Kingery looking to homer in third straight

April 13th, 2017

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

Hitter to watch: (Phillies' No. 11), Reading vs. Richmond (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Kingery homered for the second time in as many games on Wednesday, as his three-run homer accounted for all of Double-A Reading's runs in a loss against New Hampshire. The 2015 second-rounder has posted a .318/.429/.682 slash line to begin the season, and he's hit safely in five of his first six games for the Fightin Phils.

Pitcher to watch: (Yankees' No. 8), Trenton vs. Portland (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Adams, 22, tossed 5 2/3 hitless innings on April 8 to record the win in his season debut for Double-A Trenton. The right-hander did struggle with his control in the outing, issuing four walks while throwing 48 of his 85 pitches for strikes, but he also tallied five strikeouts and six ground-ball outs to help offset those free passes. In 2016, Adams went 13-1 and posted a 2.33 ERA with 144 strikeouts and a .169 batting average against in 127 1/3 innings (24 starts) between Class A Advanced Tampa and Trenton.

Duel of the day: (White Sox No. 2) vs. (Rays' No. 18), Charlotte at Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Giolito, ranked ninth on MLBPipeline.com'sTop 100 Prospects list, scuffled in his Triple-A Charlotte debut, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings against Norfolk. He'll have his work cut out for him on Thursday, going up against a talented Durham lineup that includes three Top 100 Prospects in (No. 19), (No. 72) and (No. 99).

Guerrieri, meanwhile, picked up the win in his Triple-A debut, surrendering three earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against Gwinnett. The 24-year-old righty fanned seven in the outing, marking his highest strikeout total since July 04, 2016 as a member of Double-A Montgomery.

Thursday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 45 Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 3), Brandenton at Tampa, Game 2

No. 50 Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 3), Mississippi at Tennessee (11:30 a.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

No. 57 (Nationals' No. 2) vs. John Means (Orioles' No. 26), Harrisburg at Bowie (6:35 p.m. ET)

No. 73 Dylan Cease (Cubs' No. 3), South Bend at West Michigan (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

No. 93 Cal Quantrill (Padres' No. 4), Lake Elsinore at Rancho Cucamonga (10:05 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables

(Royals' No. 3), Omaha vs. Round Rock(Triple-A)

Chris Lee (Orioles' No. 7), Norfolk vs. Gwinnett (Triple-A)

(Red Sox's No. 11), Pawtucket vs. Syracuse (Triple-A)

(Indians' No. 15), Columbus vs. Louisville (Triple-A)

(Phillies' No. 17), Lehigh Valley at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)

(Astros' No. 21), Fresno at Las Vegas (Triple-A)

(Pirates' No. 27), Indianapolis at Toledo (Triple-A)

Chris Ellis (Cardinals' No. 28), Memphis vs. Colorado Springs (Triple-A)

(Rangers' No. 3) vs. (Cardinals' No. 6), Frisco at Springfield (Double-A)

Tyler Alexander (Tigers' No. 4) vs. (Mets' No. 24), Erie at Binghamton (Double-A)

(Mariners' No. 5), Arkansas at Corpus Christi (Double-A)

(Blue Jays' No. 6) vs. (Rockies' No. 16), New Hampshire at Hartford (Double-A)

(Reds' No. 7) vs. (Brewers' No. 13), Pensacola at Biloxi (Double-A)

Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 10), Richmond at Reading (Double-A)

(White Sox No. 11) vs. (Rays' No. 27), Birmingham vs. Montgomery (Double-A)

(A's No. 15), Midland at Texas (Double-A)

Brandon Waddell (Pirates' No. 19), Altoona vs. Akron (Double-A)

(Angels' No. 21), Mobile vs. Jackson (Double-A)

Jalen Beeks (Red Sox's No. 27), Portland at Trenton (Double-A)

Cody Sedlock (Orioles' No. 2), Frederick at Carolina (Class A Advanced)

Franklyn Kilome (Phillies' No. 5) vs. Zac Gallen (Cardinals' No. 24), Clearwater vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)

Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 5), Wilmington at Potomac (Class A Advanced)

Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 10), Lancaster at Modesto (Class A Advanced

Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 14), Tampa vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)

Spencer Turnbull (Tigers' No. 15), Lakeland at Charlotte (Class A Advanced)

Drew Harrington (Braves' No. 25), Florida at St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)

Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 28), Down East vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)

Brady Aiken (Indians' No. 5) vs. Patrick Murphy (Blue Jays' No. 17), Lake County at Lansing (Class A)

Sixto Sanchez (Phillies' No. 7), Lakewood vs. Greensboro (Class A)

(White Sox No. 10), Kannapolis at Hickory (Class A)

Mike Shawaryn (Red Sox's No. 12), Greenville at Asheville (Class A)

Matthias Dietz (Orioles' No. 13), Delmarva vs. Hagerstown (Class A)

Logan Allen (Padres' No. 19), Fort Wayne at Bowling Green (Class A)

Brandon Miller (Mariners' No. 20), Clinton at Burlington (Class A)

Ronnie Williams (Cardinals' No. 25), Peoria at Beloit (Class A)