Pipeline Preview: Povse looking to extend scoreless streak

Pipeline Preview: Povse looking to extend scoreless streak

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

Hitter to watch: Mike Gerber (Tigers' No. 7), Erie at Altoona (6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Gerber went 4-for-5 on Monday to extend his hitting streak to seven games for Double-A Erie. One of those hits was his second home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning, and he also picked up his third stolen base in the contest. With the four-hit performance, Gerber improved his average to .302 from .237.

Top Prospects: Gerber, DET

Pitcher to watch: Max Povse (Mariners' No. 5), Arkansas at San Antonio (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Povse has yet to be scored on in his two starts for Double-A Arkansas. The 23-year-old right-hander has won each outing, allowing just five hits across 12 2/3 innings while walking four and striking out 11. In 2016, Povse pitched to a 3.36 ERA with a 139-to-29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 158 innings (26 starts) between the Braves' Class A Advanced and Double-A levels.

Top Prospects: Povse, SEA

Duel of the day: Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 2) vs. Justus Sheffield (Yankees' No. 7), New Hampshire at Trenton (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Reid-Foley, ranked No. 61 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, has made two starts for Double-A New Hampshire, neither of which has seen the 21-year-old right-hander pitch beyond the second inning. In his most recent outing, Reid-Foley allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings against Reading.

Top Prospects: Reid-Foley, TOR

Sheffield, meanwhile, was sharp in his season debut for Trenton, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless frames against Arkansas to record the win. The No. 75 overall prospect allowed two hits and two walks while notching six strikeouts. The 20-year-old lefty reached Double-A for the first time late last season and fanned nine batters without yielding an earned run over four innings.

Top Prospects: Sheffield, NYY

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 50 Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 3) vs. Osmer Morales (Angels' No. 21), Mississippi vs. Mobile (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 68 Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5), Charlotte vs. Pawtucket (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 76 Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 5), Gwinnett vs. Rochester (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Anthony Banda (D-backs' No. 1), Reno at Albuquerque (Triple-A)
A.J. Cole (Nationals' No. 9), Syracuse vs. Toledo (Triple-A)
Chih-Wei Hu (Rays' No. 8), Durham at Indianapolis (Triple-A)
Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles' No. 12), Norfolk at Buffalo (Triple-A)
Dan Slania (Giants' No. 21), Sacramento vs. Salt Lake (Triple-A)
Ryan Merritt (Indians' No. 23), Columbus at Lehigh Valley (Triple-A)
Chris Ellis (Cardinals No' 28), Memphis at Colorado Springs (Triple-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 6), Springfield vs. Midland(Double-A)
Luis Castillo (Reds' No. 7), Pensacola vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Jordan Johnson (Giants' No. 9), Richmond at Bowie (Double-A)
Connor Sadzeck (Rangers' No. 11), Frisco at Tulsa (Double-A)
Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 11), Birmingham at Tennessee (Double-A)
Jorge Lopez (Brewers' No. 13), Biloxi at Chattanooga (Double-A)
Rob Kaminsky (Indians' No. 14), Akron at Reading (Double-A)
Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 16), Erie at Altoona (Double-A)
Teddy Stankiewicz (Red Sox's No. 24), Portland at Binghamton (Double-A)
Hunter Wood (Rays' No. 27), Montgomery at Jackson (Double-A)
Cody Sedlock (Orioles' No. 2), Frederick at Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 5), Wilmington at Salem (Class A Advanced)
Joe Palumbo (Rangers' No. 6), Down East at Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Mitchell White (Dodgers' No. 10), Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers' No. 15), Lakeland vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced
Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 18), Carolina vs. Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Connor Jones (Cardinals' No. 22), Palm Beach vs. Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Jordan Romano (Blue Jays' No. 23), Dunedin vs. St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Drew Harrington (Braves' No. 25), Florida at Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)
Pablo Lopez (Mariners' No. 27), Modesto vs. Stockton (Class A Advanced)
Justin Maese (Blue Jays' No. 10), Lansing at Dayton (Class A)
Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 10), Kannapolis at Asheville (Class A)
Michael Shawaryn (Red Sox's No. 12), Greenville at Lexington (Class A)
Matthias Dietz (Orioles' No. 13), Delmarva vs. Greensboro (Class A)
Aaron Civale (Indians' No. 21), Lake County vs. Bowling Green (Class A)
JoJo Romero (Phillies' No. 26), Lakewood vs. Hagerstown (Class A)

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