Pipeline preview: Anderson looks to keep rolling for Rome
By William Boor
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays' No. 2), Dunedin vs. Florida (6:30 p.m. ET)
Bichette, the No. 30 overall prospect, boosted his average to .400 through 19 games with Class A Advanced Dunedin as he went 4-for-4 on Monday. The 19-year-old has done nothing but hit in his professional career as he batted .427 in his debut last season and was hitting .384 through 70 games before his promotion.
Anderson, the No. 57 overall prospect, has given up one earned run or less in each of his past six starts. The 19-year-old has lowered his ERA from 4.65 to 3.47 during that stretch and enters the game with a six-inning scoreless streak as he's held opponents scoreless over each of his past two starts, while striking out 10 and giving up just two hits.
Brault, 25, is putting together an impressive season as he owns a 2.06 ERA through 18 outings (17 starts) in the Minors and has given up two earned runs or less in 16 of those. The lefty has also appeared in two games with the big league club, giving up two earned runs in four innings. Brault has pitched six or more innings in seven straight starts and is coming off an outing in which he gave up two runs in six innings.
Merritt has also thrown well this season, posting a 3.33 ERA through 16 appearances (15 starts) with the Clippers, including a 1.62 ERA through three starts in July. Merritt has given up one earned run or fewer in three of his past four starts, but only worked 3 2/3 innings in his most recent start.
Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 59 overall Reynaldo Lopez (White Sox No. 6), Charlotte vs. Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 61 overall Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 3), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Buffalo (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 70 overall Matt Manning (Tigers' No. 1), Connecticut vs. Lowell (7:05 p.m. ET)
No. 98 overall Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 4), Altoona vs. Erie (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
More top prospect probables Jake Junis (Royals' No. 9), Omaha vs. Fresno (Triple-A) Yency Almonte (Rockies' No. 10), Albuquerque vs. Iowa (Triple-A)
Jalen Beeks (Red Sox's No. 18), Pawtucket vs. Syracuse (Triple-A) Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 28), Toledo vs. Louisville (Triple-A) Anthony Banda (D-backs' No. 4), Reno vs. Memphis (Triple-A)
Ryan Castellani (Rockies' No. 6), Hartford vs. Akron (Double-A)
Trevor Clifton (Cubs' No. 9), Tennessee vs. Jackson (Double-A)
Alex Young (D-backs' No. 18), Jackson vs. Tennessee (Double-A)
Dillon Peters (Marlins' No. 4), Jacksonville vs. Biloxi (Double-A) Max Fried (Braves' No. 10), Mississippi vs. Mobile (Double-A)
Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 2), Arkansas vs. Northwest Arkansas (Double-A)
Foster Griffin (Royals' No. 6), Northwest Arkansas vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Framber Valdez (Astros' No. 18), Corpus Christi vs. San Antonio (Double-A)
Eric Lauer (Padres' No. 8), San Antonio vs. Corpus Christi (Double-A) Casey Meisner (Athletics' No. 28), Midland vs. Frisco (Double-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 8), Frisco vs. Midland (Double-A)
Jordan Guerrero (White Sox No. 23), Birmingham vs. Pensacola (Double-A)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers' No. 27), Lakeland vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Jake Woodford (Cardinals' No. 17), Palm Beach vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Cody Ponce (Brewers' No. 21), Carolina vs. Down East (Class A Advanced)
Justin Steele (Cubs' No. 10), Myrtle Beach vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 2), Visalia vs. San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Caleb Ferguson (Dodgers' No. 24), Rancho Cucamonga vs. Modesto (Class A Advanced) Brandon Miller (Marlins' No. 20), Greensboro vs. Lakewood (Class A)
Darwinzon Hernandez (Red Sox's No. 17), Greenville vs. Asheville (Class A)
Jose Paulino (Cubs' No. 30), South Bend vs. Bowling Green (Class A) Josh Pennington (Brewers' No. 22), Wisconsin vs. Peoria (Class A)
Kyle Muller (Braves' No. 13), Danville vs. Bristol (Rookie-level)
William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.