Price, Cole, Harvey seek return to form in 2017

Eric Karabell doesn't believe things will be looking down for David Price in 2017. Kathy Willens/AP Photo

The next time Boston Red Sox lefty David Price pitches in a big league game will likely be in the playoffs and, if that’s the case, he’ll finish with an uninspiring 4.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP after the Yankees hammered him for 12 hits, six runs and three home runs in a loss Tuesday night. It’s a rough end to a decent, if not mildly disappointing season. The No. 6 pitcher chosen in ESPN average live drafts remains in the top-20 on the Player Rater (at this point, ever so barely), so it’s safe to say more was expected. Price won 17 games and he’ll finish in the top-10 for strikeouts, but is that enough to regard him as a top-10 option for 2017 drafts? Actually, I’d say it is.