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Rick Porcello
ERA W-L K
5.34 2-2 29
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 200 NFBC ADP: 280.08
Position: SPBorn: 12/27/1988 Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2007)


Latest News
Jan. 16 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET22:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)9:17 PM CT-The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello.
Analysis: Porcello, a 26-year-old right-hander, was acquired from Detroit last month after going 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA last season, when he led the AL with three shutouts. He made $8.5 million.
Dec. 19 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)2:41 PM CT-Porcello, who turns 26 on Dec. 27, was introduced Friday after the Red Sox acquired him from the Detroit Tigers last week for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and two minor league pitchers.
Analysis: Porcello is coming off his best season when he went 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA in 32 starts. He was picked up to help bolster Boston's staff after Jon Lester passed on returning to the Red Sox, signing a $155-millon, six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs.
Dec. 11 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Analysis: Porcello does not turn 26 until later this month, and he is coming off a season in which he set career bests with 15 wins, a 3.43 ERA and 204 2-3 innings pitched. Cespedes and Porcello could both be free agents after this season. Cespedes will make $10.5 million in 2015. Porcello is arbitration eligible after making $8.5 million this year.
Aug. 21 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Porcello was spectacular on Wednesday, allowing three hits in a complete-game 6-0 win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Porcello had been 0-3 with a 4.20 ERA over his previous three outings, including one relief appearance.
Aug. 3 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Porcello earned his 13th victory Saturday night to tie Detroit Tigers teammate Max Scherzer for the AL lead.
Analysis: Porcello (13-5, 3.18 ERA) gave up two runs, five hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out a season-high 10 in an 11-5 victory over Colorado. He's 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his last four outings.
July 28 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Porcello allowed one unearned run and five hits over seven innings against the Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: While Porcello didn't receive a decision, he's now 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA over his last five road starts.
July 13 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Porcello (12-5, 3.39 ERA) moved into a tie for first on the MLB wins list after yielding one run, six hits and three walks in seven innings. He gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings in his previous outing, a 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay on July 6.
July 7 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Porcello lost for the first time in five starts Sunday as he matched a season worst by allowing seven earned runs along with 11 hits over 5 2-3 innings in a 7-3 defeat to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Porcello had won each of his previous three starts while throwing 24 scoreless innings before Sunday's setback.
July 2 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-In a 3-0 win over Oakland on Tuesday, Porcello became just the fourth pitcher in franchise history to throw a shutout without walking or striking out a batter, and the first since Dizzy Trout in 1944.
Analysis: Porcello recorded 17 groundball outs and 10 in the air while becoming the first major-leaguer to accomplish the feat since Baltimore's Jeff Ballard on Aug. 21, 1989. Porcello was eight months old when Ballard did it against Milwaukee. Porcello (11-4. 3.12 ERA) only had one career complete game before this stretch, but is now the first Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris to throw back-to-back shutouts. Morris threw three in a row in July, 1986.
June 27 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Porcello recorded his first career shutout Thursday at Texas, yielding just three hits and three walks.
Analysis: Porcello has thrown 15 shutout innings over his last two starts after going 1-3 with a 6.00 ERA over his previous five outings.
May 30 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-Porcello picked up his eighth victory, allowing two runs over 5 2-3 innings in a 5-4 win at Oakland on Thursday.
Analysis: Porcello was effectively wild, walking six. He's won seven of his last eight starts.
May 18 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Porcello allowed one run over eight innings in a 6-1 win at Boston on Saturday.
Analysis: Like teammate Max Scherzer, Porcello has won six consecutive starts. He's posted a 2.50 ERA over that span.
May 8 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Porcello pitched effectively into the seventh to the lead the Detroit Tigers to their eighth straight win, 3-2 over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Porcello (5-1, 3.49 ERA) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five and walked two en route to winning his fourth consecutive decision.
May 3 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Porcello improved to 4-1 on Friday.
Analysis: Porcello dominated for seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out six. Expect more success next week against the lowly Astros.
Apr. 21 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of four Los Angeles errors in a 2-1 victory over the Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: Porcello (2-1, 3.15 ERA) allowed one run and five hits, striking out four and walking one. He gave up one run over 6 2-3 innings in his season debut, a 7-6 win against Baltimore on April 5, before getting tagged for five runs and 10 hits in 6 1-3 frames in a 6-0 loss in San Diego six days later.
Apr. 6 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Porcello had a strong out in his season debut, and the Detroit Tigers withstood a five-run ninth inning by Baltimore to beat the Orioles 7-6 on Saturday.
Analysis: Porcello (1-0) allowed a run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first start of the season, and the Tigers (4-0) remained baseball's only undefeated team. Only one of the final 17 batters he faced reached base.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2009 Det 14 9 0 - 0 31 31 0 170.2 176 81 75 23 52 0 89 1.34 3.96
2010 Det 10 12 0 - 0 27 27 0 162.2 188 96 89 18 38 2 84 1.39 4.92
2011 Det 14 9 0 - 0 31 31 0 182.0 210 103 96 18 46 1 104 1.41 4.75
2012 Det 10 12 0 - 0 31 31 0 176.1 226 101 90 16 44 3 107 1.53 4.59
2013 Det 13 8 0 - 0 32 29 1 177.0 185 87 85 18 42 4 142 1.28 4.32
2014 Det 15 13 0 - 0 32 31 3 204.2 211 89 78 18 41 4 129 1.23 3.43
2015 Bos 2 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 32.0 30 20 19 6 10 0 29 1.25 5.34
Career 78 65 0 - 0 189 185 4 1105.1 1226 577 532 117 273 14 684 1.36 4.33

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Det 31 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400
2010 Det 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Det 31 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2012 Det 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Det 32 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2014 Det 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Bos 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 189 23 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 .174 .174 .174

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 Det Total 0 1 0 - 0 4 2 0 15.0 15 9 8 0 2 2 12 4.80
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 1 1 5 6.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 1 0 9.0 10 5 4 0 1 1 7 4.00
2012 Det Total 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
2013 Det Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 0.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
Career 0 2 0 - 0 8 2 0 16.1 18 10 8 0 2 2 13 4.41


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 314 94 85 90.4 61.45
Curveball 73 80 71 76.4 14.29
Slider 77 90 83 86.5 15.07
Changeup 47 84 79 81.8 9.2

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