Quinn Priester

23-Year-Old PitcherP
Pittsburgh Pirates AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Priester advanced to the upper levels of the Pirates system in 2022, though an oblique injury cost him two months worth of starts. When he was on the field, Priester largely lived up to expectations, as he maintained a 2.87 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 81 innings with Double-A Altoona, which led to a promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis in the waning weeks of the season. One potential reason for concern was a dip in strikeout rate - a potentially concerning sign for his fantasy value once he reaches the major leagues and something to monitor to begin 2023. Despite the slight step back in that regard, Priester looks like a strong candidate to fill a mid-rotation role for several seasons, and he could get at least a short look in Pittsburgh in 2023 after he built up his innings total with 23 supplementary frames in the Arizona Fall League. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $3.4 million contract with the Pirates in June of 2019.
Better results in May
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
May 24, 2023
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).
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
When the Pirates selected Priester with the No. 18 overall pick in 2019, they saw a projectable 6-foot-3 prep righty whose low-90s fastball could tick up in pro ball. He was a late arrival to the alternate site this past summer, but he was the club's most impressive pitching prospect once he arrived and averaged 97 mph with his fastball (touched 99) during the fall instructional league. The 20-year-old righty also boasts a plus low-80s curveball and is an advanced strike thrower. He is still working on his changeup, but that pitch has steadily improved in pro ball. If he can hold this newfound velocity over longer outings and over a full season, Priester should continue to climb prospect rankings. He could move pretty quickly, relative to the typical high school pitcher, and it's possible he debuts in 2022 if everything goes smoothly.
One of the top prep pitchers in the 2019 draft, Priester was seen as extremely projectable in all the obvious ways (athletic, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds) but also because he came from a cold-weather state (Illinois) and had not received high-caliber instruction. From a player-development standpoint, he was a high-upside ball of clay that was ready to be molded. He has a plus mid-90s fastball and a picturesque, albeit methodical, delivery. Priester has a second plus pitch in his curveball and he is gaining more feel for an average changeup. He had success right away in the Gulf Coast League and then walked four batters in four innings in his lone start in the New York-Penn League. Still, the expectation is that he will end up with at least average command. He could become a No. 2 or No. 3 starter if he develops as expected.
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Reassigned to minors camp
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
March 9, 2023
Priester was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Pirates camp, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Building up after lost time
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
September 20, 2022
Priester was promoted from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
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Activated at Double-A
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
June 16, 2022
Priester (oblique) was activated from the 7-day injured list at Double-A Altoona and will pitch Sunday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Strong performance in rehab outing
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
June 10, 2022
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.
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Nearing return to game action
PPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
June 1, 2022
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.
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