Pipeline preview: Duplantier aims to extend scoreless streak

Pipeline preview: Duplantier aims to extend scoreless streak

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

Hitter to watch: Paul DeJong (Cardinals' No. 11), Memphis at Omaha (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

DeJong hit his fifth home run on Monday afternoon, the same day he was named to MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week. The 23-year-old shortstop, after hitting a pair of homers on Sunday, now has homered four times in his past six games for Triple-A Memphis. For the season, DeJong is batting .301/.326/.556 through 24 games.

Top Prospects: DeJong, STL

Pitcher to watch: Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 8), Kane County at South Bend (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Duplantier was bumped to Tuesday after his scheduled start for Class A Kane County on Saturday was rained out. The 22-year-old enters the day having thrown 20 1/3 scoreless innings across three starts (four appearances) to begin the season. He's held opposing hitters to just eight hits and a .121 average in that span, while compiling 28 strikeouts against just four walks. He'll square off against South Bend, which will send left-hander Jose Paulino (Cubs' No. 14) to the hill.

Top Prospects: Duplantier, ARI

Duel of the day: Brandon Woodruff (Brewers' No. 8) vs. Trevor Oaks (Dodgers' No. 17), Colorado Springs at Oklahoma City (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Woodruff did nothing but win during the season's first month, going 4-0 with a 1.61 in his four starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 24-year-old right-hander has held opposing hitters to a .200 average, with 17 strikeouts and six walks in 22 1/3 innings.

Top Prospects: Woodruff, MIL

Oaks, also 24, has yet to record a win in 2017 despite posting a 1.89 ERA with 21 strikeouts and five walks in four starts totaling 19 innings for Oklahoma City. The right-hander has gone 5-2 with a 2.74 ERA.

Top Prospects: Woodruff, MIL

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 43 Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 2), Rancho Cucamonga at Lake Elsinore (9 p.m. ET)
No. 51 Triston McKenzie (Indians' No. 3) vs. Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 10), Lynchburg vs. Winston-Salem (6:30 p.m. ET)
No. 64 Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5), Charlotte vs. Norfolk (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 79 Ian Anderson (Braves' No. 6), Rome at Hagerstown (7:05 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 8), Syracuse vs. Pawtucket (Triple-A)
Mark Appel (Phillies' No. 20), Lehigh Valley vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
Ryan Yarbrough (Rays' No. 24), Durham at Gwinnett (Triple-A)
Tyler Eppler (Pirates' No. 27), Indianapolis vs. Toldedo (Triple-A)
Jon Harris (Blue Jays' No. 8), New Hampshire at Reading (Double-A)
Jordan Johnson (Giants' No. 9), Richmond at Altoona (Double-A)
Tanner Scott (Orioles' No. 11) vs. Artie Lewicki (Tigers' No. 22), Bowie vs. Erie (Double-A)
Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 14), Springfield vs. NW Arkansas (Double-A)
Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 3), Modesto at San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 3) vs. Genesis Cabrera (Rays' No. 29), Lakeland vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Luiz Gohara (Braves' No. 10) vs. Junior Fernandez (Cardinals' No. 10), Florida at Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Marcos Diplan (Brewers' No. 11), Carolina vs. Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 13) vs. Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 16), Tampa at Dunedin (Class A Advanced)
Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 28), Down East vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Kyle Funkerhouser (Tigers' No. 6) vs. Brandon Miller (Mariners' No. 19), West Michigan vs. Clinton (Class A)
Juan Hillman (Indians' No. 12), Lake County at Cedar Rapids (Class A)
Jose Paulino (Cubs' No. 14), South Bend vs. Kane County (Class A)
Nolan Watson (Royals' No. 15), Lexington at Greensboro (Class A)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 16), Delmarva at Columbia (Class A)
Jordan Hicks (Cardinals' No. 18), Peoria at Lansing (Class A)
Bernardo Flores (White Sox No. 18), Kannapolis vs. Augusta (Class A)

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