MLB Pipeline Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline released their new top 100 prospects list live on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. They had three familiar names in their top 100.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on Baseball America’s top 100 list earlier this week, with Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz all ranking in the 52-57 range.

Pipeline had the same three players on their mid-season updated list in July, with Keller ranking 28th, Hayes 39th and Cruz 62nd. Travis Swaggerty was the fourth Pirate on their preseason list last year, but he dropped out in the mid-season update.

In the new rankings, Keller still leads the way for all Pirates at 39th overall. He’s followed closely by Hayes at 41st overall, while Cruz ranks 64th.

That’s not a big difference from the mid-season list, with Cruz and Hayes each dropping two spots, while Keller is down 11 spots.

In the top ten by position rankings for MLB Pipeline, Keller and Cruz both missed the top ten for their positions, which shows how strong those spots (RHP/SS) are right now. Hayes ranked second for all third basemen.