Averaging Out the Top Prospect Rankings

We have posted the top prospects lists from six different sources over the last month here. The final one was yesterday from Fangraphs. Below you will find a list of the rankings from each source, along with the link to each article. We then averaged out the rankings for the top three players at the bottom.


21. Termarr Johnson

22. Endy Rodriguez

38. Henry Davis

74. Luis Ortiz

108. Quinn Priester


24. Johnson

42. Rodriguez

68. Davis

The Athletic

18. Johnson

30. Davis

34. Rodriguez

64. Priester

100. Bubba Chandler

MLB Pipeline

26. Johnson

55. Rodriguez

57. Davis

60. Priester

Baseball Prospectus

31. Johnson

46. Davis

55. Rodriguez

Baseball America

23. Rodriguez

49. Johnson

73. Davis

74. Ortiz

Average Rankings

Only three Pirates made every list this year, so it would be tough to average out the other three players who made at least one list. Quinn Priester would rate the best from that group. He got three mentions up top, as well as a “just missed” player from Baseball America and ESPN. Luis Ortiz made two lists, while Bubba Chandler made the one, though he also got an honorable mention on another.

As for the top three prospects on all six lists, their average rankings:

Termarr Johnson – 28.2

Endy Rodriguez – 38.5

Henry Davis – 52


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Kinda echoes what has been said here many times. Lots of depth prospects, but not a lot of needle movers. Hopefully, we can win some games with those types of players up and down the lineup.. However, our last two three year runs had an MVP in the lineup, and, despite the Rays’ success, I think that a championship quality team needs one.

Maybe the pitching will out perform its pedigree, but I ain’t holding my breath.


So 6 Top 100-ish prospects (3 top 50-ish), ranked in aggregate (’23 level / ETA):

  1. Johnson (A- / 2026)
  2. Rodriguez (AAA / 2023)
  3. Davis (AA / 2023)
  4. Priester (AAA / 2023)
  5. Ortiz (AAA / 2023)
  6. Chandler (A+ / 2026)

Will be good to graduate at least 3 of these guys this year. Who else in the system can step up for the mid-season/2024 updates? I’d hope we can see 4/5 on these lists still next year.


I think Johnson might be up by 2025. I think they are going to fast track him if he stays healthy. I could be wrong though.


I hope so too, but won’t make many judgements on him til he actually takes the field. Not off to a hot start on the staying healthy front LOL


Can say that about Johnson, Davis, and Sanchez…Injuries has been crazy.




Well, Luis Ortiz starting out in MLB definitely won’t happen now and I would agree with them too.

Prospects have to be a top 100 prospect on two(2) preseason lists consisting of ESPN, Pipeline, BA, and finish top 3 in ROY voting to receive a draft pick.

Endy/Davis/Termarr would qualify.

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