Pipeline Preview: Fisher looks to extend hitting streak

May 13th, 2017

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Derek Fisher (Astros' No. 4), Fresno at Oklahoma City (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Fisher extended his hitting streak to 15 games on Friday with his eighth homer of the season for Triple-A Fresno. The No. 75 overall prospect is hitting .394 (26-for-66) with five home runs and 14 RBIs during his streak, which has boosted his season average from .254 to .326.

Pitcher to watch: Brandon Woodruff (Brewers' No. 8), Colorado Springs vs. Sacramento (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Woodruff, 24, will attempt to become the second pitcher in the Minor Leagues to six wins this season, as he enters the day with a 5-0 record through six starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs. The right-hander has pitched to a 1.83 ERA in that span, with a 0.96 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 34 1/3 innings in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.

Duel of the day: (Cardinals' No. 3) vs. Dinelson Lamet (Padres' No. 10), Memphis vs. El Paso (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Weaver, ranked 60th on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, has yet to allow an earned run in two starts for Triple-A Memphis since his return from the disabled list. The 23-year-old righty won both outings, surrendering just seven hits and zero walks while punching out nine in 13 innings.

Lamet, meanwhile, rebounded nicely in his most recent start for El Paso, allowing just one run with six strikeouts in four innings after he was tagged for a season-worst six runs in his previous turn. For the season, the 24-year-old righty owns a 2.48 ERA in six starts, during which he's racked up 38 strikeouts while holding opposing hitters to a .194 clip.

Saturday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 8 (White Sox No. 2), Charlotte at Louisville (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 78 Ian Anderson (Braves' No. 3) vs. Bernardo Flores (White Sox No. 18), Rome vs. Kannapolis (6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 100 Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7), Trenton vs. Harrisburg (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
More top prospect probables
(Royals' No. 5), Omaha at Las Vegas (Triple-A)
(Giants' No. 8), Sacramento at Colorado Springs (Triple-A)
Patrick Weigel (Braves' No. 15) vs. (Indians' No. 17), Gwinnett vs. Columbus (Triple-A)
(A's No. 23), Nashville vs. Albuquerque (Triple-A)
Frank Duncan (D-backs' No. 24), Reno vs. New Orleans (Triple-A)
(Twins' No. 4) vs. Matt Cooper (White Sox No. 28), Chattanooga vs. Birmingham (Double-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 6), Springfield at Arkansas (Double-A)
Brad Keller (D-backs' No. 7) vs. Tyler Mahle (Reds' No. 8), Jackson vs. Pensacola (Double-A)
Jon Harris (Blue Jays' No. 8), New Hampshire at Altoona (Double-A)
Tanner Scott (Orioles' No. 11), Bowie vs. Richmond (Double-A)
(Phillies' No. 22), Reading vs. Portland (Double-A)
Corey Ray (Royals' No. 25), NW Arkansas vs. Tulsa (Double-A)
(Rays' No. 27), Montgomery at Tennessee (Double-A)
Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 3), Modesto at Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 3), Lakeland vs. Florida (Class A Advanced)
Oscar De La Cruz (Cubs' No. 5), Myrtle Beach vs. Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Gage Hinsz (Pirates' No. 10) vs. Connor Jones (Cardinals' No. 22), Bradenton vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Matt Krook (Giants' No. 13), San Jose vs. Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 13), Tampa at Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Cody Poteet (Marlins' No. 14), Jupiter vs. St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Cody Ponce (Brewers' No. 15), Carolina vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 8), Kane County vs. Lansing (Class A)
Tony Santillan (Reds' No. 14), Dayton vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
Brandon Miller (Mariners' No. 19), Clinton vs. Great Lakes (Class A)
Micah Miniard (Indians' No. 29), Lake County vs. Wisconsin (Class A)
Gregory Soto (Tigers' No. 29), West Michigan at Burlington (Class A)