There’s Only One September!

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Joe Brasch writes, October is right around the corner, but for now all that counts is September, but in baseball that is a good thing.

October is right around the corner, but for now all that counts is September, but in baseball that is a good thing. Every September 1st the 30 MLB teams are allowed to increase their roster size from 25 to 40. By this time of the season most of the teams have fallen out of contention and the September call-ups are a good opportunity to see how minor league prospects do against Major Leaguers. September call-ups are also an advantage for teams still in contention because their prospects can help them in the playoff push. The size of the roster can be a moving target. For example when a player is placed on the 15-day disabled list he is still included on the 40-man roster but when a player is placed on the 60-day DL another player not on the the roster may replace him. And here’s the rub: A September call-up is not eligible for a spot on the post-season roster unless a player goes on the 60-day DL and the replacement is eligible for a post-season spot. Of the Rockies September call-ups is star prospect Dexter Fowler, Fowler had spent the entire season at Double-A with the Tulsa Drillers and was having a breakout year: in 108 games Fowler batted .335, scored 92 runs , and an On Base Percentage of .431. The Rockies also called-up AAA infielder Joe Koshansky, Koshansky led the minors with 121 RBI. In other baseball news the Players of the Month for August were: AL- Melvin Mora for the Baltimore Orioles; NL- Manny Ramirez of the LA Dodgers And The Pitchers of the month were: AL- Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians NL- CC Sabathia of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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