David Price Credits Vanderbilt for His success
This interview between David Price and Bill Traughber is from the spring 2012. Later that season Price was the American League’s Cy Young Award recipient with a record of 20-5 and a 2.56 ERA, 205 strikeouts in 31 starts. Currently, Price is 6-5 in 17 starts with a 3.17 ERA and 93 K’s in 119 innings. He spent time on the DL in earlier this year, but is 5-1 with a 1.57 ERA since returning to the lineup on July 2nd.
When former Vanderbilt pitcher David Price left after his junior season in 2007, he achieved many professional baseball experiences that most hurlers will not live in a career. The Tampa Bay Rays selected Price as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 Amateur Baseball Draft.
In less than four years, Price would have picked up a win and a save in the American League Championship Series; a save in the World Series; two selections to the All-Star game including one start; becoming the staff ace; falling one victory short of a 20-win season and third-place in the Cy Young Award voting. Continue Reading