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A 6-foot-3, 198-pound righthander out of Illinois, Priester has a methodical, easy delivery with a low, balanced finish and a fastball that sits in the low 90s, touching 95 mph this summer. Priester gets impressive running action on his fastball, and he’s also shown solid feel for a recently introduced two-seam fastball. He throws an upper-70s curveball with 11-to-5 shape and solid depth that routinely registered a spin rate between 2,400 and 2,500 rpm at the Area Code Games this summer. The Texas Christian commit has largely taught himself how to pitch, using no real pitching coach as he develops his repertoire and mechanics through his own personal trial and error in bullpens and during games.