This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.The final barometer of the season will highlight the prospects that have either helped or hurt their cause the most in 2018. As always, this list is not exhaustive, and these are not rankings by any means. In addition, I will not include prospects that have already found their way to the big leagues — everyone knows about Juan Soto and Gleyber Torres unless they've been living under a rock.
Lastly, it's too easy to count current minor leaguers like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Eloy Jimenez. We'll try to be a tad less obvious.
Thanks again for reading this year. As always, happy prospecting.
Jesus Luzardo, P OAK – Though his first few starts in Triple-A weren't so great, Luzardo remains one of the biggest risers of the 2018 campaign. He fanned 25 batters in 14.2 innings to begin the season at High-A, resulting in a quick promotion to Double-A. He held opposing batters to a .204 average at Double-A, posting a 2.29 ERA while st
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