Pipeline preview: Marquez looks to keep rolling for Yard Goats

June 28th, 2016

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

Hitter to watch:Dan Vogelbach (Cubs' No. 20), Iowa at Oklahoma City (12:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Vogelbach had a huge day at the plate on Monday as he combined to go 5-for-7 with his 15th home run, a pair of doubles and four RBIs for Triple-A Iowa in a twin bill against Oklahoma City. The 23-year-old first baseman has homered in three of his past four games for the I-Cubs, during which he's tallied nine hits and six RBIs while raising his season average from .293 to .313.

Pitcher to watch:German Marquez (Rockies' No. 12), Hartford at New Hampshire (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Marquez enters the day having struck out exactly seven hitters with one earned allowed in each of his last three starts for Double-A Hartford. Acquired from the Rays in the offseason Corey Dickerson-Jake McGee swap, Marquez, 21, has more than held his own in his first Double-A exposure, posting a 2.65 ERA with 80 strikeouts against 21 walks in 85 innings (14 starts).

Duel of the day: Adalberto Mejia (Giants' No. 10) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (Mets' No. 13), Sacramento at Las Vegas (3:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Mejia was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento in mid-June after an outstanding showing at Double-A Richmond, where he pitched to a 1.94 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .203 average while logging 65 innings (11 starts). The 23-year-old lefty continued that success by striking out eight over seven scoreless frames in his Triple-A debut, but struggled in his subsequent outing, allowing five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Ynoa set a season high with eight strikeouts and picked up the win in his most recent start for Las Vegas, giving him a 9-2 record in 15 starts. He's logged 95 1/3 innings in that span, averaging a little more than 6 1/3 innings per start.

Tuesday's Top 100 prospect probables

No. 11 Alex Reyes (Cardinals' No. 1), Memphis vs. New Orleans (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

No. 15 Jose Berrios (Twins' No. 1), Rochester vs. Pawtucket (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

No. 51 Jorge Lopez (Brewers' No. 3), Colorado Springs at Round Rock (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables

Miguel Almonte (Royals' No. 4), Omaha at Nashville (Triple-A)

Harrison Musgrave (Rockies' No. 25), Albuquerque vs. Salt Lake (Triple-A)

Austin Voth (Nationals' No. 9), Syracuse vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)

Chris Ellis (Braves' No. 12) vs. Trevor Williams (Pirates' No. 24), Gwinnett at Indianapolis (Triple-A)

Adam Plutko (Indians' No. 14), Columbus at Lehigh Valley (Triple-A)

Tom Eshelman (Phillies' No. 15) vs. Myles Jay (Tigers' No. 24), Reading vs. Erie (Double-A)

Jalen Beeks (Red Sox's No. 30), Portland at Trenton (Double-A)

David Hess (Orioles' No. 13), Bowie at Harrisburg (Double-A)

Jordan Stephens (White Sox No. 13), Winston-Salem at Potomac (A Advanced)

Yency Almonte (Rockies' No. 28), Modesto vs. Stockton (A Advanced)

Akeem Bostick (Astros' No. 29) vs. Ariel Jurado (Rangers' No. 12), Lancaster at High Desert (A Advanced)

Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 3), Dunedin at Lakeland (A Advanced)

Jake Jewell (Angels' No. 7), Inland Empire at Lake Elsinore (A Advanced)

Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 7), Brevard County at Tampa (A Advanced)

Fernando Romero (Twins' No. 17), Fort Myers at Palm Beach (A Advanced)

Trevor Clifton (Cubs' No. 21), Myrtle Beach at Salem (A Advanced)

Beau Burrows (Tigers' No. 1), West Michigan vs. Bowling Green (A)

Nick Neidert (Mariners' No. 7), Clinton at Wisconsin (A)

Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 11), Rome at Kannapolis (A)

Max Fried (Braves' No. 9), Rome at Kannapolis (A)

Alex Young (D-backs' No. 3), Kane County vs. Burlington (A)

Alberto Tirado (Phillies' No. 20), Lakewood at Hagerstown (A)

Carson Sands (Cubs' No. 23), South Bend vs. Lake County (A)

Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 12), Lansing at Great Lakes (A)

Jesus Tinoco (Rockies' No. 15), Asheville at Augusta (A)

Triston McKenzie (Indians' No. 6), Mahoning Valley vs. Auburn (Class A Short Season)

Thomas Szapucki (Mets' No. 17), Kingsport vs. Pulaski (Rookie)