SAN FRANCISCO, CA and ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwired - October 03, 2016) - With the Major League Baseball postseason beginning tomorrow, Esurance and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) today announced the inaugural class of Esurance September Call-Ups. A total of 46 players were called up this September, including top prospects Yoan Moncada, Jose De Leon and Gavin Cecchini.

The 2016 Esurance September Call-Ups included the following players:

Date  Player  Position  Team
9/1  Destin Hood  OF  MIA
9/1  Ty Blach  LHP  SF
9/1  Jed Bradley  LHP  ATL
9/1  Juan Minaya  RHP  CSW
9/2  Brady Rodgers  RHP  HOU
9/2  Hunter Dozier  3B  KC
9/2  Jonathan Holder  RHP  NYY
9/2  Matt Dermody  LHP  TOR
9/2  Raimel Tapia  OF  COL
9/2  Robby Scott  LHP  BOS
9/2  Wandy Peralta  LHP  CIN
9/2  Yoan Moncada  2B  BOS
9/2  Yohander Mendez  LHP  TEX
9/3  Joe Mantiply  LHP  DET
9/3  Kyle Jensen  1B  ARI
9/4  Carson Kelly  C  STL
9/4  Jose De Leon  RHP  LAD
9/5  Raul Alcantara  RHP  OAK
9/6  Blake Smith  RHP  CWS
9/6  David Paulino  RHP  HOU
9/6  Gavin Cecchini  SS  NYM
9/6  German Marquez  RHP  COL
9/6  James Beresford  3B  MIN
9/6  Jordan Patterson  OF  COL
9/6  Jose Martinez  OF  STL
9/6  Kevin McCarthy  RHP  KC
9/6  Matt Koch  RHP  ARI
9/6  Pat Valaika  SS  COL
9/6  Trevor Williams  RHP  PIT
9/7  Jake Smith  RHP  SD
9/7  Jharel Cotton  RHP  OAK
9/10  Joely Rodriguez  LHP  PHI
9/11  Roman Quinn  OF  PHI
9/12  Daniel Vogelbach  1B  SEA
9/12  Matt Olson  OF  OAK
9/12  Renato Nunez  3B  OAK
9/17  Rio Ruiz  3B  ATL
9/18  Trey Mancini  1B  BAL
9/20  Adam Plutko  RHP  CLE
9/21  Hunter Renfroe  OF  SD
9/21  Manuel Margot  OF  SD
9/21  Carlos Asuaje  2B  SD
9/21  Jose Torres  LHP  SD
9/22  Juniel Querecuto  3B  TB
9/27  Spencer Kieboom  C  WSH
9/27  Chris Smith  RHP  TOR

This season, Minor League Baseball and Esurance created the Esurance Call-Up Worthy platform, which launched exclusively on and MiLB team websites in June. The new, modern platform celebrated the iconic moment in Minor League Baseball when a player is called up to Major League Baseball, highlighting his journey through shareable digital and social content such as virtual trading cards, video highlights and the Esurance Farm Report.

"It's been a fantastic first year for Esurance Call-Up Worthy players and their fans as they've followed the players' journey online and on the field," said Cyndie Beckwith, Vice President, Marketing for Esurance. "We've celebrated 152 players being called up this season, re-living their most memorable moments together, and we continue to recognize more prospects as they make their first Major League appearance this September."

"The September call-up has long been a pivotal moment in a player's career, marking a coming of age of sorts," said David Wright, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer for Minor League Baseball. "Through the Esurance Call-Up Worthy platform, we celebrate these prospects in their quest to make a big-time impact with their Major League teams."

In June, Esurance and Minor League Baseball announced a strategic multi-year partnership making it the exclusive home and auto insurance partner of Minor League Baseball. To learn more about Esurance's Call-Up Worthy campaign with Minor League Baseball, visit

About Minor League Baseball

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