This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.
A plethora of impact prospects have taken the majors by storm in August. Rhys Hoskins keeps setting records with every home run for the Phillies. Rafael Devers made his presence felt for the Red Sox in their ever-bitter rivalry with the Yankees. Amed Rosario has already hit four home runs for the Mets while slotting in as their starting shortstop, and Ozzie Albies is hitting .361 in his last 10 games as the second baseman for the Braves. Will uber-prospect Ronald Acuna be next? How about Tampa Bay starter Brent Honeywell, who was recently suspended for four games allegedly due to his unhappiness about not being called up yet?
We'll have a bevy of call-ups this week, but let's take a look at the rest of the prospect landscape in this week's Minor League Barometer.
Kyle Cody, P, TEX – Cody has been among the more surprising breakout stars of the 2017 campaign. A sixth round pick in last year's draft, the 23-year-old righty has found little resistance this season. The 6-foot-7, 245-lb hurler has a 2.70 ERA and 130:42 K:BB in 120 innings between Low-A and High-A. The opposition is batting a paltry .186 against him since the promotion to High-A. Cody's off-speed offerings have been much better than expected, and he still has a blazing fastball that can get into the upper-90's. Cody's stock may have caused him to slip in the 2016 draft, but he is making the Rangers look smart as he climbs