Minor League Barometer: Risers & Fallers
Minor League Barometer: Risers & Fallers

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

Prospect rankings will receive a major makeover with the plethora of promotions thus far in 2019.  With Nick Senzel and Nate Lowe recently ascending to the big leagues, the argument can be made that nearly half of the top-25 prospects in baseball have gotten the call to the majors since the season began.

Still, plenty of firepower is left in the minors, and the best part is the constant replenishment of talent.  Will Yordan Alvarez and Brendan Rodgers move on to greener pastures shortly?  Is Mitch Keller finally ready for primetime?  Can Dylan Cease force the hand of the White Sox?  Is Luis Robert now on the fast track to the bigs?  Will Ryan Mountcastle save the Orioles?  These questions and more will be answered as the season rolls along.  For now, let's look at some other phenoms making headlines in this week's Minor League Barometer.

UPGRADE

Keston Hiura, 2B, MIL – Hiura is likely next in line for a promotion to the big leagues.  The 22-year-old has been scalding the ball lately, batting .471 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and three steals in the last 10 games for Triple-A San Antonio.  Although certainly the hitter-friendly confines of the Pacific Coast League have helped to boost his power numbers, Hiura would be on pace to destroy his career-high 13 home runs set in a single season in 2018.  He already has 10 home runs and 24 RBIs through 30 games.  The added power only serves to confirm that

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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