Baseball America updated their top 100 prospects list to include draft picks and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four players on their new list. The group is headlined by a new name.
First round pick Termarr Johnson is ranked 46th over by BA on the new list, tops for the Pirates. He ranks fourth among draft picks from this year, trailing Druw Jones (21st), Brooks Lee (40th) and Jackson Holliday (41st).
Second for the Pirates is Quinn Priester, who was dominating Double-A with Altoona until his last start this weekend. He ranks 69th on the list.
He’s followed by Liover Peguero in the 82nd spot. Then Henry Davis ranks fourth in the 86th spot.
The last update from BA still had Oneil Cruz on the list, but he’s no long eligible. The Pirates had four players that time as well, with Davis ranked 44th, Peguero 68th and Priester 74th. Davis was already not playing when that previous list came out, so they really knocked him for missed time. Even though draft picks are part of this now, there have also been players who have graduated from the list. Only eight players ahead of him are draft picks. The opposite can be said for Priester, who moved up five spots despite new eligible players on the list, while Peguero isn’t far behind his old ranking when you factor in the draft picks.