Pipeline Preview: Sims looks to keep piling up strikeouts

July 27th, 2017

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

Hitter to watch: (Brewers' No. 9), Colorado Springs vs. Tacoma (8:40 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Dubon collected multiple hits on Wednesday for the eighth time in his past 10 games, going 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs for Triple-A Colorado Springs. The home run was the fifth this season for the 23-year-old middle infielder, and he also picked up his 35th stolen base in the contest. Overall, Dubon has slashed .279/.330/.379 with 52 runs scored in 92 games across two levels.

Pitcher to watch: (Braves' No. 19), Gwinnett at Lehigh Valley (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Sims, 23, has been piling up strikeouts of late for Triple-A Gwinnett, as he enters Thursday's start having fanned 43 batters over his past 30 1/3 innings covering five starts, two of which were 11-strikeout performances. Perhaps more important, the right-hander has issued just four walks in that span, all while limiting opposing hitters to a .211/.244/.395 slash line.

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Duel of the day: Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 2) vs. Mitchell White (Dodgers' No. 7), Arkansas at Tulsa (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Neidert took the loss in his Double-A debut last week despite allowing two earned runs on four hits, with four strikeouts and two walks, in 5 1/3 innings for Arkansas. The 20-year-old right-hander was dominant during his time with Class A Advanced Modesto, going 10-3 with a 2.76 ERA over 19 starts. He allowed more than three earned runs just once during his time in the California League, all while compiling 109 strikeouts and 17 walks in 104 1/3 innings.

White, 22, will also be making his second Double-A start when he takes the mound for Tulsa. In his debut, the righty allowed one earned run on one hit while walking three and striking out one in three innings. Like Neidert, White breezed through the California League by striking out 49 in 38 2/3 innings (nine starts) and holding hitters to a .187 clip, with zero home runs allowed.

Thursday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 40 Forrest Whitley (Astros' No. 2), Buies Creek at Down East (7 p.m. ET)

No. 43 Cal Quantrill (Padres' No. 2) vs. Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 8), San Antonio vs. Frisco (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

No. 57 Ian Anderson (Braves' No. 7), Rome at Asheville

No. 98 Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 3) vs. Sam Coonrod (Giants' No. 21), Erie at Richmond (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables

(D-backs' No. 4), Reno at Oklahoma City (Triple-A)

Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 11), Sacramento vs. Round Rock (Triple-A)

Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 12), Albuquerque vs. Omaha (Triple-A)

(Pirates' No. 18), Indianapolis vs. Rochester (Triple-A)

Dillon Peters (Marlins' No. 4) vs. (Braves' No. 10), Jacksonville at Mississippi (Double-A)

Tanner Scott (Orioles' No. 6), Bowie vs. Akron (Double-A)

Foster Griffin (Royals' No. 6) vs. Dakota Hudson (Cardinals' No. 9), NW Arkansas vs. Springfield (Double-A)

Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 11), New Hampshire at Binghamton (Double-A)

(Brewers' No. 11), Biloxi at Pensacola (Double-A)

Trevor Clifton (Cubs' No. 11), Tennessee vs. Montgomery (Double-A)

Alex Young (D-backs' No. 19), Jackson vs. Mobile (Double-A)

Jordan Guerrero (White Sox No. 21), Birmingham at Chattanooga (Double-A)

(Phillies' No. 23), Reading at Hartford (Double-A)

Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 2) vs. Logan Allen (Padres' No. 14), Visalia vs. Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)

Logan Shore (A's No. 8), Stockton at Modesto (Class A Advanced)

Jake Woodford (Cardinals' No. 14), Palm Beach at Tampa (Class A Advanced)

(Nationals' No. 23), Harrisburg vs. Portland (Class A Advanced)

(Braves' No. 26), Florida at Jupiter (Class A Advanced)

Freicer Perez (Yankees' No. 15) vs. Darwinzon Hernandez (Red Sox's No. 17), Charleston at Greenville (Class A)

Brandon Miller (Marlins' No. 19) vs. Matthias Dietz (Orioles' No. 23), Greensboro at Delmarva (Class A)

Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 23), Augusta at Columbia (Class A)

Tanner Houck (Red Sox's No. 5) (Class A Short Season)

Elvin Rodriguez (Angels' No. 25), Orem at Idaho Falls (Rookie)