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David Price
Birthdate: 8/26/1985 (31 y, 7 m)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-5/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $217M / 7 Years (2016 - 2022)
RotoWire News: Price (elbow) is showing improved strength and will continue throwing in a cage, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. (3/25/2017)
Injury: Elbow, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Price was one of two pitchers who signed for an average annual value north of $30 million dollars in the 2016 offseason and like Zack Greinke, he underperformed against expectations. Like Greinke, Price’s biggest issue was a surge in home runs that added over a run and a half to his earned run average. Greinke had an oblique injury and some degradation in his skills to help explain the backslide, but Price’s skills were nearly identical to his 2015 and he made a career-high 35 starts. We learned of a mechanical issue for Price that was spotted by Dustin Pedroia and it looked like the solution to the problems. Price reeled off an eight-start run of 2.47 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 58.3 innings immediately after fixing the mechanics, but he couldn’t maintain the ace level rest of the season. He allowed 10+ hits in five of his final 20 starts leading to a solid, but decidedly non-ace-like 3.80 ERA/1.27 WHIP combo down the stretch. The good news is that his base skills and health even in the face of the home run barrage. The bad news is that his new home park played a role in those homers (1.3 HR/9 at Fenway). The worst news is that he missed time in Spring Training with a balky elbow which casts a shadow over his 2017 outlook. The perceived depth of frontline arms eroded in 2016 and despite his issues, Price remains among that group, though it's now on the backend given the elbow concerns. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: In his Boston debut, Price had an ERA a half run higher than anything we’d ever seen from him since he joined the ace ranks and a run and a half higher than his 2015 total, yet his strikeout rate dropped a single percentage point and his walk rate was flat. Outside of a bevy of homers – which were likely related to some mechanical issues that he fixed for periods throughout the season – he was the ace we’ve grown used to seeing. Don’t overrate 2016 and drop Price too far, he’s still a stud, though his calling card durability is now in question thanks to some elbow trouble in the spring.

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SeasonAs StarterIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008As Starter5.11.69244002103003.191.292.200.238
2009As Starter128.14.425571192607263175404102.239.319.397.318
2010As Starter207.22.738581703377163157915187.220.297.342.288
2011As Starter224.13.499181924349387226359218.227.289.370.290
2012As Starter211.02.568361732306360165925205.224.284.318.268
2013As Starter186.23.337401784017869162703151.251.281.379.290
2014As Starter248.13.26100923047410090253815271.238.272.375.285
2015As Starter220.12.458881904047060174723225.227.271.350.270
2016As Starter230.03.99951227406106102305017228.254.301.420.309
TotalAs Starter1662.03.22678114832922665559515842012411590.235.288.368.289

SeasonAs StarterK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008As Starter5.065.061.000.0012.5 %12.5 %0.0 %.1911.31.22271.4 %3.695.18
2009As Starter7.153.791.891.1918.3 %9.7 %8.6 %.2391.35.26868.5 %4.594.43
2010As Starter8.103.422.370.6521.8 %9.2 %12.6 %.2201.20.27178.5 %3.433.84
2011As Starter8.752.533.460.8823.8 %6.9 %16.9 %.2271.14.28173.3 %3.323.32
2012As Starter8.742.523.470.6824.5 %7.1 %17.5 %.2241.10.28581.1 %3.053.12
2013As Starter7.281.305.590.7720.4 %3.7 %16.8 %.2511.10.29870.0 %3.033.27
2014As Starter9.821.387.130.9126.9 %3.8 %23.1 %.2381.08.30672.7 %2.782.76
2015As Starter9.191.924.790.6925.3 %5.3 %20.0 %.2271.08.29078.6 %2.783.24
2016As Starter8.921.964.561.1724.0 %5.3 %18.7 %.2541.20.31073.6 %3.603.52
TotalAs Starter8.612.273.790.8623.5 %6.2 %17.3 %.2351.15.29074.8 %3.253.38

SeasonAs StarterGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008As Starter1.835.6 %61.1 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %83.3 %16.7 %882860
2009As Starter1.0519.1 %41.5 %39.4 %9.8 %11.1 %5.6 %44.4 %40.8 %33.3 %25.9 %15.6 %58.4 %25.9 %22808491431
2010As Starter1.1116.6 %43.9 %39.6 %9.6 %6.6 %5.1 %12.5 %30.0 %39.2 %30.8 %19.9 %54.7 %25.4 %333711582179
2011As Starter1.2018.8 %44.3 %36.9 %9.3 %9.7 %8.4 %16.7 %34.4 %36.6 %29.0 %22.9 %52.4 %24.7 %369213382354
2012As Starter1.9719.9 %53.1 %27.0 %9.2 %10.5 %6.7 %0.0 %35.3 %40.2 %24.5 %15.3 %59.1 %25.6 %333211652167
2013As Starter1.3521.7 %44.9 %33.4 %12.4 %8.6 %4.0 %40.0 %34.7 %40.3 %25.0 %17.2 %54.2 %28.6 %27028441858
2014As Starter1.0820.6 %41.2 %38.1 %8.5 %9.7 %7.1 %31.3 %36.4 %35.1 %28.5 %16.1 %55.5 %28.4 %372411292595
2015As Starter1.1123.3 %40.3 %36.4 %11.0 %7.8 %6.6 %25.0 %33.3 %36.7 %30.0 %17.0 %54.8 %28.2 %338410642320
2016As Starter1.2922.3 %43.7 %33.9 %10.4 %13.5 %4.9 %25.0 %44.1 %31.7 %24.2 %18.6 %46.6 %34.8 %359511582437
TotalAs Starter1.2420.3 %44.2 %35.5 %9.9 %9.6 %6.1 %25.6 %36.1 %36.6 %27.4 %17.9 %54.3 %27.8 %26134873317401