One of the last Washington Senator draft picks to play in the majors, Pryor signed in 1971 and reached the Rangers for five games in 1976. He was dealt to the Yankees in 1977, but was signed by the White Sox as a free agent after a year in the minors. He was primarily a utility infielder, and his only season as a regular was 1979, when he was at shortstop for 119 games and batted .279. He did not relish the role of supersub, neither with Chicago nor with Kansas City, where he often spelled an injured George Brett. His father, George Pryor, played for the NFL Baltimore Colts, and his brother Jeff pitched in the Angels organization from 1968 to 1972.