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Top Quinn Priester News

  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Allows season-high 10 hits

    Priester (3-3) took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on 10 hits and one walk over 5.1 innings against the Marlins. He struck out three.

    Priester got off to a rough start, surrendering a leadoff double to Jorge Soler to start the game, along with two more singles and a run in the first inning. He would go on to allow another three more runs on the day, with the last two coming home after the right-hander was relieved by Dauri Moreta with one out in the sixth. Priester allowed a season-high 10 hits in the contest while it marked the fifth time in his last six starts in which he gave up at least four runs.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: First career quality start

    Priester did not factor into the decision Sunday, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks over six innings in a 4-2 loss against the Reds. He struck out four.

    Priester allowed no hits through five, but following a Jonathan India single to lead off the sixth, TJ Friedl hit a two-run homer to break up the shutout. Priester allowed no more damage to complete six innings for the second consecutive outing and earn his first career quality start. He entered the contest with an 8.61 ERA spanning 38.2 innings over eight appearances (six starts) in his first big-league season, but finally showed why the Pirates made him their first-round draft selection in 2019. He'll look to build off Sunday's effort with one more 2023 appearance, currently slated to take place next weekend at home against Miami.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Lasts six innings in bulk role

    Priester didn't factor into the decision Tuesday as the Pirates were routed 14-1 by the Cubs, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over six relief innings. He struck out two.

    Bailey Falter got the start but curiously got the hook after giving up two runs in the first inning, with Priester taking over to begin the second. The rookie right-hander ended up handling his biggest workload in eight big-league appearances -- his previous high was 5.1 frames -- but he also served up his 10th homer, leaving him with a 8.61 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 29:21 K:BB through 38.2 MLB innings. It's not yet clear if the Pirates will continue deploying Falter and Priester together as a tandem in some fashion, but if so the duo would line up for two more appearances before the end of the regular season.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Earns win in mediocre outing

    Priester (3-2) allowed four earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four across four innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Nationals.

    He was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday and followed opener Colin Selby. Priester worked four effective innings, during which the only hit he allowed was a solo home run. However, things fell apart when he stayed for his fifth frame and allowed a three-run home run. The outing was encouraging from the perspective that Priester induced nine swinging strikes on 62 total pitches and was in the zone consistently, but he's now allowed at least four earned runs in all but one of his seven big-league appearances.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Recalled for bulk duty

    Priester was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

    Priester is slated to serve as a bulk reliever for the Pirates on Wednesday against the Nationals, likely entering the game after opener Colin Selby covers one or two innings. The rookie right-hander has had a rough time in the majors thus far, holding a 9.10 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 23:18 K:BB across 28.2 innings.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Sent back to Triple-A

    Pittsburgh optioned Priester to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Priester got a six-start run in the Pirates' starting rotation and struggled to a 9.10 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 23:18 K:BB across 28.2 innings. It's uncertain whether the 22-year-old right-hander will get another look in the majors before the end of the 2023 season. Yohan Ramirez has been called up in a corresponding move.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Falls to Mets

    Priester (2-2) took the loss Monday, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings against the Mets. He struck out three.

    Priester threw a season-high 102 pitches, though he'd allow at least one run in each of his five innings. It's been a rough start to Priester's big-league career -- his ERA is now up to 9.10 with a 1.92 WHIP and 23:18 K:BB through his first six starts (28.2 innings). While the rebuilding Pirates can afford to give the 22-year-old right-hander an extended look in the rotation, Priester doesn't appear ready to be a reliable option against major-league lineups. His next start is tentatively scheduled for this weekend in Minnesota.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Another short outing

    Priester came away with a no-decision in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to Atlanta, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out four.

    While his final line didn't look like much on the surface, Priester managed to avoid serving up any homers to the league's most dangerous offense, and he walked one batter or fewer for the first time in five MLB starts. Despite the small signs of progress, the rookie right-hander is still saddled with an 8.75 ERA and 1.90 WHIP through his first 23.2 innings for Pittsburgh with a 20:15 K:BB. He'll try to take another step forward in his next outing, likely to come on the road early next week against the Mets.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Tosses four innings

    Priester yielded three runs on five hits and three walks over four-plus innings in Friday's win over Milwaukee. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

    Priester coughed up a pair of runs in the first inning but otherwise held the Brewers in check until Carlos Santana led off the fifth with a solo shot. Friday's start was Priester's shortest but it was also his first time allowing fewer than four runs. The right-handed rookie has registered an 8.69 ERA with a 16:14 K:BB through four career starts. Priester is currently lined up to face Atlanta at home next week.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Earns win despite command struggles

    Priester (2-1) earned the win Saturday, allowing five runs on five hits and six walks over five innings against Philadelphia. He struck out seven.

    Priester struggled with his command for most of the afternoon, issuing a walk to Kyle Schwarber in the first at-bat of the game before hitting Brandon Marsh with a pitch in the top of the third. The right-hander still managed to get through the first inning unscathed despite his command issues, but it caught up with him in the fourth, when he allowed four runs to come across following two early walks. Despite the poor outing in which he walked a season-high six batters, Priester was able to come away with his second straight win while also marking a season high with seven strikeouts. He now holds a 9.19 ERA through his first three major-league starts to go along with an ugly 13:11 K:BB.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Collects first major-league win

    Priester (1-1) allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over 5.1 innings to earn the win Monday over the Padres.

    Priester allowed a pair of home runs to Ha-Seong Kim, which accounted for three of the four runs on his line. Aside from those missteps, Priester did reasonably well in his second big-league start, throwing 89 pitches (50 strikes). The 23-year-old right-hander has allowed 11 runs over 10.2 innings to begin his career, and a 6:5 K:BB isn't all that inspiring, but he may get a chance to learn on the fly. He's tentatively lined up for a weekend start versus the Phillies if the Pirates don't skip him in the rotation -- an option they could take given their off days Thursday and next Monday.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Getting another start Monday

    Priester is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Padres in San Diego.

    Priester was roughed up for seven earned runs on seven hits and two walks in his MLB debut July 17 against Cleveland, but he was at least able to save the Pirates' bullpen to some degree by covering 5.1 innings. Despite the poor showing last week, Priester will get another chance to prove he's worthy of sticking around as the Bucs' No. 5 starter. He'll return to the hill Monday on six days' rest.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Stumbles in debut

    Priester (0-1) took the loss Monday, allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings against Cleveland. He struck out two.

    Priester started strong with three perfect innings before things unraveled. He gave up three runs over the next two innings before Cleveland tagged him with four runs in the sixth. The 22-year-old threw 47 of 73 pitches for strikes in his MLB debut. If he sticks around for another start, Priester is currently lined up to face the Angels on the road this weekend.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Contract officially selected

    Priester had his contract selected by the Pirates and he'll officially start Monday against the Guardians.

    Operating as one of Pittsburgh's best prospects, Priester will get his first shot at big-league competition Monday. The right-hander has compiled a solid 4.31 ERA and 8.7 K/9 ratio in Triple-A this season and he'll take on a Cleveland lineup that's been slumping lately, averaging 3.8 runs scored over their last 10 contests.

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  • Pirates' Quinn Priester: Added to taxi squad

    The Pirates added Priester to the taxi squad Sunday ahead of his major-league debut Monday against the Guardians.

    Priester will have a day to get acclimated before the Pirates officially select him to the 40-man and 26-man rosters. Widely considered a top pitching prospect in the organization, Priester has pitched to a 4.31 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 84:35 K:BB in 18 starts (87.2 innings) with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. The 22-year-old is an athletic right-hander with a four-pitch mix, and he will get a relatively soft landing in his debut against a Guardians offense that ranks among the bottom five in scoring.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Glendale Heights, IL
Age: 23
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R