Alabama baseball's Connor Prielipp seen back on mound in Hoover before the SEC Tournament
Alabama baseball's Connor Prielipp was seen throwing a bullpen in front of scouts in Hoover on Monday. This is the first time the status of the left-handed pitcher's recovery has been made public since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2021.
Prielipp is slotted as the No. 23 prospect for the MLB Draft on MLB.com.
Prielipp was reportedly sitting 88-92 mph with his four-seam fastball while maintaining an 84-88 mph curveball. He sat around 83-84 for his changeup. The bullpen session appeared to have taken place at Hoover High School.
The junior has not played for the Crimson Tide this season, but pitched in seven games for Alabama in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19 after the Crimson Tide jumped out to 16-1 start.
While in an Alabama uniform, Prielipp has pitched in 28 total innings with 49 strikeouts.
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Prielipp appeared in three games before missing the majority of the 2021 season and having to get surgery on his elbow.
D1baseball analyst Kendall Rogers took to Twitter after the video was shared:
It is unlikely the junior will play in this weeks SEC Tournament.
Alabama will open the SEC Tournament on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. CT as the 11th seed taking on No. 6 Georgia at the Hoover Met.
Reach Max Wolborsky at MWolborsky@gannett.com or @wolbnotwoj on Twitter.