Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Who is David Price?

David Taylor Price

Ht: 6-6

Wt.: 220

Throws: Left

Hits: Left

Born: 8-26-85, Nashville

High School: Blackman, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

College: Vanderbilt, Nashville



Who is David Price?

. A frequent user of Twitter — @DAVIDprice14 —with nearly 118,00 followers and more than 7,700 tweets.

. Has a famously popular French bulldog named Astro, who occasionally accompanies him to the Trop. An Astro figurine was include with a Price Superhero Figurine giveaway last season, and Price often puts a toy dog atop the dugout when he pitches.

. Has dates sewn into his glove marking the dates two of his closest high school friends passed away.

. Started the Project 14 Foundation which supports youth programs in his native Tennessee and the Tampa Bay area; hosts a golf outing, bowling event and a banquet.

Fast facts

His notable accomplishments

. Led AL with 2.56 ERA (2nd in majors) and shared lead with 20 wins.

. Selected to third consecutive All-Star team.

. Went 10-2, 2.51 in 16 starts vs. AL East teams.

. Had 12 wins vs. teams that finished .500 or better, second in MLB to Jered Weaver (no other pitcher had more than 9).

. Had MLB-most 23 starts of 7 IP or more, including 22 of last 26.

. Had 23 starts allowing 2 ER or fewer, most in AL, and allowed 1 or 0 in 11 of last 23 starts.

. Compiled a 1.62 ERA in six no-decisions, including two with eight shutout innings and three or fewer hits. (Rays were shut out in 3 of his starts.)

. Had most difficult "Quality of Opponents" of any MLB starter, according to SABR.

Other major Rays awards

Manager of the Year

Joe Maddon 2008, 2011

Rookie of the Year

3B Evan Longoria 2008

RHP Jeremy Hellickson 2011

ALCS MVP

RHP Matt Garza 2008

All-Star Game MVP

OF Carl Crawford 2009

Executive of the Year

Andrew Friedman 2008

Gold Glove

1B Carlos Peña 2008

3B Evan Longoria 2009, 2010

OF Carl Crawford 2010

RHP Jeremy Hellickson 2012

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