The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday night that they have signed first round pick Quinn Priester, an 18-year-old right-handed pitcher from Cary-Grove HS in Illinois. He was taken with the 18th overall pick last Monday. Priester has been assigned to the GCL Pirates. He’s going to have a 10 AM press conference tomorrow.
You can read more about him in these links while we wait for more information on the signing:
UPDATE: A quote from Pirates Senior Director of Scouting, Joe DelliCarri.
“Today we share in Quinn’s great enthusiasm in bringing him into the Pirates organization,” said DelliCarri. “Quinn’s very high level of character, his competitive makeup, and abilities should serve him very well for years to come. Our development staff is already very excited to share in Quinn’s journey in becoming the best person and player he can become.”
UPDATE #2: Jim Callis has the bonus amount, which is $81,300 under slot. Save our draft tracker to keep up with the signings and bonuses.
1st-rder Quinn Priester signs w/@Pirates for $3.4 mil. Illinois HS RHP, state Gatorade player of year, VG athlete also starred at WR & DB on state championship football team. Four-seamer to 97 mph, lively two-seamer in 90s, quality curve, quality delivery. TCU recruit. @MLBDraft
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 10, 2019