Who is David Price?
David Price is a big name in the baseball and sports industry. He is a professional baseball player who played with the Boston Red Sox but is currently traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Mookie Betts.
David Taylor Price was born on the 26th of August, 1985 in a city located in Rutherford County known as Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. He was born to Bonnie Price and Debbie Price. Furthermore, he has two siblings (brothers). Price married Tiffany Smith in 2016. The couple has two children together.
David’s star sign is Leo. He stands to 6 feet and 6 inches tall. He is of American nationality and white ethnicity.
David attended the Blackman High School. Later, he chose Vanderbilt University and enrolled there on a baseball scholarship.
David has Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. His Instagram id is @davidprice14. He has 406k + followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Twitter id is @DAVIDprice24. He has 1.7 million + followers on Twitter.
David played for his university instead of undergoing the MLB draft. He was coached by Tim Corbin during his college career. He showed excellent results in college. Price also won several awards like the 2007 Dick Howser Trophy, 2007 Brooks Wallace Award, Freshman All-American, and Third-team All-American.
Professional Career of David Price
Price was selected as the first overall by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2007 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. He signed a professional contract on the 15th of August, 2007 for a total of six years. He received $11.25 million as a signing bonus. In the 2008 season, Price played 5 games and started just one game. He has neither a winning record nor a losing record in this season. He had a total of 9 hits with 4 runs recorded.
Furthermore, in the 2009 season, Price played a total of 23 matches for the team and started all 23 of the matches. He won a total of 10 matches and lost 7 matches with an average of 119 hits and 72 runs. Similarly, Price recorded a total of 170 hits and 71 runs in the 2010 season. He won a total of 19 games and lost 6 games out of the 32 games he played and 31 of the games he started. In the 2011 season, Price played a total of 34 matches and started as well as lead all the 34 matches. He won a total of 12 matches and lost 13 of the matches in total with 192 hits and 93 runs.
More About His Career
Furthermore, Price played 31 matches in the 2012 season with the team Tampa Bay Rays and started all 31 of the games. He won 20 games and lost 5 with 172 hits in total and 63 runs. In the 2013 season (the last season with the Tampa Bay Rays), he played a total of 27 games and started all 27 of the games. He won 10 of the games and lost 8 games in total with 178 hits and 78 runs. in the 2014 season, Price played 23 games and started all 23 games for the Tampa Bay Rays. He won 11 games and lost 8 games with the team with 156 hits and 68 runs. Price was then traded to the Detroit Tigers on the 31st of July, 2014.
In his debut season for the Detroit Tigers, he played a total of 11 games and started all of the games with 4 wins and 4 losses. He had a total of 74 hits and 32 runs. In the 2015 season, He played a total of 21 games and started all of the 21 games. Furthermore, he won 9 games and lost 4 games in this season with 133 hits and 50 runs in total. He was then traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on the 30th of July, 2015. In his debut season with the Blue Jays, he played a total of 11 matches and started all of the 11 matches. he won 9 games and lost a game in this season with 57 hits and 20 runs.
Boston Red Sox
Price then signed a contract with Boston Red Sox for the 2016 season worth $217 million. In his debut season, he played a total of 35 games and started all of the 35 games. In this season, he won a total of 17 games and lost 9 games with 227 hits and 106 runs. Furthermore, in the 2017 season, he played a total of 16 games and started 11 games with the Boston Red Sox. Price won 6 games and lost 3 games with 65 hits and 30 runs in total.
Similarly, he played a total of 30 games and started all 30 games in this season and recorded 16 wins with 7 losses. He has a total of 75 hits with 70 runs recorded in this season. Similarly, in his last season with the Boston Red Sox, i.e. 2019 season, he played 22 games and started all of the 22 games. Price also recorded 7 wins with 5 losses and 109 hits with 57 runs.
Awards and Honors Received by David Price
Price is a talented player who has been recognized widely for his baseball skills. In 2006, he won the Baseball America Summer Player of the Year, and also was the Golden Spikes Award finalist. Furthermore, he won the First Team All-SEC, SEC Pitcher of the Year and SEC Male Athlete of the year in 2007. In the same year, he won the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association District Player of the Year as well as the Collegiate baseball National player of the Year. In 2007, he also won the Dick Howser Trophy, Roger Clemens Award, and Brooks Wallace Award. Furthermore, in 2010, Price won the Warren Spahn Award as well as the American League All-Star Starter. He won the Cy Young Award in 2012.
Net Worth of David Price
Price’s net worth is around $220 million. Furthermore, his salary is around 30 million US dollars.