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

Hitter to watch: Raudy Read (Nationals' No. 17), Harrisburg vs. Binghamton (1:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Hitter to watch: Raudy Read (Nationals' No. 17), Harrisburg vs. Binghamton (1:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Read put together one of his best games this season on Saturday as he went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs in a win over Harrisburg. The 23-year-old hit his 10th homer of the year, a career high, in the game and will look to stay hot on Sunday.

Video: Top Prospects: Raudy Read, C, Nationals

Pitcher to watch: Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 1), Tulsa vs. Northwest Arkansas (3:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Alvarez, the No. 38 overall prospect, will make his Double-A debut after posting a 5.31 ERA through 59 1/3 innings with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga. Alvarez, who gave up two earned runs in four innings in his last start, has an upper-90s fastball and an impressive array of secondary pitches but has also struggled with command and consistency throughout the season.

Video: Top Prospects: Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Dodgers

Duel of the Day: Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 2) vs. Ben Lively (Phillies' No. 23), Durham vs. Lehigh Valley (5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Honeywell, the No. 22 overall prospect, takes the mound with an 11-inning scoreless streak intact. The 22-year-old righty hasn't allowed a run in either of his past two starts, during which he's struck out 14 and yielded just six hits.

Video: Top Prospects: Brent Honeywell, RHP, Rays

Lively has also thrown the ball well lately, giving up just two earned runs over his past four starts (25 innings) with the IronPigs. However, that span is not consecutive, as Lively was called up to the Phillies during that stretch and went 1-4 with a 3.80 ERA through seven starts. In 11 Triple-A outings this season, Lively is 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA.

Video: Top Prospects: Ben Lively, RHP, Phillies

Sunday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 42 overall Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 3), Mississippi vs. Biloxi (6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 56 overall A.J. Puk (Athletics' No. 2), Midland vs. Corpus Christi (3 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 62 overall Dylan Cease (White Sox No. 9), Kannapolis vs. Columbia (5:05 p.m. ET)
No. 88 overall Adrian Morejon (Padres' No. 3), Tri-City vs. Eugene (10:15 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables
Brian Johnson (Red Sox's No. 10), Pawtucket vs. Norfolk (Triple-A)
Adam Plutko (Indians' No. 13), Columbus vs. Syracuse (Triple-A)
Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 10), Sacramento vs. Tacoma (Triple-A)
P.J. Conlon (Mets' No. 20), Binghamton vs. Harrisburg (Double-A)
David Hess (Orioles' No. 28), Bowie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
Cory Taylor (Giants' No. 21), Richmond vs. Akron (Double-A)
Adbert Alzolay (Cubs' No. 19), Tennessee vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Josh Staumont (Royals' No. 2), Northwest Arkansas vs. Tulsa (Double-A)
Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 16), New Hampshire vs. Trenton (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 4), Erie vs. Reading (Double-A)
Felix Jorge (Twins' No. 8), Chattanooga vs. Mobile (Double-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 8), Springfield vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Jordan Hicks (Cardinals' No. 18), Palm Beach vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
JoJo Romero (Phillies' No. 24), Clearwater vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Marcos Diplan (Brewers' No. 11), Carolina vs. Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Cionel Perez (Astros' No. 16), Buies Creek vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Roniel Raudes (Red Sox's No. 5), Salem vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Ian Clarkin (White Sox No. 18), Winston-Salem vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 4), Wilmington vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Cody Reed (D-backs' No. 17), Visalia vs. Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 5), Lancaster vs. Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Mack Lemieux (D-backs' No. 18), Kane County vs. Fort Wayne (Class A)
Tony Santillan (Reds' No. 14), Dayton vs. Burlington (Class A)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 15), Delmarva vs. Rome (Class A)
Garrett Davila (Royals' No. 16), Lexington vs. West Virginia (Class A)
Luis Escobar (Pirates' No. 12), West Virginia vs. Lexington (Class A)
Antonio Santos (Rockies' No. 26), Asheville vs. Greensboro(Class A)
Jhonathan Diaz (Red Sox's No. 25), Greenville vs. Hickory (Class A)
Kyle Cody (Rangers' No. 14), Hickory vs. Greenville (Class A)
McKenzie Mills (Nationals' No. 20), Hagerstown vs. Augusta (Class A)
Dustin May (Dodgers' No. 22), Great Lakes vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
Cole Ragans (Rangers' No. 8), Spokane vs. Hillsboro (Class A Short Season)
Huascar Ynoa (Twins' No. 22), Elizabethton vs. (Rookie)
Cole Duensing (Angels' No. 16), Orem vs. Great Falls (Rookie)
Nolan Watson (Royals' No. 14), Burlington vs. Briston (Rookie)
Alvaro Seijas (Cardinals' No. 19), Johnson City vs. Danville (Rookie)

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