point of being good enough to improve the parent major league club. Here is a list of the best of the best among them. These guys should be called up by their respective teams immediately for one reason or another.

15 – Johnny Hellweg – SP Milwaukee Brewers

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15 – Johnny Hellweg – SP Milwaukee Brewers

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Things are going so well for the Brewers right now that it seems silly to mess with anything but it is very early in the season. At the first possible opening, it would be nice to see Hellweg get a call-up and be given a shot at starting every five days. Who knows how good he might be given the steady chance?

14 – Robert Stephenson – SP Cincinnati Reds

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14 – Robert Stephenson – SP Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds have good starters but they also are struggling. It might be worth a shot to give this kid a shot at sparking something. If it doesn't work they could always send him back down. If it did work it could be very uplifting.

13 – Jake Marisnick – OF Miami Marlins

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13 – Jake Marisnick – OF Miami Marlins

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Marisnick has spent a little time at the MLB level and since the Marlins have cooled off a bit, it might be a charge that the Marlins really need.

12 – Kevin Gausman – SP Baltimore Orioles

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12 – Kevin Gausman – SP Baltimore Orioles

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While the Orioles have tried giving Gausman a shot in the past year, he appears to be ready for another shot this year. What do they really have to lose anyway? If he does not work out for the rotation he could be a plus for the bullpen.

11 – Joc Pederson – OF Los Angeles Dodgers

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11 – Joc Pederson – OF Los Angeles Dodgers

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Everyone knows that the Dodgers have plenty of outfielders but something about Pederson really suggests that he needs to get a look at the bigs this year. We all saw what happened when they gave a shot to a young outfielder last season.

10 – Archie Bradley – SP Arizona Diamondbacks

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10 – Archie Bradley – SP Arizona Diamondbacks

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The Dbacks have had some issues with their starting rotation and even have one of their best 2013 relievers penciled in for a few starts. Why not bring Bradley back up? He is having a good time of it in the minors and likely will do as good as anyone if not better if called up?

9 – Tommy La Stella – IF Atlanta Braves

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9 – Tommy La Stella – IF Atlanta Braves

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The Braves really don't have a clear spot for La Stella but it would really be nice to see him given a shot to fill a need. At the very least they need to give him a look when the end of this season comes along.

8 – Jon Singleton – Houston Astros

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8 – Jon Singleton – Houston Astros

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Because the Astros are not getting quite as burried now as they were early on during the last few seasons, it would be great to see what their ready and promising young stars could do if called up.

7 – Matt Davidson – 3B Chicago White Sox

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7 – Matt Davidson – 3B Chicago White Sox

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Davidson is clearly the third baseman of the future for the White Sox. When exactly his time will come is up in the air. I'd like to see it sooner rather than later.

6 – Addison Russell – SS Oakland Athletics

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6 – Addison Russell – SS Oakland Athletics

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It is hard to tell right now but the A's might find themselves in need of a boost as the middle of the season comes along. If they do, don't be surprised if they give Russell the call that every A's fan is waiting for them to make.

5 – George Springer – OF Houston Astros

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5 – George Springer – OF Houston Astros

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Sure, there are a few issues going for the business side of things for Springer and the Astros but all of that should be secondary until he proves that he can do something in the big leagues. He has proven nothing and it would be awesome for everyone to find out.

4 – Noah Syndergaard – SP New York Mets

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4 – Noah Syndergaard – SP New York Mets

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Syndergaard is as close to ready as any young pitching prospect in the game. It is admirable for the Mets to save him until they are certain he is ready but that time should come very soon.

3 – Gregory Polanco – OF Pittsburgh Pirates

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3 – Gregory Polanco – OF Pittsburgh Pirates

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Polanco didn't make the team out of spring training but you can bet he will be on the team by the end of the season. If they find themselves behind the 8-ball a little bit in the NL Central, he could get the call.

2 – Javier Baez – SS Chicago Cubs

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2 – Javier Baez – SS Chicago Cubs

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If you are the Cubs, there are fewer reasons not to call Baez up every day that he plays baseball. It isn't really a question of where they can put him but rather where will they shift others around when they call him up.

1 - Oscar Taveras – OF St. Louis Cardinals

Oscar Taveras St. Louis Cardinals
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1 - Oscar Taveras – OF St. Louis Cardinals

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Taveras didn't make the roster out of Spring Training because the Cardinals have such a great team. The thing is that their great team is not hitting and they find themselves falling behind a little bit. What better way to charge things up than to call up a top prospect who is having a great offensive season?

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