Pipeline Preview: Munoz looks to stay hot for Midland

June 22nd, 2017

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

Hitter to watch: (A's No. 10), Midland at San Antonio (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Munoz connected on his sixth home run on Wednesday, hitting a solo shot in Double-A Midland's loss against Frisco. While an injury delayed the start of Munoz's season until early May, the 22-year-old infielder has made up for much of that lost time by hitting .308/.338/.552 with 24 extra-base hits and 11 steals in 45 games.

Pitcher to watch: Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Pawtucket (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV))

Adams, baseball's No. 96 overall prospect, enters the day with a 1.78 ERA in 75 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after six fantastic starts with Double-A Trenton (1.03 ERA in 35 innings) and has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start this season.

Duel of the day: (Yankees' No. 20) vs. Jordan Romano (Blue Jays' No. 22), Tampa vs. Dunedin (7 p.m. ET)

Littell recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts while allowing one unearned run on two hits and three walks in seven innings in a spot start for Double-A Trenton last week. The 21-year-old righty now returns to Class A Advanced Tampa, where he's gone 8-1 with a 1.76 ERA that ranks first among active pitchers in the Florida State League.

Romano, 24, has been dominant in his last four starts for Dunedin, posting a 1.96 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 23 innings. He's held hitters to a .195 average in that span while issuing five walks. Overall, Romano has pitched to a 2.28 ERA with 71 strikeouts and zero home runs allowed in 71 innings (14 appearances/12 starts).

Thursday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 91 overall Adrian Morejon (Padres' No. 3), Tri-City vs. Spokane (10:15 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables

Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 10), Sacramento at Fresno (Triple-A)

(Pirates' No. 19), Indianapolis at Louisville (Triple-A)

Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 3), Frisco at Corpus Christi (Double-A)

(Reds' No. 5), Pensacola at Chattanooga (Double-A)

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

(Phillies' No. 21), Reading vs. Akron (Double-A)

Jake Jewell (Angels' No. 25), Mobile vs. Tennessee (Double-A)

(Marlins' No. 26), Jacksonville at Jackson (Double-A)

Matt Hall (Tigers' No. 17), Lakeland vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)

(D-backs' No. 19), Visalia vs. San Jose (Class A Advanced)

Lachlan Wells (Twins' No. 25), Fort Myers at Florida (Class A Advanced)

Luis Escobar (Pirates' No. 13), West Virginia vs. Lexington (Class A)

Yennsy Diaz (Blue Jays' No. 25), Lansing at West Michigan (Class A)

Freicer Perez (Yankees' No. 26), Charleston at Greenville (Class A)

A.J. Alexy (Dodgers' No. 28), Great Lakes vs. South Bend (Class A)