Pipeline preview: Cards' Reyes set to take mound for Triple-A Memphis

June 6th, 2016

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Tuesday's Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Bobby Bradley (Indians' No. 3), Lynchburg at Salem (7:05 p.m. ET)
Bradley, No. 87 on the Top 100, connected on a first-inning grand slam and later added a two-run double as he tallied a season-high six RBIs for Class A Advanced Lynchburg on Monday. The grand slam was his second of the season and gives him three home runs in his past six games. After leading the Class A Midwest and Rookie-level Arizona Leagues in home runs in each of his first two pro seasons, Bradley, who celebrated his 20th birthday on May 29, is currently pacing the Carolina League with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs.

Pitcher to watch: Alex Reyes (Cardinals' No. 1), Memphis at Iowa (1:08 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Reyes, 21, has been dominant in three starts for Triple-A Memphis since returning from a suspension, posting a 1.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 26 strikeouts in 15 innings. In his last turn on June 1, MLBPipeline.com's No. 11 overall prospect held New Orleans to two runs on two hits over six innings. He fanned 11 hitters and walked two while throwing strikes with 63 of his 97 pitches. Reyes will square off against a talented Iowa offense that features a pair of Top 100 prospects in No. 45 Willson Contreras (Cubs' No. 2) and No. 80 Albert Almora (No. 5), as well as Jeimer Candelario (No. 7) and Dan Vogelbach (No. 20).

Duel of the day: Cody Reed (D-backs' No. 13) vs. Heath Fillmyer (A's No. 19), Visalia at Stockton (10:10 p.m. ET)
Reed is set to make his second start for Class A Advanced Visalia following his promotion from Class A Kane County of the Midwest League, where he went 5-2 in seven starts with a 1.82 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 55/3 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 39 2/3 innings. The 19-year-old lefty completed a season-low four innings in his first outing for the Rawhide, allowing three earned runs on five hits.

Fillmyer has been excellent in his past seven starts, pitching to a 1.89 ERA with 44 strikeouts against 12 walks over 38 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 3.22 ERA in 58 2/3 innings this season, with 56 strikeouts and just one home run allowed in that span.
Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 62 Braden Shipley (D-backs' No. 1), Reno vs. Salt Lake (2:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 98 Justus Sheffield (Indians' No. 5), Lynchburg at Salem (7:05 p.m. ET)
More top prospect probables
Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 9), Syracuse vs. Louisville (AAA)
Tyler Anderson (Rockies' No. 20), Albuquerque at Sacramento (AAA)
Trevor Williams (Pirates' No. 24), Indianapolis at Columbus (AAA)
Gabriel Ynoa (Mets' No. 13), Las Vegas vs. Tacoma (AAA)
Eric Skoglund (Royals' No. 27), Northwest Arkansas at Tulsa (AA)
Chris Ellis (Braves' No. 13), Mississippi vs. Tennessee (AA)
David Hess (Orioles' No. 13), Bowie at Portland (AA)
Alec Mills (Royals' No. 13), Northwest Arkansas at Tulsa (AA)
Sal Romano (Reds' No. 15), Pensacola at Jackson (AA)
Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 25), Erie vs. Altoona (AA)
Connor Sadzeck (Rangers' No. 26), Frisco at San Antonio (AA)
Nick Pivetta (Phillies' No. 18), Reading at Akron (AA)
Austin Brice (Marlins' No. 22), Jacksonville at Chattanooga (AA)
Daniel Gossett (A's No. 24), Midland at Corpus Christi (AA)
Jeremy Rhoades (Angels' No. 17), Inland Empire at Rancho Cucamonga (A Adv)
Max Povse (Braves' No. 25), Carolina at Frederick (A Adv)
Jonathan Hernandez (Rangers' No. 27), Hickory vs. Greensboro (A)
Junior Fernandez (Cardinals' No. 15), Peoria at Burlington (A)
Phil Bickford (Giants' No. 3), Augusta vs. Columbia (A)
Touki Toussaint (Braves' No. 6), Rome vs. Charleston (A)
Albert Abreu (Astros' No. 10), Quad Cities vs. Beloit (A)