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David Price
Birthdate: 8/26/1985 (31 y, 7 m, 2 d)     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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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008vs L5.0- - -203001101006.158.200.158.170
2008vs R9.0- - -376103213016.182.270.313.263
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Home0.20.0031000000002.333.333.333.299
2008Away13.12.035481043140110.163.241.250.227
2008Home vs L0.2- - -31000000002.333.333.333.299
2008Away vs L4.1- - -172001101004.125.176.125.147
2008Away vs R9.0- - -376103213016.182.270.313.263
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Sept/Oct14.01.935791043140112.173.246.255.230
20082nd Half14.01.935791043140112.173.246.255.230
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Low Leverage9.2- - -374102213018.121.216.242.215
2008Medium Leverage2.2- - -101000000001.100.100.100.090
2008High Leverage1.2- - -104002101003.444.500.500.429
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Bases Empty8.2- - -355101112007.152.200.273.211
2008Men on Base5.1- - -224003202015.211.318.222.261
2008Men In Scoring3.0- - -132003202003.182.308.200.247
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Through 3 - 00.0- - -10000001000.0001.000.000.708
2008Through 3 - 11.0- - -50000001000.000.200.000.142
2008Through 3 - 23.0- - -120001003005.000.250.000.177
2008Through 2 - 01.0- - -50000002000.000.400.000.283
2008Through 1 - 04.2- - -237100002001.333.391.381.350
2008Through 2 - 12.0- - -91000001002.125.222.125.178
2008Through 1 - 16.0- - -276101002008.240.296.280.265
2008Through 0 - 18.0- - -3020032120111.074.167.192.169
2008Through 2 - 23.2- - -163002112007.214.313.429.327
2008Through 1 - 25.0- - -214002112008.211.286.368.292
2008Through 0 - 22.2- - -102001110004.200.200.500.292
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008As Starter5.11.69244002103003.191.292.200.238
2008As Reliever8.22.08335102211019.161.212.290.225
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20081st Through Order as SP2.20.0090000001000.000.111.000.079
20082nd Through Order as SP1.10.0092001002001.286.444.286.357
20083rd Through Order as SP1.16.7562001100002.333.333.400.299
20081st Through Order as RP6.01.50233001111017.143.217.286.229
20082nd Through Order as RP2.10.0092100000002.222.222.333.240
20083rd Through Order as RP0.127.0010001100000.000.000.000.000

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008vs L10.801.806.000.0030.0 %5.0 %25.0 %- - -0.80.23175.0 %1.332.39
2008vs R6.003.002.001.0016.2 %8.1 %8.1 %- - -1.00.19281.4 %4.584.74
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Home27.000.002.000.0066.7 %0.0 %66.7 %.3331.501.000100.0 %-2.87-2.87
2008Away6.752.702.500.6818.5 %7.4 %11.1 %.1630.90.18477.6 %3.734.24
2008Home vs L27.000.002.000.0066.7 %0.0 %66.7 %.3331.501.000100.0 %-2.87-2.87
2008Away vs L8.312.084.000.0023.5 %5.9 %17.7 %.1250.69.16766.7 %1.983.19
2008Away vs R6.003.002.001.0016.2 %8.1 %8.1 %.1821.00.19281.4 %4.584.74
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Sept/Oct7.712.573.000.6421.1 %7.0 %14.0 %.1730.93.20579.4 %3.423.90
20082nd Half7.712.573.000.6421.1 %7.0 %14.0 %.1730.93.20579.4 %3.423.90
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Low Leverage7.452.792.670.9321.6 %8.1 %13.5 %- - -0.72.12590.9 %4.064.08
2008Medium Leverage3.380.001.000.0010.0 %0.0 %10.0 %- - -0.38.111100.0 %2.384.36
2008High Leverage16.205.403.000.0030.0 %10.0 %20.0 %- - -3.00.66760.0 %1.332.12
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Bases Empty7.272.083.501.0420.0 %5.7 %14.3 %- - -0.81.160100.0 %3.714.19
2008Men on Base8.443.382.500.0022.7 %9.1 %13.6 %- - -1.13.28657.1 %2.943.44
2008Men In Scoring9.006.001.500.0023.1 %15.4 %7.7 %- - -1.33.25025.0 %3.133.57
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Through 3 - 00.009.000.000.000.0 %100.0 %-100.0 %- - -1.00.000100.0 %6.136.13
2008Through 3 - 10.009.000.000.000.0 %20.0 %-20.0 %- - -1.00.000100.0 %6.1310.09
2008Through 3 - 215.009.001.670.0041.7 %25.0 %16.7 %- - -1.00.00066.7 %2.803.24
2008Through 2 - 00.0018.000.000.000.0 %40.0 %-40.0 %- - -2.00.000100.0 %9.1311.77
2008Through 1 - 01.933.860.500.004.4 %8.7 %-4.3 %- - -1.93.350100.0 %3.996.25
2008Through 2 - 19.004.502.000.0022.2 %11.1 %11.1 %- - -1.00.167100.0 %2.634.61
2008Through 1 - 112.003.004.000.0029.6 %7.4 %22.2 %- - -1.33.35387.5 %1.472.78
2008Through 0 - 112.382.255.501.1336.7 %6.7 %30.0 %- - -0.50.06755.6 %3.132.50
2008Through 2 - 217.184.913.502.4543.8 %12.5 %31.3 %- - -1.36.33383.3 %4.501.31
2008Through 1 - 214.403.604.001.8038.1 %9.5 %28.6 %- - -1.20.30087.0 %3.732.19
2008Through 0 - 213.500.004.003.3840.0 %0.0 %40.0 %- - -0.75.200100.0 %5.011.61
SeasonSP / RPK/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
2008As Reliever9.351.049.001.0427.3 %3.0 %24.2 %.1610.69.19189.3 %3.253.12
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20081st Through Order as SP0.003.380.000.000.0 %11.1 %-11.1 %.0000.38.000100.0 %4.266.23
20082nd Through Order as SP6.7513.500.500.0011.1 %22.2 %-11.1 %.2863.00.33375.0 %6.137.12
20083rd Through Order as SP13.500.002.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.3331.50.50050.0 %0.131.12
20081st Through Order as RP10.501.507.001.5030.4 %4.4 %26.1 %.1430.67.154100.0 %3.973.34
20082nd Through Order as RP7.710.002.000.0022.2 %0.0 %22.2 %.2220.86.286100.0 %1.422.55
20083rd Through Order as RP0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.0000.00.000100.0 %3.133.13

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008vs L2.250.0 %69.2 %30.8 %0.0 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %15.4 %53.9 %30.8 %15.4 %61.5 %23.1 %862858
2008vs R1.0018.5 %40.7 %40.7 %9.1 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %40.7 %29.6 %29.6 %11.1 %66.7 %22.2 %1505991
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Home1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %1459
2008Away1.2712.8 %48.7 %38.5 %6.7 %6.7 %5.3 %0.0 %33.3 %35.9 %30.8 %12.8 %66.7 %20.5 %22282140
2008Home vs L1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %1459
2008Away vs L2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %12.5 %0.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %722349
2008Away vs R1.0018.5 %40.7 %40.7 %9.1 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %40.7 %29.6 %29.6 %11.1 %66.7 %22.2 %1505991
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Sept/Oct1.3312.5 %50.0 %37.5 %6.7 %6.7 %5.0 %0.0 %32.5 %37.5 %30.0 %12.5 %65.0 %22.5 %23687149
20082nd Half1.3312.5 %50.0 %37.5 %6.7 %6.7 %5.0 %0.0 %32.5 %37.5 %30.0 %12.5 %65.0 %22.5 %23687149
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Low Leverage1.2012.0 %48.0 %40.0 %10.0 %10.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %36.0 %24.0 %20.0 %56.0 %24.0 %16866102
2008Medium Leverage1.0011.1 %44.4 %44.4 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %11.1 %44.4 %44.4 %0.0 %88.9 %11.1 %30822
2008High Leverage4.0016.7 %66.7 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %381325
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Bases Empty0.857.7 %42.3 %50.0 %7.7 %7.7 %9.1 %0.0 %26.9 %38.5 %34.6 %15.4 %65.4 %19.2 %15553102
2008Men on Base4.5021.4 %64.3 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %35.7 %21.4 %7.1 %64.3 %28.6 %813447
2008Men In Scoring5.0025.0 %62.5 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %12.5 %37.5 %12.5 %50.0 %37.5 %522428
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Through 3 - 00.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %440
2008Through 3 - 10.330.0 %25.0 %75.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %75.0 %0.0 %25.0 %75.0 %0.0 %281612
2008Through 3 - 22.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %833944
2008Through 2 - 00.0033.3 %0.0 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %25169
2008Through 1 - 01.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %10.0 %65.0 %25.0 %894346
2008Through 2 - 10.6716.7 %33.3 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %492623
2008Through 1 - 11.675.9 %58.8 %35.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %29.4 %41.2 %29.4 %11.8 %64.7 %23.5 %1345282
2008Through 0 - 11.506.3 %56.3 %37.5 %0.0 %16.7 %11.1 %0.0 %43.8 %25.0 %31.3 %18.8 %62.5 %18.8 %1434499
2008Through 2 - 25.0014.3 %71.4 %14.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %57.1 %28.6 %14.3 %0.0 %57.1 %42.9 %1084365
2008Through 1 - 21.509.1 %54.5 %36.4 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %45.5 %27.3 %27.3 %9.1 %63.6 %27.3 %1244381
2008Through 0 - 20.6716.7 %33.3 %50.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %50.0 %16.7 %511239
SeasonSP / RPGB/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
2008As Reliever1.0018.2 %40.9 %40.9 %11.1 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %31.8 %40.9 %27.3 %22.7 %50.0 %27.3 %1485989
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20081st Through Order as SP1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %37.5 %37.5 %25.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %371225
20082nd Through Order as SP4.0016.7 %66.7 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %33.3 %16.7 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %301020
20083rd Through Order as SP3.000.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %21615
20081st Through Order as RP0.5721.4 %28.6 %50.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %21.4 %42.9 %35.7 %14.3 %64.3 %21.4 %1034063
20082nd Through Order as RP2.0014.3 %57.1 %28.6 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %42.9 %14.3 %42.9 %14.3 %42.9 %391623
20083rd Through Order as RP1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %633