1. With the 18th pick...
Cary-Grove’s Quinn Priester’s pitching starts became spectacles like the area had never seen.
Priester (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) was projected as a first-round pick in MLB’s First-Year Player Draft, so every time he took the mound for the Trojans, he drew plenty of attention. MLB scouts sat in groups, raising their speed guns in unison on every Priester pitch.
In June, Priester, the Northwest Herald Baseball Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year, was selected 18th overall in the draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, by far the highest pick ever of an area player.
Priester was the unanimous choice as 2019 Local Sports Story of the Year by the Northwest Herald staff, taking all five votes.