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

Hitter to watch: Franchy Cordero (Padres' No. 12), El Paso vs. Iowa (9:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Hitter to watch: Franchy Cordero (Padres' No. 12), El Paso vs. Iowa (9:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Playing in his second game for Triple-A El Paso since being optioned by the Padres, Cordero connected on a pair of home runs in a 4-for-6 performance to help power the Chihuahuas past Omaha, 14-6, on Monday. He finished with four RBIs and three runs scored. Despite his scuffles over several stints with the Padres this season, the 22-year-old outfielder continues to put up strong numbers in Triple-A, with a .321 average and 12 home runs in 58 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Franchy Cordero, OF, Padres

Pitcher to watch: Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 10), Trenton vs. Hartford (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Acevedo, 23, enters Tuesday with a perfect 4-0 record in his nine starts for Double-A Trenton. He's pitched to a 2.32 ERA, with 54 strikeouts and nine walks, over 54 1/3 innings in that span, all while holding opposing hitters to a .236 average. The 6-foot-7 right-hander owns a 3.42 ERA with a 114-to-26 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 108 innings this season over 18 starts stretching across three levels.

Video: Top Prospects: Domingo Acevedo, RHP, Yankees

Duel of the day: Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 7) vs. Julian Merryweather (Indians' No. 13), Charlotte vs. Columbus (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Giolito, No. 61 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, looked as though he may be back on track when he fired seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts on July 8. Since then, however, the 23-year-old righty has allowed eight earned runs in 6 2/3 frames over his last two starts for Triple-A Charlotte. Giolito completed just 1 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on five hits and three walks, in his most recent turn, his shortest outing this season.

Video: Top Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP, White Sox

Merryweather has also had issues working deep into games lately, with the right-hander logging a combined 11 1/3 innings over his last three starts for Columbus. But the 25-year-old righty has still been plenty effective in that span, permitting two earned runs on nine hits while striking out 14. Overall, Merryweather owns a 3.63 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP and 92-to-18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 91 2/3 innings (17 starts) this season between the Double- and Triple-A levels.

Merryweather throws eight solid innings

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 22 Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 2), Bradenton at St. Lucie (6:30 p.m. ET)
No. 38 Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 5), Mississippi vs. Jacksonville (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 65 Luke Weaver (Cardinals' No. 4), Memphis vs. Salt Lake (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 76 Stephen Gonsalves (Twins' No. 3) vs. Jordan Stephens (White Sox No. 19), Chattanooga vs. Birmingham (7:15 p.m. ET)
No. 83 Luis Ortiz (Brewers' No. 3) vs. Keury Mella (Reds' No. 23), Biloxi at Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Erick Fedde (Nationals' No. 3), Syracuse vs. Louisville (Triple-A)
Taylor Clarke (D-backs' No. 3) vs. Jaime Barria (Angels' No. 8), Jackson vs. Mobile (Double-A)
Shane Bieber (Indians' No. 12), Akron vs. Binghamton Game 2 (Double-A)
Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 17), Springfield vs. Tulsa (Double-A)
Genesis Cabrera (Rays' No. 17) vs. Duane Underwood Jr. (Cubs' No. 19), Montgomery at Tennessee (Double-A)
Heath Fillmyer (A's No. 19) vs. Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 28), Midland vs. Frisco (Double-A)
Jesus Liranzo (Orioles' No. 22), Bowie at Erie (Double-A)
Brett Martin (Rangers' No. 9), Down East vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 9) vs. Jorge Alcala (Astros' No. 26), Winston-Salem at Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Dillon Tate (Yankees' No. 18), Tampa vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 24), Carolina at Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced)
Matt Hall (Tigers' No. 24), Lakeland vs. Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)
Ofelky Peralta (Orioles' No. 26), Frederick at Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 16), Delmarva at Rome (Class A)
Bryan Mata (Red Sox's No. 16), Greenville at Hickory (Class A)
Tyler Watson (Nationals' No. 17) vs. Garrett Williams (Giants' No. 19), Hagerstown at Augusta (Class A)
Breiling Eusebio (Rockies' No 26), Asheville at Greensboro (Class A)
Jorge Guzman (Yankees' No. 14), Staten Island vs. Lowell (Class A Short Season)
Alex Speas (Rangers' No. 16) vs. Oliver Jaskie (Mariners' No. 21), Spokane vs. Everett (Class A Short Season)
Brandon Waddell (Pirates' No. 23), West Virginia vs. Batavia (Class A Short Season)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.