Quinn Priester turned in a strong start in a Surprise Saguaros victory and more from Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in Friday’s Arizona Fall League action
Friday’s Arizona Fall League action saw the Surprise Saguaros improve to 17-10 on the season. This came after the Saguaros defeated the Salt River Rafters by a score of 5-3. Leading the way for the Saguaros was Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitching prospect Quinn Priester.
Priester started for the Saguaros and gave them 4 strong innings. Priester allowed 2 runs on five hits, two walks, a home run, and four strikeouts. In 19 innings pitched in the Arizona Fall League, Priester now owns a 6.63 ERA to go with eight walks and 18 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched.
2021 no. 1 overall pick Henry Davis was in the lineup for the Saguaros. Davis started at catcher for the Saguaros and did what he does best, and has done at a high level throughout the fall, and kept getting on base. While Davis went 0-for-2 with a strikeout, he was hit by a pair of pitches as his on-base percentage just continues to grow.
Davis is one of two Pirate prospects who will play in Sunday’s Arizona Fall League All-Star Game. Despite going 0-for-2 on Friday, Davis is still hitting for a strong .268/.429/.463 slash line with a home run, five doubles, and a strong 8:10 walk:strikeout ratio. Infield prospect Nick Gonzales will join him in Sunday’s AFL All-Star Game.
Joining Davis in the lineup was catcher/outfield prospect Blake Sabol. Sabol started in left field and drove in a run for the Saguaros. The left-handed hitting Sabol went 1-for-4 with a RBI in the victory.
In 44 plate appearances this fall Sabol now owns a .222/.364/.333 slash line. He has hit a home run, hit one double, driven in six runs, and owns a 7:13 walk:strikeout ratio.