Pipeline preview: Romero ready to extend hot streak

Pipeline preview: Romero ready to extend hot streak

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

Hitter to watch: Austin Hays (Orioles' No. 2), Bowie vs. New Hampshire (12:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Hays boosted his average to .338 with a 3-for-5 performance in Bowie's win over New Hampshire on Tuesday. The 22-year-old has done nothing but hit since he was drafted in the third round of the 2016 Draft. Hays hit .336 in his debut last season and then batted .328 with Class A Advanced Frederick before he was promoted earlier this year.

Top Prospects: Hays, BAL

Pitcher to watch: Fernando Romero (Twins' No. 4), Chattanooga vs. Montgomery (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Romero, the No. 82 overall prospect, has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his past 12 starts. The 22-year-old posted a 1.67 ERA in six starts in July and set a season high with nine strikeouts in his last outing. In that start, Romero walked one and gave up one run on four hits in five innings.

Top Prospects: Romero, MIN

Duel of the Day: Luiz Gohara (Braves' No. 8) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles' No. 25), Gwinnett vs. Norfolk (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Gohara, the No. 96 overall prospect, struggled in his Triple-A debut and will be looking for better results this time around. After posting a 2.60 ERA through 12 games (11 starts) with Double-A Mississippi, Gohara gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings in his debut with Gwinnett.

Top Prospects: Gohara, ATL

Ynoa, like Gohara, is also looking to bounce back from a rough outing. The 24-year-old gave up five runs in 6 2/3 innings in his last start, which bumped his ERA to 6.56. Prior to that outing, Ynoa had put together a couple of good starts as he gave up one run over 10 1/3 innings. Ynoa, who is 4-8 on the season, has also put together a winning streak, notching wins in three straight starts.

Top Prospects: Ynoa, BAL

Wednesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 43 overall Cal Quantrill (Padres' No. 2), San Antonio vs. Corpus Christi (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 48 overall Jay Groome (Red Sox's No. 2), Greenville vs. Asheville (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Clay Holmes (Pirates' No. 19), Indianapolis vs. Columbus (Triple-A)
Jalen Beeks (Red Sox's No. 18), Pawtucket vs. Syracuse (Triple-A)
Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 12), New Hampshire vs. Bowie (Double-A)
Corey Oswalt (Mets' No. 28), Binghamton vs. Trenton (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 12), Erie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
Sam Coonrod (Giants' No. 21), Richmond vs. Portland (Double-A)
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 21), Harrisburg vs. Reading (Double-A)
Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 11), Biloxi vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Grayson Long (Angels' No. 9), Mobile vs. Mississippi (Double-A)
Josh Staumont (Royals' No. 10), Northwest Arkansas vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Mitchell White (Dodgers' No. 6), Tulsa vs. Springfield (Double-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 10), Springfield vs. Tulsa (Double-A)
Michael Rucker (Cubs' No. 29), Myrtle Beach vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Roniel Raudes (Red Sox's No. 13), Salem vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Garrett Williams (Giants' No. 20), San Jose vs. Visalia (Class A Advanced)
Marcos Diplan (Brewers' No. 15), Carolina vs. Down East (Class A Advanced)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 5), Lancaster vs. Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Matthias Dietz (Orioles' No. 24), Delmarva vs. Kannapolis (Class A)
Nolan Watson (Royals' No. 27), Lexington vs. West Virginia (Class A)
Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 23), Augusta vs. Rome (Class A)
Bryse Wilson (Braves' No. 22), Rome vs. Augusta (Class A)
Freicer Perez (Yankees' No. 12), Charleston vs. Columbia (Class A)
Gregory Soto (Tigers' No. 11), West Michigan vs. Fort Wayne (Class A)
Reggie Lawson (Padres' No. 27), Fort Wayne vs. West Michigan (Class A)
Jake Thompson (Red Sox's No. 21), Lowell vs. Hudson Valley (Class A Short Season)

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