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Rick Porcello | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox and RHP Rick Porcello avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $12.5 million contract.
It's the third year of being arbitration-eligible for the 26-year-old hurler who has already won 76 games in his six years in the big leagues. Coming off a breakout 2014 campaign where he posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 204 2/3 inings, Porcello is expected to help solidify the Red Sox rotation in 2015. Jan 16 - 9:11 PM

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Red Sox acquired RHP Rick Porcello from the Tigers for OF Yoenis Cespedes, RHP Alex Wilson, and RHP Gabe Speier.

Boston's front office went directly into trading mode after losing out on Jon Lester, first acquiring Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks and then using their outfield depth to pluck Porcello out of Detroit. Porcello had a career year in 2014 for the Tigers, posting a 3.43 ERA in 204 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old is heading to a hitter-friendly ballpark, but the Red Sox play much better defense than the Tigers. It should be a wash for his overall fantasy value.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Rick Porcello was knocked around again in Friday’s loss to the Twins, surrendering six runs (four earned) on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

The Twins jumped all over him for three runs in the first inning, capped off by a two-run blast off the bat of Oswaldo Arcia. It has been tough sledding for Porcello in his last six starts, registering a 5.48 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over 31 1/3 innings. He finishes the regular season with a 15-13 record, 3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 129/41 K/BB ratio. His last win came on August 26 against the Yankees.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Rick Porcello allowed nine hits and four runs over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

It wasn't Porcello's day, as the Royals got to him for runs in three of the four innings he started. The loss was a microcosm of his past few weeks, as Porcello is now 0-4 in his past five starts. Porcello is 15-12 with a 3.31 ERA overall, a testament to how good he was for the first five months, and he'll look to end on a high note Friday against the Twins.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Rick Porcello gave up two runs over eight innings in a no-decision against the Twins Tuesday.

Porcello surrendered seven hits, three of which came from Kennys Vargas, and walked two. He finished the eighth inning trailing, but the Tigers came back in the ninth to let him off the hook. As it is, Porcello remains 15-11 with a 3.19 ERA on the year. The right-hander still has two starts left this year to try to improve on his career year, with the next coming Monday against the White Sox.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Rick Porcello pitched well, but was handed his 11th loss despite holding the Royals to two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

James Shields was not to be out-dueled on this evening, as the Tigers fell back into second place in the AL Central. The Royals did not hit Porcello particularly hard -- all seven of their hits were singles -- but were able to properly bunch them together to squeak out a pair of runs. Porcello issued zero walks and struck out seven. The right-hander will bring a 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 117/34 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's road start against the Twins.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Rick Porcello was tagged for 11 hits and six runs -- three earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

The Sox certainly got to Porcello, but his teammates committing four errors behind him didn't help his cause, either. The right-hander struck out seven, walking just one. The loss dropped Porcello to 15-9 with a 3.10 ERA. He's got an interleague matchup with the Giants on tap for Friday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Rick Porcello earned his 15th win on Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to two runs over eight innings.

Both runs came on Jacoby Ellsbury solo home runs. Other than the speedy center fielder, the Yankees' lineup was able to accomplish precious little against Porcello, who yielded nine hits without walking a batter and striking out two. The 25-year-old has been masterful this season, sporting a 3.06 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 102/32 K/BB ratio. He'll attempt to earn his 16th win in Sunday's road start against the White Sox.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:18:00 PM

Rick Porcello was stellar on Wednesday, blanking the Rays over nine innings en route to his 14th win.

This is Porcello's third shutout of the season, the most in the American League and tying him with Henderson Alvarez for the MLB lead. The Rays couldn't get anything going against the right-hander, as Porcello yielded only three hits and no walks while striking out four. The effort lowers his ERA to 3.10 and he has a 1.12 WHIP and 100/32 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Porcello will face the Yankees at home in his next start on Tuesday.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Rick Porcello was knocked around in Friday’s loss to the Mariners, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over his six innings of work.

The M’s broke things open with a three-run uprising in the second inning, then tacked on single runs in each of the next three frames. Even with the rough outing, Porcello has been terrific this season, sporting a 13-8 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 96/32 K/BB ratio. He’ll look to get back in the win column when he squares off against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 09:59:00 PM

Rick Porcello was saddled with a loss in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing a run on three hits and a pair of walks in his two innings of relief.

With the Tigers entire bullpen exhausted in the marathon ballgame, Porcello was called upon to work in the 18th inning. He had been scheduled to start on Tuesday, but that will surely be pushed back now, with Robbie Ray expected to slot in a day earlier.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Rick Porcello took a hard-luck loss Thursday after giving up a run over seven innings against the Yankees.

Porcello has been hurt by a lack of run support a few times recently, but he can still hardly complain. After all, he has a 74-56 lifetime record despite an ERA right at the league average. He's currently 13-6 with a career-best 3.08 ERA this year. He's tied with teammate Max Scherzer and five National Leaguers for the major league lead in victories.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Rick Porcello struck out ten over eight innings in Saturday's 11-5 win over the Rockies.

Don't be fooled by that score. Porcello only allowed two runs and was in control of this one throughout his time on the mound. We should be used to it by now. He struck out ten, walked two and allowed five hits. Porcello's now 13-5 on the season, to go with a 3.18 ERA. If you had faith that the young pitcher would finally have the breakout his peripherals had been hinted at, your faith is being rewarded now.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Rick Porcello allowed only an unearned run over seven innings but left without factoring in the decision Sunday against the Angels.

The only run the Angels scored on Porcello's watch was one he gave them, as his throwing error allowed Erick Aybar to score in the fifth inning. Otherwise, Porcello shut down the Angels, giving up five hits while striking out six. The right-hander remains tied for the American League lead in wins with 12, and he'll take a 3.24 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into an interleague matchup with the Rockies on Saturday.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Rick Porcello pitched seven innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The start was almost identical to his last start (against the Royals), as Porcello scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter in Arizona. Had Detroit's bullpen held onto a 4-3 eighth inning lead, Porcello would have picked up his thirteenth win. Alas, it was not to be. While he's only striking out 5.05 per nine innings, he's also posting the lowest WHIP of his career (1.18) to go with his 3.42 ERA. Porcello takes on the Angels in his next start.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:05:00 AM