3 Vanderbilt University Alumni Who Are Playing in the MLB

David Price
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Scott Bushley is a Boston-based financial executive who served for more than a decade in varying capacities at BNY Mellon Investment Management before joining Granite Point Capital as a partner in 2018. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Bushley is a volunteer coach who is highly involved with Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association. He is an alumnus of Vanderbilt University, which has produced more than 40 Major League Baseball (MLB) players. Below are three of the most prominent ones:

1. David Price – A first-round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft, Price began his big-league career the following year with the Tampa Bay Rays and has since pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox. Now in his 12th season, the left-handed pitcher boasts a win-loss record of 150-79 to go along with an earned run average (ERA) of 3.28 as of August 2.

2. Sonny Gray – Like Price, Gray was a first-round draft pick. The right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2011 and played five seasons with the team before being dealt to the New York Yankees in 2017. Now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, Gray has a career record of 65-58 and an ERA of 3.63 as of August 2.

3. Dansby Swanson – The first overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Swanson is a shortstop who has played in more than 400 games with the Atlanta Braves since 2016. Now 25 years old, he is enjoying a career-best season in 2019. As of August 2, the Georgia native had 17 home runs and 57 RBIs, in addition to a .265 batting average.