Endy Rodriguez Joins Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects List

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.

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john.benedict

BA,

Johnson #44 ? Immediatly after the draft?

Endy Rod #100 fresh off the Grad wait list

Torturing P and BR”s of the Eastern League

Please switch them, someone is mixed up

If youve seen him play, you know what i”m talking about

emjayinTN

Thrilled that BA had the opportunity to include him in the Top 100. Mentioned that 3 days ago on Tim’s article “Endy Rodriguez is Looking Like the Best Prospect in the Pirates System”. Obviously a kid who has worked very hard at his craft.

Prior to the trade that brought him to the Pirates, the only reference point for him was not playing above the GCL. He hit well in the GCL, but was blocked because the Catcher right above him in the Appy League was Francisco Alvarez, who is the No. 6 player on the current BA Top 100, and could be the Mets starting Catcher in 2023.

AdministrativeSky236

BA is my new most trusted list as endy and mike both deserve to be top 100 imo

emjayinTN

Is Mike Burrows ready or should the Pirates hold him in AAA to start 2023?

With the success of BRU, Keller, and Contreras so far this season, there are still needs in the Rotation. Burrows and Priester are looking like solid candidates, and Cody Bolton has successfully played all of 2022 after missing a lot of time and activity in 2020 and 2021.

hoffmark83

He should be the Pirates #1 prospect going into next season.

skliesen

Be interesting to see how many of the current top 100 Pirates prospects Endy jumps over to start next season. He’s pretty much answered every question scouts had about him with his play this season.

mpg43952

Pirate’s brass always say AA is where you separate the men from the boys, Endy has proven himself pretty well so far.

JoeNastasi

If he’s not top 40 going into next year, the list should be ignored

Rob Baran

Unless he slumps late, gotta be top-30, more like top-20 on the lists going into next season based upon this year’s body of work and his great career stats IMO.

Last edited 4 months ago by Rob Baran
NMR

Bullshit fellas, it’s top 10 or GTFO.

Tim Williams

Why are you so low on Endy Rodriguez?

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