Pipeline preview: Walker hopes to repeat heroics

Pipeline preview: Walker hopes to repeat heroics

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

Hitter to watch: Adam Walker (Twins' No. 10), Rochester vs. Norfolk (6:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Walker played the hero on Friday night as he connected on a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Triple-A Rochester past Norfolk, 8-6. The blast was Walker's 17th in 82 games for the Red Wings, and it puts him two back of Columbus' Jesus Aguilar for the International League lead. The 24-year-old slugger has been on a tear in July, hitting .378/.451/.644 over 12 games.

Top Prospects: Walker, MIN

Pitcher to watch: Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 2), Montgomery vs. Tennessee (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Honeywell, No. 38 on the Top 100, is set to make his second start for Double-A Montgomery since being promoted from Class A Advanced Charlotte, where he had posted a 2.41 ERA with a 64-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 56 innings (10 starts). In his Montgomery debut, the 21-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits in five innings, striking out five.

Top Prospects: Honeywell, TB

Duel of the day: Tom Eshelman (Phillies' No. 15) vs. Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 19), Reading at Trenton (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Eshelman will be looking to rebound after a pair of shaky starts for Double-A Reading in which he combined to allow 10 earned runs on 15 hits with an uncharacteristically high six walks. Overall, the 22-year-old righty, acquired from the Astros last December in the Ken Giles trade, has been sharp in his first full professional campaign, posting a 3.34 ERA over 59 1/3 innings (11 starts) for Class A Advanced Clearwater before moving up to Double-A in late June.

Top Prospects: Eshelman, PHI

Adams enters the day having tossed 10 consecutive hitless innings for Double-A Trenton. Since joining the Thunder, the 2015 fifth-rounder has won four of his five starts while allowing just 13 hits in 28 innings. Overall, Adams, 21, is a perfect 9-0 in 17 starts this season, during which he's racked up 98 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings while holding opposing hitters to a .178 average.

Saturday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 11 Alex Reyes (Cardinals' No. 1) vs. Kyle Freeland (Rockies' No. 7), Memphis at Albuquerque (9:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 52 Tyler Jay (Twins' No. 2) vs. Matt Koch (D-backs' No. 17), Chattanooga vs. Mobile (7:15 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 69 Jack Flaherty (Cardinals' No. 2), Palm Beach vs. Clearwater (5:30 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables

Tyler Beede (Giants' No. 2) vs. David Hess (Orioles' No. 13), Richmond at Bowie (Double-A)
Touki Toussaint (Braves' No. 5), Rome at Columbia (Class A)
Austin Smith (Padres' No. 6), Fort Wayne vs. Cedar Rapids (Class A)
A.J. Cole (Nationals' No. 7), Syracuse vs. Durham (Triple-A)
Manny Banuelos (Braves' No. 8), Mississippi vs. Jackson (Double-A)
Rob Kaminsky (Indians' No. 9), Akron vs. Erie (Double-A)
Pierce Johnson (Cubs' No. 11) vs. Robert Gsellman (Mets' No. 12), Iowa vs. Las Vegas (Triple-A)
Enyel De Los Santos (Padres' No. 12), Lake Elsinore at Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Roniel Raudes (Red Sox's No. 12) vs. Joan Baez (Nationals' No. 18), Greenville vs. Hickory (Class A)
Jordan Stephens (White Sox No. 13) vs. Jake Stinnett (Cubs' No. 22), Winston-Salem vs. Myrtle Beach (6:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Raul Alcantara (A's No. 15), Midland at San Antonio (Double-A)
Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 15), Columbus at Toledo (Triple-A)
Max Wotell (Mets' No. 16), Kingsport at Burlington (Class A Short Season)
Adonis Medina (Phillies' No. 16), Williamsport at Vermont (Class A Short Season)
Chase De Jong (Dodgers' No. 17), Tulsa at Arkansas (Double-A)
Steven Brault (Pirates' No. 17), Indianapolis at Louisville (Triple-A)
Yeudy Garcia (Pirates' No. 18), Bradenton at Dunedin (Class A Advanced)
Joan Gregorio (Giants' No. 19), Sacramento at Round Rock (Triple-A)
Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 23), Hartford at Binghamton (Double-A)
Jen-Ho Tseng (Cubs' No. 24), Tennessee at Montgomery (Double-A)
Jeff Brigham (Marlins' No. 24), Jupiter at Brevard County (Class A Advanced)
Chris Flexen (Mets' No. 26), St. Lucie vs. Daytona (Class A Advanced)
Jonathan Hernandez (Rangers' No. 26), Hickory vs. West Virginia (Class A)
Ian Kahaloa (Reds' No. 26), Billings vs. Orem (Rookie)
Akeem Bostick (Astros' No. 28), Lancaster at Rancho Cucamonga (Class A Advanced)

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