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Kingery homered for the second time in as many games on Wednesday, as his three-run homer accounted for all of Double-A Reading’s runs in a loss against New Hampshire. The 2015 second-rounder has posted a .318/.429/.682 slash line to begin the season, and he’s hit safely in five of his first six games for the Fightin Phils.

Top Prospects: Kingery, PHI

Pitcher to watch: Chance Adams (Yankees’ No. 8), Trenton vs. Portland (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Adams, 22, tossed 5 2/3 hitless innings on April 8 to record the win in his season debut for Double-A Trenton. The right-hander did struggle with his control in the outing, issuing four walks while throwing 48 of his 85 pitches for strikes, but he also tallied five strikeouts and six ground-ball outs to help offset those free passes. In 2016, Adams went 13-1 and posted a 2.33 ERA with 144 strikeouts and a .169 batting average against in 127 1/3 innings (24 starts) between Class A Advanced Tampa and Trenton.

Top Prospects: Adams, NYY

Duel of the day: Lucas Giolito (White Sox No. 2) vs. Taylor Guerrieri (Rays’ No. 18), Charlotte at Durham (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Giolito, ranked ninth on’s Top 100 Prospects list, scuffled in his Triple-A Charlotte debut, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings against Norfolk. He’ll have his work cut out for him on Thursday, going up against a talented Durham lineup that includes three Top 100 Prospects in Willy Adames (No. 19), Jake Bauers (No. 72) and Casey Gillaspie (No. 99).

Giolito reflects on 2016 season

Guerrieri, meanwhile, picked up the win in his Triple-A debut, surrendering three earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against Gwinnett. The 24-year-old righty fanned seven in the outing, marking his highest strikeout total since July 04, 2016 as a member of Double-A Montgomery.

Guerrieri on development

Thursday’s Top 100 prospect probables
No. 45 Mitch Keller (Pirates’ No. 3), Brandenton at Tampa, Game 2
No. 50 Kolby Allard (Braves’ No. 3), Mississippi at Tennessee (11:30 a.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 57 Erick Fedde (Nationals’ No. 2) vs. John Means (Orioles’ No. 26), Harrisburg at Bowie (6:35 p.m. ET)
No. 73 Dylan Cease (Cubs’ No. 3), South Bend at West Michigan (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 93 Cal Quantrill (Padres’ No. 4), Lake Elsinore at Rancho Cucamonga (10:05 p.m. ET)

More top prospect probables
Josh Staumont (Royals’ No. 3), Omaha vs. Round Rock(Triple-A)
Chris Lee (Orioles’ No. 7), Norfolk vs. Gwinnett (Triple-A)
Brian Johnson (Red Sox’s No. 11), Pawtucket vs. Syracuse (Triple-A)
Adam Plutko (Indians’ No. 15), Columbus vs. Louisville (Triple-A)
Ricardo Pinto (Phillies’ No. 17), Lehigh Valley at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A)
Brady Rodgers (Astros’ No. 21), Fresno at Las Vegas (Triple-A)
Tyler Eppler (Pirates’ No. 27), Indianapolis at Toledo (Triple-A)
Chris Ellis (Cardinals’ No. 28), Memphis vs. Colorado Springs (Triple-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers’ No. 3) vs. Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals’ No. 6), Frisco at Springfield (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers’ No. 4) vs. P.J. Conlon (Mets’ No. 24), Erie at Binghamton (Double-A)
Max Povse (Mariners’ No. 5), Arkansas at Corpus Christi (Double-A)
Conner Greene (Blue Jays’ No. 6) vs. Yency Almonte (Rockies’ No. 16), New Hampshire at Hartford (Double-A)
Luis Castillo (Reds’ No. 7) vs. Jorge Lopez (Brewers’ No. 13), Pensacola at Biloxi (Double-A)
Andrew Suarez (Giants’ No. 10), Richmond at Reading (Double-A)
Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 11) vs. Hunter Wood (Rays’ No. 27), Birmingham vs. Montgomery (Double-A)
Heath Fillmyer (A’s No. 15), Midland at Texas (Double-A)
Brandon Waddell (Pirates’ No. 19), Altoona vs. Akron (Double-A)
Osmer Morales (Angels’ No. 21), Mobile vs. Jackson (Double-A)
Jalen Beeks (Red Sox’s No. 27), Portland at Trenton (Double-A)
Cody Sedlock (Orioles’ No. 2), Frederick at Carolina (Class A Advanced)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies’ No. 5) vs. Zac Gallen (Cardinals’ No. 24), Clearwater vs. Palm Beach (Class A Advanced)
Scott Blewett (Royals’ No. 5), Wilmington at Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Peter Lambert (Rockies’ No. 10), Lancaster at Modesto (Class A Advanced
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees’ No. 14), Tampa vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Spencer Turnbull (Tigers’ No. 15), Lakeland at Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Drew Harrington (Braves’ No. 25), Florida at St. Lucie (Class A Advanced)
Pedro Payano (Rangers’ No. 28), Down East vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Brady Aiken (Indians’ No. 5) vs. Patrick Murphy (Blue Jays’ No. 17), Lake County at Lansing (Class A)
Sixto Sanchez (Phillies’ No. 7), Lakewood vs. Greensboro (Class A)
Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 10), Kannapolis at Hickory (Class A)
Mike Shawaryn (Red Sox’s No. 12), Greenville at Asheville (Class A)
Matthias Dietz (Orioles’ No. 13), Delmarva vs. Hagerstown (Class A)
Logan Allen (Padres’ No. 19), Fort Wayne at Bowling Green (Class A)
Brandon Miller (Mariners’ No. 20), Clinton at Burlington (Class A)
Ronnie Williams (Cardinals’ No. 25), Peoria at Beloit (Class A)

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

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