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Quinn Priester is the Pirates Prospects Minor League Pitcher of the Year


The Pirates Prospects Player of the Year award went to a position player, Endy Rodriguez. As such, Endy Rodriguez is also our Minor League Hitter of the Year. The hitting was much stronger than the pitching in the system this year, though there were some pitching standouts. The biggest among them was Quinn Priester, who is the Pirates Prospects Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

Priester missed the first two months of the season with an oblique injury, but made the most of his time upon his return. In his Double-A debut, Priester put up a 2.87 ERA in 75.1 innings, with 75 strikeouts and 22 walks. He moved up to Indianapolis for two starts at the end of the year, and is making up for lost innings in the Arizona Fall League.

Priester faced competition from Nick Garcia (3.66 ERA, 113 IP, High-A), Anthony Solometo (2.64 ERA, 47.2 IP, Single-A), and teammate Kyle Nicolas (3.97, 90.2 IP, Double-A). The 2019 first rounder finished the year a step away from Pittsburgh, and should be in line to make the majors at some point in 2023.

2022 Minor League Pitcher of the Year Voting

  1. Quinn Priester, RHP

2. Nick Garcia, RHP

3. Anthony Solometo, LHP


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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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