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Pipeline Preview: Pearson looks to stay hot in Game 3

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

Hitter to watch: Greg Deichmann (Athletics' No. 16), Vermont vs. Mahoning Valley (7:05 p.m. ET)

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

Hitter to watch: Greg Deichmann (Athletics' No. 16), Vermont vs. Mahoning Valley (7:05 p.m. ET)

Deichmann hit a homer as part of a 1-for-2 effort in Game 1 and will look for another strong offensive showing as Vermont goes for the sweep in the best-of-three New York-Penn League semifinals. The 22-year-old, whom the Athletics selected in the second round of the 2017 Draft, hit .274 with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 46 games during his pro debut.

Video: 2017 Draft: A's draft OF Greg Deichmann No. 43

Pitcher to watch: Nate Pearson (Blue Jays' No. 8), Vancouver vs. Eugene (10:05 p.m. ET)

Pearson looks to continue his stellar professional debut in Game 3 of the Northwest League Finals. The 21-year-old right-hander has been nearly untouchable since the Blue Jays selected him 28th overall. Pearson posted a 0.90 ERA across eight starts in the regular season and then threw four scoreless frames, giving up one hit and striking out 10, in the Northwest League semifinals.

Video: Top Prospects: Nate Pearson, RHP, Blue Jays

Monday's top prospect probables
Jesus Luzardo (A's No. 6), Vermont vs. Mahoning Valley (Class A Short Season)
Correy Abbot (Cubs' No. 23), Eugene vs. Vancouver (Class A Short Season)
Lachlan Wells (Twins' No. 30), Cedar Rapids vs. Quad Cities (Class A)

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