What some guys here are overlooking is the format. AL-only rosters typically have 14 hitters and 9 pitchers with 2 C slots. Now the way that affects value is that after the Top 4 American league Cs, the players become interchangable and typically are only $1(auction) or last picks in your draft(snake draft). Pitchers are much more plentiful, and when I think about a first ML season, I think of two guys:
Josh Beckett First year in AL: 5.01 era/1.295 whip
Dice-K First year: 4.40/1.34 whip
These two guys already had extensive success in the NL for Beckett, and obviously Japan for Dice-K, and the comparison between Kazmir and Price is a premature one at best, and a suicidal one at worst.
I'll stick with my Wieters pick anyday.