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Pipeline preview: De Leon takes hill for Triple-A Oklahoma City

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

Hitter to watch: Mauricio Dubon (Red Sox's No. 11), Portland vs. Trenton (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Hitter to watch: Mauricio Dubon (Red Sox's No. 11), Portland vs. Trenton (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Dubon recorded his second straight multi-hit game on Sunday as he went 4-for-4 with two doubles in Double-A Portland's loss against Binghamton. The four-hit performance was his third of the season and first at the Double-A level. The 22-year-old shortstop has hit .333 with 11 extra-base hits over 26 games since being promoted from Class A Advanced Salem, where he posted a .306/.387/.379 batting line with 24 steals and 53 runs scored in 62 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B, Red Sox

Pitcher to watch: Jose De Leon (Dodgers' No. 2), Oklahoma City vs. New Orleans (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

De Leon, No. 20 on the Top 100, was masterful in his last start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on July 20, when he yielded four hits over a career-high eight scoreless innings to pace Oklahoma City in a 7-0 shutout of Tacoma. The 23-year-old right-hander fanned 10 hitters, giving him consecutive 10-strikeout starts, as well as 64 strikeouts against 14 walks through 43 1/3 frames for the season. Opposing hitters own a .190 average against him.

Video: Top Prospects: Jose De Leon, RHP, Dodgers

Duel of the day: Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 11) vs. Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 14), Rome vs. West Virginia (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Soroka has a 3-9 record in 18 games (17 starts), but the 18-year-old right-hander has been plenty impressive for Class A Rome in his first full pro season. The 2015 first-rounder owns a 3.30 ERA and an 83-21 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 101 innings, and he's yielded just two home runs while posting an outstanding ground-ball rate.

Video: Top Prospects: Mike Soroka, RHP, Braves

Keller enters the day having not allowed more than two earned runs in three straight starts for West Virginia. He hasn't been as dominant recently as he was during the first month of the season, when he registered a 0.86 ERA and a 28-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 21 innings (four starts), but the 20-year-old is still having a strong full-season debut, with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP and a 98-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 93 1/3 innings (17 starts).

Video: Top Prospects: Mitch Keller, RHP, Pirates

Monday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 34 Anderson Espinoza (Padres' No. 1), Fort Wayne at Beloit, Game two of twin bill (Class A)
No. 47 Jake Thompson (Phillies' No. 2), Lehigh Valley vs. Syracuse (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 66 Erick Fedde (Nationals' No. 4) vs. Trey Ball (Red Sox's No. 16), Potomac vs. Salem (7:05 p.m. ET)
No. 91 Justus Sheffield (Indians' No. 5), Lynchburg vs. Wilmington (6:30 p.m. ET)
No. 96 Joe Musgrove (Astros' No. 7), Fresno vs. Albuquerque (10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Jacob Faria (Rays' No. 9), Durham vs. Toledo (Triple-A)
Alec Mills (Royals' No. 13), Omaha at Nashville (Triple-A)
Kyle McGowin (Angels' No. 14), Salt Lake vs. Tacoma (Triple-A)
Conner Greene (Blue Jays' No. 2), New Hampshire at Harrisburg (Double-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 12), Frisco at Midland (Double-A)
Artie Lewicki (Tigers' No. 19), Erie at Altoona (Double-A)
Trey Nielsen (Cardinals' No. 21), Springfield at Tulsa (Double-A)
Alex Balog (Rockies' No. 26), Hartford at Bowie (Double-A)
Thad Lowry (White Sox No. 20), Winston-Salem vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Enyel De Los Santos (Padres' No. 13), Lake Elsinore vs. Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 16), Palm Beach at Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)
Ryan Castellani (Rockies' No. 16), Modesto at Visalia (Class A Advanced)
Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 6) vs. Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 10), Clinton at Great Lakes (Class A)
Nolan Watson (Royals' No. 5), Lexington vs. Columbia (Class A)
Albert Abreu (Astros' No. 10), Quad Cities vs. Bowling Green (Class A)
Chris Paddak (Padres' No. 12) vs. Zack Erwin (A's No. 21), Fort Wayne at Beloit (Class A)
Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 13), Asheville vs. Greenville (Class A)
Justin Steele (Cubs' No. 17), South Bend vs. Peoria (Class A)
Justin Jacome (Marlins' No. 18), Greensboro vs. Augusta (Class A)
Lachlan Wells (Twins' No. 28), Cedar Rapids vs. Dayton (Class A)
Triston McKenzie (Indians' No. 6), Mahoning Valley vs. Connecticut (Class A Short Season)
Byran Hudson (Cubs' No. 13), Eugene at Vancouver (Class A Short Season)
Tyler Phillips (Astros' No. 29), Spokane at Boise (Class A Short Season)
Antonio Santillan (Reds' No. 17), Billings at Orem (Rookie)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.