Averaging Out the Prospect Rankings

We have posted about top 100 prospect rankings from Baseball America, MLB Pipeline, Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law, Kiley McDaniel and now Fangraphs. Six different sources and they all agree that Ke’Bryan Hayes is one of the top prospects in baseball. After that, not much else was the same. Hayes was the only player to make all six lists, but six other Pittsburgh Pirates prospects made at least one list. Below you will find the link to each article, along with the Pirates listed among their top 100 prospects. At the bottom, I organized it by player to see how each one ranked. They are listed below in the order that the articles were released:

Baseball America

15. Ke’Bryan Hayes

50. Oneil Cruz

51. Nick Gonzales

58. Quinn Priester

Baseball Prospectus

7. Ke’Bryan Hayes

39. Nick Gonzales

Keith Law

13. Ke’Bryan Hayes

73. Quinn Priester

MLB Pipeline

9. Ke’Bryan Hayes

43. Nick Gonzales

52. Quinn Priester

64. Oneil Cruz


6. Ke’Bryan Hayes

28. Oneil Cruz

66. Nick Gonzales

79. Travis Swaggerty

87. Quinn Priester

91. Liover Peguero


7. Ke’Bryan Hayes

46. Quinn Priester

86. Nick Gonzales

100. Tahnaj Thomas

Individual Rankings

Here are the player-by-player rankings, listed from their best to worst ranking, along with the numbers of lists they made:

Ke’Bryan Hayes (6) – 6th, 7th, 7th, 9th, 13th, 15th

Nick Gonzalez (5) – 39th, 43rd, 51st, 66th, 86th

Quinn Priester (5) – 46th, 52nd, 58th, 73rd, 87th

Oneil Cruz (3) – 28th, 50th, 64th

Travis Swaggerty (1) – 79th

Liover Peguero (1) – 91st

Tahnaj Thomas (1) – 100th

Don’t forget to download our digital version of our tenth anniversary prospect guide here, or place an order for the paperback version, which is at the printer now.