Price To Open At High Class A

Baseball America correspondent Marc Topkin reports that the Rays will send lefthander David Price, the top pick in the 2007 draft, to high Class A Vero Beach to begin his career.

Price skipping over low Class A was certainly no surprise, but there was some speculation that Price would get a chance to begin the year in Double-A Montgomery. Price is the No. 2 prospect in the Rays system and the No. 10 prospect in the BA Top 100.