Pipeline preview: Swanson, Mengden headline day's action

Pipeline preview: Swanson, Mengden headline day's action

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

Hitter to watch: Dansby Swanson (Braves' No. 1)

Swanson, No. 6 on the Top 100, was promoted to Double-A over the weekend, and he made an immediate impact in his debut by hitting a go-ahead two-run home run to power Mississippi past Jacksonville, 3-2. The 2015 No. 1 overall Draft pick has been on a tear to begin his first full professional season, hitting .341/.446/.565 with 15 extra-base hits, seven steals and more walks (15) than strikeouts (13) in 23 games between Class A Advanced Carolina and Mississippi. On Monday, Swanson will look to extend his hitting streak to six games when Mississippi takes on Jacksonville at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

Top Prospects: Swanson, ATL

Pitcher to watch: Daniel Mengden (A's No. 14)

Mengden will be making his Triple-A debut on Monday when he takes the mound for Nashville against the Iowa Cubs at 7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV. The 23-year-old righty, acquired from Houston in the Scott Kazmir trade last July, is moving up to the Minors' top level after going 2-0 with a 0.78 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 23 innings for Double-A Midland. Three of Mengden's four starts for RockHounds were of the scoreless variety, and he fanned exactly eight hitters in all three outings.

Top Prospects: Mengden, OAK

Duel of the day:

Stephen Gonsalves (Twins' No. 6) vs. Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 17)

Gonsalves allowed three earned runs on six hits in his season debut for Class A Advanced Fort Myers on April 7. Since then, the 21-year-old lefty has allowed one earned run on six hits in 19 innings over his past three starts, giving him an impressive 1.44 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP in 25 frames this season. Gomber, meanwhile, is 3-0 in his past three turns for Palm Beach, during which he's yielded two earned runs in 16 2/3 innings. The two southpaws are set to duel Monday when Palm Beach hosts Fort Myers at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Top Prospects: Gonsalves, MIN

Monday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 66 Amir Garrett (Reds' No. 4), Pensacola at Birmingham (12:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables

Kendry Flores (Marlins' No. 5), New Orleans at Oklahoma City (AAA)
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 7), Charleston at Delmarva (A)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies' No. 8), Lakewood vs. Greenville (A)
Joe Musgrove (Astros' No. 8) vs. Sam Wolff (Rangers' No. 26), Corpus Christi at Frisco (AA)
Jacob Nix (Padres' No. 9) vs. Nick Wells (Mariners' No. 18), Fort Wayne at Clinton (A)
Casey Meisner (A's No. 9), Stockton vs. San Jose (A Adv)
Max Fried (Braves' No. 10), Rome at Hagerstown (A)
Albert Abreu (Astros' No. 11), Quad Cities at Great Lakes (A)
Pierce Johnson (Cubs' No. 11) vs. Daniel Mengden (A's No. 14), Iowa at Nashville (AAA)
Brett Martin (Rangers' No. 11), Hickory vs. Lexington (A)
Jake Woodford (Cardinals' No. 12), Peoria vs. Bowling Green (A)
Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 12), Dunedin at Brevard County (A Adv)
Gabriel Ynoa (Mets' No. 13), Las Vegas at El Paso (AAA)
Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 14), West Virginia vs. Asheville (A)
Adam Plutko (Indians' No. 15) vs. Cale Coshow (Yankees' No. 22), Akron vs.Trenton (AA)
Chris Anderson (Dodgers' No. 15), Tulsa vs. Northwest Arkansas (AA)
Steven Brault (Pirates' No. 17), Indianapolis vs. Durham (AAA)
Adrian Houser (Brewers' No. 17), Biloxi vs. Tennessee (AA)
Kyle Crick (Giants' No. 17), Richmond vs. Bowie (AA)
Joan Baez (Nationals' No. 18), Hagerstown vs. Rome (A)
Josh Sborz (Dodgers' No. 19), Rancho Cucamonga vs. Bakersfield (A Adv)
Brandon Brennan (White Sox's No. 20), Birmingham vs. Pensacola (AA)
John Lamb (Reds' No. 20), Louisville vs. Norfolk (AAA)
Pedro Fernandez (Royals' No. 21), Wilmington vs. Frederick (A Adv)
Michael Santos (Giants' No. 22), Augusta vs. Greensboro (A)
Jake Stinnett (Cubs' No. 22), Myrtle Beach at Winston-Salem (A Adv)
Angel Perdomo (Blue Jays' No. 23), Lansing vs. Cedar Rapids (A)
Trey Nielsen (Cardinals' No. 23), Springfield vs. Arkansas (AA)
Carson Sands (Cubs' No. 23) vs. Miguel Diaz (Brewers' No. 28), South Bend vs. Wisconsin (A)
Jen-Ho Tseng (Cubs' No. 24), Tennessee at Biloxi (AA)
Brian Gonzalez (Orioles' No. 25), Delmarva vs. Charleston (A)
Max Povse (Braves' No. 26), Carolina at Salem (A Adv)
Ivan Pineyro (Marlins' No. 27), Jacksonville vs. Mississippi (AA)
Jeff Brigham (Marlins' No. 28), Jupiter at Charlotte (A Adv)

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.