Pipeline preview: Four Top 100 prospects take hill Friday

Twins' Jay, Nats' Fedde, Brewers' Lopez, Rockies' Gray all on the mound

April 15th, 2016

Twins No. 3 prospect Tyler Jay (No. 58 overall) is one of four Top 100 prospects scheduled to take the hill Friday in the Minor Leagues.

Jay, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 Draft, was impressive in his first professional start last week, throwing five innings of one-run ball and striking out seven for Class A Advanced Fort Myers, and he'll look to build on that performance tonight against Daytona at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Nationals No. 4 prospect Erick Fedde, in his first full year removed from Tommy John surgery, will make his second start for Class A Advanced Potomac at home against Wilmington at 7:05 p.m. ET. The 23-year-old right-hander, No. 76 on the Top 100, allowed two earned runs and scattered eight hits over 4 1/3 innings and fanned seven his season debut last Sunday (also against Wilmington).

For fans wanting to tune in to MiLB.TV to watch a Top 100 prospect in action, Brewers No. 3 prospect Jorge Lopez (No. 55 overall) and the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox will take on the Memphis Redbirds at 8:35 p.m. ET.

Lastly, Rockies No. 2 prospect Jon Gray (No. 31 overall) will make a second rehab start for Class A Advanced Modesto as he continues to work his way back from an abdominal strain that's had him sidelined since March 25. The 2013 No. 3 overall Draft pick, who was dominant in five California League starts during his pro debut, allowed two earned runs in 4 2/3 in his first outing for the Nuts.

Friday's top prospect probables

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

Yeudy Garcia (Pirates' No. 18), Bradenton vs. Lakeland (A Adv)

Robert Gsellman (Mets' No. 13), Binghamton at Erie (AA)

David Hess (Orioles' No. 16), Bowie at Akron (AA)

Pedro Payano (Rangers' No. 29), Hickory vs. Kannapolis (A)

Trevor Clifton (Cubs' No. 21), Max Povse (Braves' No. 26); Myrtle Beach at Carolina (A Adv)

Ricardo Pinto (Phillies' No. 10), Reading at Harrisburg (AA)

Jordan Stephens (White Sox' No. 13), Winston-Salem vs. Salem

Tyler Eppler (Pirates' No. 28), Chase Johnson (Giants' No. 14); Altoona at Richmond (AA)

Chris Beck (White Sox' No. 14), Charlotte vs. Durham (AAA)

Nolan Watson (Royals' No. 5), Dario Agrazal (Pirates' No. 30); Lexington at West Virginia (A)

Tyrell Jenkins (Braves' No. 8), Gwinnett vs. Norfolk

Ricardo Sanchez (Braves' No. 19), Peter Lambert (Rockies' No. 16); Rome at Asheville (A)

Jacob Nix (Padres' No. 10), Fort Wayne vs. South Bend

Mike Clevinger (Indians' No. 7), Chad Kuhl (Pirates' No. 16); Columbus at Indianapolis (AAA)

Kyle Wilcox (Mariners' No. 28), Clinton at Cedar Rapids (A)

Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals' No. 19), Peoria at Wisconsin (A)

Daniel Mengden (A's No. 14), Midland vs. Arkansas (AA)

Kendry Flores (Marlins' No. 5), New Orleans vs. Omaha (AAA)

Zack Godley (D-backs' No. 27), Mobile vs. Biloxi (AA)

David Paulino (Astros' No. 7), Corpus Christi at Tulsa (AA)

Rob Whalen (Braves' No. 27), Ryne Stanek (Rays' No. 18), Mississippi at Montgomery (AA)

Conner Sadzeck (Rangers' No. 27), Frisco vs. Northwest Arkansas (AA)

Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 9), Jeremy Rhoades (Angels' No. 19); San Jose at Inland Empire (A Adv)

Heath Fillmyer (A's No. 19), Stockton at Modesto (A Adv)