Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Risers & Faller in FanGraph Rankings

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FanGraphs updated their prospect rankings for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday which included some notable risers and fallers on their board

There are plenty of outlets that rank baseball prospects. The best, however, just might be FanGraphs. As Nick wrote about, FanGraphs released their update Pittsburgh Pirates prospect rankings on Friday.

FanGraphs ranked 61 prospect in the Pirate farm system which is an impressive number. You can check out FanGraphs complete updated Pirate prospect rankings here.

These updated rankings featured some notable things, such as the debuts of recent highly touted international free agent signings. Shortstop Yordany De Los Santos debuts at no. 21 in the Pirate farm system, while outfielder Tony Blanco Jr. checks in at no. 29.

While this may not seem like anything special, seeing players that are not even 18-years-old yet and have zero professional experience debut in the top 30 speaks volumes about their long-term potential.

Our focus today, though, will be the biggest risers and faller in the updated FanGraph rankings. Which prospects saw a big rise? Which saw a big fall? Let’s get into it.