Pipeline Preview: Padres' Renfroe, Reds' Garrett headline action

Pipeline Preview: Padres' Renfroe, Reds' Garrett headline action

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Hunter Renfroe (Padres' No. 3)

Renfroe, No. 89 on the Top 100, enters the week having hit home runs in four straight games for Triple-A El Paso. The 24-year-old outfielder is off to a red-hot start this season for the Chihuahuas, for whom he's batting .339/.381/.661 with 12 runs scored and 10 RBIs in 15 games. On Monday, Renfroe will take on rehabbing lefty Tyler Skaggs and Salt Lake in a game that can be seen on MiLB.TV at 8:35 p.m. ET.

Top Prospects: Renfroe, SD

Pitcher to watch: Amir Garrett (Reds' No. 4)

Garrett (No. 67 overall) will attempt to pick up his first win of the season for Double-A Pensacola when it hosts Jackson at 7:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV. Garrett has been sharp in each of his three starts for the Blue Wahoos, pitching to a 2.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 18 innings. The 23-year-old lefty has piled up 16 strikeouts in that span and walked just three batters, issuing one free pass in each outing.

Top Prospects: Garrett, CIN

Duel of the day:

Austin Brice (Marlins' No. 23) vs. Ryne Stanek (Rays' No. 18)

Brice has been a different pitcher this season in his return to Double-A Jacksonville, as he's yet to allow a run in 16 innings spanning his first three starts. More important, the 23-year-old right-hander, owner of a career rate of 5.2 BB/9, has issued just four walks (all in one start) while racking up 15 strikeouts. Stanek, meanwhile, has scuffled at times in first full, healthy season as a pro, posting a 5.68 ERA with nine walks in 12 2/3 innings at Montgomery, though he's still shown bat-missing stuff with 18 strikeouts and 12.8 K/9. The two pitchers will square off at 7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

Monday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 53 Jake Thompson (Phillies' No. 2), Lehigh Valley at Scranton Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
No. 67 Garrett (Reds' No. 4), Pensacola vs. Jackson (AA)

More top prospect probables

Tyler Eppler (Pirates' No. 28), Altoona vs. Erie (AA)
Nick Pivetta (Phillies' No. 19), Reading vs. Akron (AAA)
Chris Beck (White Sox's No. 14), Charlotte at Toledo (AAA)
Mike Clevinger (Indians' No. 7), Columbus vs. Gwinnett (AAA)
Tyler Beede (Giants' No. 2), Richmond at Bowie (AA)
Cale Coshow (Yankees' No. 22), Trenton vs. New Hampshire (AA)
Chad Kuhl (Pirates' No. 16), Indianapolis at Durham
Matt Strahm (Royals' No. 10), Trey Nielsen (Cardinals' No. 23); Northwest Arkansas at Springfield (AA)
Kendry Flores (Marlins' No. 5), New Orleans at Nashville (AAA)
Rob Whalen (Braves' No. 27), Mississippi vs. Biloxi (AA)
Victor Alcantara (Angels' No. 4), Arkansas at Tulsa (AA)
Raul Alcantara (A's No. 16), Midland at Corpus Christi

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.