In January 11, 2021 David Price Net Worth is $80 million USD. He (born 26 August 1985) is an American baseball player who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox of the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Since he was a child playing baseball for entertainment, Price already showed a lot of talent and prospects in baseball. In the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, his skills were rewarded as he was first selected to play in the prestigious MLB. David Price is well known and respected in the sport as a skilful pitcher.
David Price – Quick Facts
|Full Name||David Taylor Price|
|Birth Date||August 26, 1985|
|Birth Place||Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States|
|Nick Name||Slim Dunkin|
|Education||Blackman High School; Vanderbilt University|
|Father’s Name||Bonnie Price|
|Mother’s Name||Debbie Price|
|Siblings||Damon Price (Brother), Jackie Price (Brother)|
|Age||35 years old|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96m)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 Ibs)|
|MBL Debut:||Tampa Bay Devil Rays (August 9, 2007)|
|Current Team||Boston Red Sox|
|Active Years||2008 – Present|
|David Price Wife||Tiffany Smith (married 2016)|
|Kids||Two; Jaeda Donald and Archie Jr. Donald|
|Net Worth||$80 million|
David Price | Early Life, Family, And Education
On August 26, 1985, David Taylor Price was born to his father Bonnie Price and mother Debbie Price in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA. David Price began playing and watching American baseball as a child. Growing up, he mentored after David Justice, who was a baseball star at the time.
During his high school years at Blackman, he established himself as an important player in basketball and in basketball to lift all the trophies. In 2002, he was named Rutherford County Male Athlete of the Year and in 2003 and 2004 Rutherford County MVP Pitcher of the Year and in 2004, he competed in the High School All-America Game.
David Price | College Career
In 2004, Price received a scholarship to Vanderbilt University and, upon admission, played baseball for three seasons at the start of his freshman year. That year, he was named to both the Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America Freshman All-American teams.
He continued in his fine course and was one of the top five contenders for the Golden Spikes Award and a contender for the Roger Clemens Award in his Solemore year; He was also nominated and won several awards, including setting the record for being America’s top strike pitcher, the Dick Hauser Trophy in 2007 and the Brooks Wallace Award, the 1st in college baseball history to take all available awards.
David Price Professional/MLB Career & Achievements
Tampa Bay Rays (2008–2014)
In the 2007 MLB Draft, he was a 1st round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays. He signed on after contract days and then made his professional debut in August 2008 against the Yankees. Later against the Boston Red Sox, he became the winning pitcher.
Price had his first career save against the Boston Red Sox, setting different records against the same team twice in his debut season. That year, he had the honor of presenting President Barrack Obama during a presidential campaign.
The 2009 season cost him his first MLB regular-season win against the Minnesota Twins, a game he performed exceptionally, with 102 consecutive strikeouts, 4,42 ERA, 54 walks and 10-7 through the 2009 season. Performed well, finishing it. Record in 23 early appearances.
David Taylor Price won 10 in June 2010, becoming the first American League pitcher to hit that record and lead the league with a 2.31 ARA. In anticipation of the 2010 All-Star Game, he was announced as the starting pitcher.
Making more progress in the league than the previous year, he finished the season as second in wins and third in ERA while finishing 188 in strikeouts. In the 2011 season, Price finished with 218 strikeouts, a 3.49 ERA and a 12-13 record in 34 game starts.
Price won the American League Cy Young Award in 2012 after performing brilliantly, earning him the rightful person for the prestigious award. He also won that season’s MLB All-Star Game and won the season’s 20th win against the Chicago White Sox, becoming the youngest player in the league to reach that record.
Price played in a career-best four complete games at AL during the 2013 season. In 2013 against the Texas Rangers in the American League wild card tie-breaker, Price helped the Tampa Bay Rays to complete the game against the Texas Wrestlers during an wild card tie-breaker.
In 2014, Price set another mark when he became the only player to record 10 strikes in 5 starts. That same season he was named to the MLB All-Star Game of the season, which he did not participate in due to pitching two days earlier.
Detroit Tigers (2014–2015)
In July 2014, Price was traded to Detroit Tigers and then made his debut in August. Against his former team, Tampa Bay Rays, he had his worst performance ever losing a complete game and becoming the 1st MLB pitcher to lose a complete game.
In the next game, his performances were better hitting 12 times in the game which unfortunately ended in a loss. Through the season, he finished 1st in the MLB as regards innings and was called to his 5th All-Star Game, and won the tournament in a grand style striking out 115 times with a 9–2 record and recording 2.38 ERA.
Toronto Blue Jays (2015)
After the MLB All-Star Game, Price completed a transfer move to Toronto Blue Jays in July making his debut in August. In September 2015, he recorded his 100th Career victory against the Baltimore Orioles. He ended the 2015 season being 2nd in the AL Cy Young Award.
Boston Red Sox (2016–date)
With just 5 months with the Blue Jays, David Price was traded to the Boston Red Sox in December 2015, signing a seven-year contract. In April the next year, he made his debut for the season and the team and immediately showed how much he was needed. Through the season, he led the league in innings and hits within 35 starts.
The 2017 season was on the sidelines due to an elbow injury and returned in May; then benched in June for the injury re-occurrence featuring for the team just as a reliever.
In 2018 season, became a starting pitcher once more and excelled as he used to, picking up the AL Comeback Player of the year. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America named him the MLB best performer of the year.
In 2019, he has announced the regular starter for the pitcher’s position but was ruled out of further games in May due to injury. Returning that same month, he was out of the team again in August due to a paternity leave after the delivery of his second child and was out for further games due to another injury. For the rest of the year, he was used as a reliever due to his injury condition.
David Price Net Worth, Salary & Endorsement
Price’s net worth as of present is projected at $80 million. His annual salary from Boston Red Sox is $30 million. He has an endorsement earning of $950,000 from sponsorship deals with Nike, Topps Fanatics and Rawlings.
David Price Wife | Personal life
David Taylor Price got married in 2016 to Tiffany Smith and the duo have two children together, the first-named Xavier. Xavier is the reason why Price’s kit number is #10 as the alphabet ‘X’ being the 1st alphabet of Xavier’s name denotes number ‘10’ in the Roman numerals.
Social Media Reach
Instagram– 408k followers
Twitter– 1.7m followers