David Price (baseball)
David Taylor Price is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Price was selected first overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He has also played for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. Price is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum of American Baseball.
About David Price (baseball) in brief
David Taylor Price is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Price was selected first overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He has also played for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. Price won his first Cy Young Award in 2012. He won the series-clinching Game 5 as the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series over the Dodgers. In the summer of 2005, Price pitched for the United States National Team. He went 2–0 with a 1.0 ERA in five games, tallying 39 strikeouts and 13 walks over 28 innings. He was named the nation’s top strikeout pitcher, striking out 194 batters over 133 1⁄3 innings, breaking his own school record. Price also won the 2007 Dick Howser Award, the 2007 Howser Trophy, and the 2007 Brooks Wallace Award. He is the first player to have a clean sweep of all the college baseball awards of all three major awards. Price is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum of American Baseball, which he helped build in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He attended Vanderbilt University on an academic scholarship, where he was a three-time All-American. He also played in the 2004 High School All-America Game in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Dodgers drafted him in the 19th round out of high school, but he chose to attend Vanderbilt on a academic scholarship. Price almost quit baseball to work at a McDonald’s, but was talked out of it by his coach, Tim Corbin.
His last start at the college level came against Austin Peay in Vanderbilt’s first game of the 2007 Regional. Price retired 17 batters via the strikeout in Nashville. He pitched a complete game, going nine innings while giving up five hits, two runs, and striking out 11 batters with no walks. The Red Sox signed Price to a franchise record seven-year, USD 217 million contract in the off-season of the 2014 season. He will be traded to the Dodgers after the 2019 season, and he will be a free agent at the end of the 2018 season. Price has two brothers. He grew up as an Atlanta Braves fan and idolized outfielder David Justice. He played for Blackman High School baseball and basketball teams. He compiled a 0. 43 earned run average and 151 strikeouts in his high school career. In 2006, Price posted a 9–5 record with a 4. 16 ERA in 110 1 in innings pitched. That year, he was one of five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award and a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award. The Rays traded Price to the Tigers during the2014 season. When the Tigers fell out of the postseason race in 2015, they traded him to the Blue Jays, who won their division and advanced to the ALCS. In his second full season, he went 2-4 with a 2. 86 ERA in 19 games, compiling 92 strikeouts in 69 1 1/3 innings pitched, including a 17-strikeout performance in a game against Arkansas.