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Priester, Indiana Native Gorski Headline Prospects Promoted to Indy

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September 20, 2022 – International League (IL)Indianapolis Indians News Release

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced today
that the No. 47 prospect in Minor League Baseball, right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester (MLB Pipeline,
Pirates No. 3), catcher Endy Rodriguez (No. 6), infielder Malcom Nunez (No. 12) and Fishers, Ind. native
and Indiana University product, outfielder Matt Gorski (No. 22) have been promoted from Double-A
Altoona to Indianapolis. They will also be joined in making their Triple-A debuts by right-handed pitcher
Colin Selby and infielder Aaron Shackelford.

Priester, 22, began the season on the 7-day injured list (oblique) but bounced back in a big way for the
Curve. After making rehab appearances with Single-A Bradenton and High-A Greensboro, his Double-A
career officially began on June 19. In 15 starts with Altoona, Pittsburgh’s top pitching prospect went 4-4
with a 2.87 ERA (24er/75.1ip), 75 strikeouts and 1.19 WHIP.

In his first full professional season in 2021, Priester led Greensboro and High-A East qualifiers with a 3.04
ERA (33er/97.2ip), 1.24 WHIP and .225 average against in 20 starts. He also ranked among league
leaders in games started (T-2nd), innings pitched (3rd), wins (T-8th, 7) and strikeouts (10th, 98).

The Glendale Heights, Ill. native was selected by Pittsburgh as the 18th overall pick of the 2019 First-
Year Player Draft out of Cary-Grove (Ill.) High School.

Rodriguez, 22, has impressed at both Greensboro (88 games) and Altoona (31) this season. He currently
leads all Pirates farmhands with 87 RBI, a .580 slugging percentage, .986 OPS, 138 total hits, 37
doubles, 64 extra-base hits, 253 total bases and 90 runs scored. He also ranks among organizational
leaders in average (2nd, .317), home runs (T-2nd, 24), on-base percentage (5th, .406) and walks (5th,
60). Since being promoted from Greensboro to Altoona on Aug. 9, he hit .356 (42-for-118) with a .678
slugging percentage and 1.120 OPS.

Defensively, the catcher owns a .993 fielding percentage (five errors in 702 total chances) over 623.0
innings behind the dish this season. He has thrown out 31.5 percent of baserunners trying to steal (29
caught stealing in 92 attempts), a rate that improved over 21 starts at catcher in Double-A. Among
Eastern League catchers with at least 175.0 innings, Rodriguez has the second-best caught-stealing
percentage at 45.5 (10 caught stealing in 22 attempts).

Rodriguez, a native of…

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