According to Marc Topkin of The St. Petersburg Times (click here for the post) the Tampa Bay Rays have promoted phenom David Price to Triple A, where he will start on Wednesday. He’s just that much closer to the majors and it certainly would appear like he’s going to get the call at some point this season.
He’s been unbelievable in his first professional season, going 11-0 with a 1.87 ERA in 15 starts between Single A and Double A. He’s gone 91.2 innings giving up 70 hits and 23 walks, striking out 92. Opposing hitters are hitting just .211 against him.
It’s tough to argue that he is not going to be a force to reckon with upon reaching the majors. The team has got to put him in the rotation, in my opinion, over either Andy Sonnanstine or Edwin Jackson. He gives them a better chance to win then either of those two, and in the heat of a pennant race, that is what you need. It’s too much to ask of him to be the difference maker over the Red Sox or Yankees, but that is potentially what he could be. If you have the bench space and he’s available in your format, you may want to stash him away. Like I said, it’s just a matter of time.