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Pipeline Preview: Mejia looking to extend hit streak

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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. Binghamton (6:35 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. Binghamton (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Mejia, who is ranked 37th on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, extended his season-opening hitting streak to 13 games with a third-inning triple before finishing 2-for-4 for Double-A Akron on Monday. The 21-year-old backstop, the author of a historic 50-game hitting streak last season, is batting .367 in his first taste of the Eastern League, and eight of his 18 hits have gone for extra bases. Akron, meanwhile, seeks its sixth straight victory.

Video: Top Prospects: Francisco Mejia, C, Indians

Pitcher to watch: Dinelson Lamet (Padres' No. 12), El Paso vs. Reno (8:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Lamet set both a career high and a Triple-A El Paso franchise record by striking out 13 of the 22 batters he faced in his April 20 start versus Tacoma. The 24-year-old righty ultimately received a no-decision, allowing one earned run on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. Overall, Lamet owns a 0.69 ERA through 13 innings (three starts), with eight hits allowed and 19 strikeouts.

Video: Top Prospects: Dinelson Lamet, RHP, Padres

Duel of the day: Yohander Mendez (Rangers' No. 2) vs. Enyel De Los Santos (Padres' No. 17), San Antonio vs. Frisco (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

A home run accounted for three of the four earned runs allowed by Mendez, ranked 52nd on the Top 100, in his most recent start, though he still managed to complete six strong innings. It marked the longest outing of the season for the 22-year-old left-hander, who enters the day with a 3.78 ERA and a 13-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 16 2/3 frames (three starts).

Video: Top Prospects: Yohander Mendez, LHP, Rangers

De Los Santos fired six perfect innings with seven strikeouts on April 14 in his second start (and home debut) for Double-A San Antonio, but lasted just three innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits and four walks, in his most recent turn against Midland. Overall, the 21-year-old righty is 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 15 innings.

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 14 Michael Kopech (White Sox No. 3), Birmingham vs. Jacksonville (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 28 Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 2), Durham vs. Syracuse (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 44 Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 3), Bradenton at Fort Myers (6:35 p.m. ET)
No. 57 Luis Ortiz (Brewers' No. 4), Biloxi vs. Jackson (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 66 Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 5), Charlotte at Toledo (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 68 German Marquez (Rockies' No. 4) vs. Dillon Overton (Mariners' No. 18), Albuquerque vs. Tacoma (1:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 75 Sean Newcomb (Braves' No. 5), Gwinnett at Rochester (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 100 Max Fried (Braves' No. 8), Mississippi at Montgomery (11:35 a.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Chris Lee (Orioles' No. 7), Norfolk at Buffalo (Triple-A)
Joan Gregorio (Giants' No. 8), Sacramento vs. Las Vegas (Triple-A)
Adam Plutko (Indians' No. 15) vs. Ricardo Pinto (Phillies' No. 17), Columbus vs. Lehigh Valley (Triple-A)
Frank Duncan (D-backs' No. 24), Reno at El Paso (Triple-A)
Brian Johnson (Red Sox's No. 11) vs. Tyler Eppler (Pirates' No. 27), Pawtucket vs. Indianapolis (Triple-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 4), Erie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 14) vs. Miguel Almonte (Royals' No. 17), Springfield at NW Arkansas (Double-A)
Yency Almonte (Rockies' No. 16), Hartford at Portland (Double-A)
Francisco Rios (Blue Jays' No. 18), New Hampshire vs. Trenton (Double-A)
John Means (Orioles' No. 25), Bowie at Richmond (Double-A)
James Naile (A's No. 28), Midland at Corpus Christi (Double-A)
Justin Dunn (Mets' No. 3), St. Lucie vs. Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Oscar De La Cruz (Cubs' No. 5), Myrtle Beach vs. Wilmington (Class A Advanced)
Logan Shore (A's No. 8), Stockton vs. Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Albert Abreu (Yankees' No. 10), Tampa vs. Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Jake Woodford (Cardinals' No. 17) vs. Ricardo Sanchez (Braves' No. 19), Palm Beach at Florida (Class A Advanced)
Brian Gonzalez (Orioles' No. 20), Frederick at Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Kyle Funkhouser (Tigers' No. 6), West Michigan vs. Fort Wayne (Class A)
Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 10), Kannapolis at Hagerstown (Class A)
Luis Escobar (Pirates' No. 14), West Virginia vs. Charleston (Class A)
Shane Bieber (Indians' No. 16), Lake County at Great Lakes (Class A)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 16) vs. JoJo Romero (Phillies' No. 26), Delmarva vs. Lakewood (Class A)
Jordan Hicks (Cardinals' No. 18), Peoria at Quad Cities (Class A)
Jonathan Hernandez (Rangers' No. 18), Hickory vs. Rome (Class A)

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