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?

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Nathan Lukes

Another player who has spent plenty of time on the Toronto bench this year, Nathan Lukes could be a comfortable choice for the Blue Jays to promote in September.

In his eighth season of professional ball, Lukes made his MLB debut earlier this year. He has 27 appearances and 15 starts spread over four separate stints with the Jays. With sporadic playing time, the 29-year-old has had difficulty getting much traction at the plate. Aside from a modest three-game hit streak in May, Lukes is hitting .200 in 29 plate appearances.

Luckily, the time in the majors hasn't affected his production when playing in Buffalo. Lukes has 10 doubles, 21 RBI and 21 runs to go along with a .333/.414/.564 slash line in 29 games.

Before his most recent call-up for the injured Kevin Kiermaier, he had put together a seven-game hit streak with the Bisons, hitting .394 with a 1.109 OPS. The streak included six multi-hit games, capped off by his fifth home run. Yes, Lukes is on the big league roster right now, but he's the clear choice to go down once Kiermaier returns from the injured list.

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