This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.
Now that Ronald Acuna is raking in the big leagues and staying in Atlanta, who is the top minor league prospect in the game? That honor has to go to Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. The third baseman is currently crushing the ball at Double-A in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, slashing .398/.455/.624 with three home runs and a staggering 30 RBI in just 24 games. The teenager has the same amount of walks as strikeouts (12). Junior has been white-hot of late, hitting an absurd .514 over his last 10 contests. And he hit a ball out of the stadium at Double-A Binghamton last week. The hype is real for the younger Vladdy, as it is only a matter of when, not if, he reaches the big leagues.
Let's take stock of some other risers and fallers in this edition of the Minor League Barometer.
Taylor Trammell, OF, CIN – Nick Senzel gets most of the pub in terms of Reds prospects, but Trammell is quickly working his way into the conversation. The toolsy outfielder has speed, the ability to get on base, and an emerging power stroke. Trammell profiles as a prototypical leadoff hitter. He makes contact (17 walks and 17 strikeouts in 26 games in 2018) and swiped 41 bags last season. He already has three home runs this season as well at High-A after hitting 13 a season ago. Trammell has been surging recently as well, batting .361 over his last 10 contests. Trammell's speed and