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Pipeline Preview: Jimenez set for Double-A debut

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

Hitter to watch: Eloy Jimenez (White Sox No. 2), Birmingham vs. Montgomery (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Hitter to watch: Eloy Jimenez (White Sox No. 2), Birmingham vs. Montgomery (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

MLB Pipeline's No. 7 overall prospect and his powerful bat are headed for Double-A. It was announced Tuesday that Jimenez was being promoted to Birmingham from Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, where he slashed .345/.410/.682 with 20 extra-base hits including eight home runs in 29 games after going from the Cubs to the White Sox in the Jose Quintana. Spending his entire season in the Carolina League, the 20-year-old outfielder hit .302/.375/.570 with 16 homers in 71 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Eloy Jimenez, OF, White Sox

Pitcher to watch: Cionel Perez (Astros' No. 10), Corpus Christi at Tulsa (5:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Speaking of Double-A debuts, Perez is set to make his with Corpus Christi in Game 1 of a doubleheader after his scheduled start was rained out Tuesday. Signed for $2 million in December, Perez, a 21-year-old left-hander, was promoted to the Texas League after going 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and an 18-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 25 1/3 innings with Class A Advanced Buies Creek. Including his time in the Midwest League, Perez has pitched to a 3.90 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 22 walks over 80 2/3 frames in his first U.S. campaign.

Perez's 10th strikeout

Duel of the day: Jacob Nix (Padres' No. 15) vs. Ryan Helsley (Cardinals' No. 24), San Antonio at Springfield (7:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Nix, 21, owns a 4.91 ERA through two starts for Double-A San Antonio. The right-hander received a no-decision last time out, allowing four earned runs over six innings with six strikeouts after tossing five innings of two-run ball to pick up the win in his Texas League debut. The 2015 third-rounder was promoted to San Antonio after he posted a 4.32 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings (11 appearances) in the Class A Advanced California League.

Video: Top Prospects: Jacob Nix, RHP, Padres

Helsley fired six no-hit frames, compiling six strikeouts and five walks, in his last start for Springfield, his third since being promoted to the Texas League. A fifth-round Draft pick in 2015, Helsley, 23, was bumped up to Springfield after he went 8-2 with a 2.69 ERA with 91 strikeouts and a .213 opponents' average over 93 2/3 frames (17 appearances) in the Florida State League.

Helsley fires six hitless innings

Wednesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 25 Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 3), Mississippi vs. Pensacola (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 35 Kyle Wright (Braves' No. 4), Florida vs. Tampa (7:05 p.m. ET)
No. 53 Jack Flaherty (Cardinals' No. 3), Memphis vs. Nashville (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 60 Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 7), Charlotte vs. Toledo (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 61 Chance Adams (Yankees' No. 3), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Gwinnett (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Nick Kingham (Pirates' No. 9), Indianapolis at Buffalo (Triple-A)
Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 12), Albuquerque at El Paso (Triple-A)
Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 17), Columbus vs. Rochester (Triple-A)
Ryan Yarbrough (Rays' No. 23), Durham at Syracuse (Triple-A)
Corbin Burnes (Brewers' No. 7), Biloxi at Jackson (Double-A)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies' No. 8) vs. Jesus Liranzo (Orioles' No. 22), Reading vs. Bowie (Double-A)
Grant Holmes (A's No. 9), Midland vs. NW Arkansas (Double-A)
Jon Harris (Blue Jays' No. 20), New Hampshire vs. Hartford (Double-A)
Chase De Jong (Mariners' No. 24), Arkansas at Frisco (Double-A)
Brandon Waddell (Pirates' No. 24), Altoona at Portland (Double-A)
Matt Hall (Tigers' No. 26), Erie vs. Binghamton (Double-A)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 7) vs. Ofelky Peralta (Orioles' No. 27), Wilmington vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 9), Winston-Salem vs. Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced)
Jonathan Hernandez (Rangers' No. 20) vs. Kodi Medeiros (Brewers' No. 23), Down East vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
McKenzie Mills (Phillies' No. 23), Clearwater vs. St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers' No. 24), Lakeland at Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)
Jose Almonte (D-backs' No. 26), Visalia vs. Modesto (Class A Advanced)
Joey Wentz (Braves' No. 9), Rome vs. Asheville (Class A)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 16), Delmarva at Greensboro (Class A)
Luis Escobar (Pirates' No. 17), West Virginia vs. Lexington (Class A)
Juan Hillman (Indians' No. 18), Lake County at Bowling Green (Class A)
Tyler Watson (Twins' No. 18), Cedar Rapids at Burlington (Class A)
Josh Pennington (Brewers' No. 22), Wisconsin at Beloit (Class A)
Melvin Adon (Giants' No. 23), Augusta vs. Columbia (Class A)
Yennsy Diaz (Blue Jays' No. 27), Lansing at Great Lakes (Class A)
Reggie Lawson (Padres' No. 27), Fort Wayne at South Bend (Class A)
Scott Moss (Reds' No. 30), Dayton vs. West Michigan (Class A)

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