Micah Johnson, 2B, White Sox
.300/.386/.431, 39 R, 14 XBH (1 HR), 42 SB, 35/21 K/BB (40 G)
After two more steals Tuesday, this ninth-rounder in last June's draft is doing his best Billy Hamilton impression by leading all of baseball with—count 'em—42 stolen bases.
Stetson Allie, 1B, Pirates
.331/.410/.627, 31 R, 25 XBH (12 HR), 5 SB, 56/22 K/BB (44 G)
Four more homers this week for the 2010 second-rounder who's gone from power-armed (but extremely wild) right-hander to right-handed power hitter who's batting .366 over his past 10 games.
Andrew Toles, OF, Rays
.319/.351/.506, 24 R, 21 XBH (1 HR), 22 SB, 29/6 K/BB (39 G)
Drafted in the third round last year, the super-speedy Toles tops the Midwest League with eight triples and ranks second with 22 steals, including nine in his last 10 games, while being caught just once.
Dilson Herrera, SS, Pirates
.314/.374/.487, 29 R, 15 XBH (5 HR), 6 SB, 42/15 K/BB (39 G)
It's hard to be much better than Herrera, all of 19 years old, has been in his past 10 contests: 18-for-43 (.419) with three homers, nine RBI and a pair of steals.
Cameron Flynn, OF, Marlins
.371/.445/.404, 14 R, 7 XBH (2 HR), 1 SB, 15/11 K/BB (29 G)
Scratch that—Flynn is hitting .514 in his last 10 to raise his average to a Sally League-leading .371. If this continues, perhaps the Marlins should consider moving up this 23-year-old college bat.
Bubba Starling, OF, Royals (pictured)
.210/.283/.348, 20 R, 11 XBH (4 HR), 5 SB, 45/11 K/BB (38 G)
The Royals are hoping recent Lasik eye surgery helps their top pick in 2011 turn things around, as the 20-year-old is striking out 32 percent of the time in his first look at A-ball (pun intended).
Brandon Nimmo, OF, Mets
.322/.421/.433, 22 R, 5 XBH (1 HR), 2 SB, 24/12 K/BB (23 G)
The 13th overall selection two years ago, Nimmo's slash stats for the season look good, but the lefty hitter is just 2-for-16 (.176) against southpaws on the year and has two hits in his last 23 at-bats overall.
Adam Brett Walker II, OF, Twins
.283/.331/.585, 28 R, 24 XBH (10 HR), 3 SB, 42/10 K/BB (42 G)
Walker has been among the hottest hitters in the minors, but he switches over from hot to cold this week after getting just two hits against seven whiffs in 20 at-bats since May 15.
Lewis Brinson, OF, Rangers
.226/.283/.441, 22 R, 18 XBH (10 HR), 6 SB, 77/12 K/BB ( G)
When Brinson hits the ball, it goes—emphasis on "when." The 19-year-old 2012 first-rounder K'd in more than half his at-bats over his past 10 (22 whiffs in 43 ABs), bringing his strikeout rate for the year to, um, 40 percent.
Carson Kelly, 3B, Cardinals
.247/.293/.344, 9 R, 7 XBH (1 HR), 0 SB, 14/5 K/BB (27 G)
Following a promising power display in his limited pro debut after going in the second round (10 doubles, nine homers in 56 games), the high-schooler's intro to A-ball hasn't exactly gotten started yet.