Kansas City Royals: 3 potential September call ups team should look at

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September call ups provide an opportunity to get a look at some of the Kansas City Royals prospects. Here are three guys they should take a look at.

September 1 allows for all major league rosters to expand from the 25-man active roster to the entire 40-man roster. For the Kansas City Royals, those players must be on the 40-man roster by 11:59 PM on August 31 in order to qualify for the postseason. Obviously, that’s not a concern for the 2019 Royals squad but still should be mentioned.

The Royals are in the midst of their rebuild after being on top of the world in 2015. The team lost over 100 games last season and are pace to do so again this year. They definitely need to utilize the month of September to get a long look at some of their prospects that are close to being major league ready.

The current roster has a ton of holes all over the place. Whit Merrifield, Jorge Soler, and Hunter Dozier have been the three bright spots as far as offensive players go. Scott Barlow and Ian Kennedy have been pleasant surprises out of the bullpen as well. The Royals rotation has been a disaster this year, ranking 24th in team ERA entering Sunday.

They have several good looking pitching prospects that were drafted in 2018 but will not be ready for the big leagues for a couple more seasons. Both Jackson Kowar and Brady Singer could be up with the team next season but I really doubt that Dayton Moore wants to give them a look in September. Let’s take a look at three prospects who might be September call ups.