Keith Law at The Athletic released an updated top 60 prospects list that includes drafted players. The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on this updated list, including their top draft picks from three of the last four years.
Henry Davis leads the way for Pirates on the list. He ranked 20th in the preseason list for Law, and he now ranks 17th overall.
Termarr Johnson is second on this list for Pirates, ranking 30th overall. Among players drafted this year, he ranks third, one spot behind Cam Collier, and eight spots behind Druw Jones.
Quinn Priester made a big leap on this list due to his impressive work at Altoona this year. He jumps from 57th overall in the preseason, up to 33rd overall.
In case you missed it over the weekend, Oneil Cruz lost his prospect eligibility on Saturday night when he struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. That was his 131st at-bat, pushing him over the limit. He actually would not have been considered for this list anyway, as Law states the current big league players weren’t eligible for his update.
I mention the Cruz graduation in part because Baseball America updated their list to take him off. The Pirates have three of the top 100 prospects for them now, Davis, Liover Peguero and Priester, but they also haven’t updated for draft picks.