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

Pitcher to watch: Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 8), Kane County vs. Wisconsin (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Pitcher to watch: Jon Duplantier (D-backs' No. 8), Kane County vs. Wisconsin (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Duplantier has yet to allow an earned run as a professional. The D-backs' third-round Draft pick in 2016, Duplantier debuted with a scoreless inning for Short-Season Hillsboro last year and has followed it up with three impressive outings for Class A Kane County to open 2017.

In his last game against the Beloit Snappers on Wednesday, the 22-year-old right-hander put together his best effort to date. Duplantier tossed 5 1/3 no-hit innings, walking one and striking out six. In addition to his 0.00 ERA this season, Duplantier has also struck out 20 batters compared to just four walks in 15 1/3 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Jon Duplantier, RHP, D-backs

Hitter to watch: Ryan O'Hearn (Royals' No. 8), Omaha at New Orleans (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

O'Hearn is in the middle of a power surge -- he homered for the third time in four games on Sunday (off Major League veteran Vance Worley), providing the Storm Chasers an insurance run in sixth inning of their 4-2 win over the Baby Cakes. It was his fifth homer of the season, and he has 11 RBIs in 15 games.

The 23-year-old first baseman/outfielder also doubled off Worley and finished 2-for-4 on the day, which raised his season batting average to .317. O'Hearn now has multiple hits in three straight games and in five of his last six.

Video: Top Prospects: Ryan O'Hearn, 1B/OF, Royals

Duel of the day: Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7) vs. Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 6), Trenton at New Hampshire (6:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Two organizational top 10 prospects will be facing off when New Hampshire hosts Trenton in a Double-A matchup. For Trenton, 22-year-old right-hander Chance Adams takes the mound after earning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors last week. Adams is 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA in three starts this year, including a 5 2/3-inning hitless effort in his season debut and five innings of one-run, five-strikeout baseball against New Hampshire in his last outing. He's struck out 18 batters in 16 1/3 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Chance Adams, RHP, Yankees

But Greene has been effective for New Hampshire, too, and the last time he took the mound he held Trenton to two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings, while striking out five. The 22-year-old righty is still looking for his first win of the 2017 season, but his command has been improving and is averaging a strikeout per inning over his first three starts of the year.

Video: Top Prospects: Conner Greene, RHP, Blue Jays

Monday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 47 Riley Pint (Rockies' No. 3), Asheville at Columbia (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 71 Dylan Cease (Cubs' No. 3) vs. Patrick Murphy (Blue Jays' No. 17), South Bend at Lansing (7:05 p.m. ET)
No. 83 Tyler Beede (Giants' No. 1), Sacramento vs. Las Vegas (10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables

Jake Junis (Royals' No. 6), Omaha at New Orleans (Triple-A)
Chris Ellis (Cardinals' No. 28), Memphis at Oklahoma City (Triple-A)
Harrison Musgrave (Rockies' No. 26), Albuquerque vs. Tacoma (Triple-A)
Brandon Woodruff (Brewers' No. 8), Colorado Springs vs. Nashville (Triple-A)
Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 16), Erie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
P.J. Conlon (Mets' No. 23), Binghamton at Akron (Double-A)
Keury Mella (Reds' No. 19), Pensacola at Mobile (Double-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 3), Frisco at San Antonio (Double-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 6), Springfield at Northwest Arkansas (Double-A)
Matt Krook (Giants' No. 14), San Jose at Rancho Cucamonga (Class A Advanced)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 10), Lancaster at Stockton (Class A Advanced)
Bernardo Flores (White Sox No. 18), Kannapolis at Hagerstown (Class A)
Brady Aiken (Indians' No. 5) vs. Dustin May (Dodgers' No. 23), Lake County at Great Lakes (Class A)
Mike Shawaryn (Red Sox's No. 12), Greenville vs. Greensboro (Class A)
Brandon Miller (Mariners' No. 20), Clinton at Beloit (Class A)

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.