Who will the Diamondbacks Call Up in September?

By Guillermo Salcido
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May 11, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Archie Bradley

  • Coming into the season, Bradley was the crown jewel of the Arizona prospects. After a good showing during Spring Training, Bradley won a spot in the Dbacks starting rotation. Bradley took the league by storm after holding his own against the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. Unfortunately, a line drive of the bat of Carlos Gonzalez connected with Bradley’s face, causing injury and time away from the club.
  • The injury appeared to derail his season, because once he returned, he wasn’t able to allow fewer than four runs in any of his four starts. It’s a shame, because before his injury he was 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA. In the beginning of June, Bradley was again sent to the DL, but after being activated recently, Bradley was sent to Triple-A Reno.
  • At 23-years old, Bradley’s time with the Aces is to give some confidence more than anything else. Bradley is expected to be a major player in 2016 and it would be wise to see him make a couple of starts in September to see where he’s at.
  • 2015 stats
    • MLB: 8 G, 2-3, 5.80 ERA, 23 K
    • AAA: 2 G, 0-0, 3.24 ERA, 6 K
    • A: 1 G, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 6 K

Aug 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (47) throws during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Jhoulys Chacin

  • In the middle of June, the Dbacks signed Chacin to a minor league contract. Chacin, who had spent six season with the Colorado Rockies, had his career year in 2013. That season, he went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA, while striking out 126 hitters. The signing proved to be low risk acquisition.
  • In desperate need of starters, Arizona selected Chacin’s contract from Reno. Chacin was more than serviceable in his two starts, both going more than six innings. The finer of the two was the 7-inning, two run performance against the Oakland Athletics.
  • With a rotation that’s given it’s bullpen far too much work, Chacin is an ideal option as an innings eater pitcher. A lack of run support is the only thing keeping Chacin from having a 2-0 record.
  • 2015 stats
    • MLB: 2 G, 0-1, 2.70 ERA, 11 K
    • AAA (Reno): 12 G, 5-3, 3.39 ERA, 61 K

Aug 22, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Godley

  • In late July, a spot opened up in the rotation and it was given to Godley, at the time a relaviely unknown right hander. The 25-year old was hanging around in Visalia when he received the call to Phoenix. Godley’s promotion proved to be a cunning move.
  • Godley did nothing put manufacture three (victorious) quality starts in his first three appearances in the majors. He was then optioned back to the minors. After receiving a call up two weeks later, Godley worked out of the bullpen and picked up another win. After a couple of days, he was sent back to Mobile, where he currently stays. His big league numbers are too good to deny.
  • 2015 stats
    • MLB: 5 G, 4-0, 1.90 ERA, 22 K
    • AA: 6 G, 1-1, 5.12 ERA, 9 K
    • A: 14 G, 8-3, 2.27 ERA, 78 K

Mar 1, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Brandon Drury (62) poses for a portrait during Photo Day at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Drury

  • The only member of the ‘likely’ list to not have an appearance in the MLB is Drury, who’s membership on the 40-man roster is key for a September call up. The 23-year old has raked ever since his call up to Triple-A.
  • With the constant struggles of Nick Ahmed and Chris Owings, fans have been yearning for Drury’s call up for some time now. Drury would be keen to improve his abilities at second base, with Arizona being stacked at the corner infield position.
  • 2015 stats
    • AAA: 61 G, .337 AVG, 2 HR, 25 RBI
    • AA: 67 G, .278 AVG, 3 HR, 36 RBI

Apr 10, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Phil Gosselin (11) hits a RBI single against the New York Mets in the eighth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Gosselin

  • Gosselin was the return from the Atlanta Braves in the now-infamous Touki Toussaint trade. With the Atlanta Braves, Gosselin appeared in sporadic moments and is universally labeled as a reserve infielder. At the time of the trade, Gosselin was injured and has just now recently been sent on a rehab assignment.
  • With the aforementioned struggles of Ahmed and Owings, Gosselin will, at the very least, be some depth at a position where the Dbacks are very thin. Plus, it’ll be nice seeing what we got in exchange for Touki.
  • 2015 stats
    • MLB (Atlanta): 20 G, .325 AVG, 2 RBI
    • AAA: 5 G, .333 AVG, 5 RBI
    • A: 5 G, .318 AVG, 2 RBI

Aug 10, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Jamie Romak (4) hits an RBI double in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Jamie Romak

  • Romak is in the dreaded AAAA territory, too good for Triple-A, but not yet at that productive MLB level. Romak made his MLB debut for the Dodgers last season, but went 1-for-21 in his first stint in the majors. Signed as a free agent in the offseason, Romak has absolutely been on a tear in Reno, even started the All Star game for the Pacific Coast League.
  • In the middle of August, Romak’s contract was selected from Reno and his second stint in the majors began. It’s been more successful this go around as he went 3-for-10 in his short stay. Romak’s capability of playing middle infield (sound familiar?) and his status as a 40-man roster player (that too?) will make him an easy call up option.
  • 2015 stats
    • MLB: 6 G, .300 AVG, 1 RBI
    • AAA: .284 AVG, 25 HR, 95 RBI