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Pipeline Preview: Hays looks to extend hitting streak

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

Hitter to watch: Austin Hays (Orioles' No. 7), Bowie vs. Altoona (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: Austin Hays (Orioles' No. 7), Bowie vs. Altoona (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Hays extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a 1-for-3 performance on Monday. Hays' hitting streak spans two levels as the 21-year-old was promoted to Bowie after batting .328 through 64 games with Class A Advanced Frederick. Hays is hitting .300 through his first five games at the Double-A level.

Video: Top Prospects: Austin Hays, OF, Orioles

Pitcher to watch: Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Syracuse (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

After dominating in Double-A, Adams, the No. 96 overall prospect, has thrown well in his first taste of the Triple-A level. The 22-year-old is in a good rhythm lately, allowing just one earned run over his past two starts -- a total of 12 innings. Adams is also coming off an outing in which he struck out eight and gave up just one hit over six scoreless frames, lowering his Triple-A ERA to 2.12 through eight starts.

Video: Top Prospects: Chance Adams, RHP, Yankees

Duel of the Day: Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 4) vs Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 16), Charlotte vs. Columbus (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Giolito, the No. 30 overall prospect, cruised through four innings in his last start before surrendering three runs in the fifth. The highly-touted prospect is just 2-6 with a 4.95 ERA this season but has lowered both his ERA and WHIP each month after getting off to a rough start.

Video: Top Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP, White Sox

Morimando is also putting together his best month of the season as he's 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA through four starts (28 2/3 innings) in June. The lefty was hit around a bit in his last outing -- giving up four earned runs in six innings -- but prior to that, he'd surrendered just two runs over a span of 22 2/3 innings.

Video: CLE@TOR: Morimando fans Travis for first career K

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 58 overall Luke Weaver (Cardinals' No. 3), Memphis vs. Oklahoma City (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Nick Kingham (Pirates' No. 7), Indianapolis vs. Durham (Triple-A)
Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles' No. 11), Norfolk vs. Louisville (Triple-A)
Chris Stratton (Giants' No. 21), Sacramento vs. El Paso (Triple-A)
Drew Anderson (Phillies' No. 21), Reading vs. Harrisburg (Double-A)
Travis Lakins (Red Sox's No. 7), Portland vs. New Hampshire (Double-A)
Cory Taylor (Giants' No. 20), Richmond vs. Trenton (Double-A)
Tanner Scott (Orioles' No. 10), Bowie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
Drew Harrington (Braves' No. 25), Florida vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Connor Jones (Cardinals' No. 21), Palm Beach vs. St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Justin Dunn (Mets' No. 3), St. Lucie vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Dillon Tate (Yankees' No. 13), Tampa vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 18), Carolina vs. Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 4), Wilmington vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Keegan Akin (Orioles' No. 5), Frederick vs. Wilmington (Class A Advanced)
Shane Bieber (Indians' No. 15), Lynchburg vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Roniel Raudes (Red Sox's No. 5), Salem vs. Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Adbert Alzolay (Cubs' No. 22), Myrtle Beach vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Pablo Lopez (Mariners' No. 23), Modesto vs. Visalia (Class A Advanced)
Cody Reed (D-backs' No. 19), Visalia vs. Modesto (Class A Advanced)
Freicer Perez (Yankees' No. 26), Charleston vs. Rome (Class A)
Brady Aiken (Indians' No. 5), Lake County vs. Great Lakes (Class A)
Yennsy Diaz (Blue Jays' No. 25), Lansing vs. Bowling Green (Class A)
Bryan Mata (Red Sox's No. 27), Greenville vs. Asheville (Class A)
Zach Muckenhirn (Orioles' No. 26), Delmarva vs. Hagerstown (Class A)
Jose Suarez (Angels' No. 27), Burlington vs. Cedar Rapids (Class A)
Luis Escobar (Pirates' No. 13), West Virginia vs. Augusta (Class A)
Jhoan Duran (D-backs' No. 22), Hillsboro vs. Eugene (Class A Short Season)

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