Pipeline preview: Mejia looks to extend hitting streak

Pipeline preview: Mejia looks to extend hitting streak

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

Hitter to watch: Francisco Mejia (Indians' No. 8), Lake County at South Bend (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Mejia extended his hitting streak to 24 games on Sunday, when he went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run for Class A Lake County. The 20-year-old backstop is hitting .430 with six home runs and 21 RBIs during the streak. On the season, Mejia, a switch-hitter, is pacing the Midwest League with a .347 average through 60 games, and he's also thrown out 43.5 percent (20 for 46) of potential basestealers.

Top Prospects: Mejia, CLE

Pitcher to watch: Tyler Glasnow (Pirates' No. 1), Indianapolis at Gwinnett (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Glasnow is coming off of back-to-back hitless starts for Indianapolis. The No. 8 overall prospect struck out six over six innings against Charlotte on June 17, and then came back to fire seven more hitless frames with eight strikeouts in his June 22 start versus Gwinnett. Glasnow struggled with his control in both outings, walking six and five batters, respectively. The 22-year-old right-hander's body of work this season is impressive, as he enters Monday leading the International League with a 1.61 ERA and 100 strikeouts.

Top Prospects: Glasnow, PIT

Duel of the day: Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 2) vs. Jake Esch (Marlins' No. 9), Mississippi vs. Jacksonville (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Newcomb, No. 17 on the Top 100, made his longest start of the season last time out, firing seven innings of two-run ball against Birmingham. The 23-year-old lefty, whom Atlanta acquired last offseason from the Angels in the Andrelton Simmons trade, has pitched to a 3.96 ERA with 74 strikeouts against 37 walks in 72 2/3 innings (14 starts) for Mississippi.

Top Prospects: Newcomb, ATL

Esch is looking to build on one of his better starts of the year for Jacksonville after he allowed one earned run and struck out seven over six innings on June 16 in a win over Biloxi.

Top Prospects: Esch, MIA

Monday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 55 Josh Hader (Brewers' No. 4), Colorado Springs at Round Rock (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 61 Braden Shipley (D-backs' No. 1), Reno vs. El Paso (10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 62 Amir Garrett (Reds' No. 4), Louisville vs. Buffalo (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 70 Erick Fedde (Nationals' No. 4), Potomac vs. Winston-Salem (A Advanced)
No. 96 Justus Sheffield (Indians' No. 5) vs. Foster Griffin (Royals' No. 9), Lynchburg at Wilmington (6:35 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables
Kyle McGowin (Angels' No. 14), Salt Lake at Albuquerque (Triple-A)
Jaime Schultz (Rays' No. 18), Durham at Charlotte (Triple-A)
Ty Blach (Giants' No. 23), Sacramento at Las Vegas (Triple-A)
Ben Lively (Phillies' No. 30), Lehigh Valley vs. Columbus (Triple-A)
Jordan Montgomery (Yankees' No. 19), Trenton vs. Portland (Double-A)
Kohl Stewart (Twins' No. 7), Chattanooga vs. Jackson (Double-A)
Clay Holmes (Pirates' No. 15), Altoona vs. Binghamton (Double-A)
Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 15), Akron at Richmond (Double-A)
Brad Markey (Cubs' No. 29), Tennessee vs. Pensacola (Double-A)
Brandon Woodruff (Brewers' No. 30), Biloxi vs. Montgomery (Double-A)
Phil Bickford (Giants' No. 3), San Jose vs. Bakersfield (A Advanced)
Brad Keller (D-backs' No. 11), Visalia vs. Rancho Cucamonga (A Advanced)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 13), Lakeland vs. Dunedin (A Advanced)
Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 7) vs. Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 7), Brevard County at Tampa (A Advanced)
Michael Mader (Marlins' No. 23), Jupiter vs. St. Lucie (A Advanced)
Max Povse (Braves' No. 25), Carolina at Frederick (A Advanced)
Trevor Clifton (Cubs' No. 21), Myrtle Beach at Salem (A Advanced)
Albert Abreu (Astros' No. 10), Quad Cities vs. Cedar Rapids (A)
Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 11), Rome at Kannapolis (A)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 13), Asheville at Augusta (A)
Ofelky Peralta (Orioles' No. 14), Delmarva vs. Greensboro (A)
Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 14), West Virginia vs. Lexington (A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 19), Peoria at Beloit (A)
Sandy Baez (Tigers' No. 19), West Michigan vs. Bowling Green (A)
Angel Perdomo (Blue Jays' No. 23), Lansing at Great Lakes (A)
Jean Cosme (Padres' No. 27), Fort Wayne vs. Dayton (A)
Adonis Medina (Phillies' No. 16), Williamsport at Auburn (Short Season)
Max Wotell* (Mets' No. 16), Kingsport vs. Pulaski (Rookie)
Antonio Santillan (Reds' No. 18), Billings at Great Falls (Rookie)

*Making 2016 debut

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