pittsburgh pirates Pitching prospect Quinn Priest will be called up to make his major league debut on Monday against the Cleveland Guardians, multiple outlets reported Saturday.
Priester, 22, was selected 18th overall in the 2019 draft and was Pittsburgh’s top pitching prospect until LSU right-hander Paul Skeens was drafted No. 1 overall earlier this month.
In each of the past three years, MLB Pipeline has ranked Priester on its preseason Top 100 Prospects list. The right-handed player is currently Pirates‘ No. 4 prospect and No. 54 overall, per Pipeline
In his first full season at Triple-A Indianapolis this year, Priester is 7-3 with a 4.31 ERA in 18 starts. He has struck out 84 batters and allowed 35 runs in 87 2/3 innings.
He was dropped from the starting lineup on Friday night after pitching one scoreless inning.
Pirates Further steps will need to be taken to make room for Priester on the 40-man roster
–Field Level Media