September roster expansion candidates for the Cardinals

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Jul 16, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Dominican Republic designated hitter

Ruben Sosa

(2) dives back to first base on a pick-off attempt in the first inning as United States first baseman Jacob Wilson (3) waits for the throw during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Ajax Pan Am Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Candidate #9

Jacob Wilson

When I put out a feeler on twitter about who fans would like to see come up, a number of fans tweeted back that they would like to see this young man get an opportunity. This is definitely an exciting option when you consider the fact that he has 18 HR and 70 RBI between AA and AAA this season. Wilson, also spent part of the season playing for Team USA in the Pan Am games, knocking a couple HR there as well.

However, when you take into consideration that he is only batting .224 for the season in AAA, he’s not on the 40 Man, and Greg Garcia has shown signs of being able to handle a backup IF role just fine. It really does not seem likely to happen. However, he still is a one of my dark horse candidates to make it.