Pipeline preview: Nats' Giolito set to make season debut

Pipeline preview: Nats' Giolito set to make season debut

Lucas Giolito, MLBPipeline.com's top-ranked pitching prospect, will make his season debut on Tuesday as Double-A Harrisburg takes on Binghamton in a game that can be seen on MiLB.TV at 6:35 p.m. ET.

The Nationals' No. 1 prospect was impressive this spring in big league camp, where he pitched to a 4.05 ERA and struck out nine hitters in 6 2/3 innings across four outings (one start) before being reassigned to Minor League camp on March 23.

Also making their highly anticipated season debuts will be right-handers Zach Eflin and Mark Appel, the Phillies' Nos. 13 and 4 prospects, respectively. Eflin is scheduled to start Game 1 of Triple-A Lehigh Valley's doubleheader against Rochester (5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV), while Appel is slated to pitch the nightcap.

Tuesday's card of Minor League games also features the Triple-A Toledo debut of Tigers No. 1 prospect Michael Fulmer (No. 52 overall), who will take on Pirates No. 17 prospect Steven Brault and the Indianapolis Indians at 6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

Tuesday's top prospect probables

Justus Sheffield (Indians' No. 5), Lynchburg vs. Potomac (A Adv)
Jose Leclerc (Rangers' No. 25), Kyle McGowin (Angels' No. 16); Frisco at Arkansas (AA)
Miguel Almonte (Royals' No. 4), Omaha vs. Round Rock (AAA)
Touki Toussaint (Braves' No. 6), Rome vs. Columbia (A)
Zach Eflin (Phillies' No. 13), Lehigh Valley at Rochester (AAA)
Mark Appel (Phillies' No. 4), Lehigh Valley at Rochester (AAA)
Jeff Brigham (Marlins' No. 28), Jupiter at Lakeland (A Adv)
Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 2), Dunedin at St. Lucie (A Adv)
Austin Kubitza (Tigers' No. 17), Jason Garcia (Orioles' No. 12); Erie at Bowie (AA)
Lucas Giolito (Nationals' No. 1), Harrisburg at Binghamton (AA)
Steven Brault (Pirates' No. 17), Michael Fulmer (Tigers' No. 1); Indianapolis at Toledo (AAA)
Kyle Crick (Giants' No. 18), Alec Asher (Phillies' No. 27); Richmond at Reading (AA)
Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 3), Charlotte at Clearwater (A Adv)
Justin Jacome (Marlins' No. 22), Greensboro vs. Hickory (A)
Jordan Montgomery (Yankees' No. 20), Trenton vs. Portland (AA)
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 7), Charleston vs. Asheville (A)
Mac Marshall (Giants' No. 25), Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 6); Augusta at Lexington (A)
Carson Sands (Cubs' No. 23), South Bend vs. Bowling Green (A)
Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 3), Lansing vs. Dayton (A)
Blake Snell (Rays' No. 1), John Gant (Braves' No. 22); Durham vs. Gwinnett (AAA)
Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 3), Winston-Salem at Myrtle Beach (A Adv)
Dustin Driver (A's No. 27), Beloit at Clinton (A)
Jake Esch (Marlins' No. 9), Nick Travieso (Reds' No. 9); Jacksonville at Pensacola (AA)
Zach Davies (Brewers' No. 19), Colorado Springs at Nashville (AAA)
Zach Lee (Dodgers' No. 24), Oklahoma City at Memphis (AAA)
Ryan Williams (Cubs' No. 19), Iowa vs. New Orleans (AAA)
Anthony Banda (D-backs' No. 17), Josh Hader (Brewers' No. 4); Mobile at Biloxi (AA)
Alec Mills (Royals' No. 14), Northwest Arkansas vs. Midland (AA)
Lucas Sims (Braves' No. 12), Mississippi at Montgomery (AA)
Tyler Danish (White Sox No. 11), Birmingham vs. Tennessee (AA)
Chase De Jong (Dodgers' No. 20), Tulsa at San Antonio (AA)
Nate Smith (Angels' No. 3), Salt Lake vs. Fresno (AAA)
Jordan Johnson (Giants' No. 15), San Jose vs. Visalia (A Adv)
Archie Bradley (D-backs' No. 2), Reno vs. Albuquerque (AAA)
Luis Ortiz (Rangers' No. 5), Dinelson Lamet (Padres' No. 13); High Desert vs. Lake Elsinore (A Adv)
Jake Jewell (Angels' No. 8), Inland Empire at Rancho Cucamonga (A Adv)
Ty Blach (Giants' No. 24), Sacramento at Las Vegas (AAA)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.