David Price on Cover of MLB2K13

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Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times informs us that Rays pitcher, 2012 A.L. Cy Young Award winner, and man-about-town David Price will be on the cover of this year’s MLB2K13 video game.  The BBB, who sometimes flirts with the idea of posting more frequently, decided to run with this story because we could probably bang something out real quick.

So here is a list of the players who have previously been on the cover of MLB2K and their FanGraphs WAR for that year.

2004 Jason Giambi:  0.1

2005 Derek Jeter:  4.7

2006 Derek Jeter:  6.3

2007 Derek Jeter:  3.8

2008 Jose Reyes:  6.4 (career high)

2009 Tim Lincecum:  8.0 (career high)

2010 Evan Longoria:  7.7 (career high)

2011 Roy Halladay:  8.1 (career high)

2012 Justin Verlander:  6.8 (not a career high but still quite excellent, and he was featured prominently in TV commercials with the lovely Kate Upton, which is a different sort of career high, really)

2013 David Price:  ???

(Coincidentally, the number of beautiful, charming women who texted or called the BBB as we gathered this baseball/video game data was remarkably close to Giambi’s WAR total above.)

So there you have it.  MLB2K clearly had no clue the first year, appealed to blatant market economics with the three consecutive Jeter selections, but then got it right the next four years, and didn’t miss by much in 2012.  So, Price should be feeling pretty good right now, although not quite as good as he was here.

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