Sunday afternoon Quinn Priester turned in his fourth consecutive strong start for Triple-A Indy as the former first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates continues to turn his season around
After struggling to start the season, starting pitching prospect Quinn Priester is starting to get into a groove. The 2019 first-round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Priester turned in his fourth consecutive strong start on Sunday.
Toeing the rubber for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, Priester fired 5 scoreless innings on Sunday afternoon. Priester allowed five hits, walke a pair, and struck out two in his 5 scoreless innings pitched. He threw 58 of his 84 pitches for strikes and induced nine ground ball outs.
Following this outing Priester owns a 4.12 ERA and a 14:44 BB:K ratio in 43.2 innings pitched at Triple-A this season. In four starts this month Priester has been excellent. Priester now owns a 1.13 ERA, .214 opponent batting average against, and a 5:19 BB:K ratio in 24 innings pitched across four starts this month.
There has been concern over Priester's fastball since last season. Adding a two-seamer to his arsenal now appears to be paying off. Hopefully, what Priester has done this month is the start of him beginning to trend upward again as a starting pitching prospect.
Priester's start helped power the Indianapolis Indians to a 5-1 victory over the Iowa Cubs. With the victory the Indians are now 21-23 on the season, and it was a bounce back win after being swept by the Cubs in a doubleheader on Saturday.
Nick Gonzales started at second base and went 1-for-4 with a run scored at the top of the Indy lineup. Malcolm Nuñez was at first base and went 2-for-3 with a walk. This included Nuñez hitting his 4th home run of the season, scoring two runs, and driving in three.