On Wednesday, Baseball America updated their draft prospect rankings for their top 300 players in this year’s draft, which is still about six weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the fourth overall pick this year.
BA has the same top two players on their list as before, Druw Jones followed by Brooks Lee. They moved up Jackson Holliday to third on their list, but the #4 player stayed the same. Once again they have Termarr Johnson, a high school middle infielder from Georgia, ranked fourth in this draft class.
Johnson is followed by Elijah Green, who was in the third spot before this update. All five of those players have been covered in our Draft Prospect Watch articles. That link has a link to the individual articles for all five players.
The rest of the top ten includes Georgia catcher Kevin Parada, LSU corner infielder Jacob Berry, Texas Tech second baseman Jace Jung, Virginia Tech outfielder Gavin Cross and JUCO infielder Cam Collier, who is also part of that link just above. That group of ten players includes only position players. The highest ranked pitcher is #12 Brock Porter, another one of our Draft Prospect Watch players.
While Brooks Lee remains steady on their list at #2, he has been connected to the Pirates in a large majority of mock drafts during the spring, and that majority has grown a lot in the last few weeks when he’s been the choice of everyone of note.
I am legally obligated by family to mention that Monmouth pitcher Trey Dombroski is ranked #114. While he and I are not related, we have a large group of relatives in common.