MLB Pipeline posted an updated top 30 prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, they posted a new top 100 prospects list, so we got a sneak peek at the top five prospects for the Pirates.
The top five was already set for the Pirates list with the top 100, seeing Henry Davis, Termarr Johnson, Quinn Priester, Liover Peguero and Nick Gonzales make the list in that order. The rest of the top ten for the Pirates according to Pipeline is (in order): Endy Rodriguez, Bubba Chandler, Mike Burrows, Anthony Solometo and Thomas Harrington.
Harrington is the second 2022 draft pick to make this list. He was drafted 36th overall this year. He’s followed by fellow draft picks Hunter Barco (44th overall pick) in the 14th spot and Michael Kennedy (fourth round pick) in the 15th spot, giving the Pirates four 2022 draft picks among their new top 30, all of them in the top half of the list. The top half of the list also contains four 2021 draft picks, with Lonnie White Jr ranking 13th, to go along with Davis, Chandler and Solometo. Malcom Nunez, who was acquired at the trade deadline, joins the Pirates list in the 12th spot. He’s the only trade deadline acquisition from this yea on the list.
The list includes 12 pitchers, eight infielders, eight outfielders and two catchers.
Baseball America Update
BA had two players graduate from their top 100 prospects list since their last update and Michael Burrows moved onto their list in the 99th spot. The Pirates now have five players on their list, just like MLB Pipeline, though there are some major differences between the lists as you can see in the linked article from yesterday.