37 - Mathew Price Position: Pitcher
Class: Freshman
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 163 lbs.
High School: Walker
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
 
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Mathew has a lot of talent. We won't have a problem with his competitive spirit, and I don't think he'll be wowed by the atmosphere of college baseball. His stuff translates into him being very successful. Freshman pitchers are a flip of the coin, but he has a chance to win a lot of games for us. We're going to have him try to do it on the week days, as well as give us bullpen depth on the weekends. Then we'll see if he can expand his role. You never know when freshmen will figure things out, but he's good enough to do so, that's for sure.

- Coach Pete Hughes

High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career at The Walker School in Marietta, Ga., before being selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 34th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... As a senior, led the county with 79 strikeouts in just 39.1 innings and had a 1.32 earned run average ... Also batted .400 with 11 stolen bases and was named to the all-county and all-state teams ... Went 7-3 as a junior with a Cobb County-best earned run average of 0.85 ... Struck out 64 batters in 52 innings pitched in 2007, and was the team's starting shortstop when not on the mound ... Also was a part of the starting pitching rotation as a sophomore, and played 141 innings of errorless ball at second base when not on the mound ... For the past two summers, was chosen as one of the top 20 players in Georgia to represent the state at the Sunbelt Classic in Norman, Okla., where Team Georgia won the tournament in 2007 ... He tied the tournament record with 14 strikeouts in one game in 2008 ... Also was a quarterback for two seasons in football.

Personal: Mathew Alexander Price ... Born 7/8/89 ... Son of Mike and Kelly Price ... Enrolled in university studies.