Mar 1, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Adam Eaton (73) during photo day at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
On Sunday I posted a Seesaw Report that included the September 1 call ups. Today I will be looking at the notable prospects who received a call up since then. If I've already written a post about them, I will merely link to that post. If not, I will write a brief note about them. Let's hit it.
Adam Eaton - OF - AZ - Eaton made his debut a couple days ago after leading the minors in hitting, and should be on everyone's radar. Previously thought to be more 4th outfielder than starter, Eaton has raised his prospect status considerably this year by improving his defense in center field. He can really hit and if you need a pick me up in batting average, Eaton could be your guy.
More after the jump...
Shelby Miller - SP - STL - To my own surprise I have not written a profile on Miller, not that I'll have any information you don't. He'll be used as a long man out of the bullpen after turning a corner around mid-season, and returning to form. He struggled early in the year due to his mechanics being out of whack, and losing too much weight in the offseason. Since he rediscovered his mechanics, he's added velocity, gained some bite on his breaking ball and regained command and control of his arsenal. He's worth grabbing now as someone who should see the majors as a starter next year.
Jenrry Mejia - RP - NYM - Mejia was a big name a couple years ago when he made the Mets starting roster out of Spring Training, transitioning from a starter to the bullpen. He ended up blowing out his arm and the Mets have taken it slow with him since. He's got electric stuff, but as a bullpen piece, he isn't someone worth a roster spot on your fantasy team unless he makes a run at the closer role.
Julio Teheran - SP - ATL - Teheran is back in the majors (finally) after a hit and miss year (mostly miss). We'll see if he can learn something from his major league teammates and figure out what's been ailing him. Remember that he's younger than recent Oriole draftee Kevin Gausman, and has time to figure things out.
Wily Peralta - SP - MIL - Peralta had a bit of a Teheran type year, but made his first professional start this week, replacing Mark Rogers in the rotation. I included him on my top 12 pitchers for 2012 (nailed that list. Nailed it.) at number 11, and while he had a rough year, the scouting report still applies. (Teheran is on there as well at...#2. Sigh)
So that's the big list since Saturday. I will continue to provide updates in whatever space I can, as they happen.