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Rick Porcello

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

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22-4

ERA

3.11

WHIP

0.99

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183

SV

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Prior to 2015, Porcello was a pretty consistent starter in Detroit, known for his sinker and coming off his first 200-inning season. The Red Sox liked him so much, they inked him to a four-year, $80 m...

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2016 ADP:  326.66

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 205   DOB: 12/27/1988   BORN: Morristown, NJ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Rick Porcello Contract Information:

Signed four-year, $82.5 million extension with Red Sox in April of 2015 that will keep him in Boston through the 2019 season.

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Porcello (22-4) continued his storybook season in a 6-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday, striking out nine and giving up three earned runs and a walk on eight hits over 6.1 innings.

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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 32 31 3 204.7 211 78 18 129 41 15 13 0 0 0 3.43 1.23
2015 26 A LOW 1 1 0 3.2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.25
2015 26 AAA PAW 1 1 0 5.2 3 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.76 0.58
2015 26 MAJ BOS 28 28 0 172.0 196 94 25 149 38 9 15 0 0 0 4.92 1.36
2016 27 MAJ BOS 32 32 0 217.0 185 75 22 183 30 22 4 0 0 0 3.11 0.99
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3-Year Averages     30 29 1 184.6 197 85 20 140 40 12 12 0 0 0 4.15 1.28
Career  (View All)     244 240 3 1,462.3 1,577 682 158 987 331 107 82 0 4.20 1.30

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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
Sep. 24 @TB 6.3 8 3 3 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.11 0.99
Sep. 19 @Bal 9.0 4 2 2 1 0 7 1 0 1 W 0 0 0 3.08 0.98
Sep. 14 Bal 8.0 4 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.12 1.00
Sep. 9 @Tor 7.0 6 2 2 0 1 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.21 1.02
Sep. 3 @Oak 7.0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.23 1.02
Aug. 29 TB 7.0 6 3 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.26 1.04
Aug. 24 @TB 7.7 9 3 3 1 0 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.23 1.05
Aug. 19 @Det 7.0 4 2 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.22 1.04
Aug. 14 Ari 7.0 3 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.30 1.05
Aug. 9 NYY 8.0 7 2 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.40 1.08
Aug. 3 @Sea 8.0 4 3 3 3 1 8 1 0 1 L 0 0 0 3.46 1.08
Jul. 29 @LAA 9.0 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 3.47 1.11
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.8 IP/G
23.3 16 6 6 2 1 22 1 0 1 2-1 0 0 0 2.31 0.73
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.4 IP/G
44.3 32 13 13 2 2 38 2 0 1 5-1 0 0 0 2.64 0.77
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.6 IP/G
91.0 64 26 25 8 6 75 3 0 3 9-2 0 0 0 2.47 0.77

Rick Porcello Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20164529517962228.224
2015406822210820216.289
201447668291182579.268

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201641088138913314.231
20153316716881509.286
20143646112931039.268

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016100.01310831172.880.99
201583.05707516104.231.29
201489.76705518104.421.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016117.093010019153.310.99
201589.04807422155.561.43
2014115.0960742382.661.17
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 32 31 204.7 5.67 1.80 3.15 0.79 1.80 74.4% 90.4 MPH 3.43 3.74 .301
2015 26 A LOW 1 1 3.2 2.81 2.81 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.51 .272
2015 26 AAA PAW 1 1 5.2 10.38 0.00 0.00 1.73 0% 4.76 3.97 .188
2015 26 MAJ BOS 28 28 172.0 7.80 1.99 3.92 1.31 1.54 67% 91.0 MPH 4.92 4.19 .337
2016 27 MAJ BOS 32 32 217.0 7.59 1.24 6.10 0.91 1.31 72.5% 90.2 MPH 3.11 3.43 .275
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.2 6.32 2.61 2.42 1.97 63.5% 5.45 5.51 .266
Rest Of Season     0 1 6.2 6.32 2.61 2.42 1.97 63.5% 5.45 5.51 .266
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3-Year Averages     30 29 184.6 6.83 1.95 3.50 0.98 70% 4.15 3.74 .318
Career     244 240 1,462.3 6.07 2.04 2.98 0.97 70.1% 4.20 3.96 .311

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2016 Stat Review for Rick Porcello    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.10 K/BB
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7.59 K/9
AVERAGE
1.24 BB/9
ELITE
90.2 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.9 HR/9
GOOD
1.31 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.11 ERA
GREAT
0.99 WHIP
ELITE
3.43 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.275 BABIP
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72.5% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Porcello (21-4) went the distance Monday against the Orioles, allowing two runs on four hits, seven strikeouts and no walks.

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Porcello allowed one run on four hits with no walks while striking out six in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Orioles.

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Porcello (20-3) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings in Boston's 13-3 win over Toronto on Friday. With the win, he became the first 20-game winner in the majors this season.

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Porcello (19-3) gave up only two runs on four hits and struck out two in seven innings during Saturday's win over Oakland.

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Porcello (18-3) won yet again Monday, holding the Rays to three runs over seven innings. He allowed six hits and struck out seven without walking a batter.

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Porcello surrendered three runs on nine hits while striking out eight over 7.2 innings, but didn't factor in the decision in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to Tampa Bay.

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Porcello picked up his 17th win of the season Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight in a 10-2 win over Detroit.

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Porcello (16-3) allowed one run on three hits while striking out four over seven innings to earn the victory Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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Porcello (15-3) threw eight strong innings at Fenway against the Yankees on Tuesday, yielding two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six and earning the win.

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Porcello (14-3) tossed an eight-inning complete game in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners. He allowed three runs, four hits and one walk while striking out eight.

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2016

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2015

Porcello arguably had the best season of his career in 2014. He won a personal-best 15 games while hurling a career-high 204.2 innings. He also picked up the first three shutouts of his career. The 26-year-old righty showed improved control, posting a career-best walk rate of 1.8 BB/9. Despite the evident growth, Porcello did regress in some areas. After striking out 7.2 batters per nine in 2013, he regressed back to 5.7 K/9, which is more in line with his career norm. He also saw a dip in velocity, as his fastball average dropped nearly one mph to 90.5. But Porcelloís bread and butter remained his ability to induce groundballs at a high clip. The Tigers infield defense struggled last year, and his numbers should improve with the move to Boston in the offseason. With six years under his belt, itís unlikely Porcello will ever develop into much of a strikeout pitcher, but he has the skills to eat innings and pick up his fair share of wins while posting a decent ERA and WHIP.

2014

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 posted the best winning percentage of his career (.629) en route to a 13-8 campaign while posting a 4.32 ERA and career-high 142 strikeouts. The biggest boost to his fantasy value came with his increased strikeout rate (7.2 K/9), which easily bested his previous high (5.5 K/9). Some of Porcelloís improvement is attributed to his improved breaking ball, switching from the previously heavy-used slider to a curveball that became his go-to off-speed pitch. All the while, Porcello remained an extreme groundball pitcher who also effectively limits free passes (2.1 BB/9). As his xFIP (3.19) hints, Porcello could have been even more impressive with a better defense behind him. Luckily for Porcello, Detroit has taken the necessary steps to improve their infield defense this offseason, as the trade of Prince Fielder should lead the way for Miguel Cabrera to move back to first base, and having Jose Iglesias around for the entire season at shortstop certainly wonít hurt. The trade rumors should cease after the Tigers decided to flip Doug Fister to Washington in December. Entering his age-25 season, Porcello still hasnít hit his ceiling, but the strides he has made in 2013 have him headed in the right direction. Heíll once again be a breakout candidate for fantasy owners looking to fill out the back end of their rotation.

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.