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Baseball America Unveils New Top 100 Draft Prospects List

On Wednesday, Baseball America posted their new top 100 draft prospects list and they have a new name in the 24th spot, although it is someone we recently previewed here. This is different from their mock draft, where they try to guess which teams will select which players. That came out last week and had the Pirates taking Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber. For those that have a subscription to BA, you can also check out their scouting reports on each player, which are sorted by position.

Baseball America had Georgia prep right-hander Spencer Adams ranked 24th, which is right about where he has been mentioned often recently. He hasn’t gone to the Pirates in any mock draft yet, but he has been ranked in the 25-30 range often. You can see a scouting report here and a video of Adams here. Schwarber was rated 18th on the list, although it should be mentioned that he has had some big games recently, so he could have moved up a couple spots since their mock draft.

Yesterday, we posted links to a new set of rankings from Chris Crawford that had North Carolina prep OF/1B Braxton Davidson rated 24th and a new mock draft from Dan Kirby that had Cal Poly pitcher Matt Imhof going to the Pirates. You can read about both here.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • pittsburgh412

    Man getting a prospect like Matt Imhof at 24 would be awesome. My pick all the way if he’s there.

  • Bucs666

    I’m hoping for Braxton Davidson. His scouting reports look like a younger version of Freddie Freeman. Plus, I luuuvvv that name. Sounds like a Confederate general.

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