Mejia, Fulmer among prospects to watch

Mejia, Fulmer among prospects to watch

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

Hitter to watch: Francisco Mejia (Indians' No. 2), Akron vs. Trenton (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Mejia has, unsurprisingly, hit safely in his first five games with Akron to begin his Double-A career. The 21-year-old switch-hitter, ranked 37th on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, has gone 8-for-18 in those contests, with five doubles and five RBIs. He's also thrown out three attempted basestealers in as many chances.

Top Prospects: Mejia, CLE

Pitcher to watch: Kyle Funkhouser (Tigers' No. 6), West Michigan at Dayton (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Funkhouser, 23, was exceptional in his full-season debut for Class A West Michigan, as he allowed just one hit in five innings while striking out nine. A fourth-round Draft pick out of Louisville in 2016, Funkhouser pitched to a 2.65 ERA in 37 1/3 innings (13 starts) during his professional debut last summer in the New York-Penn League.

Top Prospects: Funkhouser, DET

Duel of the day: Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5) vs. Chih-Wei Hu (Rays' No. 8), Charlotte at Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Fulmer, No. 68 on the Top 100, recorded the win in his season debut for Triple-A Charlotte, tossing six innings of two-run ball against Norfolk on April 7. The right-hander scattered six hits, walked one and struck out five in the outing.

Top Prospects: Fulmer, CWS

Hu was similarly impressive in his season debut for Durham, surrendering one earned run on five hits in five innings against Gwinnett. In 25 starts for Double-A Montgomery last season, the 23-year-old right-hander posted a 2.75 ERA and a 114-38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 147 1/3 innings.

Top Prospects: Hu, TB

Wednesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 28 Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 2), Montgomery at Birmingham (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 61 Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 2), New Hampshire vs. Reading (10:35 a.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 75 Justus Sheffield (Yankees' No. 7) vs. Rob Kaminsky (Indians' No. 14), Trenton at Akron (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 76 Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 5) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (Marlins' No. 12), Gwinnett at Norfolk (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Anthony Banda (D-backs' 1), Reno vs. Albuquerque (Triple-A)
Alec Mills (Cubs' No. 21), Iowa vs. New Orleans (Triple-A)
Ryan Merritt (Indians' No. 23), Columbus at Indianapolis (Triple-A)
Manny Banuelos (Angels' No. 29), Salt Lake vs. Sacramento (Triple-A)
Taylor Clarke (D-backs' No. 5), Jackson at Mobile (Double-A)
Dillon Peters (Marlins' No. 5) vs. Kohl Stewart (Twins' No. 6), Jacksonville vs. Chattanooga (Double-A)
Max Fried (Braves' No. 8), Mississippi at Tennessee (Double-A)
Tyler Mahle (Reds' No. 9), Pensacola at Biloxi (Double-A)
Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 16), Erie vs. Bowie (Double-A)
Dan Slania (Giants' No. 21), Richmond vs. Altoona (Double-A)
Teddy Stankiewicz (Red Sox's No. 25), Portland vs. Binghamton (Double-A)
Grayson Long (Angels' No. 6) vs. Mitchell White (Dodgers' No. 10), Inland Empire vs. Rancho Cucamonga. (Class A Advanced)
Keegan Akin (Orioles' No. 6), Frederick vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Joe Palumbo (Rangers' No. 6) vs. Zach Thompson (White Sox No. 30), Down East vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Junior Fernandez (Cardinals' No. 10), Palm Beach at Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Thomas Hatch (Cubs' No. 11), Myrtle Beach at Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Corbin Burnes (Brewers' No. 20) vs. Foster Griffin (Royals' No. 22), Carolina at Wilmington (Class A Advanced)
Jordan Romano (Blue Jays' No. 23), Dunedin at Florida (Triple-A)
Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 8), Kane County vs. Cedar Rapids (Class A)
Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 9) vs. Bryse Wilson (Braves' No. 24), Kannapolis vs. Rome (Class A)
Justin Maese (Blue Jays' No. 10), Lansing at Bowling Green, Game 2 (Class A)
Albert Abreu (Yankees' No. 11), Charleston vs. Augusta (Class A)
Dakota Chalmers (A's No. 14), Beloit at Clinton (Class A)
Jordan Hicks (Cardinals' No. 18), Peoria vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
Jonathan Hernandez (Rangers' No. 18), Hickory at Columbia (Class A)
Tyler Watson (Nationals' No. 19) vs. JoJo Romero (Phillies' No. 26), Hagerstown vs. Lakewood (Class A)
Aaron Civale (Indians' No. 21), Lake County vs. Great Lakes (Class A)
Zack Muckenhirn (Orioles' No. 28), Delmarva at Greensboro (Class A)
Darwinzon Hernandez (Red Sox's No. 26), Greenville vs. Lexington (Class A)

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