This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.
As the minor league season draws to a close, the final Minor League Barometer of the year will serve as a summary of the biggest movers during the 2019 campaign. We will exclude those players that have already had a fair share of at-bats in the big leagues, and also try to focus largely on those players outside of the short-season leagues. 2019 draftees will also be left out. So for starters, my apologies go out to Marco Luciano, George Valera, Kristian Robinson and CJ Abrams. It is also impossible to list every player, so I will also give honorable mentions to Julio Rodriguez, Heliot Ramos and Deivi Garcia as they all improved their stock tremendously this year.
With all that aside, here are the best (and worst) of the movers and shakers for the 2019 campaign in the minor leagues. As always, thanks for reading. I'll see you on the flip side.
Gavin Lux, SS, LAD – Perhaps no hitting prospect has helped their cause more this season than Lux, who was already a highly touted phenom heading into the year. However, he has attained truly elite status with a superior 2019 campaign. Despite being just 21, Lux slashed .313/.375/.521 in 64 games at Double-A to go with 13 home runs, 37 RBI and seven steals. That resulted in a promotion to Triple-A, where he has performed even better with an absurd .390/.478/.723 line complemented by 13 home runs, 39 RBI and seven