4. David Price
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 26, 1985 in Murfreesboro, TN USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 14, 2008
  • Final Game: October 02, 2016
  • Cy Young Award - 2012
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2012

David Price was the first overall draft pick in 2007, and he would make his highly anticipated Rays debut in September of 2008.  He played in the Rays' postseason run to the World Series in a relief capacity, but come the next season, and he was ready to take on his intended role as a starter.

Price won only 10 Games with an ERA of 4.42 in 2009, but he became the star he was meant to be in the season after.  The Pitcher went on a three-year streak of All-Star Game appearances, which began with a 19-6 2010 campaign that would see him finish third in ERA (2.72) and was also second in Cy Young voting.  The end of that three-year run would be the best season for Price.

That season was 2012, and he would win the Cy Young Award while leading the American League in ERA (2.45) and Wins (20), and would also have 205 Strikeouts.

2013 was a down season, but he rebounded in 2014, with his fourth All-Star appearance, but the Rays were not contenders that year, and are a small market.  He was traded to the Detroit Tigers for their playoff run.  Price would later win a World Series Ring with the Boston Red Sox in 2018.

As a Ray, Price would accumulate a record of 82-47 with 1,065 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 1st Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/7/07.
  • Departed: Traded to the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team trade.  Detroit sent Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners.  Detroit sent Willy Adames and Drew Smyly to Tampa.  Seattle sent Nick Franklin to Tampa 7/31/14.
  • Games Played: 175
  • Notable Statistics: 82 Wins
    47 Losses
    170 Games Started
    3.18 ERA
    168 Complete Games
    1,143.2 Innings Pitched
    1,065 Strikeouts
    3.33 FIP
    1.142 WHIP
    21.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Cy Young Award (2012)
    All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014*)
    Lowest ERA (2012)
    Most Wins (2012)
    Lowest BB/9 (2013)
    Most Innings Pitched (2014*)
    Most Strikeouts (2014*)
    Most Games Started (2011 & 2014*)
    Most Complete Games (2013)
    Highest SO/BB (2013)
    Highest Fielding Percentage (2010 & 2013)

    *Traded to the Detroit Tigers midway through the season.
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