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David Price
David Price Votes
Drafted: 2007, 1st (1)
413
2007
Rank
11
ETA in
Majors
2009

Statistically speaking: In his first 19 Minor League appearances, Price never allowed more than three earned runs in any start. He allowed three earned runs just four times, two runs on six occasions, just one run in four outings and held the opposition to zero earned runs in five starts.

Scouting report: Major League fans saw only part of the package with Price pitching in relief -- the plus fastball that can touch 98 mph and sits comfortably in the 94-95 mph range. The southpaw's slider is a hard and nasty plus pitch and he can maintain his velocity deep into games. He also has a changeup, which hasn't been used much, but can be a good pitch. He's very athletic and has good mechanics, so the sore elbow that forced him to delay his debut this spring should have no lasting effects. His mound presence and competitiveness are off the charts.

Upside potential: An ace starter who competes for Cy Young Awards annually.

They said it: "He's got a chance to rewrite a lot of the record books here if he stays healthy, I'll tell you that. I would expect him to do so." -- Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey

He said it: "I'm going to have good dreams for the rest of my life, just because of this moment. Nothing compares to this. This is incredible." --Price after closing out Game 7 of the ALCS