Pipeline Preview: Honeywell seeking another gem for Durham

Pipeline Preview: Honeywell seeking another gem for Durham

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

Hitter to watch: Miguel Andujar (Yankees' No. 6), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Lehigh Valley (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Andujar, MLB Pipeline's No. 98 overall prospect, went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI on Friday to help lead Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre past Lehigh Valley, 4-2, in Game 2 of the International League semifinals. The 22-year-old third baseman is 4-for-11 with three extra-base hits so far in the best-of-five series, which is currently tied at one game apiece.

Top Prospects: Andujar, NYY

Pitcher to watch: Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 1), Durham at Indianapolis (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Honeywell returned from a brief suspension to toss 5 1/3 scoreless innings and record the win in his final regular-season tune-up for Triple-A Durham. The performance capped a 10-start stretch in which the No. 12 overall prospect posted a 1.79 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 10 walks in 50 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander could secure for Durham a trip to the International League finals with another strong outing, as the Bulls enter the weekend with a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series.

Top Prospects: Honeywell, TB

Duel of the day: Eric Lauer (Padres' No. 8) vs. Heath Fillmyer (A's No. 19), San Antonio at Midland (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Lauer carried a perfect game into the sixth inning in his last start for Double-A San Antonio en route to completing seven one-run frames. He struck out nine, one shy of his career-best, and generated another nine outs on the ground. The 22-year-old lefty finished his first full season with a 3.30 ERA and 132 strikeouts and 36 walks in 122 2/3 innings. The Missions currently lead Midland, 2-1, in the best-of-five semifinals.

Top Prospects: Lauer, SD

Fillmyer, 23, allowed three or fewer earned runs for Midland in nine straight starts down the stretch to finish the season with a 3.49 ERA in 149 2/3 innings across 29 starts. The 6-foot-1 righty is plenty familiar with San Antonio's lineup after going 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA in seven starts against them during the regular season.

Saturday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 48 Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 3), Tulsa vs. NW Arkansas (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 74 Adrian Morejon (Padres' No. 5), Fort Wane vs. Dayton (7:05 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables
Zac Gallen (Cardinals' No. 14), Memphis at Colorado Springs (Triple-A)
Dustin May (Dodgers' No. 15), Rancho Cucamonga vs. Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Taylor Watson (Twins' No. 18), Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities (Class A)
Hildemaro Raquena (Red Sox's No. 29), Greenville vs. Charlesston (Class A)
Jorge Guzman (Yankees' No. 10), Staten Island at Hudson Valley (Class A Short Season)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.