Baseball America started posting their rankings of the top ten prospects by leagues on Friday and they went with the Florida Complex League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are represented on that list by RHP/DH Bubba Chandler, who ranked as the second best prospect in the league.
Chandler made this list because of his pitching, which was outstanding during the FCL season. He did so well that he just barely qualified for the list, throwing 15.1 shutout innings on three hits, with ten walks and 27 strikeouts. He didn’t allow a single hit in his last three starts, totaling 10.1 innings. He also put up a .231/.444/.654 slash line in eight games as the DH. Chandler has been in Bradenton since mid-July, where he has a .574 OPS in 88 plate appearances, and a 3.68 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 22 innings.
The set minimums for pitchers (15 innings) and hitters (50 plate appearances) kept all but one 2022 draft pick off of the list, as Elijah Green was the only one who qualified for consideration. He ranked fourth in the league.