David Taylor Price, professionally known as David Price is an American professional baseball player. He plays as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays selected first overall in the 2007 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in September 2008. He has also played for Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays of MLB. He won the 2018 World Series Championship with Red Sox. He bats and throws with the left hand.
Inside Content (Biography)
Red Sox pitcher went on paternity leave after his wife gave birth to their second child.
What is David Price Famous For?
– Won World Series with Boston Red Sox in 2018.
– Won Cy Young Award in 2012.
Where was David Price Born? What ethnicity is David Price?
David Price was born on 26 August 1985. His birth name is David Taylor Price. His birthplace is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, Bonnie Price, and a mother, Debbie Price. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to the Black ethnicity. He has two brothers. He started playing baseball at an early age.
He attended Cooperstown Dreams Park and Blackman High School. After high school, attended Vanderbilt University. Both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball honored him as a Freshman All-American. He was one of the five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award in 2006. He won the 2007 Dick Howser Trophy and 2007 Brooks Wallace Award among several awards.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays selected him first overall in the 2007 MLB draft.
He signed his first professional contract in August 2007.
He signed a six-year contract worth $11.25 million with $8.5 million guaranteed and a $5.6 million signing bonus.
His signing bonus was the second-largest in draft history. His guaranteed value was the third-highest in draft history. The total value of Price’s bonus was the largest in draft history.
He played for the Vero Beach Devil Rays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, Montogomery Biscuits of the Class AA Southern League, and Class AAA International League before making his major league debut in 2008.
He made his MLB debut against the New York Yankees in September 2008.
He made his first major league start against the Baltimore Orioles in the same month.
He finished the 2009 season with a 10-7 record, a 4.42 ERA, 102 strikeouts, and 54 walks in 23 starts.
He became the first American League pitcher to reach 10 wins in June in the 2010 season.
He was selected as the American League starting pitcher for the 2010 All-Star Game.
He finished the 2010 season with a 2.72 ERA.
He finished the 2011 season with a 12-13 record, 218 strikeouts, and a 3.49 ERA in 34 starts.
He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2012.
He pitched in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
He became the first 20-win pitcher in Rays franchise history after getting his 20th win against the Chicago White Sox in September 2012.
He also became the youngest AL pitcher at 27 to earn 20 wins in a season since 2004.
He went 10-8 record with 3.33 ERA in the 2013 season.
He finished the 2014 season with an 11-8 record, a 3.11 ERA, 189 strikeouts, and 23 walks in 23 starts.
The Rays traded Price to Detroit Tigers in July 2014.
He made his Tigers debut against the Yankees in August 2014.
He became the first pitcher in the major leagues to lose a complete game, one-hitter or better, with no earned runs since 1990. It was also the first time since 1914 that a pitcher has lost a complete game, one-hit, no walk start without allowing an earned run.
He finished the 2014 season with a 15-12 record, 3.26 ERA, and 1.08 WHIP, leading all of major league baseball in innings pitched, batters faced, and strikeouts.
He also helped the Tigers clinch their fourth consecutive AL Central Division title.
The Tigers and Price agreed on a $19.75 million salary for the 2015 season in January 2015.
He was named to his fifth 2015 All-Star Game.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Tigers traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays in July 2015.
He made his Blue Jays debut against the Minnesota Twins in August 2015.
He finished the 2015 season with an 18-5 record and a 2.45 ERA.
He finished second in Cy Young Award balloting in 2015.
Boston Red Sox
he signed a franchise-record 7-year contract worth $217 million with the Boston Red Sox in December 2015.
He made his Red Sox debut in April 2016.
He finished the 2016 season with a 17-9 record and 3.99 ERA.
He led the AL with 230 innings pitched and 227 hits allowed.
He suffered an elbow injury in spring training in 2017. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
He was activated in May 2017.
He got involved in a verbal altercation with NESN broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley in June 2017. Price was criticized by media and fans.
He was again placed on the 10-day disabled list due to left elbow inflammation in July 2017.
He posted a 16-7 record, 3.58 ERA, and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings in the 2018 regular season.
He helped the Red Sox to win World Series defeating Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.
He won the Babe Ruth Award and AL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2018.
He changed his jersey number from 24 to 10 as a tribute to his son Xavier, since “X” represents the Roman numeral ten.
He went on to paternity leave in August 2019 after his wife gave birth to their second child.
He pitched for the US national team in 2005.
He went 2-0 with 1.26 ERA in five games and tallied 39 strikeouts and 13 walks.
He pitched a complete-game shutout over Nicaragua in August 2005, where he allowed five hits.
He helped the US team to clinch the gold medal in the World University Baseball Championship in 2006. He went 5-1 with a 0.20 ERA in eight starts.
Honors and Awards
2012 Cy Young Award
2010 Warren Spahn Award
2010 American League All-Star starter
2007 Roger Clemens Award
2007 Golden Spikes Award
2007 Dick Howser Trophy
2007 Baseball America College Player of the Year
2007 American Baseball Coaches Association National Player of the Year
2007 American Baseball Coaches Association First Team All American
2007 Brooks Wallace Award
2007 Baseball America College All-America First Team
2007 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year
2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First Team All-American
2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association District Player of the Year
2007 SEC Male Athlete of the Year
2007 SEC Pitcher of the Year
2007 First Team All-SEC
2006 Golden Spikes Award Finalist
2006 Baseball America Summer Player of the Year
Who is David Price married to?
David Price is a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Tiffany Smith. The couple tied a knot to each other in November 2016. The couple has 2 children together.
How Tall is David Price?
David Price stands at a height of 2.01 m i.e. 6 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 107 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.
What is David Price Net Worth?
David Price earns from his professional baseball career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. His annual salary is reported at $30 million. His net worth is estimated at $80 million.
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