Pipeline preview: Newcomb set for Game 2 of Southern League Finals
By Mike Rosenbaum
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Tuesday's Minor League action:
Pitcher to watch:Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 3), Mississippi at Jackson, Game 2 of the Southern League Finals (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Newcomb, No. 49 on the Top 100, did not earn a decision in Game 1 of the Southern League semifinals despite allowing one earned run on two hits in five innings for Double-A Mississippi. The 6-foot-5 left-hander recorded six strikeouts but also matched his season high with six walks, while throwing 51 of his 96 pitches for strikes.
Hitter to watch: Hunter Renfroe (Padres' No. 3), El Paso vs. Oklahoma City, Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League championship (8:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Renfroe's bat helped to power Triple-A El Paso to the Pacific Coast League Finals, as he went 3-for-4 and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning in Game 4 of the semifinals against Tacoma. The No. 42 overall prospect batted .306/.336/.557 during the regular season, with 30 home runs, 34 doubles and 105 RBIs in 133 games.
More top prospect probables
• Jordan Montgomery (Yankees' No. 19), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Gwinnett, Game 1 of Governors' Cup Finals (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
• Trevor Clifton (Cubs' No. 8), Myrtle Beach at Lynchburg, Game 3 of Mills Cup Finals (6:30 p.m. ET)
• Zack Littell (Mariners' No. 14), Bakersfield vs. Visalia, Game 4 of California League Division Finals (10:15 p.m. ET)
• Touki Toussaint (Braves' No. 10), Rome vs. Lakewood, Game 2 of South Atlantic League Championship (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.