Pipeline preview: Seager, Peterson to meet in Class A
Dodgers' top prospect, Mariners' No. 2 clash as Rancho Cucamonga faces High Desert
After Corey Seager's 12-game hitting streak was snapped Monday, the Dodgers' No. 1 prospect got a well-deserved day off Tuesday. He is expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday, as Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga continues its three-game series at High Desert.
The game -- which features a matchup between Seager and Mavericks third baseman D.J. Peterson, the Mariners' No. 2 prospect -- highlights the day's Minor League schedule. First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. ET.
Seager, ranked No. 28 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, hit .500 with a 1.448 OPS during his hitting streak.
Seager celebrated his 20th birthday last month, making him one of the youngest players in the California League. But that hasn't slowed him down this season, and he leads the circuit in batting average (.361), OPS (1.003) and doubles (20).
Peterson, ranked No. 75 on the Top 100, was the 12th overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. In his first full professional season, he is hitting .276 with an .818 OPS and nine home runs.
Peterson helped High Desert to a 5-4 victory Tuesday in the first game of the series. He went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. It was his fourth home run in five games.
The game's pitching matchup will pit left-hander Tom Windle, the Dodgers' No. 7 prospect, against left-hander Tyler Pike, the Mariners' No. 9 prospect. Windle, the club's second-round pick last year, is 4-3 with a 4.62 ERA in 50 2/3 innings for the Quakes. Pike enters the game 2-2 with a 5.57 ERA in 42 innings for the Mavericks.
Wednesday's Minor League schedule also includes several pitchers ranked in the Top 100 who are slated to start, including Jon Gray (No. 13), Tyler Glasnow (No. 23), Lucas Sims (No. 50), Eduardo Rodriguez (No. 58) and Edwin Escobar (No. 82). Fans can watch Escobar and Gray on MiLB.TV, beginning with Escobar and Triple-A Fresno taking on Reno at 4:05 p.m.
Top prospect probables
Jason Adam (Royals' No. 8), Northwest Arkansas at San Antonio
Miguel Almonte (Royals' No. 5), Wilmington at Carolina
Zachary Bird (Dodgers' No. 13), Great Lakes at Lansing
Paul Blackburn (Cubs' No. 14), Kane County at Clinton
Andrew Chafin (D-backs' No. 12), Reno vs. Fresno
Michael Clevinger (Angels' No. 12), Inland Empire vs. Modesto
Tim Cooney (Cardinals' No. 9), Memphis vs. Iowa
Zach Efflin (Padres' No. 11), Lake Elsinore vs. Lancaster
Edwin Escobar (Giants' No. 2), Fresno at Reno
Tyler Glasnow (Pirates' No. 3), Bradenton at Tampa
J.R. Graham (Braves' No. 6), Mississippi vs. Pensacola
Jon Gray (Rockies' No. 1), Tulsa vs. Frisco
Luke Jackson (Rangers' No. 7), Frisco at Tulsa
Taylor Jungmann (Brewers' No. 8), Nashville vs. Colorado Springs
Branden Kline (Orioles' No. 14), Frederick at Lynchburg
Ben Lively (Reds' No. 12), Bakersfield at Visalia
Jon Moscot (Reds' No. 20), Pensacola at Mississippi
Braulio Ortiz (White Sox No. 17), Winston-Salem vs. Potomac
Tyler Pike (Mariners' No. 9), High Desert vs. Rancho Cucamonga
Chris Reed (Dodgers' No. 6), Chattanooga at Birmingham
Sal Romano (Reds' No. 14), Dayton at West Michigan
Victor Sanchez (Mariners' No. 6), Jackson at Mobile
Lucas Sims (Braves' No. 1), Lynchburg vs. Frederick
Chris Stratton (Giants' No. 7), San Jose at Stockton
Logan Verrett (Mets' No. 20), Las Vegas at El Paso
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 16), Hagerstown at Delmarva
Bobby Wahl (A's No. 7), Beloit at Quad Cities
Trevor Williams (Marlins' No. 10), Jupiter vs. Lakeland
Tom Windle (Dodgers' No. 7), Rancho Cucamonga at High Desert