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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (27) / DET
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Rick Porcello was named as the winner of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award on Tuesday.
The award is officially sanctioned by MLB and was voted on by the 30 club beat reporters from MLB.com. Porcello missed some time with triceps inflammation in 2015 and finished with a disappointing 4.92 ERA over 28 starts during his first season with the Red Sox, but he won the AL Cy Young Award this year after posting a 3.15 ERA and 189/32 K/BB ratio over 223 innings while winning 22 games. Nov 29 - 3:24 PM
Source: MLB.com

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Rick Porcello told WEEI that he will not pitch for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

"My loyalty is first and foremost to the Boston Red Sox," said the 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner. Porcello, a native of Morristown, New Jersey, went 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA, 1.009 WHIP, and 189/32 K/BB ratio in 223 innings this past season for the American League East champions.
Nov 17 - 3:55 PM

Rick Porcello was named the winner of the 2016 American League Cy Young Award.

Porcello narrowly edged out Justin Verlander, with Corey Kluber finishing third. Verlander actually received more first-place votes from the BBWAA than Porcello -- 14-8 -- but the Red Sox hurler made up that difference in his second-place votes, coming out with the weightier ballot overall. The 27-year-old right-hander is the first Red Sox pitcher to win the Cy Young since Pedro Martinez in 2000. Porcello finished the 2016 campaign the owner of a 22-4 record and having pitched to a 3.15 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 189/32 K/BB ratio over 223 innings. This was by far his best season in the majors, as he had posted ERA's higher than 4.00 in five of seven seasons prior to blasting those past numbers away in 2016.
Source: BBWAA.com
Nov 16 - 7:03 PM

Rick Porcello was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for AL Outstanding Pitcher.

Entering the past campaign, Porcello had registered an ERA north of 4.00 in five of seven major league seasons. Included in that lot, a 4.92 ERA in 2015. He blew that history out of the water this past year, though, posting a 3.15 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 189/32 K/BB ratio over a career-high 223 innings.
Nov 9 - 8:27 PM

Rick Porcello is listed as the ALDS Game 4 starter for the Red Sox.

Clay Buchholz will try to keep Boston alive in the best-of-five series with his start in Monday's postponed Game 3. Porcello was lit up for five runs in 4 1/3 innings in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday at Cleveland's Progressive Field. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Oct 10 - 2:17 PM

Rick Porcello told manager John Farrell he's "available for whatever he needs me for."

Porcello isn't slated to start again until Game 5 but with the Red Sox fighting for their playoff lives, "it's all hands on deck," according to Farrell. If Porcello appears in Sunday's Game 3, he'll be pitching on only three days' rest. Porcello's 72-pitch outing on Thursday was his shortest of the season. Clay Buchholz will be Boston's starter for Game 3.
Oct 8 - 6:29 PM

Rick Porcello was tagged for five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

This was the first time since July 24 that Porcello allowed more than three runs in a start. The third inning was especially problematic, as he gave up solo homers to Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis, and Francisco Lindor. It was the first time in his career that he gave up three homers in an inning. This was also the first time all season that he didn’t last five innings in a start.
Oct 6 - 11:50 PM

The Red Sox announced Sunday that Rick Porcello will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Indians.

David Price has the $217 million contract, but Porcello has been the team's most consistent starter this season and it's no surprise he's getting the ball in Game 1. Porcello will square off against Trevor Bauer, with Price and Corey Kluber following them in Game 2. The Red Sox didn't announce their Game 3 and (if necessary) Game 4 starters, but Eduardo Rodriguez and Clay Buchholz are the obvious choices.
Oct 2 - 12:56 PM

Rick Porcello gave up three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Porcello held the Blue Jays scoreless over the first four innings before giving up three runs in the fifth, including a two-run homer to Jose Bautista. He was in line for his fifth loss, but the Red Sox battled back to take him off the hook. The 27-year-old will finish the regular season at 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA and 189/32 K/BB ratio in 223 innings. He’s squarely in the mix for the American League Cy Young Award.
Sep 30 - 11:47 PM

Rick Porcello allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Rays on Saturday.

Porcello gave up three runs in the third inning but settled down to hold them scoreless the rest of his time. He gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out nine in the outing. The right-hander improved to a ridiculous 22-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with the win. He'll get one final stab at the 2016 regular season Friday against the Blue Jays.
Sep 24 - 10:06 PM

Rick Porcello was brilliant in Baltimore on Monday, holding the Orioles to two runs on four hits in a 5-2 complete game victory.

Porcello was incredibly economical, needing just 89 pitches to go the distance. He struck out seven batters on the night as he picked up his league-leading 21st win. Porcello hasn't posted a non-quality start since his second outing of the second half back on July 24. He'll take on the Rays in Tampa over the weekend.
Sep 19 - 9:58 PM

Despite limiting the Orioles to one run in eight innings, Rick Porcello took his first home loss of the season on Wednesday.

Porcello had been 13-0 at Fenway this year. This rated as one of his very best efforts of the season -- in fact, it's the first time he's pitched at least eight innings while allowing no more than one run -- but it just wasn't quite enough in a 1-0 game.
Sep 14 - 11:23 PM

Rick Porcello became the first 20-game winner in Major League Baseball this season, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on six hits over seven strong innings.

The critical victory gives the Red Sox a two-game advantage over the Jays in their quest for the division crown in the American League East. Porcello racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing only one free pass. The only damage against him came on a two-run single by Devon Travis in the third inning. The 27-year-old has emerged as the ace of the Red Sox staff this season, compiling a 3.21 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 161/29 K/BB ratio across 193 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Orioles his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 11:17 PM

Rick Porcello improved his record to 19-3 by holding the Athletics to two runs in seven innings, leading the Red Sox to an 11-2 victory on Saturday.

He struck out just two batters but didn't issue any free passes and gave up only four base hits. As bad as he was last year it is hard to believe that he has a legitimate shot at a Cy Young Award this year. He has a 19-3 record and 3.23 ERA and could possibly reach 25 wins with a sub-3.00 ERA by season's end. He has an average strikeout rate and an excellent walk rate, currently with 154 strikeouts and 28 walks in 186 2/3 innings.
Sep 4 - 12:59 AM

Rick Porcello moved to 18-3 Monday, limiting the Rays to three runs over seven frames in a 9-4 victory.

He gave up six hits and struck out seven without issuing a walk. Porcello has now recorded seven straight quality starts and has quality starts in 11 of his last 12 tries. His first season in Boston was really rough, but Porcello has been excellent in his second go-round. He'll go up against the A's in Oakland in his next trip to the hill.
Aug 29 - 10:45 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Blake Swihart
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Clay Buchholz
8Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Fernando Abad
4Matt Barnes
5Robbie Ross
6Joe Kelly
7Robby Scott
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman
11Carson Smith
12Kyle Martin
13Luis Ysla