Pipeline preview: No. 1 overall pick Moniak to make pro debut
By William Boor
Here's a look at top prospects to watch Wednesday in Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Mickey Moniak, GCL Phillies vs. GCL Yankees East (noon ET)
Moniak, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, is slated to make his highly-anticipated professional debut. The 18-year-old outfielder agreed to terms with the Phillies on June 20 and is coming off a very impressive high school season.
The Phillies' 2015 first-round pick (No. 10 overall), Cornelius Randolph, is also expected to take the field for the GCL Phillies after missing the past two months with a left shoulder strain. The Phillies' past top two picks will be joining a lineup that also includes the team's top international signing from last year, Jhailyn Ortiz. Randolph is No. 5 on Philadelphia's Top 30 Prospects list, while Ortiz is No. 25.
A couple of rough starts have inflated Kaminsky's numbers a bit, but the left-hander has been more than capable in his first stint at the Double-A level. After posting a 2.24 ERA in 104 1/3 innings last year, Kaminsky has a 4.66 ERA through 56 innings this season. He has lowered his ERA in each of his past two starts (11 innings and a total of three earned runs) and will look to do so again against Richmond.
Getting another June start is good news for Beede. The 23-year-old is 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA in four June starts. While Beede has been exceptional in June, he's been good all year. The right-hander has a 2.97 ERA and has gone at least six innings in seven consecutive starts.
Wednesday's top prospect probables:
Jen-Ho Tseng (Cubs' No. 24), Tennessee at Jacksonville (Double-A) >
Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 19), Trenton vs. Portland (Double-A) Nick Pivetta (Phillies' No. 18), Reading vs. Erie (Double-A)
Tyler Mahle (Reds' No. 11), Pensacola vs. Chattanooga (Double-A)
Jordan Guerrero (White Sox No. 6), Birmingham vs. Biloxi (Double-A) Andrew Thurman (Braves' No. 16), Mississippi at Jackson (Double-A)
Yoan Lopez (D-backs' No. 6) vs. Taylor Guerrieri (Ray's No. 6), Mobile at Montgomery (Double-A)
Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 3), Winston-Salem at Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Felix Jorge (Twins' No. 24) vs. Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 17), Fort Myers at Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Ian Clarkin (Yankees' No. 10), Tampa vs. Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Travis Lakins (Red Sox No. 11), Salem vs. Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced) Josh Taylor (D-backs' No. 25), Visalia vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Class A Advanced) Ricardo Sanchez (Braves' No. 17) vs. Luis Martinez (White Sox No. 29), Rome at Kannapolis (Class A)
Casey Shane (Indians' No. 28), Lake County at South Bend (Class A)
Jose Mujica (Rays' No. 25), Bowling Green at West Michigan (Class A)
Joan Baez (Nationals' No. 18), Hagerstown vs. Lakewood (Class A)
Imani Abdullah (Dodgers' No. 22), Great Lakes vs. Lansing (Class A)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 6), Lexington vs. West Virginia (Class A)
David Agrazal (Pirates' No. 30), West Virginia vs. Lexington (Class A)
Joe Gatto (Angels' No. 6), Burlington at Kane County (Class A) Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 6), Wisconsin vs. Clinton (Class A)
Dakota Chalmers (Athletics' No. 10), Vermont vs. Aberdeen (Class A Short Season)
Juan Hillman (Indians' No. 10), Mahoning Valley vs. Auburn (Class A Short Season)
Dylan Cease (Cubs' No. 8), Eugene at Boise (Class A Short Season)
Jordon Holloway (Marlins' No. 15), Batavia vs. West Virginia (Class A Short Season)
Thomas Szapucki (Mets' No. 17), Kingsport at Bluefield (Rookie)
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.