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Pipeline Preview: Mejia on fire for Akron

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

Hitter to watch: Francisco Mejia (Indians' No. 2), Akron vs. Portland (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Hitter to watch: Francisco Mejia (Indians' No. 2), Akron vs. Portland (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Mejia record his eighth multi-hit game in 12 contests this month on Friday when he went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Double-A Akron's win over Portland. The No. 35 overall prospect is hitting a robust .467/.519/.933 in that span with 10 extra-base hits, including five home runs, and he continues to lead all Eastern League hitters in average (.363), slugging (.625) and OPS (1.026).

Video: Top Prospects: Francisco Mejia, C, Indians

Pitcher to watch: Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Buffalo (5:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Adams, No. 96 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, is 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP in six starts since being promoted from Double-A Trenton, where he'd gone 4-0 with a 1.03 ERA in six starts. In his 35 2/3 frames with the RailRiders, Adams, 22, has posted 40 strikeouts against 12 walks while holding opposing hitters to a .167 average.

Video: Top Prospects: Chance Adams, RHP, Yankees

Duel of the day: Jon Harris (Blue Jays' No. 9) vs. Jesus Liranzo (Orioles' No. 14), Bowie vs. New Hampshire (Double-A) (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Harris, 23, struggled to adjust to the Double-A level early in the season, as he posted a 6.75 ERA with a .983 opponents' OPS over his first eight starts for New Hampshire. The right-hander has shown more consistency of late, however, pitching to a 3.13 ERA across his last four starts, during which he's reduced his season ERA to 5.51 from 6.75.

Video: Top Prospects: Jon Harris, RHP, Blue Jays

Liranzo, meanwhile, is set to make his first start this season after logging 16 relief appearances with Bowie. The 22-year-old righty has scuffled overall, pitching to a 6.85 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP in 22 1/3 innings, though he has recorded 27 strikeouts in that span. In 2016, Liranzo posted a 1.87 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 53 innings (27 appearances) between the Class A and Double-A levels.

Saturday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 92 Max Fried (Braves' No. 8), Mississippi vs. Montgomery (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Brock Stewart (Dodgers' No. 7), Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs (Triple-A)
Steven Brault (Pirates' No. 8), Indianapolis at Charlotte (Triple-A)
Sal Romano (Reds' No. 9), Louisville at Norfolk (Triple-A)
Harrison Musgrave (Rockies' No. 22), Albuquerque at Sacramento (Triple-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 3), Frisco vs. San Antonio (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 4), Erie at Trenton (Double-A)
Taylor Clarke (D-backs' No. 5) vs. Matt Cooper (White Sox No. 28), Jackson at Birmingham (Double-A)
Dakota Hudson (Cardinals' No. 9), Springfield vs. Arkansas (Double-A)
Jaime Barria (Angels' No. 9), Mobile vs. Biloxi (Class A Advanced)
Brian Gonzalez (Orioles' No. 19), Frederick vs. Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Luis Martinez (White Sox No. 22), Winston-Salem at Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Justin Donatella (D-backs' No. 26), Visalia at San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Trey Supak (Brewers' No. 29), Carolina vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Sixto Sanchez (Phillies' No. 7), Lakewood vs. Hickory (Class A)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 15), Delmarva at Greensboro (Class A)
Garrett Davila (Royals' No. 16), Lexington vs. Hagerstown (Class A)
Bernardo Flores (White Sox No. 19), Kannapolis vs. West Virginia (Class A)
Antonio Santos (Rockies' No. 27), Asheville at Augusta (Class A)
Reggie Lawson (Padres' No. 28), Fort Wayne vs. Dayton (Class A)
Bailey Clark (Cubs' No. 27), Eugene vs. Vancouver (Class A Short Season)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.