Pipeline Preview: Giolito set to follow up no-hitter

Pipeline Preview: Giolito set to follow up no-hitter

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

Hitter to watch: Danny Jansen (Blue Jays' No. 22), New Hampshire at Harrisburg (6:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Jansen has done nothing but hit this season, which, so far, has also been his healthiest since the Blue Jays made him their 16th-round pick in 2013. Promoted to Double-A New Hampshire in mid-May, the 22-year-old catcher has hit .364/.432/.515 during his first nine games in the Eastern League after slashing .369/.422/.541 with five homers in 31 games for Class A Advanced Dunedin. Overall, Jansen has recorded 57 hits in 40 games, with 17 strikeouts and 11 walks, between the two levels.

Pitcher to watch: Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 4), Charlotte at Syracuse (5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Giolito, MLB Pipeline's No. 31 overall prospect, made headlines by throwing a seven-inning no-hitter against his former organization when Triple-A Charlotte and Syracuse matched up last week. Suffice it to say it was a much-needed strong performance from the 22-year-old right-hander after he went 1-5 with a 6.41 ERA and eight home runs allowed in 39 1/3 innings (eight starts) to open the season. Meanwhile, Giolito will take the mound on an extra day's rest following Charlotte's rainout on Tuesday.

Top Prospects: Giolito, CWS

Duel of the day: Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 4) vs. Alex Young (D-backs' No. 11), Mississippi at Jackson (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Soroka, No. 69 on the Top 100, struck out the final five hitters he faced to finish with a career-high 10 strikeouts on a season-high 100 pitches (66 strikes) in his last start for Double-A Mississippi. The 19-year-old righty tossed 5 2/3 dominant innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks, en route to his fifth win. After spending his entire 2016 season with Class A Rome, Soroka has pitched to a 2.96 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP and a 51-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 48 2/3 innings (nine starts) in the Eastern League.

Top Prospects: Soroka, ATL

Young, 23, was sharp to begin the season, posting a 1.82 ERA in his first five starts for Double-A Jackson. The left-hander has struggled of late, however, as he's pitched to a 6.65 ERA over his last 21 2/3 innings (four starts) while allowing a .782 opponents' OPS in that span. Overall, he's 3-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 46 2/3 innings (eight starts).

Top Prospects: Young, ARI

Wednesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 12 Michael Kopech (White Sox No. 2), Birmingham vs. Chattanooga (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 40 Reynaldo Lopez (White Sox No. 5), Charlotte at Syracuse Game 2 (on MiLB.TV)
No. 99 Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Columbus (10:35 a.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 7), Syracuse vs. Charlotte (Triple-A)
Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles' No. 11), Norfolk vs. Pawtucket (Triple-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 3), Frisco vs. NW Arkansas (Double-A)
Grayson Long (Angels' No. 6), Mobile at Biloxi (Double-A)
Dakota Hudson (Cardinals' No. 9), Springfield vs. Corpus Christi (Double-A)
Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 15), Hartford vs. Richmond (Double-A)
Artie Lewicki (Tigers' No. 21) vs. John Means (Orioles' No. 24), Erie at Bowie (Double-A)
Joe Gunkel (Marlins' No. 27), Jacksonville at Pensacola (Double-A)
Trey Ball (Red Sox's No. 29), Portland at Reading (Double-A)
Cody Sedlock (Orioles' No. 2), Frederick at Salem (Class A Advanced)
Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 3), Lakeland at Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Oscar De La Cruz (Cubs' No. 5), Myrtle Beach vs. Down East (Class A Advanced)
Mitchell White (Dodgers' No. 10), Rancho Cucamonga at Visalia (Class A Advanced)
Albert Abreu (Yankees' No. 10), Tampa vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Touki Toussaint (Braves' No. 11), Florida at Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 11), Winston-Salem vs. Wilmington (Class A Advanced)
Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 19), Carolina at Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Merandy Gonzalez (Mets' No. 14) vs. Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 24), Columbia vs. Augusta (Class A)
Adonis Medina (Phillies' No. 15), Lakewood at Greensboro (Class A)
Garrett Davila (Royals' No. 17), Lexington at Asheville (Class A)
Mason Thompson (Padres' No. 21), Fort Wayne vs. Bowling Green (Class A)
Nick Wells (Mariners' No. 26), Clinton at Beloit (Class A)
Bryan Mata (Red Sox's No. 27), Greenville vs. Rome (Class A)
Micah Miniard (Indians' No. 29), Lake County vs. Lansing (Class A)

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