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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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Rick Porcello pitched five innings of two-run ball against the Cardinals on Monday.
Porcello got all of his work in despite the game being called after 4 1/2 innings due to rain. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out five. Mar 23 - 3:38 PM

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Rick Porcello yielded one run in four innings Wednesday as the Red Sox beat a Twins split-squad 3-2.

Porcello has a 2.70 ERA after three spring starts. He's lined up to be Boston's No. 2 starter behind Clay Buchholz.
Mar 18 - 4:09 PM

Rick Porcello said Sunday that he hasn't had any talks with the Red Sox this spring regarding a contract extension and doesn't expect to.

The 26-year-old right-hander is fresh off a breakout 2014 campaign where he posted a 3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 129/41 K/BB ratio across 204 2/3 innings. Set to hit free agency in the middle of his prime after the 2015 season, Porcello could be in line for a very lucrative deal.
Mar 8 - 10:26 PM

Rick Porcello pitched two perfect innings Tuesday in the Red Sox's 2-1 win over Northeastern.

Red Sox pitchers combined on a one-hitter and struck out 11. That was important, since the offense combined for just four hits, all of them singles. Porcello is one of the candidates to start on Opening Day for Boston.
Mar 3 - 4:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Humberto Quintero
4Luke Montz
5Luis Martinez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
3Quintin Berry
CF1Mookie Betts
2Rusney Castillo
3Jackie Bradley
4Blake Tekotte
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Brandon Workman
7Matt Barnes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman
9Tommy Layne
10Edwin Escobar
11Dana Eveland
12Felipe Paulino
13Nestor Molina
14Miguel Celestino