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.
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.
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.
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).
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)