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David Price is the best pitcher in Tampa Bay Rays history

By Rylan Stiles
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 25: Pitcher David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays lifts his hat to the crowd as he comes off the mound after giving up a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning of a game on June 25, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 25: Pitcher David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays lifts his hat to the crowd as he comes off the mound after giving up a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning of a game on June 25, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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The all-time rankings list for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher ends with number one, David Price.

David Price first took the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008, as a 22-year-old southpaw that would soon turn into the Tampa Bay Rays first true ace.

The five-time all-star (four in Tampa Bay), two time ERA title winner, CY Young Award winner and help deliver an A.L. Championship to Tampa Bay.

In the 2008 season, Price pitched in five games to the tune of a 1.93 ERA over 14 innings. In that season, he went 1-0 in three games pitched against Boston in the ALCS. He recorded a save and did not allow a run that series. In the World Series, he allowed 3 runs (only one earned) over 3.1 innings in a series the Tampa Bay Rays eventually lost to the Phillies.

In his seven years with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, David Price logged over eleven thousand innings (11,143.2  to be exact) over a 175 game period, 170 of which came via starts for the Tampa Bay Rays, and turned in a career 3.18 ERA with ten complete games, and a pair shutouts with the Rays. He had a 1.142 WHIP, and with 7.8 hits per nine innings.

In Tampa Bay, David Price enjoyed his best strikeout to walk ratio with a 3.45 SO/W.

David Price won 82 games in Tampa Bay, with a .636  winning percentage in his career.

What would be your favorite David Price moment as a Tampa Bay Ray? Which start of his first pops into your head when you think of David Price? Do you agree that Price is the best hurler in Rays history? Sound off in the comment section below and on Twitter.

Price was dealt to Detriot in 2014, the bounced around to Toronto, and finally ended up with the Boston Red Sox where he won a World Series in 2018.

With Fred McGriff falling off the Hall of Fame Ballot, is David Price the next chance the Rays have at a Hall of Fame representative?

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