USA Baseball has named Vanderbilt lefthander David Price–Baseball America’s
College Player of the Year–as winner of its Golden Spikes Award, the greatest honor an amateur baseball player can get in this country.
Price joins an elite group that includes active big leaguers such as Jason Varitek, Mark Kotsay, Rickie Weeks and Mark Prior. In fact, only two Golden Spikes winners have never reached the majors since its inception in 1978–Augie Schmidt (1982) and Kip Bouknight (2000).Price is Vanderbilt’s first Golden Spikes Award winner, making Vanderbilt the 24th school to claim a Golden Spikes winner. Price of course was the No. 1 overall pick by the Devil Rays in the 2007 draft after going 11-1, 2.63 and leading the NCAA with 194 strikeouts in 133 innings.
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