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Rick Porcello

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

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2-1

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3.15

WHIP

1.05

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12

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Porcello still hasnít lived up to the promise he showed as a rookie in 2009, he did take significant enough strides in 2013 to be considered a decent middle-of-the-rotation option. Porcello post...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 200   DOB: 12/27/1988   BORN: Morristown, NJ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Rick Porcello Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Tigers in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 20, 2014  –  Rick Porcello News

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Porcello recorded his second win of the season Sunday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball with five hits, four strikeouts and one walk.

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Rick Porcello Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 19 A Lak 24 24 0 125.0 116 37 7 72 33 8 6 0 2.66 1.19
2009 20 MAJ DET 31 31 0 170.7 176 75 23 89 52 14 9 0 3.96 1.34
2010 21 AAA Tol 4 4 0 28.0 24 10 0 19 10 1 2 0 0 0 3.21 1.21
2010 21 MAJ DET 27 27 0 162.7 188 89 18 84 38 10 12 0 0 0 4.92 1.39
2011 22 MAJ DET 31 31 0 182.0 210 96 18 104 46 14 9 0 0 0 4.75 1.41
2012 23 MAJ DET 31 31 0 176.3 226 90 16 107 44 10 12 0 0 0 4.59 1.53
2013 24 MAJ DET 32 29 0 177.0 185 85 18 142 42 13 8 0 0 0 4.32 1.28
2014 25 MAJ DET 3 3 0 20.0 18 7 1 12 3 2 1 0 0 0 3.15 1.05
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Rick Porcello
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 30 0 178.4 207 90 17 117 44 12 9 0 0 0 4.54 1.41
Career  (View All) MAJ   155 152 0 888.7 1003 442 94 538 225 63 51 0 4.48 1.38

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Rick Porcello Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 20 LAA 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.15 1.05
Apr. 11 @SD 6.3 10 5 5 1 0 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.15 1.15
Apr. 5 Bal 6.7 3 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.35 0.75
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
13.3 15 6 6 1 1 9 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 4.05 1.20
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
20.0 18 7 7 1 3 12 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.15 1.05
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
20.0 18 7 7 1 3 12 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.15 1.05

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Rick Porcello Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013386603110617111.301
2012415543312332111.325
2011450612813319414.324

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133508211791207.238
201236853111032115.294
20113093916721524.252

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201389.0630791974.551.30
201291.7460531684.711.47
201177.05504319105.731.51

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201388.07506323114.091.26
201284.7660542884.461.59
201199.0940572584.001.34
Rick Porcello Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 19 A Lak 24 24 125.0 5.18 2.38 2.18 0.50 78.9% 2.66 3.57 .280
2009 20 MAJ DET 31 31 170.7 4.69 2.74 1.71 1.21 2.16 74.6% 90.9 MPH 3.96 4.85 .281
2010 21 AAA Tol 4 4 28.0 6.11 3.21 1.90 0.00 70.6% 3.21 3.02 .286
2010 21 MAJ DET 27 27 162.7 4.65 2.10 2.21 1.00 1.71 65.9% 90.6 MPH 4.92 4.44 .312
2011 22 MAJ DET 31 31 182.0 5.14 2.27 2.26 0.89 1.74 67.2% 90.1 MPH 4.75 4.23 .319
2012 23 MAJ DET 31 31 176.3 5.46 2.25 2.43 0.82 2.24 70.9% 92.0 MPH 4.59 4.02 .350
2013 24 MAJ DET 32 29 177.0 7.22 2.14 3.38 0.92 2.40 67.9% 91.2 MPH 4.32 3.68 .319
2014 25 MAJ DET 3 3 20.0 5.40 1.35 4.00 0.45 2.91 70% 90.5 MPH 3.15 3.10 .277
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Rick Porcello
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 30 178.4 5.90 2.22 2.66 0.86 68.8% 4.54 3.87 .330
Career MAJ   155 152 888.7 5.45 2.28 2.39 0.95 69.3% 4.48 4.15 .316

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2014 Stat Review for Rick Porcello    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GREAT
5.40 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.35 BB/9
ELITE
90.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
2.91 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.15 ERA
GOOD
1.05 WHIP
ELITE
3.10 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.277 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Rick Porcello (by OPS against, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Maicer Izturis TOR 15 9 1 2 1 1 2 .600 1.000 1.625
Josh Hamilton ANA 13 6 2 8 2 1 0 .462 .923 1.456
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 11 6 0 3 2 2 0 .545 .818 1.434
Jack Hannahan CIN 15 7 1 3 2 1 1 .467 .867 1.396
Josh Willingham MIN 18 7 2 7 5 5 0 .389 .833 1.375
Chris Davis BAL 15 5 3 7 0 5 0 .333 .933 1.267
Torii Hunter DET 14 6 1 6 0 4 1 .429 .786 1.252
Eric Hosmer KC 14 5 2 2 2 1 0 .357 .786 1.223
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 12 5 0 3 0 0 0 .417 .750 1.167
David Murphy CLE 14 6 1 2 1 2 1 .429 .643 1.110

Best Matchups for Rick Porcello (by OPS against, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 47 8 1 1 0 2 0 .170 .234 .404
Lyle Overbay MIL 12 2 0 0 1 1 1 .167 .167 .397
Nick Punto OAK 14 2 0 0 2 2 0 .143 .143 .393
Russell Martin PIT 11 1 0 0 2 3 0 .091 .091 .322
Chris Getz TOR 15 2 0 1 1 1 0 .133 .133 .310
Elvis Andrus TEX 12 1 0 1 2 3 1 .083 .083 .298
Adam Jones BAL 21 3 0 0 0 6 0 .143 .143 .286
Trevor Crowe DET 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .167
Derek Jeter NY-A 15 1 0 0 0 1 0 .067 .067 .133
Alcides Escobar KC 21 1 0 0 0 4 0 .048 .048 .095

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Rick Porcello: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Porcello allowed five runs on 10 hits and no walks Friday with five strikeouts in 6.1 innings to earn his first loss of the season.

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Porcello got the win in his first start of the season, as he held the Orioles to just one run over 6.2 innings.

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Porcello, who was originally scheduled to start Friday, will take the mound Saturday against the Orioles, Mlive.com reports.

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Porcello's first start of the season is expected to come Friday against the Orioles, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Porcello hurled 3.1 innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Marlins.

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Porcello and the Tigers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.5 million deal on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Porcello pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits and striking out one in the Tigers' 3-2 loss to Miami on Friday night.

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Porcello has been scratched from Friday's start against the Marlins, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Porcello allowed two runs over 6.2 innings and did not factor in the decision Saturday against the White Sox.

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2013

On the surface, the 2012 season looked like another season stuck in neutral for Porcello. The former first-round pick finished 10-12 with a 4.59 ERA while making 31 starts for the third time in four seasons. Despite the lack of huge statistical jump, Porcello showed some improvements in his fourth season. He gained velocity on his fastball, jumping from an average of 90 mph though his first three seasons to 92 last year. Porcello also posted career-best marks in strikeouts (5.5 K/9), groundball rate (2.2 GB/FB) and FIP (4.02). His .350 BABIP also hints at a bout of bad luck. As a groundball pitcher with low strikeout totals, Porcello is not the best fit with Detroit's weak infield defense, but there are signs of a potential turnaround for the 24-year-old righty. His spot in the rotation could be in danger after Detroit re-signed Anibal Sanchez, but come Opening Day we expect Porcello to be in a starting rotation, whether it is for the Tigers or another major league squad. He is still young enough to live up to his pedigree and should be a solid rotation filler in deeper formats.

2012

While not as solid as his rookie season, Porcello was able to bounce back from a down 2010 campaign to show heís still capable of living up to his first-round pedigree. For the second time in his three-year career, Porcello finished 14-9. He lowered his ERA from 4.91 to 4.75 while posting a career-best 104:46 K:BB ratio in 182.0 innings. The low strikeout totals still donít invoke a pitcher with Porcelloís type of arsenal, so thereís still plenty of room for growth in the category for the young gun. At 23, Porcello has already proven heís a capable major league pitcher, but heíll need to continue showing progression in making batters swing and miss before taking that next step.

2011

After a stellar rookie campaign, Porcello took a step back in 2010, finishing the season 10-12 with a 4.92 ERA and 1.389 WHIP in 27 starts. While Porcello started the 2010 season slowly, he was able to turn things around after a brief stint in the minors, posting a 6-5 record and 4.00 ERA after the break. The 22-year-old sports a mid-90s fastball and solid secondary pitches, which includes an improving slider that induces loads of groundballs. Unfortunately, his solid arsenal hasn't translated into high strikeout totals, as Porcello has managed just 4.7 K/9IP through two seasons. Despite his struggles last season and lack of strikeouts, the former first-round pick remains an intriguing talent with plenty of upside. That upside alone makes him worth looking at late in drafts as you fill out your rotation.

2010

The former first-round pick completed his rapid ascent to the majors last year by being a surprise addition to the rotation out of spring training. The 21-year-old right-hander didnít disappoint, finishing 14-9 with a 3.96 ERA and 1.336 WHIP in 170.2 innings. The one area where he didnít impress was in strikeouts (89), but that total should increase as Porcello matures and learns how to keep hitters off balance by mixing in his secondary pitches better with his upper-90s fastball. The Tigers were understandably cautious with Porcello, as the team limited his innings and pitch counts during his first season of professional ball, but we should continue to see improvements in most categories as the reins are loosened.

2009

Porcello, Detroit's top pick in 2007, posted a 72:33 K:BB ratio in 125 innings at High-A Lakeland as a 19-year-old. Porcello did not use his slider for most of the season, which enabled him to focus on his curveball and change-up. Don't let the lack of strikeouts scare you away from him in your prospect drafts. The lack of a slider likely accounted for the lower-than-expected strikeout numbers from a pitcher who works in the mid-90s with his fastball. Porcello could get a chance to compete for a rotation spot in the spring but that would be rushing him. It is more likely that the Tigers push him up to Double-A, and at 20-years-old he'll be among the youngest players at that level. The future looks bright.

2008

Universally regarded as the best high school pitcher in the 2007 draft class, Porcello fell to the bottom part of the first round due to his ties to agent Scott Boras and a scholarship to North Carolina. Porcello didn't pitch after being drafted as the Tigers opted to have him start a throwing program. He can hit 97 mph and works in the mid-90s with his fastball. He has a plus change-up and two quality breaking balls. The Tigers think he could be the anchor of their rotation down the road but like all young arms, he'll need to stay healthy.