Prospect preview: Mets' Rosario, Smith on display for Las Vegas

Prospect preview: Mets' Rosario, Smith on display for Las Vegas

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

Hitters to watch: Amed Rosario (Mets' No. 1), Dominic Smith (No. 2), (9:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

The Mets' top two prospects each had a pair of hits in their Triple-A debuts on Thursday. Rosario, baseball's No. 4 overall prospect, went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and scored the 51s' lone run in an 8-1 loss to El Paso. The 21-year-old, signed by the Mets in 2012, hit .267 in 30 Spring Training at-bats after hitting .324 across two levels in the Minors in 2016.

Smith also went 2-for-4 and had one of two Las Vegas extra-base hits -- a double. The No. 61 overall prospect was impressive at Double-A Binghamton last season, hitting .302 with 14 homers and 91 RBIs. Smith notched four hits in 36 Spring Training at-bats.

Rosario, Smith are key prospects

Pitcher to watch: Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 2)

Speaking of Double-A debuts, Reid-Foley is set to make his for New Hampshire after the Fisher Cats' season opener was postponed on Thursday. Ranked as MLBPipeline.com's No. 62 overall prospect, Reid-Foley split the 2016 season between Class A Lansing and Class A Advanced Dunedin, going 10-5 with a 2.81 ERA and a 130-38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 115 1/3 innings (21 starts).

Top Prospects: Reid-Foley, TOR

Duel of the day: Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 5) vs. Chih-Wei Hu (Rays' No. 8) Gwinnett vs. Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Newcomb, No. 77 on the Top 100 Prospects list, flashed his potential in his final Spring Training outing on March 8, allowing one hit with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings against the Phillies. The 23-year-old southpaw will attempt to build on that performance when he takes the mound for Gwinnett in his Triple-A debut.

Top Prospects: Newcomb, ATL

Hu, meanwhile, has made one Triple-A spot start in each of the past two seasons, though this will be his first extended stay at the highest level of the Minor Leagues. In 24 starts for Double-A Montgomery last season, the 23-year-old right-hander recorded a 2.59 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 142 2/3 innings.

Top Prospects: Hu, TB

Friday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 69 Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles' No. 12), Charlotte vs. Norfolk (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Brian Johnson (Red Sox's No. 12) vs. Ricardo Pinto (Phillies' No. 17), Pawtucket at Lehigh Valley (Triple-A)
Brady Rodgers (Astros' No. 21), Fresno vs. Reno (Triple-A)
Alec Mills (Cubs' No. 21), Iowa at Oklahoma City (Triple-A)
Ryan Merritt (Indians' No. 23), Columbus at Louisville (Triple-A)
Manny Banuelos (Angels' No. 29), Salt Lake at Albuquerque (Triple-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 3) vs. Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 6), Frisco vs. Springfield (Double-A)
Eric Skoglund (Royals' No. 4), Northwest Arkansas vs. San Antonio (Double-A)
Max Povse (Mariners' No. 6), Arkansas vs. Corpus Christi (Double-A)
Luis Castillo (Reds' No. 7), Pensacola vs. Tennessee (Double-A)
Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 8), Trenton at Erie (Double-A)
Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 10), Richmond vs. Hartford (Double-A)
Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 11), Binghamton at Jackson (Double-A)
Jorge Lopez (Brewers' No. 13) vs. Hunter Wood (Rays' No. 27), Biloxi at Montgomery (Double-A)
Patrick Weigel (Braves' No. 15), Mississippi vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Osmer Morales (Angels' No. 21), Mobile at Chattanooga (Double-A)
Teddy Stankiewicz (Red Sox's No. 25), Portland vs. Reading (Double-A)
John Means (Orioles' No. 26), Bowie at Akron (Double-A)
Grayson Long (Angels' No. 6), Inland Empire vs. San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Keegan Akin (Orioles' No. 6) vs. Corbin Burnes (Brewers' No. 20), Frederick vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Logan Shore (A's No. 9) vs. Mitchell White (Dodgers' No. 11), Stockton vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Class A Advanced)
Thomas Hatch (Cubs' No. 11), Myrtle Beach at Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Foster Griffin (Royals' No. 22), Wilmington vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Jordan Romano (Blue Jays' No. 23), Dunedin at Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Zac Gallen (Cardinals' No. 24), Palm Beach at St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Pablo Lopez (Mariners' No. 28), Modesto at Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 28), Down East at Salem (Class A Advanced)
Zach Thompson (White Sox No. 30), Winston-Salem at Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Sixto Sanchez (Phillies' No. 7) vs. Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 9), Lakewood at Kannapolis (Class A)
Justin Maese (Blue Jays' No. 10), Lansing at Great Lakes, Game 1(Class A)
Jordan Hicks (Cardinals' No. 18), Peoria at Burlington (Class A)
Garrett Davila (Royals' No. 18), Lexington at Charleston (Class A)
Tyler Watson (Nationals' No 19), Hagerstown vs. Asheville (Class A)
Logan Allen (Padres' No. 19), Fort Wayne at Bowling Green (Class A)
Aaron Civale (Indians' No. 21), Lake County at Dayton (Class A)
Bryse Wilson (Braves' No. 24), Rome at West Virginia, Game 1 (Class A)
Darwinzon Hernandez (Red Sox's No. 26) vs. Zach Muckenhirn (Orioles' No. 28), Greenville vs. Delmarva (Class A)
Trey Supak (Brewers' No. 29), Wisconsin at Quad Cities (Class A)

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