Pipeline preview: Rosario carries hot bat into matchup

Pipeline preview: Rosario carries hot bat into matchup

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

Hitter to watch: Amed Rosario (Mets' No. 2), Binghamton vs. New Hampshire (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Rosario has made the transition to Double-A look like a breeze. Since he was promoted on June 23, the No. 69 overall prospect has done nothing but rake. Including Thursday's 3-for-4 effort, Rosario is hitting .429 with 12 RBIs in 16 games for Binghamton.

Top Prospects: Rosario, NYM

Pitcher to watch: Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 2), Mississippi vs. Montgomery (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Newcomb, the No. 17 overall prospect, struggled in his last outing but has shown an ability to pitch well in his first season with the Braves' organization. The left-hander has struggled with control at times, as he walked five batters in four innings in his last start, but he also possesses an ability to rack up the strikeouts. Newcomb fanned 168 batters last season (136 innings) and has struck out 81 in 82 2/3 frames this year.

Top Prospects: Newcomb, ATL

Duel of the Day: David Hess (Orioles' No. 13) vs. Thomas Eshelman (Phillies' No. 15), Bowie vs. Reading (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Hess had a rough patch in which he allowed 20 earned runs in 10 2/3 innings, but he appeared to get back on track in his last outing. The right-hander gave up three runs in 6 1/3 on July 3, marking his longest outing in a little bit more than a month. Friday's start against Reading will be a good barometer as to whether Hess has straightened things out.

Top Prospects: Hess, BAL

Eshelman was simply brilliant in June. The right-hander allowed two earned runs in 17 innings across four starts and was then promoted to Triple-A. However, that run of success came to a screeching halt when the calendar flipped to July. Eshelman, making his first start of the month, gave up six runs in 1 2/3 frames on the 3rd. Making his second start of July, the Phillies' prospect will look to erase that last outing and get back to being the pitcher that began the year throwing so well.

Top Prospects: Eshelman, PHI

Friday's Top 100 probables:
No. 15 Jose Berrios (Twins' No. 15), Rochester vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
No. 17 Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 2), Mississippi vs. Montgomery (Double-A)

More top prospect probables:
Chris Ellis (Braves' No. 12), Gwinnett vs. Charlotte (Triple-A)
Ben Lively (Phillies' No. 30), Lehigh Valley vs. Buffalo (Triple-A)
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 9), Syracuse vs. Norfolk (Triple-A)
Trevor Williams (Pirates' No. 24), Indianapolis vs. Toledo (Triple-A)
Gabriel Ynoa (Mets' No. 13), Las Vegas vs. Albuquerque (Triple-A)
Ronnie Williams (Cardinals' No. 20), Memphis vs. Round Rock (Triple-A)
Jalen Beeks (Red Sox No. 30), Portland vs. Hartford (Double-A)
German Marquez (Rockies' No. 12), Hartford vs. Portland (Double-A)
Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 24), Erie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
David Hess (Orioles' No. 13), Bowie vs. Reading (Double-A)
Thomas Eshelman (Phillies' No. 15), Reading vs. Bowie (Double-A)
Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 9), Richmond vs. Trenton (Double-A)
Kohl Stewart (Twins' No. 6), Chattanooga vs. Birmingham (Double-A)
Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 27), Frisco vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Nick Travieso (Reds' No. 9), Pensacola vs. Mobile (Double-A)
Brandon Woodruff (Brewers' No. 30), Biloxi vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Jake Esch (Marlins' No. 9), Jacksonville vs. Biloxi (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 13), Lakeland vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 7), Tampa vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Michael Mader (Marlins' No. 21), Jupiter vs. Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Thad Lowry (White Sox No. 21), Winston-Salem vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Erick Fedde (Nationals' No. 4), Potomac vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 3), Dunedin vs. Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)
Jordan Johnson (Giants' No. 15), San Jose vs. Stockton (Class A Advanced)
Ryan Castellani (Rockies' No. 16), Modesto vs. Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Jake Jewell (Angels' No. 7), Inland Empire vs. Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Josh Sborz (Dodgers' No. 18), Rancho Cucamonga vs. High Desert (Class A Advanced)
Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 11), Rome vs. Hickory (Class A)
Justin Jacome (Marlins' No. 18), Greensboro vs. Kannapolis (Class A)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 13), Asheville vs. Charleston (Class A)
Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 12), Lansing vs. Lake County (Class A)
Lachlan Wells (Twins' No. 28), Cedar Rapids vs. Kane County (Class A)
Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 7), Clinton vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
Franklin Perez (Astros' No. 16), Quad Cities vs. Clinton (Class A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 19), Peoria vs. Wisconsin (Class A)
Tyler Mark (D-backs' No. 25), Hillsboro vs. Tri-City (Class A Short Season)
Max Wotell (Mets' No. 16), Kingsport vs. Johnson City (Rookie)
Antonio Santillan (Reds' No. 18), Billings vs. Great Falls (Rookie)

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