Top September Call-Ups: National League East
This is part of a six-part series where we breakdown each team's top 2011 September call-up. Links to other divisions can be found here.
Atlanta Braves: Julio Teheran
The Braves are looking to make it to the postseason as the NL Wild Card team. To help them get there, Atlanta called up one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball. The Columbian-born Julio Teheran is projected as a front-of-the-rotation starter or even as a closer. At only 20-years of age, the right-handed pitcher could add even more velocity to what is already considered a plus fastball.
- 2009 Bowman Chrome Prospects Julio Teheran
- 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographs Julio Teheran
- 2011 Topps Chrome Autographs Julio Teheran
Florida Marlins: Matt Dominguez
The Marlins are out of contention this year as they sit in the NL East cellar. Fans will get a chance to see one of the top defensive prospects in California-native Matt Dominguez. In just 11 at bats so far since being called up the 22-year-old is hitting .364 with a .462 on base percentage. Dominguez won't light up the eyes of many prospectors because his bat lacks power. However, the defensive side to his game could bring Gold Gloves in the future.
New York Mets: Josh Satin
The Mets waved a white flag on this season when they traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants. Many of the organization's top prospects aren't at the Triple-A level so fans won't get to see them this September. One call-up of note, however, is Josh Satin. This season with the Buffalo Bisons, Satin hit .323 and drove in 76 RBI before joining the Mets.
The Phillies have the best record in baseball and are favorites to reach the World Series. With a stacked roster, the organization didn't make any significant call-ups this September. Another factor could be that the organization traded away several of their top prospects to get to where they are now.
Washington Nationals: Brad Peacock
Although there's probably several Nationals officials who would have loved to have seen the gate receipts generated by calling up Bryce Harper for a promotional stint with the Nationals, it's going to have to wait until next year. Instead, Nationals fans will want to turn their attention to right-hander Brad Peacock. Drafted in the 41st round of the 2006 MLB Draft, Peacock has defied the odds simply by making it to Washington. Between stints in Double-A and Triple-A this season, he went a combined 15-3 with 177 strikeouts and was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. Peacock's stock is rising quickly in the Nationals organization.