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Pete Price Shows Up to Spring Training Drunk

A Capra World Buzz Report
Staff Writer/Tom Bradley

SANTA FE — Perhaps it's the mentality that comes with being the first overall pick. Perhaps it's fallout from his miserable upbringing from the streets of Grand Island, Nebraska.

But one thing is for sure: Pete Price is out of control.

Price was the first-overall pick in the amateur draft in season 26 of Capra, and while he may well be the best shortstop prospect in the world, you have to wonder if his talent is worth the headache.

Early reports from Santa Fe is Price showed up to the first day of preseason workouts in an altered state-of-mind.

A source that asked to remain anonymous reported that Price walked into the clubhouse and yelled, "Time to get turnt up, b*tches."

According to, "turnt up" is defined as, "thee act of getting drunk and high to thee highest degree."

These aren't the first problems Price has had in his short professional career.

The red flags should have shot sky high when Price was "black-out drunk" during his draft day interview, or when he showed up to the first day of rookie ball with a water bottle full of vodka.

But none of that seemed to bother Santa Fe General Manager Andy Roo.

"That's just Pete being Pete," Roo said on draft day.

Capra World Buzz reported that on draft day Roo and Price were seen in the VIP section of the popular Santa Fe club, "Friars delight," just hours before the draft.

But can you blame them? Price is the real deal.

It's not everyday that a player just skips Low-A ball and immediately makes an impact at the High-A level. Price batted to a .906 OPS in half a season with the Friar High-A level.

In just 36 games, Price picked up 20 extra-base hit. Capra World Buzz projects Price to be one of the best shortstops in the game, based on talent alone.

Loaded with his $4,000,000 signing bonus, Price has the monetary power to get him in even more trouble in the future.

Price's agent Tommy Diaz declined to comment on the incident at preseason workouts, but did say that his client is fully committed to the Friars.

"Pete is taking his professional career very seriously, and any reports to the contrary should be considered garbage," Diaz said.

Price could not be reached for comment, when texted late Tuesday night, the only response was, "UuuUopuuuuuUUUuuu no."


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