Baseball America released their midseason update for their top 100 prospects list on Friday morning. We mentioned this morning that Baseball Prospectus posted their top 50 updated list, but the BA list has different rules for eligibility. They included 2017 draft picks in their top 100 and it also included players in the majors who still have prospect eligibility.

With that in mind, BA has Mitch Keller rated 15th, which is three spots up from their preseason ranking. Austin Meadows is ranked 22nd, which is a big drop from being the #4 overall prospect in the preseason. Keller ranked 17th for Prospects, followed by Meadows at 21st, so the two lists are fairly close to each other despite having different rules for eligibility.

Kevin Newman dropped down to 87th on BA’s midseason list. He was ranked 50th in the preseason.

The only two Pirates to drop off of the preseason list were Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow and that’s because neither has prospect eligibility anymore. No one new entered the list.

I may have missed a name, but it appears that only five draft picks made the top 100, and two of them just barely made it at 96th and 97th.

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  1. Greene, Gore, McKay, Wright, Lewis, Faedo, Adell, and Haseley are on there, so that’s 8 draft picks by my count.

    Crazy how different the lists are on Juan Soto. BP has him at 12, BA at 95. I’d like to see the Bucs target him if the Nats come calling.

  2. John: Is it probable that Kevin Newman is promoted to AAA shortly? His BA is down from the .288 he had at AA last year, but he has not been missing the ball and his defense has continued to be strong.

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