Monday, April 20, 2009

Price Dominant

David Price took the hill for the AAA Durham Bulls last Thursday night and dominated the Atlanta Braves affiliate. His line:

5 IP, 4H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K.

His line on the season is now 8.2 IP, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 10Ks.

Obviously its a small sample size, but that's a great K/BB ratio, and you have to love a K/9 over 10. How Jeff Niemann deserves a spot over him in Tampa's rotation, I have no clue.

Oh yeah, this is why:


  1. It's all about his contract, the Rays say they don't want to "move him along too quickly" but clearly he's ready and able and there are definitely contact ramifications on the horizon that they are concerned about.

  2. He certainly seemed ready in the ALCS last year.