From the Collection: Vanderbilt Starting Pitcher David Price

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I got this autograph in 2007, while David Price was pitching at Vanderbilt. That season
he would go 11-1 with 194 K and a 0.95 WHIP in 133.1 innings. He would be drafted #1
overall later that year by the Rays. It was a good pick. Price would only spend one
partial season in the minors, going 12-1 with a 1.131 WHIP, and in a brief call up to the
major league club carry a 0.929 WHIP in 14 innings. Since then he has one 20 win season,
one 19 win season, four All-Star selections, and a Cy Young Award (plus he finished
second on Cy Young voting once). He has been every bit as good as the Rays might
have hoped.

Price, at age 28, is still one of the best starters in the game as could be any staffs ace.
He is with the Tigers, and is set to break the all time arbitration record if he
does not sign an extension with the club. Detroit would be smart to pick him up–he is
a very rare talent and goodness knows that can’t trust Justin Verlander this season.

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA GS IP H BB SO ERA+ WHIP Awards
2008 22 TBR-min AA,A+,AAA 12 1 2.30 19 109.2 92 32 109 1.131
2008 22 TBR AL 0 0 1.93 1 14.0 9 4 12 234 0.929
2009 23 TBR-min AAA 1 4 3.93 8 34.1 28 18 35 1.340
2009 23 TBR AL 10 7 4.42 23 128.1 119 54 102 98 1.348
2010 ★ 24 TBR AL 19 6 2.72 31 208.2 170 79 188 144 1.193 AS,CYA-2
2011 ★ 25 TBR AL 12 13 3.49 34 224.1 192 63 218 108 1.137 AS
2012 ★ 26 TBR AL 20 5 2.56 31 211.0 173 59 205 150 1.100 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12
2013 27 TBR-min A+ 1 0 1.23 2 7.1 4 3 12 0.955 POE · FLOR
2013 27 TBR AL 10 8 3.33 27 186.2 178 27 151 115 1.098
2014 ★ 28 TOT AL 15 12 3.26 34 248.1 230 38 271 117 1.079 AS,CYA-6
2014 28 TBR AL 11 8 3.11 23 170.2 156 23 189 119 1.049
2014 28 DET AL 4 4 3.59 11 77.2 74 15 82 111 1.146
7 Yrs 86 51 3.21 181 1221.1 1071 324 1147 121 1.142
162 Game Avg. 16 9 3.21 34 226 198 60 213 121 1.142
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/7/2015.
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