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

Hitter to watch: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays' No. 2), Dunedin vs. Tampa (6:30 p.m. ET)

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

Hitter to watch: Bo Bichette (Blue Jays' No. 2), Dunedin vs. Tampa (6:30 p.m. ET)

Bichette, the No. 30 overall prospect, extended his hitting streak to nine games with his 13th homer of the season in a 1-for-3 performance with Dunedin on Friday. Bichette, hitting .341 through 33 games with Dunedin, has produced all season. Prior to his promotion to Dunedin, the 19-year-old began the season with Class A Lansing, where he batted .384 in 70 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Bo Bichette, SS/2B, Blue Jays

Pitcher to watch: Michael Kopech (White Sox No. 3), Charlotte vs. Gwinnett (6:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Kopech, the No. 12 overall prospect, will be making his second start at the Triple-A level after putting up a strong performance during his debut on Monday. In his first start with the Knights, Kopech threw 58 of his 92 pitches for strikes and gave up two runs in five innings. Prior to his promotion, Kopech posted a 2.87 ERA and notched 155 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings with Double-A Birmingham.

Video: Top Prospects: Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox

Duel of the Day: John Means (Orioles' No. 30) vs. Brandon Waddell (Pirates No. 24), Bowie vs. Altoona (6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

After posting a 2.39 ERA in six games during July, Means has struggled a bit in August, giving up four earned runs in two of his past three outings. However, Means has won seven of his past eight decisions and is 9-8 with a 4.24 ERA through 24 games (22 starts) this season.

While Means is looking to get back on track, Waddell has thrown the ball well for the past two months. Including his last start, during which he spun six scoreless frames, Waddell has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts.

Saturday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 25 overall Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 3), Mississippi vs. Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 39 overall A.J. Puk (Athletics' No. 2), Midland vs. Frisco (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 51 overall Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 3), Tulsa vs. Springfield (7:10 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 53 overall Jack Flaherty (Cardinals' No. 3), Memphis vs. Iowa (8:08 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 60 overall Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 3), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Syracuse (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 68 overall Matt Manning (Tigers' No. 1), West Michigan vs. Bowling Green (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Brian Johnson (Red Sox's No. 15), Pawtucket vs. Lehigh Valley (Triple-A)
Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 17), Columbus vs. Indianapolis (Triple-A)
Osmer Morales (Angels' No. 27), Salt Lake vs. Albuquerque (Triple-A)
Rogelio Armenteros (Astros' No. 26), Fresno vs. Tacoma (Triple-A)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies' No. 8), Reading vs. Harrisburg (Double-A)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers' No. 27), Erie vs. Akron (Double-A)
Foster Griffin (Royals' No. 6), NW Arkansas vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 14), New Hampshire vs. Hartford (Double-A)
Corbin Burnes (Brewers' No. 7), Biloxi vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Jesus Castillo (Angels' No. 15), Mobile vs. Montgomery (Double-A)
Ofelky Peralta (Orioles' No. 27), Frederick vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Joan Baez (Nationals' No. 29), Potomac vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Connor Jones (Cardinals' No. 21), Palm Beach vs. St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Gregory Soto (Tigers' No. 11), Lakeland vs. Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Brett Martin (Rangers' No. 10), Down East vs. Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Lewis Thorpe (Twins' No. 15), Fort Myers vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Jorge Alcala (Astros' No. 25), Buies Creek vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Cody Poteet (Marlins' No. 11), Jupiter vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Albert Abreu (Yankees' No. 8), Tampa vs. Dunedin (Class A Advanced)
Trey Supak (Brewers' No. 16), Carolina vs. Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced)
Cody Reed (D-backs' No. 13), Visalia vs. Modesto (Class A Advanced)
Joe Gatto (Angels' No. 26), Inland Empire vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Class A Advanced)
Jordan Sheffield (Dodgers' No. 10), Rancho Cucamonga vs. Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Joey Wentz (Braves' No. 9), Rome vs. Greensboro (Class A)
Darwinzon Hernandez (Red Sox's No. 17), Greenville vs. Augusta (Class A)
Scott Moss (Reds' No. 29), Dayton vs. Great Lakes (Class A)
Yennsy Diaz (Blue Jays' No. 27), Lansing vs. Fort Wayne (Class A)
Brady Aiken (Indians' No. 25), Lake County vs. South Bend (Class A)
Luis Martinez (White Sox No. 30), Kannapolis vs. Lakewood (Class A)
Jose Suarez (Angels' No. 25), Burlington vs. Beloit (Class A)
Lachlan Wells (Twins' No. 30), Cedar Rapids vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
Wil Crowe (Nationals' No. 6), Auburn vs. Batavia (Class A Short Season)

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.