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Bryan Price #38

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Full Name:
Bryan Price
Uniform #:
38

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER: Bryan Price was named Reds manager on 10/22/13...is the 61st manager in franchise history, the 51st since 1900...spent the previous four seasons on Dusty Baker's staff as pitching coach...in his four seasons as pitching coach the Reds ranked seventh, 12th, third and fourth in team ERA after finishing seventh, 13th and 15th the previous three seasons...his 2012 and 2013 staffs were two of the most successful in franchise history...in each of the 2012 and 2013 seasons Reds pitchers established club records for strikeouts (1,248 in 2012 & 1,296 in 2013)...the 2012 and 2013 staffs are the first in Major League history to produce in consecutive seasons at least six pitchers with 100 strikeouts (2013: Homer Bailey 199, Mat Latos 187, Bronson Arroyo 124, Mike Leake 122, Tony Cingrani 120, Aroldis Chapman 112 & 2012: Latos 185, Johnny Cueto 170, Bailey 168, Arroyo 129, Chapman 122, Leake 116)...in 2013 Reds pitchers led the NL in strikeouts, the 17 team shutouts were the most since 1973, the starters' ERA of 3.43 was the staff's best since 1974 (3.41), and Reds relievers produced franchise-record scoreless streaks of 10 games (28.2ip, 6/29-7/11) and 32.2 innings (12g, 6/28-7/12)...overall in 2013, Reds pitchers ranked fourth in the National League in overall team ERA (3.38), third in starting staff ERA (3.43) and fourth in bullpen ERA (3.29)...in 2012, Reds pitchers ranked third in the NL in team ERA (3.34), first in the Major Leagues in relief ERA (2.65) and saves (56), first in the NL in opponents' BA vs. relievers (.219) and fourth in the NL in starters' ERA (3.64)...the 2012 bullpen averaged 9.90 strikeouts per nine innings, the second-highest season average for a team bullpen in Major League history (2010 Braves, 10.06), and five pitchers started 161 of the Reds' 162 games (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos, Leake)...the 2012 staff was one of only nine in Major League history with five pitchers who made at least 30 starts each and was the Reds' first since 1943 with four pitchers who compiled 200 innings each (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos)...before he joined the Reds, Price spent the previous 10 seasons as pitching coach for the Mariners (2000-2005) and Diamondbacks (2006-2009)...worked for manager Bob Melvin in 2003 and 2004 in Seattle and while in Arizona...resigned on 5/8/09, when Melvin was replaced by A.J. Hinch...was named Major League Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2007 after his D-backs staff posted a 4.13 ERA, fourth best in the National League, on the way to an appearance in the NLCS...his 2008 starting staff led the majors with 95 quality starts, ranked second in the league with 65 wins and ranked fourth with a 3.95 ERA, Arizona's lowest team ERA since 2003...in 2001 while with the Mariners earned USA Today Baseball Weekly's Pitching Coach of the Year Award after leading that staff to the American League ERA title with a 3.54 mark, an improvement of almost a run per game from the previous season...following the 2000 campaign was voted Major League Baseball's Coach of the Year by Baseball Prospectus...before joining Seattle's Major League staff was a pitching coach in the Mariners' minor league system from 1989-97 before serving as the organization's pitching coordinator in 1998 and 1999...was the pitching coach for Seattle's Arizona League team (1989-90), Peninsula (1991), Bellingham (1992, 1994), Riverside (1993), Everett (1995), Port City (1996) and Memphis (1997).

PLAYING CAREER: Was selected by the Twins in the 21st round of the June 1980 draft and by the Orioles in the seventh round of the 1983 draft but did not sign...signed with the Angels after he was selected in the eighth round of the June 1984 draft...prior to the 1987 season had left elbow surgery and was released at the end of spring training...on 11/10/87 was signed by the Mariners as a free agent and pitched for two more seasons.

PERSONAL: Graduated in 1980 from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, where he was All-State as a senior...pitched for the University of California at Berkeley, where he was an All-Pac 10 second-team selection three times, club MVP in 1983 and team captain as a senior in 1984...still is the school's all-time leader in innings pitched (374.2, 1981-84)...is enshrined in Cal's Hall of Fame and in the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame...is featured in the book Guiding Lights under the chapter "life changing teachers and mentors"...lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with wife Judy and daughter Amber.

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