Pipeline preview: Richmond's Beede aims to silence Thunder
By William Boor
Here's a look at top prospects to watch Wednesday in Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Corey Ray (Brewers' No. 3), Brevard County at Lakeland (1:00 p.m. ET)
After going 0-for-11 over a three-game span, Ray got back on track with a 2-for-2 day Tuesday. However, just as the No. 34 overall prospect was getting his swing back, the game was called early due to rain. Ray, the Brewers' first-round selection, will look to build on Tuesday's performance when his team gets back on the field against the Flying Tigers. The 21-year-old is hitting .227 through 35 games.
Beede's past two starts have shown why he was a first-round selection in 2014 and the 23-year-old is looking for more of the same. Beede has given up one earned run on eight hits over his past 13 innings. The right-hander has been solid all season, posting a 3.06 ERA through 19 starts.
Clifton carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning the last time he took the mound. In his last start, Clifton tossed 68 of his 97 pitches for strikes and didn't walk a single batter in seven innings. The 21-year-old has had great command in each of his past two starts and sports a 3.15 ERA in 19 starts.
After a rough July, Ball got off to a good start in August. The lefty gave up two earned runs, both via solo homers, in six innings in his last start. The two homers were the first Ball had surrendered since July 1, so it's not as if homers have been a consistent problem. Ball's ERA skyrocketed in July -- from 2.29 to 4.06 -- but a few more quality starts and Ball's numbers will quickly improve.
Wednesday's Top 100 Probables
No. 88 Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 2), Dunedin at Daytona (5:05 p.m. ET)
More top prospect probables: Chris Ellis (Braves' No. 16), Gwinnett at Norfolk (Triple-A) Ty Blach (Giants' No. 23), Sacramento at Tacoma (Triple-A) Adalberto Mejia (Twins' No. 10) vs. Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 10), Rochester at Syracuse (Triple-A)
Adam Plutko (Indians' No. 14), Columbus at Toledo (Triple-A)
Dietrich Enns (Yankees' No. 26), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Lehigh Valley (Triple-A) Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 21), Colorado Springs at Omaha (Triple-A)
Kyle Freeland (Rockies' No. 8), Albuquerque vs. Las Vegas (Triple-A)
Brady Rodgers (Astros' No. 25), Fresno at El Paso (Triple-A)
Kyle McGowin (Angels' No. 19), Salt Lake at Reno (Triple-A)
Tyler Eppler (Pirates' No. 24), Altoona vs. Harrisburg (Double-A)
David Hess (Orioles' No. 24), Bowie vs. New Hampshire (Double-A)
Jalen Beeks (Red Sox's No. 29), Portland at Erie (Double-A)
Thad Lowry (White Sox No. 22), Winston-Salem vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Jon Harris (Blue Jays' No. 6), Dunedin at Daytona (Class A Advanced)
Alex Young (D-backs' No. 5), Visalia vs. Bakersfield (Class A Advanced)
Ryan Castellani (Rockies' No. 13), Modesto vs. Stockton (Class A Advanced)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 12), Asheville at Lexington (Class A) Ricardo Sanchez (Braves' No. 26), Rome at Charleston (Class A)
Adonis Medina (Phillies' No. 17), Williamsport vs. Hudson Valley (Class A Short Season)
Cody Sedlock (Orioles' No. 1), Aberdeen vs. Staten Island (Class A Short Season)
Wei-Chieh Huang (D-backs' No. 19), Hillsboro at Boise (Class A Short Season)
Bailey Clark (Cubs' No. 30), Eugene at Salem-Keizer (Class A Short Season)
Cal Quantrill (Padres' No. 5), Tri-City vs. Spokane (Class A Short Season)
Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 8), Great Falls vs. Ogden (Rookie) Marcos Diplan (Brewers' No. 12), Helena at Grand Junction (Rookie)
Ian Kahaloa (Reds' No. 24), Billings vs. Idaho Falls (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.