by John Vittas and Jon Lewis
Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 190 lbs. Year: Jr. Hometown: Mohnton, PA (Twin Valley HS)
*drafted by the New York Mets out of high school
G: 11 IP: 8.1 ERA: 6.48 K/9: 10.8 BB/9: 8.6 H/9: 8.6
Arsenal: fastball (90-94mph), curveball
Cons: inconsistent, struggles to throw strikes
Vittas: For Price, it’s all about consistency. He has dominant college stuff, he just hasn’t been able to consistently throw strikes. When he’s on, he strikes out everyone and makes hitters look silly. The problem is that that has occurred about once every three outings. Price is still working to get his velocity back after arm surgery in the fall, but his last couple outings as a Terp were promising. He’ll be late round, high ceiling project for whoever takes him.
Lewis: Price is a big, strong, projectable RHP who has one of the best two-pitch mixes on the Maryland squad. Armed with a fastball that hit 96mph his freshman year, Price works more comfortably in the low-90s. His 12-6 downer curve has a ton of late life and bite. The question remains: Can Price put it all together over a full season? If he can do that and get his fastball back up to the mid-90s, he could develop into a solid pro reliever.
20/80 Scale (50 is Big League average)
Fastball: 50 Curveball: 55 Command: 30 Overall: 40
Range: late rounds
* John Vittas has been the play-by-play voice of the Maryland Terrapins and has called close to 100 games over the past four seasons.
* Jon Lewis is a former college baseball player and provided live analysis on Vittas’ broadcasts. He is pursuing a career in professional scouting.
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