Pipeline Preview: Wells looks to extend scoreless streak

Pipeline Preview: Wells looks to extend scoreless streak

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

Hitter to watch: Michael Chavis (Red Sox's No. 3), Portland vs. Bowie (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Chavis, 21, had another big game offensive game Thursday, going 2-for-4 with his 10th Double-A home run, a double and three RBIs in Portland's win against Richmond. He's now homered 27 times, which is tied for the lead in the Minors, in 97 games across two levels this season, all while slashing .310/.374/.618 with 27 doubles, 76 runs scored and 81 RBIs.

Top Prospects: Chavis, BOS

Pitcher to watch: Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 16), Delmarva at West Virginia (7:05 p.m. ET)

Wells enters Friday having thrown 36 straight scoreless innings for Class A Delmarva. The 20-year-old left-hander has not given up a run since June 30 when he allowed three first-inning runs before finishing with five scoreless frames. Wells has lowered his ERA from 3.14 to 2.29 in that span, all while limiting opposing hitters to a .130 average and posting a 32-to-0 K-to-BB ratio.

Duel of the day: Grant Holmes (A's No. 10) vs. Jacob Nix (Padres' No. 15), Midland vs. San Antonio (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Holmes has thrown the ball well for Double-A Midland since he allowed a career-high eight earned runs in his July 8 start. The 21-year-old right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.44 ERA and a .145 batting average against over his last four turns in the Texas League. His ERA sits at a season-best 4.38 entering Friday, and he's continued to miss his share of bats by compiling 113 strikeouts in 115 innings.

Top Prospects: Holmes, OAK

Nix will be making his Double-A debut when he takes the mound for San Antonio. The 21-year-old right-hander, San Diego's third-round Draft pick in 2015, was promoted after he posted a 4.32 ERA with a 51-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 66 2/3 innings with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. In his final start for the Storm, Nix tossed seven innings of one-run ball, scattering five hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.

Top Prospects: Nix, SD

Friday's Top 100 prospect probables
No. 38 Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 5), Mississippi vs. Biloxi (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 46 Franklin Perez (Astros' No. 3), Corpus Christi at Frisco (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 51 Yadier Alvarez (Dodgers' No. 3), Tulsa at Arkansas (8:10 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV) No. 63 Riley Pint (Rockies' No. 2), Asheville at Rome (7 p.m. ET)
No. 66 Dylan Cease (White Sox No. 8), Kannapolis at Greensboro (7 p.m. ET)
No. 79 Adrian Morejon (Padres' No. 5), Fort Wayne vs. West Michigan (7:05 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables
Taylor Clarke (D-backs' No. 3), Reno vs. Nashville (Triple-A)
Nick Kingham (Pirates' No. 9), Indianapolis at Louisville (Triple-A)
Sam Howard (Rockies' No. 12), Albuquerque at Round Rock (Triple-A)
Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 12), Charlotte vs. Gwinnett (Triple-A)
Shawn Morimando (Indians' No. 17), Columbus vs. Toledo (Triple-A)
Grayson Long (Angels' No. 9) vs. Genesis Cabrera (Rays' No. 15), Mobile vs. Montgomery (Double-A)
Austin Gomber (Cardinals' No. 16), Springfield vs. NW Arkansas (Double-A)
Jon Harris (Blue Jays' No. 20), New Hampshire vs. Richmond (Double-A)
Jordan Stephens (White Sox No. 21), Birmingham at Jacksonville (Double-A)
Jesus Liranzo (Orioles' No. 22), Bowie at Portland (Double-A)
Thomas Hatch (Cubs' No. 7) vs. Roniel Raudes (Red Sox's No. 13), Myrtle Beach vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Scott Blewett (Royals' No. 7) vs. Keegan Akin (Orioles' No. 8), Wilmington vs. Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies' No. 9) vs. Connor Jones (Cardinals' No. 21), Clearwater at Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Lewis Thorpe (Twins' No. 15), Fort Myers vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Shaun Anderson (Giants' No. 17), San Jose vs. Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Jordan Romano (Blue Jays' No. 19), Dunedin vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Alex Wells (Orioles' No. 16), Delmarva at West Virginia (Class A)
Brady Aiken (Indians' No. 25), Lake County vs. South Bend (Class A)
David Peterson (Mets' No. 3), Brooklyn vs. Tri-City (Class A Short Season)
Wil Crowe (Nationals' No. 6) vs. James Karinchak (Indians' 16), Auburn vs. Mahoning Valley (Class A Short Season)
Sam Perez (Marlins' No. 18), Batavia vs. Williamsport (Class A Short Season)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.