Friday, April 10, 2009

Price on center stage

By Travis Young - Former Vanderbilt pitcher David Price will be in the spotlight tonight as he faces the Norfolk Tides in a Triple-A International game in Durham, N.C. Tonight's game will feature two of Major League’s top-two prospects in Tampa Bay’s Price and Baltimore Orioles switch-hitting catcher Matt Wieters. Both Price and Wieters are ranked as Baseball America’s top 2009 overall prospects.

While at Vanderbilt Price posted a historical career en route to being named the 2007 Consensus National Player of the Year and the first overall draft pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2007 draft. This last season, Price proved to be a valuable arm at the back end of Tampa Bay’s bullpen as he recorded the save in a memorable game seven against the Boston Red Sox, giving Tampa Bay its first American League Pennant.

To view Baseball America’s Q&A with Price and Wieters, click here.

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