Pipeline Preview: Mejia looks to extend home run high

Pipeline Preview: Mejia looks to extend home run high

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

Hitter to watch: Francisco Mejia (Indians' No. 1), Akron vs. New Hampshire (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Mejia, MLBPipeline.com's No. 16 overall prospect, connected on his 12th home run on Monday in a 2-for-5 performance for Double-A Akron. The homer, a fifth-inning solo shot, marked a new career high for the 21-year-old catcher, who hit 11 homers in 102 games across two levels in 2016. Beyond the power, the switch-hitting Mejia has produced a .316/.368/.529 batting line over 74 games in the Eastern League.

Top Prospects: Mejia, CLE

Pitcher to watch: Jorge Guzman (Yankees' No. 11), Staten Island vs. Williamsport (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Guzman took the loss in his last start for Class A Short Season Staten Island, allowing three earned runs in four innings. The 21-year-old right-hander still struck out seven in the outing to push his season total to 56, good for a share of the New York-Penn League lead. Acquired last fall from Houston as part of the Brian McCann trade, Guzman enters Tuesday start, his ninth this season, with a 2.53 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and a .212 opponents' average.

Duel of the day: Bryse Wilson (Braves' No. 22) vs. Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 23), Rome at Augusta (7:05 p.m. ET)

Wilson, 19, has been solid during is full-season debut in the South Atlantic League, posting a 2.65 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 105 1/3 innings (20 starts) with Class A Rome. The right-hander has recorded 103 strikeouts against 25 walks while limiting opposing hitters to a .218 average. In his last start, the 2016 fourth-rounder worked six scoreless innings, scattering four hits and striking out six.

Adon, meanwhile, also has thrown the ball well lately, registering a 2.41 ERA in 33 2/3 innings over his past six turns for Augusta. He won two of those contests, giving the 23-year-old righty a 3-9 record in 17 starts this season. Overall, Adon has pitched to a 3.71 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 29 walks in 85 innings.

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 14 Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 1) vs. No. 87 Tyler Mahle (Reds' No. 4), Durham vs. Louisville (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 24 Triston McKenzie (Indians' No. 2), Lynchburg at Carolina (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 25 Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 3), Mississippi vs. Biloxi Game 2 (TBD on MiLB.TV)
No. 43 Cal Quantrill (Padres' No. 2), San Antonio vs. Springfield (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 94 Luiz Gohara (Braves' No. 8), Gwinnett vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Jalen Beeks (Red Sox's No. 18), Pawtucket vs. Charlotte (Triple-A)
Clay Holmes (Pirates' No. 19), Indianapolis vs. Buffalo (Triple-A)
Osmer Morales (Angels' No. 27), Salt Lake vs. Oklahoma City (Triple-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 9), Frisco at Arkansas (Double-A)
Josh Staumont (Royals' No. 10), NW Arkansas vs. Midland (Double-A)
Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 11), Biloxi at Mississippi (Double-A)
Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 12), New Hampshire at Akron (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 12), Erie at Binghamton (Double-A)
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 21), Harrisburg at Bowie (Double-A)
Justin Dunn (Mets' No. 4) vs. Ricardo Sanchez (Braves' No. 26), St. Lucie vs. Florida (Class A Advanced)
Mike Shawaryn (Red Sox's No. 8), Salem vs. Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Logan Shore (A's No. 9), Stockton vs. San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Cody Sedlock (Orioles' No. 12), Frederick vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Merandy Gonzalez (Marlins' No. 6), Jupiter at Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Gregory Soto (Tigers' No. 11), Lakeland vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Taylor Widener (Yankees' No. 17), Tampa vs. Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Kyle Cody (Rangers' No. 18), Down East vs. Wilmington (Class A Advanced)
Freicer Perez (Yankees' No. 12), Charleston at Columbia (Class A)
Justin Maese (Blue Jays' No. 15), Lansing at Dayton (Class A)
Matthias Dietz (Orioles' No. 24), Delmarva vs. Hagerstown (Class A)
Bryan Hudson (Cubs' No. 28), South Bend at Bowling Green (Class A)
Mack Lemieux (D-backs' No. 28), Kane County at Burlington (Class A)
Seth Romero (Nationals' No. 5), Auburn vs. Connecticut (Class A Short Season)

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