Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: No Hitter, Walk Off & More
By Marty Leap
Combined no-hitter by Low-A Bradenton
It was historic night for the Low-A Bradenton Marauders. Four Marauder pitchers combined to pitch a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Clearwater Threshers, improving the team’s record on the season to 24-30.
Making his 2022 debut, Quinn Priester took the mound for Bradenton in a rehab start. Priester showed why he was a first-round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019 as he was dominant in his outing.
Priester retired all 9 batters he faced in his 3 perfect innings pitched. He also recorded a strikeout. He generated 5 swings-and-misses, and both his slider and curveball looked like plus pitches. While there are still some concerns over his fastball potentially being too flat, Thursday night was still very encouraging for Priester.
2022 second-round pick Anthony Solometo followed Priester. Making his second appearance at the Low-A level, Solometo was once again impressive. Continuing to flash a plus changeup, he walked 2 batters and struck out 3 while generating 9 swings-and-misses in his 4 hitless innings pitched.
Jake Sweeney followed Solometo, walking a batter and recording a strikeout. Yunior Thibo walked a batter in the 9th inning, but retired the rest of the Thersher batters he faced to finish off the combined no-hitter.
2021 no. 1 overall pick Henry Davis also made a rehab start with the Marauders, going 1-for-2 with a walk and he was hit by a pitch. Mike Jarvis was 2-for-4 and Jase Bowen was 1-for-4. Shortstop Norkis Marcos hit a triple and the only 2 Marauder RBI.