Pipeline Preview: Adams looks to stay hot for Birmingham

July 16th, 2017

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:
Hitter to watch: Brendan Rodgers (Rockies No. 1), Hartford vs. Trenton (1:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Rodgers, the No. 10 overall prospect, went 4-for-7 with two homers, including a walk-off blast in Hartford's 13-inning win over Trenton on Saturday. Rogers is batting .254 with three homers in 17 games with Hartford after he hit .400 in 48 games with Class A Advanced Lancaster.

Pitcher to watch: Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 14), Birmingham vs. Biloxi (6:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
The 21-year-old righty has given up just one earned run in each of his past two outings (13 total innings), but he was particularly dominant in his last start despite taking the loss against Mobile. Adams fired 62 of his 99 pitches for strikes, gave up one run on two hits and notched a career high with 12 strikeouts.

Duel of the Day: Grayson Long (Angels' No. 5) vs. Adbert Alzolay (Cubs' No. 19), Mobile vs. Tennessee (5:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
Long has held his opposition to two earned runs or fewer in each of his past five outings and has a 2.97 ERA through 15 starts with Mobile. Long has held opponents scoreless in two of those five starts, including his most recent turn, where he gave up three hits across six innings and matched his season high with eight strikeouts.

Alzolay will be making just his second start at the Double-A level after going 7-1 with a 2.98 ERA through 15 starts with Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach. The right-hander was lights-out in his Double-A debut as he gave up just two hits in five scoreless innings. Alzolay also matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in the outing.
Sunday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 34 overall Jay Groome (Red Sox's No. 2), Greenville vs. Hickory (4:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 36 overall (White Sox No. 6), Charlotte vs. Gwinnett (5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 46 overall (Rangers' No. 2), Frisco vs. Corpus Christi (6:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 53 overall Sean Reid-Foley (Blue Jays' No. 2), New Hampshire vs. Portland (1:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 95 overall Jack Flaherty (Cardinals' No. 5), Round Rock vs. Memphis (305 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 98 overall (Braves' No. 9), Mississippi vs. Pensacola (5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
More top prospect probables
Tyler Eppler (Pirates' No. 22), Indianapolis vs. Louisville (Triple-A)
Andrew Suarez (Giants' No. 10), Sacramento vs. Salt Lake (Triple-A)
(Tigers' No. 15), Toledo vs. Columbus (Triple-A)
(Rays' No. 26), Durham vs. Norfolk (Triple-A)
(Orioles' No. 11), Norfolk vs. Durham (Triple-A)
Frank Duncan (D-backs' No. 24), Reno vs. El Paso (Triple-A)
Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 13), Albuquerque vs. Las Vegas (Triple-A)
Artie Lewicki (Tigers' No. 21), Erie vs. Akron (Double-A)
Ryan Castellani (Rockies' No. 3), Hartford vs. Trenton (Double-A)
(Reds' No. 16), Pensacola vs. Mississippi (Double-A)
(Twins' No. 4), Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Tanner Scott (Orioles' No. 10), Bowie vs. Altoona (Double-A)
Devin Williams (Brewers' No. 27), Biloxi vs. Birmingham (Double-A)
Casey Meisner (Athletics' No. 26), Midland vs. San Antonio (Double-A)
Joey Lucchesi (Padres' No. 19), San Antonio vs. Midland (Double-A)
Corey Ray (Royals' No. 24), Northwest Arkansas vs. Springfield (Double-A)
Zac Gallen (Cardinals' No. 22), Springfield vs. Northwest Arkansas (Double-A)
Ian Clarkin (Yankees' No. 19), Tampa vs. Florida (Class A Advanced)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers' No. 14), Lakeland vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Mike Shawaryn (Red Sox's No. 11), Salem vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Brian Gonzalez (Orioles' No. 20), Frederick vs. Down East (Class A Advanced)
Justin Steele (Cubs' No. 20), Myrtle Beach vs. Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Cionel Perez (Astros' No. 16), Buies Creek vs. Myrtle Beach (Class A Advanced)
Justin Dunn (Mets' No. 3), St. Lucie vs. Fort Myers (Class A Advanced)
Gage Hinsz (Pirates' No. 9), Bradenton vs. Dunedin (Class A Advanced)
Adonis Medina (Phillies' No. 14), Lakewood vs. Charleston (Class A)
Dustin May (Dodgers' No. 22), Great Lakes vs. Beloit (Class A)
Bryse Wilson (Braves' No. 24), Rome vs. Delmarva (Class A)
Elvin Rodriguez (Angels' No. 19), Orem vs. Billings (Rookie)