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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 allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings while improving to 7-2 in Sunday's win over the Indians.
Porcello struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. A two-run single by Jason Kipnis in the second inning accounted for all the scoring noise on his watch. While fantasy owners should continue rolling with the 27-year-old right-hander so long as he has the hot hand (3.47 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 54/13 K/BB ratio over 57 innings), just keep in mind that Porcello had held an ERA south of 4.00 just twice in seven major league seasons entering 2016. Four of those seven seasons saw him posting ERA's over 4.50. A road start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule as he looks to continue to show those career numbers who is boss. May 22 - 5:34 PM

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Rick Porcello allowed five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

The right-hander turned in his worst start of the season to date, allowing a home run among the Royals' eight hits against him while walking two and striking out three. In fact, it was the first time he failed to register a quality start since he allowed four runs in his season debut on April 9. Porcello is still a very good 6-2 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 49/12 K/BB ratio through 51 1/3 innings overall. The right-hander will try to get back on the horse Sunday against the Indians.
May 17 - 11:44 PM

Rick Porcello pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in a win over the A's.

Porcello got through six innings for the 15th consecutive start, though it looked like he might not when he loaded the bases in the fifth with three runs already in. He was able to get Stephen Vogt to ground out, and then he settled down and recorded five more outs for another quality start. He's 6-1 with a 3.11 ERA.
May 11 - 10:40 PM

Rick Porcello twirled a gem in Saturday’s win over the Yankees, going seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and only one walk.

That makes 13 1/3 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts in Porcello’s last two starts. The right-hander had little trouble with the Bronx Bombers, not allowing a single extra-base hit. Only one base runner advanced past second base, too, and that was quickly erased with a two-out grounder to second base. Porcello now has 36 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings; however, considering his swinging-strike rate is perfectly in line with his career numbers, that’s likely to regress to his recent norms. Still, as someone who was heavily criticized for getting $82.5M over four years, his 2.76 ERA and five wins are being heartily embraced in Boston. He’ll next go on the road against the same Yankees club on Friday.
Apr 30 - 10:53 PM

Rick Porcello spun 6 1/3 shutout innings while notching six strikeouts in a 1-0 win over the Braves on Monday.

Porcello yielded just four hits -- three singles -- while issuing two walks. It was an easy matchup, sure, but Porcello now boasts a sparkling 30/5 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings this season to go along with a 3.51 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and four victories. He'll try to keep it going this weekend versus the Yankees.
Apr 25 - 10:31 PM

Rick Porcello struck out nine in seven innings of three-run ball Wednesday in a defeat of the Rays.

The Red Sox needed a strong outing from Porcello tonight after Joe Kelly left in the first inning on Tuesday, and he responded with an strong showing. The offensive support has been nice, too; he's now 3-0 despite a 4.66 ERA.
Apr 21 - 12:25 AM

Rick Porcello allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings and struck out eight in beating the Blue Jays on Friday.

He surrendered only a pair of hits, but they were both homers off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion. It helped that he really had his breaking ball working in this one. Considering the opponent, it was a pretty impressive showing. Still, he's not recommended in mixed leagues at the moment.
Apr 15 - 10:20 PM

Rick Porcello gave up four earned runs in six innings but won his 2016 debut Saturday versus the Blue Jays.

Boston's offense backed him for eight runs -- seven of which were scored against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Porcello struck out seven and only issued one walk, but he surrendered seven hits -- including two homers to Jose Bautista. The right-hander will have a rematch with the Blue Jays next week at Fenway Park.
Apr 9 - 4:05 PM

Rick Porcello gave up five runs and three homers in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Orioles.

The wind played a bit of a role today, but Porcello knows he needs to do a better job of keeping the ball out of the air. His spring ERA stands at 9.77. Mixed leaguers probably won't want him active at the back of their rotations to begin the regular season.
Mar 28 - 4:47 PM

Rick Porcello threw in a minor league game on Wednesday.

Porcello gave up an unearned run on four hits and one walk over six innings while striking out eight batters. Most importantly, he got stretched out to 96 pitches. He hasn't had a good showing in Grapefruit League action, but he's on track for the start of the season.
Mar 23 - 2:57 PM

Rick Porcello gave up eight runs and 10 hits in three innings to lose to the Rays on Sunday.

Porcello had a 2.57 spring ERA before his brutal first half a year ago. Maybe this year's 16.20 mark after two starts means he'll start out like gangbusters. Or maybe not.
Mar 13 - 5:19 PM

Rick Porcello pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in losing to the Indians on Sunday.

Porcello ends up 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA, but he was awfully solid down the stretch, posting a 3.53 ERA in 11 starts after the break. In his final eight starts, he failed to complete seven innings just once and that was against the Blue Jays. There's good reason to think he'll be a fine, if slightly overpaid, mid-rotation starter for Boston next year.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Rick Porcello went eight innings and gave up four runs to earn the win on Tuesday versus the Yankees.

The Red Sox scored six runs before Porcello ever took the mound, but he gave four of them right back in the bottom of the first inning. He would settle down from there, allowing six hits and a walk overall while striking out eight. Porcello is near the end of a disappointing season, carrying a 5.02 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 142/37 K/BB ratio over 165 innings. He'll finish his season with a start in Cleveland against the Indians.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Rick Porcello scuffled his way through Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering six runs (five earned) on eight hits over six innings.

Porcello allowed just three runs over seven innings against the Rays in his last start, but the results were far, far more disappointing in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. The boys from Canada knocked him for a run in the third, three in the fourth and two more in the sixth to finish off the scoring on his line. This season, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a cringe-worthy 5.16 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He'll see a home start against those aforementioned Rays next time he toes the rubber.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 09:46:00 PM

In a rare strong start, Rick Porcello tossed seven innings of three-run ball in Saturday's win over the Rays.

By the time Porcello allowed a two-run homer to John Jaso in the fifth, the Red Sox had already jumped out to an 8-0 lead. He made sure that lead stood up. For the evening, he struck out eight and walked three. Despite this quality performance, the 26-year-old right-hander still holds a 5.06 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Those numbers are unpleasant, but he's pitched much better than them since returning from the disabled list on August 26. A Saturday afternoon road start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule as he tries to finish out 2015 with a strong September.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:15:00 PM

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