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Pipeline Preview: Meadows continuing to heat up

June 5, 2017

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:Hitter to watch: Austin Meadows (Pirates' No. 1), Indianapolis vs. Toledo (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)Meadows, the No. 6 overall prospect, put together his fourth three-hit game of the season on Sunday as he went 3-for-4 with a

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Austin Meadows (Pirates' No. 1), Indianapolis vs. Toledo (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Meadows, the No. 6 overall prospect, put together his fourth three-hit game of the season on Sunday as he went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Meadows, who is batting .260 through 52 games, got off to a slow start this season but started to pick things up in May, when he hit .300 in 27 games. Meadows has kept it up so far in June, albeit in a small sample size, by batting .313 (5-for-16).

Pitcher to watch: Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 4), Mississippi vs. Biloxi (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Soroka, the No. 67 overall prospect, has impressed in his first season at Double-A, posting a 3.13 ERA through his first starts. Soroka has nearly struck out a batter per inning for the M-Braves (he's racked up 51 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings) and only issued 15 walks. He allowed 11 hits and three runs in his previous outing, the only start this year in which he did not strike a batter out.

Duel of the Day: Justin Dunn (Mets' No. 3) vs. Touki Toussaint (Braves' No. 11), St. Lucie vs. Florida (7:05 p.m. ET)
Dunn carries an eight-inning scoreless streak that dates back to May 17 into Monday's start. The 21-year-old has a 5.36 ERA through 10 appearances this season but has thrown well in each of his past three starts, including tossing three no-hit innings on May 24.

While Dunn seemingly righted the ship, Toussaint is still looking to get back on track. Toussaint has lost his past six decisions and hasn't earned a win since his first start of the year on April 10. The 20-year-old has given up eight runs over his past 11 innings, but he will look to remedy that against St. Lucie.

Monday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 30 overall Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 4), Charlotte vs. Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 41 overall Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 1), Rancho Cucamonga vs. Modesto (10:05 p.m. ET)
No. 97 overall Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Rochester (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
More top prospect probables
Julian Merryweather (Indians' No. 25), Columbus vs. Louisville (Triple-A)
Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles' No. 11), Norfolk vs. Gwinnett (Triple-A)
Marco Gonzalez (Cardinals' No. 19), Memphis vs. New Orleans (Triple-A)
Josh Staumont (Royals' No. 2), Omaha vs. Nashville (Triple-A)
Dillon Overton (Mariners' No. 16), Tacoma vs. Reno (Triple-A)
Joe Gunkel (Marlins' No. 27), Jacksonville vs. Montgomery (Double-A)
Alex Young (D-backs' No. 11), Jackson vs. Chattanooga (Double-A)
Ian Clarkin (Yankees' No. 19), Tampa vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Matt Hall (Tigers' No. 17), Lakeland vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Gage Hinsz (Pirates' No. 10), Bradenton vs. Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 11), Winston-Salem vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Trey Supak (Brewers' No. 29), Carolina vs. Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced)
Lewis Thorpe (Twins' No. 17), Fort Myers vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Junior Fernandez (Cardinals' No. 10), Palm Beach vs. Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.