5 Blue Jays players that are most deserving of being September call-ups

Who will the Blue Jays call up when rosters expand on Sept. 1?
Spencer Horwitz, Toronto Blue Jays v Miami Marlins
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The dog days of summer are flying by. We're only three weeks from September and the final stretch run to the MLB postseason. That means we only have three weeks left to speculate and debate who the Toronto Blue Jays should call up when rosters expand on Sept. 1.

As a reminder, gone are the days of expanded rosters when teams could call up as many 40-man players as they liked to help with the final push to the playoffs. Now, rosters expand by just two players, from 26 to 28, with a limit of 14 pitchers.

As much as fans would love to see an exciting prospect like Ricky Tiedemann or Orelvis Martinez added to the big-league roster, it's unlikely (bordering on laughably inconceivable) that either gets a sniff of the majors this season. Tiedemann, easily the team's top prospect, just returned from the IL and has only thrown 21 1/3 innings this season. Meanwhile, the young slugger Martinez is just getting his feet wet with 20 games at Triple-A.

So, with securing a postseason spot in mind, which Blue Jays players deserve to get the call to join the big club in September?

Spencer Horwitz

Spencer Horwitz got his first shot at The Show earlier this season when he made his MLB debut and played in three games in June. He collected a couple of hits during that stint, but with such a small sample size, he didn't get a fair shake for serious evaluation.

The 25-year-old has put up impressive numbers in Triple-A this season, splitting time between first base and left field. He's slashing .330/.446/.490 with nine home runs, 65 RBI, 52 runs scored and eight stolen bases, although it's his recent performance that has him knocking on the door to the big club.

Horwitz has been terrorizing Triple-A pitching since getting hot in July and being named the International League Player of the Week. Through 21 games in the second half, his .455 batting average, monstrous 1.333 OPS and whopping 228 wRC+ are helping carry the Bisons' offense.

Outside of his hit tool and plate approach, Horwitz doesn't have a single standout tool to ride but is solid across the board. Notably, he has tapped into some power recently. Six of his nine home runs and 10 of his 26 doubles have come during this scorching 23-game stretch, helping him rack up 26 RBI and 19 runs.

With a higher walk rate (16.4 percent) than strikeout rate (15.7 percent), Horwitz's eye and discipline at the plate make him a candidate for finding some success at the big league level. If the Jays are looking for someone to come off the bench, provide quality at-bats and put the ball in play, Horwitz deserves another look.

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