Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Who Could Join FanGraph Rankings

Apr 28, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington observes batting practice from the dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington observes batting practice from the dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 18, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington (left) introduces catcher Henry Davis (right) who was selected number one overall in the 2021 MLB first year player draft by the Pirates at a news conference before the Pirates play the New York Mets at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 18, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington (left) introduces catcher Henry Davis (right) who was selected number one overall in the 2021 MLB first year player draft by the Pirates at a news conference before the Pirates play the New York Mets at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

FanGraphs has started their 2022 prospect rankings. The Pittsburgh Pirates already impressive list could add these three prospects to their new rankings.

At the end of the 2021 season FanGraphs ranked the Pirate farm system as the second-best among all 30 teams in baseball. FanGraphs ranked the Pittsburgh Pirates with 60 total prospects, the second-most among all teams. Overall, they ended 2021 with a bright future ahead.

FanGraphs is now starting its rankings for the beginning of the 2022 season. Currently, they only have the Los Angeles Angels’ system done. The Pirates’ next rankings will probably be similar to what they are now, but I’d also expect a few new names to appear on their rankings.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a ton of very good performing minor leaguers last season. Many of which should appear on many different new prospect rankings as we go into 2022. For this, I’m looking at prospects that were already in the Pirate system.

So while Connor Scott and Kyle Nicolas, the two prospects the Pittsburgh Pirates received in the Jacob Stallings trade, are technically “new” to the Pirate rankings and organization, they’ve previously been ranked in the Marlin system. I’m also only looking at prospects that would be considered top organizational prospects, not ones that have a chance to appear on their top 100 list.

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