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Pirates' Quinn Priester: Better results in May
Priester has a 1.13 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 24 innings over four May starts for Triple-A Indianapolis.
His 7.1 K/9 over that stretch leaves a lot to be desired, but Priester has averaged six innings per start this month, which in itself is an impressive feat for a 22-year-old pitcher at Triple-A. Priester had a 7.78 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 19.2 innings across five April starts. He could get a look in the majors sometime this summer if he remains healthy, and the strength of his game will be generating weak contact (56.2 percent groundball rate).... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Reassigned to minors camp
Priester was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Pirates camp, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Priester finished the 2022 season at Triple-A Indianapolis and is headed back there to begin the 2023 campaign. The 22-year-old right-hander could push to make his MLB debut at some point this summer, though 2024 is probably more of the focus.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Building up after lost time
Priester was promoted from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
An oblique injury limited Priester to 81 innings this year, primarily at Double-A, so he will head to Triple-A to continue adding innings to his 2022 ledger. Priester is also set to pitch in the Arizona Fall League, so he could exceed 100 innings before the end of the AFL. The 22-year-old righty had a 2.87 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 75.1 innings at Double-A. Priester should spend much of 2023 at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Activated at Double-A
Priester (oblique) was activated from the 7-day injured list at Double-A Altoona and will pitch Sunday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
He will take the rotation spot of Mike Burrows, who was just promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. Priester has been making rehab starts in the lower minors and gave up five earned runs with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings across two appearances. He may still have some rust to knock off early on at Double-A, having not pitched at all this season between spring training and his rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Strong performance in rehab outing
Priester (oblique) threw three scoreless innings and retired nine of the 10 batters he faced in a rehab appearance with Single-A Bradenton on Thursday.
Priester took the mound for the first time in 2022 after being placed on the 7-day injured list April 8. The Pirates will continue to build up his pitch count, and he will likely report to Double-A Altoona upon being activated. Given his delayed start, Priester may stay with Altoona for the entire campaign.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Nearing return to game action
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomcyzk said Wednesday that Priester (oblique) should return to game action soon, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Priester threw live BP last week and responded well, so he's close to being cleared to pitch in games. It's possible that the right-hander will have a rehab assignment before rejoining Double-A Altoona.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Facing hitters Wednesday
Priester (oblique) will throw live BP on Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Priester resumed mound work earlier in May and has now been cleared to face live hitters. If the right-hander feels good following Wednesday's throwing session, he'll likely be able to begin a rehab assignment soon.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Set to face live hitters
Priester (oblique) is expected to begin throwing live batting practice within the next 7-to-10 days, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The 22-year-old recently began throwing bullpen sessions and is now close to facing live batters. Priester could head to the lower minors for a rehab assignment once cleared for game action.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Throwing off slope
Priester (oblique) has been cleared to throw off the slope of a mound, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Priester had been increasing his throwing distance recently, and he's now begun progressing toward mound work. A timetable for his return to game action hasn't yet been revealed, but he'll presumably need to build up during bullpen sessions before he's cleared for games.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Increases throwing distance
Priester (oblique) has increased his throwing distance to 120 feet, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Priester was initially expected to miss approximately two weeks of game action after landing on the 7-day minor-league injured list April 8, but he hasn't yet been cleared to resume mound work. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to pitch off a mound, but he'll likely require some time to build up once that happens.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Still not close to game action
Priester (oblique) did some long tossing from 105 feet Wednesday but has yet to be cleared for mound work, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Since Priester will likely need to complete multiple bullpen sessions and multiple live batting practice sessions before being ready to begin a rehab assignment, he's likely two weeks or more away from game action. Once he's fully ramped up, the 21-year-old is expected to settle at Double-A Altoona.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Set to miss more weeks
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Priester (oblique) won't return to game action for approximately two weeks, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Priester landed on the 7-day minor-league injured list last week, but he hurt his oblique about a week before. The right-hander will likely be forced to miss a month of action in total, but he should make his 2022 debut at Double-A Altoona once he's cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Out with oblique injury
Priester landed on the 7-day injured list with Double-A Altoona on Friday due to an oblique injury, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The exact nature and severity of Priester's injury have not yet been announced. Priester is a fairly interesting prospect but is unlikely to make his big-league debut this season, as he spent all of last season at High-A Greensboro.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Makes Grapefruit League debut
Priester allowed one run on one hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning against the Orioles on Monday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
The organization's top pitching prospect, who isn't expected to debut in the majors for two or three seasons, showcased a 97 mph fastball and a sharp-breaking curve. "We told him right away, 'You're not making the club,' so I think it's just a chance to see him," manager Derek Shelton said before the game. Priester is in camp to work with the coaching staff. Teams were permitted to bring up to 75 players to camp, and minor-league spring training will not start until after the big team goes north. The 2019 first-round draft pick has compiled a 3.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 41:14 K:BB in 36.2 professional innings.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: To join big-league camp
Priester was invited to Pittsburgh's major-league camp Tuesday.
Priester will get the chance to impress the Pirates' big-league coaching staff, though he's unlikely to be auditioning for an Opening Day roster spot. The 2019 18th overall pick recorded a 3.19 ERA in his professional debut that season, though that came in just 36.2 innings, none of which came in full-season ball.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Quinn Priester: Gets spot in roster pool
The Pirates added Priester to their 60-man roster pool Wednesday.
He'll be bound for the Pirates' alternate training site in Altoona, allowing the organization to monitor his development more closely with no minor-league season taking place in 2020. A first-round pick in the 2019 first-year player draft, the 19-year-old Priester posted a 3.19 ERA and 41:14 K:BB over his 36.2 innings at the rookie-ball level last season.... See More ... See Less
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