Baseball: Cary-Grove grad Priester will pitch in MLB Futures Game

  • Cary-Grove graduate Quinn Priester, pictured after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft, will be part of the All-Star festivities.

    Cary-Grove graduate Quinn Priester, pictured after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft, will be part of the All-Star festivities. AP photo

 
 
Updated 7/6/2021 9:56 PM

Cary-Grove graduate Quinn Priester is headed to Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities at Coors Field.

Priester, who Pittsburgh selected with the No. 18 overall pick in MLB's 2019 First-Year Player Draft, has been picked to compete in the MLB Futures Game at 3 p.m. on July 11 in Denver. The game will be broadcast on MLB Network, will stream on MLB.com and also will air on SiriusXM radio.

 

Priester, a 2019 C-G graduate, is ranked as MLB Pipeline's No. 37 prospect among minor league players. Priester (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) is 3-3 with a 3.32 ERA over 38 innings with 37 strikeouts in his nine starts with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Pirates' affiliate in the High-A East League.

American League affiliated players will play against the National League in a seven-inning game. Thirty-two of MLB Pipeline's top 50 players have been invited to the game.

Priester committed to NCAA powerhouse TCU in high school, but throughout his high school career he pitched in summer showcase events that MLB teams heavily scouted. His pitching starts with the Trojans his senior year became spectacles, with numerous scouts in the stands holding speed guns on his every pitch.

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