The Pittsburgh Pirates added right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester to their 60-man player pool earlier this week according to MLB Trade Rumors. He is at the Alternate Training Site in Altoona.
Priester, who turns 20 years old on September 15th, was the first round draft pick (18th overall) of the Pirates last year out of Cary-Grove High School. He reported to the Gulf Coast League after signing for a $3,400,000 bonus. Priester made eight appearances (seven starts) for the GCL Pirates, posting a 3.03 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 32.2 innings, with a 37:10 SO/BB ratio. He was then promoted to Morgantown, where he made one final start. He allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks, with four strikeouts, in four innings. Priester was scheduled to play for the Greensboro Grasshoppers this season, making the jump to Low-A ball.
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