Position | Pitcher
Bats/Throws | Left/Left
Born | August 26, 1985 (Nashville, Tennessee)
School | Vanderbilt University
Height | 6'6''
Weight | 225 lbs.
2008 Ranking | 8
David Price was the #1 overall pick in the 2007 draft. The Tampa Bay Rays took him without hesitation, and he should prove to be worth the choice. When he was drafted, many scouts felt Price could already handle the Major Leagues without having any experience of professional baseball. But Price began the 2008 season in the Florida State League but like scouts suggested, it didn't take much time for him to reach the Major Leagues which is where he finished off the 2008 season. The Rays let finances hinder into another decision regarding a top prospect (see Evan Longoria in 2007), and Price is beginning the 2009 season in Triple-A. The team has repeatedly said that it has nothing to do with saving money, but when they know they're in the clear, Price will be promoted.
2009 OutlookLevel W L ERA IP K BB WHIP FIPA+ 4 0 1.82 34.2 37 7 1.01 1.67
AA 7 0 1.89 57.0 55 16 1.02 3.92
AAA 1 1 4.50 18.0 17 9 1.72 2.81
MLB 0 0 1.93 14.0 12 4 0.93 3.42
The general consensus heading into Training Camp was that Price would join the Rays in Tampa Bay at the start of the season, but for some reason (money) they chose to send Price back to Triple-A to begin the season.
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