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Pipeline Preview: Fisher looks to stay hot for Fresno

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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 Albuquerque (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: Derek Fisher (Astros' No. 4), Fresno at Albuquerque (9:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Fisher, MLB Pipeline's No. 72 overall prospect, started slowly, hitting .254 with three homers over his first 17 games for Triple-A Fresno. Since then, however, the 23-year-old outfielder has been one of the hotter hitters in the Minors, with a .362/.418/.667 slash line, 13 homers, 15 doubles and 10 steals in his last 42 contests. Overall, he's hitting .333/.401/.608 with 16 homers (and 34 extra-base hits) through 59 contests.

Video: Top Prospects: Derek Fisher, OF, Astros

Pitcher to watch: Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 3), Erie vs. Binghamton (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

In his last outing, his Double-A Erie debut, Burrows tossed five strong innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and picked up the win. The 20-year-old righty issued four walks and struck out five, throwing 57 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Despite having graduated to Double-A, Burrows is still the Florida State League's qualified leader in ERA (1.23) and WHIP (0.95), which he posted over 11 starts totaling 58 2/3 innings for Class A Advanced Lakeland.

Video: Top Prospects: Beau Burrows, RHP, Tigers

Duel of the day: Luis Castillo (Reds' No. 5) vs. Luiz Gohara (Braves' No. 10), Pensacola vs. Mississippi (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Castillo has permitted more than two earned runs just twice in 12 starts for Double-A Pensacola. Acquired from Miami in January as part of the Dan Straily trade, the hard-throwing 24-year-old righty owns a 3.00 ERA on the season, with a 63-to-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 66 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Luis Castillo, RHP, Reds

Gohara piled up seven strikeouts and allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings in a no-decision against Biloxi in his most recent start, his third since being promoted to Double-A Mississippi from Class A Advanced Florida. The 20-year-old Brazilian left-hander has fared well in the Southern League thus far, posting a 2.08 ERA with 14 strikeouts and .236 opponents' average in 11 1/3 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Luiz Gohara, LHP, Braves

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 53 Luis Ortiz (Brewers' No. 4), Biloxi vs. Jacksonville (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 68 Justus Sheffield (Yankees' No. 6), Trenton at Hartford (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 76 Tyler Beede (Giants' No. 1), Sacramento at Las Vegas (10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Anthony Banda (D-backs' No. 1), Reno at Salt Lake (Triple-A)
Trevor Oaks (Dodgers' No. 16), Oklahoma City vs. Omaha (Triple-A)
Patrick Weigel (Braves' No. 15), Gwinnett at Toledo (Triple-A)
Grayson Long (Angels' No. 6), Mobile at Birmingham (Double-A)
Travis Lakins (Red Sox's No. 7), Portland at Altoona (Double-A)
Sam Connrod (Giants' No. 11), Richmond vs. New Hampshire (Double-A)
Corey Ray (Royals' No. 24), NW Arkansas vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Hunter Wood (Rays' No. 26), Montgomery vs. Chattanooga (Double-A)
Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 3), Modesto vs. San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 4), Wilmington at Lynchburg Game 2 (Class A Advanced)
Gage Hinsz (Pirates' No. 10) vs. Taylor Widener (Yankees' No. 27), Bradenton vs. Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Sandy B aez (Tigers' No. 10), Lakeland at Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Ofelky Peralta (Orioles' No. 16), Frederick at Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced)
Shaun Anderson (Red Sox's No. 17) vs. Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 19), Salem vs. Carolina Angel Perdomo (Blue Jays' No. 20), Dunedin at Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Brady Aiken (Indians' No. 5) vs. Mason Thompson (Padres' No. 21), Lake County vs. Fort Wayne (Class A)
Joey Wentz (Braves' No. 13) vs. Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 24), Rome vs. Augusta (Class A)
Bernardo Flores (White Sox No. 19), Kannapolis vs. Hagerstown (Class A)
Osman Gutierrez (Blue Jays' No. 26), Lansing at South Bend (Class A)
Jhonathan Diaz (Red Sox's No. 26), Greenville vs. Columbia (Class A)
A.J. Alexy (Dodgers' No. 28), Great Lakes at Dayton Game 2(Class A)

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