We'll see where he is when the list comes out. Will have the advantage of however strongly he can finish at Bowie. This blurb is quite a bit different than him actually being in rated in that range even by ESPN/McDaniel, though is certainly more encouraging than not being mentioned at all.
I wonder if any part of that is tail wags dog. The first several of the guys mentioned were acquired in recent trades.
I don't know what ESPN's list looks like, but they say in the 50 FV tier. On Fangraphs that goes from 29-105 and includes Cowser (34) and Mayo (63), our 5th and 6th for them. I know how you feel about tiers, it may be that there isn't a lot of difference between 40 and 120.
I think there is definitely some tail wagging the dog, because there's 900 top 30 prospects to keep tabs on. Can Kiley McDaniel scout all of them every week, no way, you probably just check the stats of the Twins' 23rd best prospect and move on. But when a guy is in a deadline deal, and especially if he seems to be a headliner, it probably puts everyone on notice that hey, we need to look at this guy a little more closely and see what they're thinking.