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

Hitter to watch: Harold Ramirez (Blue Jays' No. 14), New Hampshire vs. Harrisburg (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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

Hitter to watch: Harold Ramirez (Blue Jays' No. 14), New Hampshire vs. Harrisburg (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Ramirez connected on a two-run homer on Tuesday before finishing 2-for-4 with a season-high three RBIs in Double-A New Hampshire's win over Harrisburg. The homer was his fourth of the season as well as his first since May 16. The multihit performance, meanwhile, improved the 22-year-old outfielder's season slash line to .250/.292/.360 through 55 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Harold Ramirez, OF, Blue Jays

Pitcher to watch: Domingo Acevedo (Yankees' No. 12), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Syracuse (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Acevedo is set to make his second start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after allowing one earned run on three hits in seven innings to record the win in his Triple-A debut. The 23-year-old right-hander was promoted to the Minors' highest level after a dominant five-start stretch with Double-A Trenton in which he went 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 31-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 1/3 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Domingo Acevedo, RHP, Yankees

Duel of the Day: Lucas Sims (Braves' No. 18) vs. Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 4), Gwinnett vs. Charlotte (Game 2 of doubleheader on MiLB.TV)

Sims had been struggling for the better part of a month before getting back on track with eight scoreless frames of three-hit ball on June 10 for Triple-A Gwinnett. The 23-year-old righty didn't fare as well in his subsequent start, however, as he allowed four earned runs on six hits and five walks, albeit with eight strikeouts, in five innings. Overall, Sims owns a 3.89 ERA through 13 starts, with 77 strikeouts and 26 walks in 74 innings.

Sims fans seventh batter

Giolito, MLB Pipeline's No. 30 overall prospect, had completed at least six innings in back-to-back starts before lasting just 4 2/3 innings in his most recent turn for Triple-A Charlotte. He allowed three earned runs on five hits, with four walks and five strikeouts, in the outing. On the season, the 22-year-old right-hander is 2-6 in 13 starts, with a 4.92 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 67 2/3 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP, White Sox

Wednesday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 61 overall Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 6), Charlotte vs. Gwinnett (5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Nick Kingham (Pirates' No. 7), Indianapolis vs. Toledo (Triple-A)
Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 16), Columbus vs. Louisville (Triple-A)
Trey Ball (Red Sox's No. 29), Portland vs. Erie (Double-A)
Myles Jaye (Tigers' No. 15), Erie vs. Portland (Double-A)
Zac Gallen (Cardinals' No. 23), Springfield vs. Tulsa (Double-A)
Tanner Scott (Orioles' No. 10), Bowie vs. Binghamton (Double-A)
P.J. Conlon (Mets' No. 22), Binghamton (Double-A)
Parker French (Rockies' No. 20), Hartford vs. Richmond (Double-A)
Cory Taylor (Giants' No. 20), Richmond vs. Hartford (Double-A)
Luis Lugo (Indians' No. 30), Akron vs. Reading (Double-A)
Francisco Rios (Blue Jays' No. 18), New Hampshire vs. Harrisburg (Double-A)
Junior Fernandez (Cardinals' No. 10), Palm Beach vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Taylor Hearn (Pirates' No. 11), Bradenton vs. Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays' No. 16), Dunedin vs. Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Drew Harrington (Braves' No. 25), Florida vs. Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Sam Perez (Marlins No. 16), Batavia vs. State College (Class A Short Season)
Drew Finley (Yankees' No. 21), Staten Island vs. Hudson Valley (Class A Short Season)
Cole Ragans (Rangers' No. 8), Spokane vs. Tri-City (Class A Short Season)

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