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Mark Prior

Mark Prior 21 P

Louisville Bats

  • Status: Released
  • Full Name: Mark William Prior
  • Age: 33 (September 7, 1980)
  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 230
  • Draft: Round 1 (2001, CHC)
  • MLB Debut: 05/22/2002
  • School: Southern California
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Mark Prior Stats Summary

Mark Prior Career Stats

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Mark Prior Awards and Honors

Mark Prior  21 P

  • Full Name: Mark William Prior
  • Born: September 7, 1980
  • Age: 33
  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 230
  • Draft: Round 1 (2001, CHC)
  • School: Southern California
  • MLB Debut: 05/22/2002
Signed by the New York Yankees as a free agent on Dec. 15, 2010 ... was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round (second pick overall) of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft ... was originally selected by the New York Yankees in Compensation Round A (43rd pick overall) of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft, but instead chose to attend college ... spent his freshman year at Vanderbilt -- earning Baseball America freshman second-team all-America honors -- before transferring to the University of Southern California, where he received a business degree in 2004 ... as a sophomore in 2000, earned Pac-10 honorable mention honors after going 10-7 with a 3.56 ERA in 23 games (19 starts) for the Trojans ... in 2001, earned numerous all-America selections and won seven national "Player of the Year" awards after going 15-1 with a 1.69 ERA, six complete games and three shutouts during his junior year while leading the Trojans to the College World Series (138.2 innings pitched, 18 walks, five home runs, 202 strikeouts, .201 opponents' batting average) ... also in 2001, won the Golden Spikes Award, the Rotary Smith Award and the Dick Howser Trophy (National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association).