David Price is overrated
He's very good, but buyer beware before they trade the farm
In spite of all of that, teams would be wise to keep in mind that he is not nearly as his good as his numbers suggest.
A pitcher's ERA is, of course, affected by his environment -- including his catcher's ability to frame pitches, the range of the defenders behind him, the strength of the batters he faces and the dimensions and prevailing weather conditions of his home park. Price -- as well as the rest of the Rays pitching staff -- gets a big boost as a result, and we can quantify it.
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