One of the most anticipated parts of the baseball season are September call-ups where rosters expand for top prospects to be called-up to help the big league club in hopes of a push to the postseason. Despite the Miami Marlins not in postseason contention this season, there are still a few call-ups to look forward to over the next two weeks.
We have already seen a few notable prospect call-ups for the Marlins this season, with the latest coming Wednesday night with the debut of Edward Cabrera. However, who else will we see this season?
There are several potential Miami Marlins September Call-Ups
There are multiple different options to consider as potential September call-ups for the Marlins. While not all of these will necessarily happen, there are eight clear options that the club should consider calling-up at some point over the next two weeks, both prospects and minor league veterans.
8. INF Eddy Alvarez
2021 Season Stats: .279 AVG, .441 OBP, .430 SLG, .872 OPS, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 2 SB
While not regarded as a prospect, an Alvarez call-up makes sense to provide additional infield depth down the stretch. Despite spending a majority of the minor league season playing with Team USA in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, Alvarez has had a strong 2021 season down in Triple-A despite a fairly limited sample size.
The 31-year-old received his first big league call-up a year ago where he appeared in 12 games for the Marlins at the big league level collecting seven hits in 37 at-bats. Alvarez posts an impressive .872 OPS so far this season with Jacksonville, and a potential call-up would give the Marlins a bench player capable of playing multiple different roles.
7. C Payton Henry
2021 Season Stats: .271 AVG, .360 OBP, .372 SLG, .732 OPS, 3 HR, 24 RBI
Acquired from the Brewers as part of the deal that sent John Curtiss to Milwaukee, Henry is another potential candidate to receive a call-up. While Henry does sport a .732 OPS for the year, the 24-year-old catcher has split time between Double-A and Triple-A between the two organizations this season.
Henry up to this point has only appeared in 12 games in Jacksonville since being acquired from the Brewers where he has slashed .143/.302/.286 with one home run and five RBI’s. While spending the remainder of the 2021 season in Triple-A is a more-likely option, Henry could receive his first big league call-up so the Marlins get a glimpse of what they may have at the catching position entering 2022.