Pipeline preview: Crawford looking to build on momentum

Pipeline preview: Crawford looking to build on momentum

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

Hitter to watch: J.P. Crawford (Phillies' No. 1) Lehigh Valley vs. Louisville
Crawford, the No. 3 overall prospect, got off to a bit of a slow start when he was promoted to Triple-A, but the young shortstop may be finding his rhythm. After going 3-for-15 over his first five games with the IronPigs, Crawford went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs Thursday, generating some momentum that he'd like to build on at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

Pitcher to watch: Alex Reyes (Cardinals' No. 1) Memphis vs. Las Vegas
Reyes is back and the Cardinals' organization, as well as their fans, couldn't be more thrilled. After receiving a 50-game suspension, Reyes made his first start of the season Sunday and it was clearly evident why he is regarded as the No. 11 prospect in baseball. The 21-year old dazzled his way through four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out eight. Reyes will make his second start of the season tonight at 10:05 on MiLB.TV.

Duel of the day: Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 2) vs. Austin Brice (Marlins' No. 23) Mississippi vs. Jacksonville 8:00 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV
While Brice has been lights out over his past two starts, Newcomb is looking to harness his command and bounce back from a rough outing. Brice has thrown well all year. The Marlins' prospect has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his nine starts this season and threw 5 2/3 scoreless frames in his last outing. Meanwhile, Newcomb walked a season-high six batters in his last start, which lasted just 3 2/3 innings. The outing was a rough one for the 22-year-old left-hander who is likely itching to get back on the mound and erase the memory from that start.

Friday's Top 100 probables:
No. 8 Tyler Glasnow (Pirates' No. 1) Indianapolis vs. Pawtucket (AAA)
No. 11 Alex Reyes (Cardinals' No. 1) Memphis vs. Las Vegas (AAA)
No. 17 Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 2) Mississippi vs. Jacksonville (AA)
No. 30 Robert Stephenson (Reds' No. 2) Louisville vs. Lehigh Valley (AAA)
No. 31 Dillon Tate (Rangers' No. 3) Hickory vs. Greensboro (A)
No. 33 Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 1) Birmingham vs. Pensacola (AA)
No. 47 Jeff Hoffman (Rockies' No. 4) Albuquerque vs. Omaha (AAA)
No. 75 Jack Flaherty (Cardinals' No. 2) Palm Beach vs. Jupiter (A-Advanced)

More top prospect probables:
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 9) Syracuse vs. Gwinnett (AAA)
Jaime Schultz (Rays' No. 19) Durham vs. Columbus (AAA)
Ty Blach (Giants' No. 23) Sacramento vs. Oklahoma City (AAA)
Ben Lively (Phillies' No. 30) Reading vs. New Hampshire (AA)
David Hess (Orioles' No. 13) Bowie vs. Altoona (AA)
Austin Brice (Marlins' No. 23) Jacksonville vs. Mississippi (AA)
Jacob Faria (Rays' No. 9) Montgomery vs. Jackson (AA)
Alec Mills (Royals' No. 14) Northwest Arkansas vs. Corpus Christi (AA)
Anthony Banda (D-backs' No. 15) Mobile vs. Biloxi (AA)
Yohander Mendez (Rangers' No. 13) Frisco vs. Springfield (AA)
Josh Staumont (Royals' No. 18) Wilmington vs. Myrtle Beach (A-Advanced)
Jake Stinnett (Cubs' No. 22) Myrtle Beach vs. Wilmington (A-Advanced)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 14) Lakeland vs. Clearwater (A-Advanced)
Trey Ball (Red Sox No. 19) Salem vs. Lynchburg (A-Advanced)
Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 7) Brevard County vs. Tampa (A-Advanced)
Max Povse (Braves' No. 26) Carolina vs. Frederick (A-Advanced)
Wei-Chieh Huang (D-backs' No. 5) Visalia vs. Rancho Cucamonga (A-Advanced)
Jeremy Rhoades (Angels' No. 18) Inland Empire vs. Bakersfield (A-Advanced)
Jean Cosme (Padres' No. 27) Fort Wayne vs. Lake County (A)
Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 13) Rome vs. Greenville (A)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies' No. 8) Lakewood vs. Delmarva (A)
Ofelky Peralta (Orioles' No. 14) Delmarva vs. Lakewood (A)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 6) Lexington vs. Hagerstown (A)
Tyler Mark (D-backs' No. 28) Kane County vs. Beloit (A)

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