Pipeline Preview: Chapman looks to continue power surge

June 7th, 2017

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

Hitter to watch: Matt Chapman (A's No. 4), Nashville at Omaha (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

The No. 89 overall prospect went deep for a third time in four games for Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, giving him 14 homers in 42 games for the season. Chapman also owns a five-game hitting streak, during which he's tallied six RBIs and five runs scored. The 24-year-old third baseman is hitting .255/.335/.595 overall, with strikeout and walk rates of 33 and 10.8 percent.

Pitcher to watch: Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 2), Durham at Charlotte (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

After giving up two earned runs or fewer in five of his first seven starts for Triple-A Durham, Honeywell, the No. 24 overall prospect, has struggled of late, allowing 11 earned runs on 14 hits in 8 2/3 frames over his last two turns. Overall, the 22-year-old righty has posted a 5.10 ERA and a 55-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 47 2/3 innings for the Bulls, during which he's allowed 57 hits (.289 BAA) including seven home runs.

Duel of the day: (Braves' No. 8) vs. Corbin Burnes (Brewers' No. 20), Mississippi vs. Biloxi (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Ranked 93rd on the Top 100, Fried has been challenged in Double-A this season, pitching to a 5.49 ERA in 57 1/3 innings (11 starts) after making the jump directly from Class A Rome. That being said, the 23-year-old lefty has still managed to complete at least six frames in four of his last six starts, during which he's punched out 39 (and walked 14) in 35 2/3 innings.

Burnes, meanwhile, tossed 3 2/3 hitless frames in his Double-A debut before a rain delay forced him from the game. The 22-year-old righty had fanned four and walked one up to that point. Burnes was promoted to the Southern League after he went 5-0 in 10 starts while pacing the Class A Advanced Carolina League in ERA (1.05) and WHIP (0.88).

MILB Video - Title: Burnes notches 10th strikeout - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=1414681783

Wednesday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 15 (Astros' No. 1) vs. No. 77 Tyler Beede (Giants' No. 1), Fresno at Sacramento (10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

No. 70 (Braves' No. 5), Gwinnett vs. Norfolk (12:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables

(D-backs' No. 1) vs. Chase De Jong (Mariners' No. 12), Reno at Tacoma (Triple-A)

(Indians' No. 22), Columbus vs. Louisville (Triple-A)

Taylor Clarke (D-backs' No. 5) vs. (Twins' No. 9), Jackson at Chattanooga (Double-A)

Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 6), New Hampshire vs. Erie (Double-A)

Dakota Hudson (Cardinals' No. 9), Springfield at NW Arkansas (Double-A)

Sam Coonrod (Giants' No. 11), Richmond at Binghamton (Double-A)

Heath Fillmyer (A's No. 12) vs. (Padres' No. 15), Midland at San Antonio (Double-A)

(Rockies' No. 12), Hartford at Trenton (Double-A)

Cory Taylor (Giants' No. 20) vs. (Mets' No. 24), Richmond at Binghamton Game 2 (Double-A)

Osmer Morales (Angels' No. 21), Mobile vs. Pensacola (Double-A)

(Rays' No. 26), Montgomery at Jacksonville (Double-A)

David Hess (Orioles' No. 27), Bowie at Reading (Double-A)

Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 27), Frisco at Corpus Christi (Double-A)

Merandy Gonzalez (Mets' No. 14) vs. Garrett Davila (Royals' No. 16), Columbis vs. Lexington (Class A)

Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 15), Delmarva at West Virginia (Class A)

Adonis Medina (Phillies' No. 15), Lakewood vs. Kannapolis (Class A)

Mack Lemieux (D-backs' No. 20), Kane County at Peoria (Class A)

Mason Thompson (Padres' No. 21), Fort Wayne vs. Lake County (Class A)

Bryan Hudson (Cubs' No. 24), South Bend vs. Bowling Green (Class A)

Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 24), Augusta vs. Rome (Class A)