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Vanderbilt's Price selected first overall by Devil Rays

Updated: June 15, 2007, 5:58 PM ET
Associated Press

Hard-throwing left-hander David Price of Vanderbilt was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday.

Price went 11-1 with a 2.63 ERA and Division I-leading 194 strikeouts for the Commodores. He is the fourth left-hander taken with the top pick and first since Brien Taylor went to the New York Yankees in 1991.

"I knew that I had the talent to be that type of player," Price said. "So, I just had to put the talent and the mental game together."

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