This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.
The dog days of August are upon us. September call-ups are still a few weeks away, and it is easy to get complacent. Luis Robert is hitting just .196 over his last 10 games at Triple-A in the White Sox organization. Jo Adell has been equally abysmal at Triple-A for the Angels, hitting only .206 with 17 strikeouts in his last 10 contests. Even Wander Franco hasn't recorded a home run or steal over the last 10 outings for High-A Charlotte.
Not every phenom is feeling the heat, though. Gavin Lux continues to rake at Triple-A Oklahoma City, leaving Dodgers fans wondering if he will force the organization's hand even before September hits. Kyle Tucker is rounding back into shape, batting .333 with three home runs, 11 RBI and two steals in his last 10 games for Triple-A Round Rock. And Carter Kieboom continues to make a bid to rejoin the Nationals with a stellar recent stretch at Triple-A Fresno.
Who else is hot, and who's not? Let's take a deeper dive into the prospect landscape in this week's Minor League Barometer.
Abraham Toro, 3B, HOU – Toro continues to shine as one of the breakthrough prospects of the 2019 campaign. A promotion to Triple-A has not slowed him down, as he's hitting a blistering .469 with seven RBI through eight games for Triple-A Round Rock. The Astros recently jettisoned a plethora of prospects in the above-mentioned Zack Greinke deal, leaving Toro as the top hitting prospect not