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Pipeline Preview: Prospect-packed tilt in Memphis

RedHawks-Redbirds features Astros' Singleton, Cards' Taveras, top hurlers on mound
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Though outfielder George Springer's promotion to Houston last week took one of the top prospects out of this week's four-game series between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Memphis, those that remain put on quite the show over the weekend.

Saturday, first baseman Jon Singleton, the Astros' No. 4 prospect and No. 48 overall, hit a three-run home run to lead Oklahoma City to a 6-2 victory. Sunday, outfielder Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals No. 1 prospect and No. 3 overall, hit a walk-off RBI double, delivering a 5-4 win for Memphis.

Though outfielder George Springer's promotion to Houston last week took one of the top prospects out of this week's four-game series between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Memphis, those that remain put on quite the show over the weekend.

Saturday, first baseman Jon Singleton, the Astros' No. 4 prospect and No. 48 overall, hit a three-run home run to lead Oklahoma City to a 6-2 victory. Sunday, outfielder Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals No. 1 prospect and No. 3 overall, hit a walk-off RBI double, delivering a 5-4 win for Memphis.

Fans can watch on MiLB.TV as the RedHawks and Redbirds resume the series Monday at 8:05 p.m. ET with a pitching matchup of Astros No. 17 prospect Nick Tropeano and Cardinals No. 17 Zach Petrick. Tropeano is 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 15 innings this season, while Petrick was just promoted from Double-A Springfield and will be making his Triple-A debut.

Highlighting the pitching prospects in action around the Minors on Monday is D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley, ranked No. 5 on MLB.com's Top 100 prospects list. The club's top prospect will start for Triple-A Reno at Fresno at 10:05 p.m. in a game that can be seen on MiLB.TV.

Other pitchers ranked in the Top 100 prospect list scheduled to pitch Monday include Dodgers right-hander Zach Lee (61), Astros right-hander Lance McCullers (50), Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson (81), Red Sox left-hander Henry Owens (29), Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson (18) and Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman (53).

Top prospect probables:

  • Cody Anderson (Indians No. 4), Akron at Trenton
  • Aaron Blair (D-backs No. 4), South Bend vs. Dayton
  • Archie Bradley (D-backs No. 1), Reno at Fresno
  • Andrew Chafin (D-backs No. 13), Mobile at Huntsville
  • Edwin Diaz (Mariners No. 4), Clinton vs. Quad Cities
  • Drew Gagnon (Brewers No. 17), Huntsville vs. Mobile
  • Kyle Hendricks (Cubs No. 15), Iowa vs. Round Rock
  • Jason Hursh (Braves No. 3), Mississippi at Montgomery
  • Luke Jackson (Rangers No. 8), Frisco vs. San Antonio
  • Dace Kime (Indians No.15), Lake County at Lansing
  • Cody Kukuk (Red Sox No. 17), Greenville vs. Asheville
  • Zach Lee (Dodgers No. 4), Albuquerque vs. Salt Lake City
  • Cody Martin (Braves No. 10), Gwinnett vs. Charlotte
  • Lance McCullers (Astros No. 5), Lancaster at Inland Empire
  • Mike Montgomery (Rays No. 19), Durham at Norfolk
  • Jimmy Nelson (Brewers No. 1), Nashville at Omaha
  • Henry Owens (Red Sox No. 2), Portland at Binghamton
  • Zach Petrick (Cardinals No. 17), Memphis vs. Oklahoma City
  • Chris Reed (Dodgers No. 6), Chattanooga at Jackson
  • Sal Romano (Reds No. 15), Dayton at South Bend
  • Angel Sanchez (Marlins No. 16), Jacksonville vs. Pensacola
  • Luis Severino (Yankees No. 10), Charleston at Lakewood
  • Robert Stephenson (Reds No. 1), Pensacola at Jacksonville
  • Marcus Stroman (Blue Jays No. 2), Buffalo at Pawtucket
  • Alberto Tirado (Blue Jays No. 7), Lansing vs. Lake County
  • Nick Tropeano (Astros No. 17), Oklahoma City at Memphis
  • Logan Verrett (Mets No. 20), Las Vegas vs. El Paso

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill.