5 Philadelphia Phillies Prospects Who Could Be Called Up By August

5 Philadelphia Phillies Prospects Who Could Be Called Up

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Despite a four-game winning streak, everyone knows change is coming for the Philadelphia Phillies. Players will be leaving as contracts and salary are unloaded and new blood is added. Which means many of the prospects in the Phillies' farm system will finally have a chance to show what they can do in the major leagues. With that in mind, here are five prospects you'll probably see called up by August.

5. Jesse Biddle

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5. Jesse Biddle

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Despite being placed on the inactive list due to frustration with his performance, if the Phillies' season continues to go south, letting him get some big league starts where there isn't any pressure might be just the doctor ordered.

4. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

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4. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

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With Jonathan Papelbon all but packed and ready to go, the Phillies will need help in the form of relievers, which is where Gonzalez, the “International Man of Mystery” will come in. After a slow start to 2014, he is getting stronger and his fastball is up to 97 mph.

3. J.P. Crawford

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3. J.P. Crawford

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The heir apparent to Jimmy Rollins, Crawford has shown that he is just about ready to take over at shortstop on an everyday basis. Depending what happens at the trade deadline, that could happen sooner rather than later.

2. Tyler Henson

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2. Tyler Henson

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At 26 years old, most consider Henson a bit old for a prospect, but he is a solid utility player who can help at any number of positions. He is batting .268 and could be a surprise call-up as the Phillies finish the season.

1. Maikel Franco

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1. Maikel Franco

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Maikel Franco is easily the first call Ruben Amaro Jr. is going to make if he decides to bring a prospect up to the big leagues. His bat is red hot right now, and he could use some experience against major league pitching.

David Goodman is a Philadelphia Phillies writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter at @PhillyGuyDave, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your circles on Google.

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