As a player, Mark Prior was as “can’t-miss” as they come. Drafted number two overall in 2001 after a dominant career at University of Southern California, he was in the Majors by the following summer. By 2003, he was an All-Star, getting Cy Young Award votes, and leading his Cubs into the playoffs – all at the age of 23.
March 27, 2015
Mark Prior is a recent example of injury snuffing out a promising baseball career prematurely. The former second overall pick soon made his way as an elite pitcher at the highest level. Now after reconstructive shoulder surgery and six years past his last big league pitch he will continue to try and make it back with the Reds.
March 3, 2013
San Diego, CA - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Mark Prior and infielder Chris Burke on one-year minor league contracts and extended them invitations to Major League Spring Training.
January 13, 2009