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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
Contract: view contract details

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Rick Porcello pitched poorly in Sunday's win over the Twins, yielding five runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Porcello did strike out eight, but he struggled to maintain his consistency and surrendered a pair of runs in the second, one in the fifth and two more in the seventh before being relieved of duty. The 27-year-old right-hander still holds a perfectly reasonable 3.57 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will hit the road for a date with the Angels next time he toes the rubber. Jul 24 - 7:04 PM

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Rick Porcello allowed four hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Red Sox shut out the Giants 4-0 on Tuesday.

The Red Sox have won each of Porcello's last six starts, and the right-hander is now 12-2 on the season. He'll get the Twins at home next time out on Sunday.
Jul 19 - 10:34 PM

Rick Porcello allowed a lone run over seven innings of work Saturday, leading the Red Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Porcello gave up a solo home run to the second batter he faced, but he scattered five hits without issuing a free pass over the rest of his time. He struck out five in the outing. The win moved him to 11-2 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through 18 first-half starts. Arguably a deserving All-Star, Porcello will settle for numbers that rank among the best in the American League heading into the second half.
Jul 9 - 10:22 PM

Rick Porcello gave up four runs on 12 hits over six innings Monday but the Red Sox beat the Rangers.

Porcello notched his 10th win despite allowing four runs in the top of the first inning and a season-high in the hits department. The right-hander didn't walk anybody, and one of those four first-inning runs went as unearned. He'll hope for better luck (and defense) as he carries a 10-2 record, 3.82 ERA, and 1.19 WHIP into his next start at home against the Rays. Porcello has an impressive 92/21 K/BB ratio in 106 innings this season.
Jul 4 - 5:24 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Rays to one run over six innings, striking out eight, in a win Tuesday.

Porcello scattered five hits and three walks, with one of those walks plating a run in the fourth inning. The win improved Porcello to 9-2 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 89/21 K/BB ratio over 100 innings of work. He still hasn't lost a decision since May 17, and his eight strikeouts were the most since April 20. He'll try to keep it going Monday against the Rangers.
Jun 28 - 10:23 PM

Rick Porcello limited the Mariners to two runs over six innings in a win Saturday.

Porcello yielded eight hits, including a solo home run, but managed to limit the damage, thanks in part to a 6/0 K/BB ratio. The win was his first in nearly a month, improving his record to 8-2 with a 3.76 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. The right-hander will look to continue improving upon those numbers Thursday against the struggling White Sox.
Jun 18 - 7:04 PM

Rick Porcello allowed four runs -- one earned -- over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Twins.

Xander Bogaerts made two errors in the field behind Porcello, who only gave up five hits in seven frames and struck out five. Minnesota won it with a walkoff three-run shot by Max Kepler in the bottom of the 10th. Porcello has been a nice surprise for the Red Sox this season, now with a 3.81 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 73/17 K/BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings. He gets the Mariners at home next.
Jun 12 - 5:48 PM

Rick Porcello pitched adequately in taking a no-decision against the Giants on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings.

Porcello struck out six and walked one on the evening. Two of the three runs on his line scored in an ugly fourth inning that saw the 27-year-old right-hander allow three consecutive singles to lead off the frame before walking Brandon Crawford to force in a run. The inning could have completely imploded on him, but he managed to salvage it after the walk, with only a run-scoring double play off the bat of Gregor Blanco doing any further damage. Porcello will take a 4.04 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 74/16 K/BB ratio (75 2/3 innings) into a road tilt with the Twins next time out.
Jun 8 - 2:41 AM

Rick Porcello allowed five runs, including three home runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Thursday.

Two-run homers by Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones, and another solo shot by Trumbo, accounted for most of the Orioles' runs against Porcello, the first time in 11 starts this year that he's given up three dingers in a game. He was actually pretty good otherwise, allowing just three more hits without a walk in the game. Suppressing home runs has been a big part of his success this year after he gave up 25 a year ago. The right-hander will carry a 4.00 ERA and 1.09 WHIP into Wednesday's interleague matchup with the Giants.
Jun 2 - 10:21 PM

Rick Porcello struggled in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

The right-hander racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just one. The Jays scratched out three runs against him in the third inning, but Porcello was able to bear down and keep them off the board after that until a Russell Martin solo shot in the sixth. He'll carry a 3.68 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
May 28 - 6:28 PM

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

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

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