Baseball America updated their top 100 prospects list on Tuesday morning after a player graduated over the weekend. The player slipping into the open #100 slot is Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Endy Rodriguez, who is currently hitting .342/.442/.747 in 21 games with Altoona.
This isn’t a re-ranking of the top 100, so no one else moved up more than one spot on the list. That being said, the Pirates now have six top 100 prospects for BA. A recent update to the list put Mike Burrows in the top 100. He is now up to 98th spot. The rest of the top 100 for the Pirates has Termarr Johnson leading the way in 44th place, followed by Quinn Priester in 64th, Liover Peguero in 76th and Henry Davis in 80th place. Those last three players, plus Rodriguez, are all currently playing for Altoona.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.