Rays Top Ten Best Starters in Franchise History

By Mat Germain
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Jul 6, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) warms up before the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#1 David Price – LHP – 6’6″ 210 lbs

Drafted: 1st overall by the Rays in the 2007 draft


Resume among starters:

  • GS: 170, 2nd
  • IP: 1143.2, 2nd
  • Wins: 82, 2nd
  • ERA: 3.18, 1st
  • SO: 1065, 2nd
  • AVG: .233, 2nd
  • Whip: 1.14, 1st

David Price dominated while pitching for the Rays and hasn’t slowed down since he left. His .636 winning percentage speaks for itself and other than a small blip in 2009, he pitched like an ace throughout his career as a Rays starter.

Next: Rays and Jake Odorizzi Close to Extension

The fact that Price was able to nab $217,000,000 in free agency this offseason and that James Shields signed with the Padres for 4-years and $75,000,000 last offseason speaks to the talents that have come out of Tampa Bay’s system. There’s plenty Moore where they came from, pun intended, and we look forward to watching Archer and Odorizzi continue putting forward the dominating standard that was set by Price and Shields.

We hope you enjoyed the top 10 starters. Stay tuned for more rankings coming out soon!