Pipeline preview: Braves' Newcomb, Rays' Guerrieri square off

April 14th, 2016

Wednesday's slate of Minor League action was highlighted by a pitchers' duel between Double-A left-handers Amir Garrett, MLBPipeline.com's No. 67 prospect, and Marlins No. 3 prospect Jarlin Garcia.

Making his second start of the season for Pensacola, Garrett, the Reds' No. 4 prospect, allowed four hits and struck out seven batters in six scoreless innings. Garcia, meanwhile, was equally sharp, as he yielded one hit and a pair of walks while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings for Jacksonville, which went on to win the game, 2-1.

Thursday's schedule of pitching matchups has the potential to produce another duel, with Braves No. 2 prospect Sean Newcomb (No. 19 overall) and Rays No. 6 prospect Taylor Guerrieri set to face off as Double-A Montgomery takes on Mississippi in a game that can be seen on MiLB.TV at 8:05 p.m. ET.

In a battle of current No. 7 prospects and former first-round Draft picks, Brewers No. 7 prospect Kodi Medeiros and Twins No. 7 prospect Kohl Stewart will take the mound for Class A Advanced Brevard County and Fort Myers, respectively, at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Thursday's top prospect probables

Jeff Hoffman (Rockies' No. 5), Albuquerque at Reno (AAA)

Antonio Senzatela (Rockies' No. 12), Hartford at Portland (AA)

Michael Mader (Marlins' No. 25), Jairo Labourt (Tigers' No. 11); Jupiter at Lakeland (A Adv)

Dillon Tate (Rangers' No. 4), Hickory vs. Kannapolis (A)

Keury Mella (Reds' No. 6), Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 17); Daytona at Palm Beach (A Adv)

Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 12), Chris Flexen (Mets' No. 29); Dunedin at St. Lucie (A Adv)

Nick Pivetta (Phillies' No. 19), Reading at Harrisburg (AA)

Clay Holmes (Pirates' No. 15), Adalberto Mejia (Giants' No. 10); Altoona at Richmond (AA)

Joe Gunkel (Orioles' No. 23), Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 16); Bowie at Akron (AA)

Cole Coshow (Yankees' No. 22), Trenton at New Hampshire (AA)

Travis Lakins (Red Sox's No. 11), Salem at Winston-Salem (A)

Jaime Schultz (Rays' No. 19), Durham at Charlotte (AAA)

Aaron Blair (Braves' No. 4), Gwinnett vs. Norfolk (AAA)

Jake Thompson (Phillies' No. 3), Lehigh Valley vs. Pawtucket

Max Fried (Braves' No. 10), Rome at Asheville (A)

Justin Steele (Cubs' No. 17), South Bend at Fort Wayne (A)

Robert Stephenson (Reds' No. 2), Louisville vs. Toledo (AAA)

Pedro Fernandez (Royals' No. 21), Wilmington at Potomac (A Adv)

Ryan Yarbrough (Mariners' No. 12), Jackson at Chattanooga (AA)

Austin Brice (Marlins' No. 23), Sal Romano (Reds' No. 15); Jacksonville at Pensacola (AA)

Adrian Houser (Brewers' No. 17), Matt Koch (D-backs' No. 19); Biloxi at Mobile (AA)

Dillon Overton (A's No. 10), Nashville vs. Colorado Springs (AAA)

Jonathan Harris (Blue Jays' No. 4), Lansing at Bowling Green (A)

Jake Woodford (Cardinals' No. 12), Peoria at Wisconsin (A)

Victor Alcantara (Angels' No. 4), Raul Alcantara (A's No. 16); Arkansas at Midland (AA)

Alex Young (D-backs' No. 5), Albert Abreu (Astros' No. 11); Kane County at Quad Cities (A)

Joe Musgrove (Astros' No. 8), Chris Anderson (Dodgers' No. 15); Corpus Christi at Tulsa (AA)

Matt Strahm (Royals' No. 10), Northwest Arkansas at Frisco (AA)

Jordan Guerrero (White Sox No. 6), Birmingham vs. Tennessee (AA)

Michael Feliz (Astros' No. 10), Fresno at Salt Lake (AAA)

Grant Holmes (Dodgers' No. 3), Rancho Cucamonga at Lake Elsinore (A Adv)

Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 13), High Desert at Lancaster (A Adv)

Chris Stratton (Giants' No. 27), Seth Lugo (Mets' No. 25); Sacramento at Las Vegas (AAA)

Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 27), Modesto vs. Stockton (A Adv)