Quinn Priester, arguably the top pitching prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, is set to make his Triple-A debut on Wednesday afternoon
Regardless of what the Pittsburgh Pirates do at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, Wednesday should be an exciting day for the team’s fans. This is due to what will happen at Triple-A Indianapolis.
2019 first-round pick, and one of the organization’s top pitching prospects, Quinn Priester is set to make his Triple-A debut with the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday afternoon. This comes after Priester was one of four prospects that the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted to Triple-A on Monday after the end of the Double-A season.
Priester’s Triple-A debut was certainly earned. In 15 starts with Double-A Altoona this season Priester posted a 2.87 ERA and a 3.23 FIP in 75.1 innings pitched. He walked just 7.1% of batters faced, struck out batters at a 24.0% clip, and allowed just four home runs (0.48 HR/9).
In 14 of Priester’s 15 starts he allowed 3 earned runs or less. This includes allowing 2 earned runs or less in 12 of his 15 starts. Priester was borderline dominant at the Double-A level and has certainly earned this promotion to Indianapolis. In fact, Priester’s season has set him up to be able to be in position to join the Pirate starting rotation early in the 2023 season.
First pitch from Victory Field in Indianapolis is scheduled for 1:35 PM ET. Make sure to follow Rum Bunter throughout the day for updates on Priester’s first start at the Triple-A level. Hopefully, this will be the next step toward Priester making an impact with the Pittsburgh Pirates early in the 2023 season.