Pipeline Preview: Pearson looks to stay hot in Game 3
By William Boor
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Greg Deichmann (Athletics' No. 16), Vermont vs. Mahoning Valley (7:05 p.m. ET)
Deichmann hit a homer as part of a 1-for-2 effort in Game 1 and will look for another strong offensive showing as Vermont goes for the sweep in the best-of-three New York-Penn League semifinals. The 22-year-old, whom the Athletics selected in the second round of the 2017 Draft, hit .274 with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 46 games during his pro debut.
Pitcher to watch: Nate Pearson (Blue Jays' No. 8), Vancouver vs. Eugene (10:05 p.m. ET)
Pearson looks to continue his stellar professional debut in Game 3 of the Northwest League Finals. The 21-year-old right-hander has been nearly untouchable since the Blue Jays selected him 28th overall. Pearson posted a 0.90 ERA across eight starts in the regular season and then threw four scoreless frames, giving up one hit and striking out 10, in the Northwest League semifinals.
Monday's top prospect probables Jesus Luzardo (A's No. 6), Vermont vs. Mahoning Valley (Class A Short Season)
Correy Abbot (Cubs' No. 23), Eugene vs. Vancouver (Class A Short Season)
Lachlan Wells (Twins' No. 30), Cedar Rapids vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
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.