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Keith Law on Price

"Price is primarily a two-pitch pitcher today, working at 90-94 mph as a starter but sitting around 94 as a reliever and bumping up to 97. His slider is his out pitch - ask the Red Sox about it - in the low to mid-80s with very good tilt; he can lengthen it against lefties or shorten its break against righties. He does throw a changeup, also in the low 80s, with good action, but it's far enough behind his other two pitches that the Rays had him put it aside for his September callup. He'll need to continue to develop that pitch and improve his fastball command to reach his ceiling as a No. 1 starter, and his workload may be somewhat limited since he threw only140 innings in total in 2008 (including Triple-A and postseason action with the Rays). Given more development time, whether in Durham or in St. Petersburg, he will become a workhorse at the top of the Rays' rotation who racks up strikeouts and shuts down hitters on both sides of the plate."

ESPN

Law says Price is ready for the majors and may have to work on his change in TB. I wonder if the Rays agree or would rather Price work it out in Durham, which makes sense to me for reasons related both to Price and to Niemann & Talbot as well.

By the way, after Price at #2 Law has Beckham (#11) and Jennings (#25) in the top 25 as well.

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