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David Price | Starting Pitcher | #24

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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David Price pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Royals, allowing two runs on five hits over six strong innings.
The veteran southpaw racked up seven strikeouts on the evening while issuing only two free passes. All of the damage against him came in the second inning which featured a solo homer from Salvador Perez and an RBI double from Alcides Escobar. Price earned his 13th victory of the season, but still sports a disappointing 3.97 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. He'll do battle next against the Athletics in Oakland on Friday. Aug 27 - 10:23 PM

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David Price shut down his former team on Monday, twirling eight shutout innings while striking out eight in a 6-0 win over the Rays.

Price walked two batters and gave up only two hits, as the Rays never reached second base while he was in the game. He did need some help in his final inning, as Andrew Benintendi made an incredible two-run homer-robbing catch against Steven Souza. Price has surrendered only one run and six hits over his last 14 innings to drop his ERA to 4.00, which is the lowest it's been since Opening Day. He'll take on the Royals over the weekend.
Aug 22 - 11:01 PM

David Price was credited with a complete game after limiting the Orioles to one run in six innings in Boston's rain-shortened win Wednesday.

Price had a nice 8-1 cushion when the game was called. Still, he probably wasn't going nine tonight, regardless of the rain; he was at 84 pitches through six innings. Price has won back-to-back starts for the first time since May. He's 11-8 with a 4.19 ERA.
Aug 17 - 10:59 PM

David Price pitched well in Friday's victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on 10 hits over his eight innings of work.

The hard-throwing southpaw racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while issuing just one walk. The Red Sox offense staked him to eight early runs, so Price was simply on cruise-control the majority of the evening, throwing strikes and making sure the D'Backs didn't mount a major rally. Now 10-8 on the year, he'll bring a 4.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Aug 12 - 10:06 PM

David Price struggled in Sunday night's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering six runs (three earned) on six hits over his five innings.

Price had difficulty commanding his fastball, issuing five walks while striking out three in the contest. He kept the Dodgers off the board through the first three innings, but their offense awoke with three runs in the fourth including a solo shot from Justin Turner. They tacked on three unearned runs in the fifth inning, ending Price's night. He'll head into Saturday's start against the Diamondbacks with a disappointing 4.34 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.
Aug 7 - 10:37 PM

David Price surrendered four runs -- all in the eighth inning -- in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Mariners.

Well that really escalated quickly. Price allowed just three hits and no runs through his first seven innings of work. The eighth inning proved to be a house of horrors for the ace southpaw, though, as the Mariners opened the frame with four consecutive hits, scoring two runs in the process. Price would cede the mound to new Red Sox bullpen arm Fernando Abad with two runners on. Abad would go on to serve up a mammoth three-run home run to Robinson Cano, depriving Price of the win. What started out as a vintage Price performance ended on a decidedly sour note. He will try to shake off Tuesday's late night blues when he brings his 4.30 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 156/31 K/BB ratio (150 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Dodgers next time out.
Aug 3 - 12:47 AM

David Price was superb in earning a no-decision in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Angels, rolling through eight shutout frames while scattering seven singles.

Manager John Farrell is probably second-guessing himself tonight, at least just a little bit. Price had thrown 109 pitches through eight innings and could have theoretically at least started the ninth, but Farrell turned to Brad Ziegler instead. The reliever subsequently blew the save as Price lost out on what would have been a smooth 1-0 win. Tumultuous end aside, this was a strong effort from the ace southpaw. He will bring a 4.26 ERA -- plus a 1.26 WHIP and 151/31 K/BB ratio (143 2/3 innings) -- into a road date with the Mariners next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 29 - 1:25 AM

David Price yielded 11 hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday against the Twins.

It was the second straight start Price has allowed 11 hits and the sixth time in his last seven outings that he's given up eight or more hits in a game. Of course, in three of those he also struck out 10 batters, and one was an eight-inning, four-hit gem. Thus is the ballad of David Price -- you take the bad with the good this year. It all adds up to a 4.51 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 145/30 K/BB ratio. Price will look for better days Thursday at the Angels.
Jul 24 - 12:40 AM

David Price struggled in Sunday night's loss to the Yankees, surrendering three runs on 11 hits in his 5 2/3 frames.

Price walked one and only recorded one strikeout on the night. All of the damage occurred during an uprising in the fourth inning, with run-scoring hits from Starlin Castro, Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury. Price will look to improve upon his disappointing 4.36 ERA and 1.23 WHIP when he does battle against the Twins at home on Saturday.
Jul 17 - 11:18 PM

David Price was phenomenal in Sunday's 4-0 defeat of the Rays, striking out 10 over eight shutout innings.

Price scattered four hits and walked just one on the afternoon. He finished out his eight innings of work having thrown 113 pitches (78 strikes). While he still holds a slightly inflated 4.34 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, there are legitimate signs that Price might be shaking out of his first-half slumbers. He has now notched double-digit strikeouts in four of his last six outings -- and each of his last three starts. He holds a 140/27 K/BB ratio across 124 1/3 innings. Any buy-low window that existed during Price's early-season scuffles is rapidly closing at this point.
Jul 10 - 6:34 PM

David Price struck out 10 batters but took a loss Tuesday, giving up three runs across eight innings against the Rangers.

Things got off to an inauspicious start, as Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a home run on Price's first pitch. The left-hander pitched very well after that, but The Rangers' pitching staff was able to hold down the Red Sox. Price has struck out 10+ batters in three of his last five starts but has taken a loss in each of those outings. He'll carry a 4.64 ERA into the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 11:16 PM

David Price struck out 10 batters, but took the loss after allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Price surrendered a solo homer to Brandon Guyer in the second inning before giving up a three-spot in the third. The southpaw appeared to have righted the ship recently, but he has given up 10 runs in his last two starts while seeing his ERA increase from 4.24 to 4.74 in the process. On the bright side, Price leads the American League with 120 strikeouts. He’ll get the Rangers next.
Jun 29 - 3:12 PM

David Price was hammered by the Rangers for six earned runs on 12 base hits in only 2 1/3 innings on Friday and was lucky to escape with a no-decision when the Red Sox came back late to win the game.

Price's ERA took a beating and is now back up to 4.68 in 102 innings. Considering he gave up so many hits in such a short time Price could have given up even more runs, but only two of the twelve hits went for extra bases and he didn't add to his misery by walking anyone. Price was terrible early in the season but had been pitching very effectively for a long time. This was his first clunker since a May 7th game against the Yankees. He should be one of the better pitchers in the league moving forward.
Jun 25 - 12:36 AM

David Price pitched admirably in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Mariners, allowing one run on eight hits over eight innings.

Price struck out seven without walking a batter on the afternoon. Franklin Gutierrez rocked a solo homer off him in the fourth inning, but he otherwise kept the scoreboard clean. After scuffling through April and early May, the ace southpaw has been fantastic. He has made it through eight innings in each of his last three starts and has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his last eight outings. Price will carry a 4.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 109/24 K/BB ratio (99 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Rangers next time he takes the mound.
Jun 19 - 9:59 PM

David Price struck out 11 and allowed three runs over eight frames but took a loss against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Price really settled in after serving up a two-run shot to Manny Machado in the first inning, but he was victimized by Jonathan Schoop with another longball in the eighth and that wound up being the difference in the game. The left-hander has his ERA down to 4.52, which is the lowest it's been in two months. He's leading the American League with his 102 strikeouts. Price will face the Mariners on Sunday.
Jun 14 - 10:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Marco Hernandez
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Brandon Workman
10Carson Smith