Baseball Prospectus posted their list of the top 101 prospects on Monday morning and they included three Pittsburgh Pirates. Below you will find the results from prior lists to see an average ranking for these players.
BP has Mitch Keller ranked as the 16th best prospect in baseball. They followed that up with Austin Meadows in the 34th spot and Shane Baz sneaks onto the back of the list at 96th overall. Last year’s BP list had five Pirates, with Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell both losing their eligibility since that list was posted. Kevin Newman was 65th last year and has been replaced by Baz this year. Meadows dropped down from sixth place, while Keller moved up 11 spots.
Including the top 100 lists from Keith Law, Baseball America and MLB Pipeline, the Pirates are averaging three players per list. Law was the only one who had four Pirates and also the only one to include Ke’Bryan Hayes, though MLB Pipeline had him just missing their top 100. Hayes ranked 61st for Law.
Here are the previous rankings for the other three players. I’ll note that BA is the only one who didn’t have Baz on their list. I gave an average ranking for the three lists that he is on, followed by assigning him 101st place for BA and then averaging out four lists.
Average ranking: 15.5
Average ranking: 48.25
Average ranking (for three lists): 76
Average ranking using 101st place for BA: 82.25