David Price. Source: Wikipedia

David Price is a professional baseball player from the United States.

Early life

David Price was born in August 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Price attended Blackman High School and was drafted in the 19th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he chose to attend Vanderbilt University instead.

He had a 0.43 earned run average (ERA) and 151 strikeouts in his high school career. He was named Rutherford County MVP Pitcher twice (in 2003 and 2004), Co-District 7AAA Pitcher of the Year with Michael Alcorn his senior year, and Rutherford County Male Athlete of the Year in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

In 2004, he participated in the High School All-America Game in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Career

The Tampa Bay Rays selected him first overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2008. Price was a Rays player from 2008 to 2014, then a Detroit Tigers player from 2014 to 2015, a Toronto Blue Jays player in 2015, and a Boston Red Sox player since 2016. He is a five-time All-Star who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2012 and lead the AL in wins.

Price led the AL in ERA in 2012 and 2015, and he led the MLB in strikeouts in 2014. He also received the Golden Spikes Award in 2007 and represented the United States at the 2006 World University Championship, where he won a gold medal.

In 2008, Price helped the Rays win their first World Series. He signed a six-year deal for $11.25 million in 2007, and a one-year deal for $19.75 million in 2015, which set a record. In 2016, he agreed to a seven-year, $217 million contract with Boston.

Tampa Bay Rays (2008–2014)

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The Tampa Bay Rays selected him first in the first round of the 2007 MLB draught. Price signed a deal a few days later and made his professional debut against the Yankees in August 2008. He won the game against the Boston Red Sox a few weeks later.

Price recorded his first career save against the Boston Red Sox, setting two records against the same team in his inaugural season. During a presidential campaign that year, he had the honour of introducing President Barack Obama.

During the 2013 season, Price pitched a career-high four complete games in the AL. Price pitched a complete game against the Texas Rangers in the 2013 American League Wild Card tie-breaker to help the Tampa Bay Rays advance to the postseason.

Detroit Tigers (2014–2015)

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Price was dealt to the Detroit Tigers in July 2014 and made his debut in August. He produced his worst performance ever against his previous team, the Tampa Bay Rays, losing a complete game and being the only MLB pitcher to do it.

His performance in the next game was better, hitting 12 times in the game, which regrettably ended in a loss. Throughout the season, he finished first in the MLB in innings pitched, was selected to his fifth All-Star Game, and won the tournament in spectacular fashion, striking out 115 batters with a 9–2 record and a 2.38 ERA.

Toronto Blue Jays (2015)

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Price finalised a transfer to the Toronto Blue Jays after the MLB All-Star Game in July, making his debut in August. He won his 100th career game against the Baltimore Orioles in September 2015. He finished the 2015 season ranked second in the AL Cy Young Award voting.

Boston Red Sox (2016–date)

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David Price was transferred to the Boston Red Sox in December 2015 after only 5 months with the Blue Jays, where he signed a seven-year contract. He made his season and team debut in April of the following year, and he instantly demonstrated how much he was needed.

In 2018, Price returned to the starting rotation and performed admirably, earning the AL Comeback Player of the Year award. He was awarded the MLB’s finest performer of the year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

In 2019, he was named the regular pitcher’s starter, although he was ruled out of further games in May due to injury. When he returned that month, he was out of the team again in August due to a paternity leave following the birth of his second child, and he was absent for more games due to another injury.

Due to his injury, he was employed as a relief for the rest of the season.

Records

Teams

  • Tampa Bay Rays (2008–2014)
  • Detroit Tigers (2014–2015)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (2015)
  • Boston Red Sox (2016–2019)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (2021–present)

Career highlights and awards

  • Babe Ruth Award (2018)
  • 5× All-Star (2010–2012, 2014, 2015)
  • World Series champion (2018)
  • AL Cy Young Award (2012)
  • AL Comeback Player of the Year (2018)
  • AL wins leader (2012)
  • 2× AL ERA leader (2012, 2015)
  • MLB strikeout leader (2014)
  • Golden Spikes Award (2007)
  • Dick Howser Trophy (2007)

Personal Life

David Taylor Price married Tiffany Smith in 2016, and the couple has two children, the first-named Xavier. Price’s kit number is #10 since the alphabet ‘X’, which is the first alphabet of Xavier’s name, symbolises the number ’10’ in Roman numerals.

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Rеаl Nаmе/Full NаmеDavid Taylor Price
Commonly known asDavid Price
Віrth РlасеMurfreesboro, Tennessee
Dаtе оf Віrth/ВіrthdауAugust 26, 1985
Аgе/Ноw Оld35 уеаrѕ оld
Неіght/Ноw ТаllІn Сеntіmеtеrѕ – 196 cm
Іn Fееt аnd Іnсhеѕ – 6 ft 5 inches
WеіghtІn Кіlоgrаmѕ – 97 kg
Іn Роundѕ – 215 lb
Раrеntѕ NаmеFаthеr – Bonnie Price
Моthеr – Debbie Price
ЅіblіngѕDamon Price, Jackie Price
NаtіоnаlіtуAmerican
Маrіtаl ЅtаtuѕMarried
WifeTiffany Price
Кіdѕ/Сhіldrеn Nаmе2
РrоfеѕѕіоnProfessional baseball player
Nеt Wоrth$85 mіllіоn
Lаѕt UрdаtеdЈuly 2021

Earnings and net worth

The Boston Red Sox pay him $30 million per year. He has $950,000 in endorsement earnings from sponsorship relationships with Nike, Topps Fanatics, and Rawlings.

David Price’s net worth is expected to be $85 million in 2021.

In 2017, Price collaborated with IMAC Regeneration Centers to open two David Price-branded IMAC rehabilitation medical clinics in Tennessee.

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