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Quinn Priester

#23 | RHP
Surprise Saguaros
Name: Charles Quinn Priester
Born: Sep 15, 2000 in Crystal Lake, IL
High School: Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019 (signed for $3,400,000)
Priester stands out for being a 6-foot-3 prep righthander who has excellent physical projection and advanced strike-throwing capabilities. He has good arm action from a three-quarter arm slot and an easy delivery. Although his delivery lacks flaws, scouts have questioned the quickness of his movements throughout the motion. His fastball sits in the low 90s with good life, but he has topped out at 96 mph this spring. His main secondary offering is a curveball that has good shape and flashes future plus potential. His third pitch is a changeup that lags behind his curveball. Priester hasn’t received much formal pitching instruction to this point, which makes him exceptionally intriguing considering his success and also speaks to his high aptitude for the game. He self-taught himself some of the mechanical details of the game by watching YouTube videos of pitchers he admired and wanted to emulate. While prep arms always have risk associated with them, Priester has the ingredients of a starting pitcher with big upside and has received enough helium this spring to perhaps land in the first round. Priester is committed to Texas Christian.
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