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Rick Porcello
Birthdate: 12/27/1988 (28 y, 3 m)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 27, Overall: 27, Team: Detroit Tigers
Contract: $82.5M / 4 Years (2016 - 2019)
RotoWire News: Porcello allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out nine over six innings in a minor league game Thursday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Porcello signed a 4-year, $82.5 million deal just as the 2015 season kicked off and then proceeded to post a near-5.00 ERA in 172 innings. A year later he won the American League Cy Young and talk of the contract being a bust has subsided. Interestingly, if you neutralize his home run rate as Expected Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP) does, he has essentially been the same guy for the last three years with xFIP totals of 3.68, 3.72, and 3.89. Yep, the Cy Young season is the worst of the bunch despite career-bests in strikeout (21%) and walk (4%) rate. A career-low batting average on balls in play (.269) and the second-best left on base rate (74%) certainly aided his award-winning season. The truth is that he wasn’t as bad as his 2015 and he’s probably not quite as good as his 2016. Porcello has abandoned his heavy groundball ways of his early-20s for a near-even groundball-to-flyball ratio so the fact that Boston has a solid defense in both the infield and outfield serves him well. Most projections will push his ERA toward 4.00 and keep his WHIP strong over ~200 innings which feels right. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Porcello’s Cy Young win will artificially inflate his draft day cost without question. He doesn’t have enough strikeouts to offset the incoming ERA regression and without 22 wins or something close it, there’s no chance of him being a top-10 starter by season’s end. Don't overpay.

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SeasonPitchPitchesABPAH1B2B3BHRBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPAVGminVelmaxVelVel
2009FA1347337365846212192304612215.24987.397.491.4
2009FT5861481714433605200112017.29787.494.490.5
2009CH38991100251750380120012.27562.989.282.8
2009CU20640408500300150000.20070.385.376.7
2009SL13033331273020030002.36474.585.380.2
2009FC3934000001010000.00087.293.991.1
2010FT125935638611186150102403032113.31284.496.890.0
2010FA558115126231811390232005.20084.996.791.3
2010SL3629195261741420172002.28677.387.482.6
2010CH3007980201721010130000.25376.085.881.5
2010CU821010530110010000.50070.282.776.0
2011FT12083093441057223283002920312.34082.594.389.8
2011FA689170181473651590261014.27685.595.490.4
2011SL576150164342821360314406.22775.188.583.2
2011CH3257578191143100141111.25376.385.380.6
2011CU571515431000040001.26771.678.575.4
2012FT12793643961138816182604431215.31085.795.491.8
2012FA6111441554227120360283205.29287.795.792.3
2012SL4511091114324161220170002.39478.590.085.1
2012CH38396103231370370140000.24078.086.383.3
2012CU901616431000040001.25075.181.978.6
2013FT1110297325897012071904723417.30085.895.691.0
2013FA629139148392670680311002.28187.596.191.6
2013CU4698991201540120290002.22567.382.477.9
2013CH429124130282041360240001.22665.486.082.3
2013SL18437408610130110000.21681.491.384.8
2014FT917295316796111161605131119.26883.893.590.2
2014FA87616017751271446150220112.31986.794.590.5
2014CU479117120241742110300201.20571.082.077.2
2014CH415128133312351240130015.24277.985.881.7
2014SL3509092272022310131004.30080.789.985.2
2015FA97021823760401109150632207.27586.195.691.3
2015FT814229248685013141304131212.29785.194.690.6
2015CU3807278161130220224002.22267.879.975.0
2015SL2887375252000520110002.34277.690.486.4
2015CH2818998261281560111201.29275.386.582.2
2016FT1199297318805612210160524019.26986.093.989.5
2016FA8252072164730151160702100.22786.794.991.4
2016CU4698085171320200103200.21367.380.073.7
2016CH450127134241441550251014.18959.986.880.8
2016SL449127134251631550302004.19778.889.185.1
TotalFT837222952504689516108758164030522815104.30082.596.890.4
TotalFA65051490160539326677842910309128440.26484.997.491.3
TotalCH29728098561961273982237012633414.24259.989.281.9
TotalSL27907107442001383162521013394022.28274.591.384.3
TotalCU2232439455987015310501157407.22367.385.376.2
TotalFC3934000001010000.00087.293.991.1

SeasonPitchPitchesBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009FA13476.3 %12.6 %0.50.249.298.371.668.122.26433.8-9.9.29688
2009FT58611.7 %6.4 %1.82.297.388.439.827.142.29526.25.8.369134
2009CH3898.0 %12.0 %0.67.275.333.429.762.154.28912.60.6.336112
2009CU2060.0 %37.5 %0.00.200.200.425.625.225.2272.6-2.2.26470
2009SL1300.0 %9.1 %0.00.364.364.6361.000.273.3576.62.7.427174
2009FC3925.0 %25.0 %1.00.000.250.000.250.000.0000.0-0.5.17711
2010FT12596.2 %7.8 %0.80.312.358.438.797.126.31854.19.8.353131
2010FA5587.1 %18.3 %0.39.200.270.304.574.104.2258.5-6.0.26272
2010SL3622.1 %17.9 %0.12.286.316.484.799.198.31413.02.1.348129
2010CH3001.3 %16.3 %0.08.253.263.304.566.051.3034.7-4.5.25165
2010CU820.0 %10.0 %0.00.500.5001.0001.500.500.5003.72.5.637321
2011FT12088.7 %8.4 %1.03.340.402.505.907.165.35760.822.1.397159
2011FA6895.0 %14.4 %0.35.276.317.406.723.129.30220.80.4.319109
2011SL5763.7 %18.9 %0.19.227.268.313.582.087.25811.0-7.4.25970
2011CH3250.0 %17.9 %0.00.253.260.427.686.173.2957.3-1.5.29291
2011CU570.0 %26.7 %0.00.267.267.333.600.067.3641.1-0.6.26373
2012FT12796.6 %11.1 %0.59.310.360.426.786.115.33554.89.6.345128
2012FA6113.9 %18.1 %0.21.292.329.438.767.146.33919.82.1.332121
2012SL4511.8 %15.3 %0.12.394.405.6151.020.220.45623.510.8.436191
2012CH3836.8 %13.6 %0.50.240.291.406.698.167.25310.8-0.9.304103
2012CU900.0 %25.0 %0.00.250.250.313.563.063.3330.9-0.9.24463
2013FT11105.8 %14.5 %0.40.300.343.411.753.111.33340.34.7.332119
2013FA6295.4 %20.9 %0.26.281.324.460.785.180.32419.73.4.343130
2013CU4692.2 %31.9 %0.07.225.242.303.545.079.3224.7-5.2.24061
2013CH4294.6 %18.5 %0.25.226.262.347.608.121.2589.6-4.6.26880
2013SL1847.5 %27.5 %0.27.216.275.324.599.108.2803.0-1.4.26980
2014FT9175.1 %16.1 %0.31.268.311.373.684.105.30532.8-1.2.305106
2014FA8768.5 %12.4 %0.68.319.375.569.944.250.33832.313.2.407175
2014CU4790.8 %25.0 %0.03.205.208.299.507.094.2614.6-8.3.22049
2014CH4153.0 %9.8 %0.31.242.265.344.609.102.25710.2-4.1.27081
2014SL3501.1 %14.1 %0.08.300.315.467.782.167.32412.22.3.342133
2015FA9706.3 %26.6 %0.24.275.325.450.774.174.34530.84.1.335123
2015FT8145.2 %16.5 %0.32.297.341.415.756.118.34631.33.4.331118
2015CU3802.6 %28.2 %0.09.222.282.347.629.125.2926.7-2.1.28086
2015SL2882.7 %14.7 %0.18.342.360.548.908.205.35113.14.7.391161
2015CH2816.1 %11.2 %0.55.292.337.573.910.281.28016.45.3.381155
2016FT11995.0 %16.4 %0.31.269.315.424.740.155.29837.90.4.320111
2016FA8252.8 %32.4 %0.09.227.255.324.578.097.33613.4-12.0.25166
2016CU4690.0 %11.8 %0.00.213.235.313.548.100.2144.3-5.7.23656
2016CH4503.7 %18.7 %0.20.189.226.354.580.165.1968.1-7.7.24964
2016SL4493.7 %22.4 %0.17.197.239.354.593.157.2178.9-6.9.25670
TotalFT83726.5 %12.2 %0.54.300.352.429.781.129.325338.154.5.344126
TotalFA65055.7 %19.3 %0.29.264.310.411.721.147.306180.2-3.3.316108
TotalCH29724.3 %14.7 %0.29.242.277.392.669.150.26279.7-17.4.29192
TotalSL27902.8 %17.9 %0.16.282.309.448.757.166.31591.36.8.328118
TotalCU22321.1 %25.3 %0.04.223.242.339.581.116.27728.6-22.6.25368
TotalFC3925.0 %25.0 %1.00.000.250.000.250.000.0000.0-0.5.17711

SeasonPitchPitchesLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBStrikesBallsPitchesxMovzMovMov
2009FA134719.0 %55.4 %25.6 %18.9 %12.2 %8944531347-8.06.010.5
2009FT58617.6 %64.7 %17.6 %12.5 %20.8 %387199586-10.44.311.4
2009CH38918.4 %53.9 %27.6 %19.0 %14.3 %221168389-8.74.09.9
2009CU20620.0 %40.0 %40.0 %10.0 %30.0 %921142064.6-4.87.0
2009SL13027.6 %24.1 %48.3 %28.6 %14.3 %73571302.10.53.1
2009FC390.0 %50.0 %50.0 %100.0 %0.0 %112839-3.07.98.5
2010FT125919.4 %55.9 %24.7 %8.8 %12.5 %8723871259-10.34.511.4
2010FA55818.7 %44.0 %37.4 %26.5 %8.8 %322236558-5.98.610.7
2010SL36215.3 %40.3 %44.4 %21.9 %12.5 %2061563620.81.22.8
2010CH30020.0 %44.6 %35.4 %8.7 %0.0 %185115300-7.53.58.9
2010CU8244.4 %33.3 %22.2 %0.0 %50.0 %4240824.2-4.56.7
2011FT120814.5 %59.1 %26.4 %16.4 %11.0 %8163921208-9.93.510.7
2011FA68919.6 %46.9 %33.6 %20.8 %10.4 %433256689-5.76.59.0
2011SL57616.0 %54.6 %29.4 %22.9 %8.6 %3422345760.91.73.4
2011CH32519.7 %39.3 %41.0 %16.0 %4.0 %186139325-8.22.59.0
2011CU5718.2 %63.6 %18.2 %0.0 %0.0 %3126575.8-6.08.7
2012FT127921.5 %60.4 %18.0 %19.3 %14.0 %8993801279-9.84.210.9
2012FA61119.1 %50.4 %30.4 %20.0 %8.6 %381230611-6.17.09.6
2012SL45127.5 %46.2 %26.4 %25.0 %8.3 %2541974510.51.52.9
2012CH38318.3 %43.9 %37.8 %32.3 %9.7 %243140383-8.14.89.6
2012CU9033.3 %41.7 %25.0 %33.3 %0.0 %4842904.1-5.47.0
2013FT111019.0 %64.3 %16.7 %4.8 %16.7 %7523581110-9.43.010.3
2013FA62925.7 %48.6 %25.7 %22.2 %22.2 %433196629-5.24.98.5
2013CU46928.3 %56.7 %15.0 %33.3 %11.1 %2482214696.1-5.98.9
2013CH42921.4 %41.8 %36.7 %11.1 %8.3 %282147429-8.22.69.2
2013SL18426.9 %46.2 %26.9 %0.0 %14.3 %109751840.50.13.3
2014FT91722.2 %57.7 %20.1 %16.7 %12.5 %644273917-9.23.810.0
2014FA87627.3 %33.1 %39.6 %27.3 %10.9 %606270876-5.78.510.4
2014CU47925.3 %56.3 %18.4 %12.5 %6.3 %2851944797.2-5.79.3
2014CH41517.7 %54.0 %28.3 %25.0 %6.3 %280135415-8.23.99.2
2014SL35022.7 %44.0 %33.3 %12.0 %12.0 %2141363500.93.34.1
2015FA97031.6 %38.7 %29.7 %13.0 %19.6 %658312970-4.29.410.6
2015FT81427.9 %55.2 %16.9 %9.7 %12.9 %557257814-8.45.810.4
2015CU38018.8 %54.2 %27.1 %15.4 %15.4 %1861943808.5-8.212.0
2015SL28823.0 %45.9 %31.1 %36.8 %26.3 %1711172881.04.55.4
2015CH28130.8 %34.6 %34.6 %14.8 %18.5 %19586281-6.95.59.2
2016FT119927.7 %45.9 %26.4 %12.5 %15.6 %8323671199-8.26.110.3
2016FA82527.2 %27.9 %44.9 %29.5 %1.6 %577248825-4.49.110.3
2016CU46914.5 %49.3 %36.2 %8.0 %8.0 %2612084699.0-8.112.3
2016CH45018.2 %47.5 %34.3 %35.3 %14.7 %310140450-7.04.68.5
2016SL44918.6 %49.5 %32.0 %22.6 %16.1 %3011484492.13.45.0
TotalFT837221.0 %57.7 %21.3 %12.9 %13.8 %575926138372-9.44.410.7
TotalFA650523.3 %44.3 %32.4 %22.4 %11.1 %430422016505-5.87.510.0
TotalCH297220.4 %45.5 %34.1 %21.0 %9.6 %190210702972-7.93.99.2
TotalSL279020.9 %46.3 %32.8 %22.5 %13.4 %1670112027901.12.23.8
TotalCU223222.7 %52.3 %24.9 %13.8 %12.5 %1193103922327.0-6.59.9
TotalFC390.0 %50.0 %50.0 %100.0 %0.0 %112839-3.07.98.5

SeasonPitchPitchesO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%SwStr%pVALpVAL/C
2009FA134729.1 %60.2 %47.2 %76.1 %90.7 %87.0 %58.4 %6.2 %15.21.1
2009FT58632.2 %57.3 %45.7 %79.3 %93.9 %89.2 %53.9 %5.0 %2.50.4
2009CH38925.1 %56.7 %39.6 %66.0 %89.1 %81.2 %45.8 %7.5 %-4.1-1.1
2009CU20621.6 %61.2 %34.5 %50.0 %80.5 %67.6 %32.5 %11.2 %-2.8-1.3
2009SL13029.9 %64.2 %43.9 %43.5 %88.2 %70.2 %40.8 %13.1 %-3.7-2.8
2009FC3917.7 %60.0 %23.1 %83.3 %100.0 %88.9 %12.8 %2.6 %-0.6-1.4
2010FT125926.4 %58.6 %45.9 %77.9 %95.5 %91.5 %60.6 %3.9 %1.90.2
2010FA55821.2 %59.6 %40.5 %64.4 %94.0 %86.3 %50.2 %5.6 %2.90.5
2010SL36225.7 %62.6 %43.1 %59.2 %83.2 %75.6 %47.2 %10.5 %-6.3-1.7
2010CH30027.2 %65.5 %45.3 %62.8 %79.6 %74.3 %47.3 %11.7 %1.50.5
2010CU8220.8 %47.1 %31.7 %90.0 %87.5 %88.5 %41.5 %3.7 %-3.1-3.8
2011FT120829.6 %61.1 %46.2 %88.8 %94.3 %92.7 %52.7 %3.4 %-7.9-0.7
2011FA68925.7 %57.9 %42.8 %81.9 %94.3 %90.9 %53.1 %3.9 %-0.9-0.1
2011SL57630.4 %68.4 %46.7 %54.0 %82.8 %72.1 %42.9 %13.0 %1.00.2
2011CH32532.9 %69.6 %45.5 %60.0 %84.6 %73.0 %34.5 %12.3 %-1.5-0.5
2011CU5713.3 %48.2 %29.8 %75.0 %84.6 %82.4 %47.4 %5.3 %-0.5-0.8
2012FT127934.9 %59.3 %48.3 %76.6 %94.0 %88.4 %55.0 %5.6 %1.80.1
2012FA61124.4 %59.7 %42.9 %73.2 %92.7 %87.4 %52.4 %5.4 %-4.2-0.7
2012SL45130.8 %66.9 %45.0 %54.8 %87.4 %73.9 %39.5 %11.8 %-17.4-3.9
2012CH38340.9 %74.1 %52.2 %66.0 %85.6 %75.5 %34.2 %12.8 %0.30.1
2012CU9025.0 %60.0 %36.7 %60.0 %88.9 %75.8 %33.3 %8.9 %0.60.7
2013FT111032.6 %65.0 %48.7 %74.2 %94.4 %87.6 %49.7 %6.0 %6.10.6
2013FA62926.2 %57.0 %43.7 %66.2 %86.8 %81.5 %56.9 %8.1 %-3.3-0.5
2013CU46924.8 %42.9 %32.2 %47.8 %91.5 %71.5 %40.7 %9.2 %-0.5-0.1
2013CH42942.3 %73.8 %54.3 %61.6 %86.0 %74.3 %38.2 %14.0 %3.20.7
2013SL18432.7 %59.7 %44.0 %48.6 %82.6 %67.9 %41.9 %14.1 %0.70.4
2014FT91737.2 %65.1 %51.8 %75.3 %93.0 %87.0 %52.5 %6.8 %8.00.9
2014FA87620.6 %53.7 %40.9 %80.0 %91.0 %88.8 %61.2 %4.6 %-5.0-0.6
2014CU47934.7 %52.6 %42.0 %63.6 %95.1 %79.6 %40.5 %8.6 %0.40.1
2014CH41542.6 %74.7 %56.4 %71.3 %85.0 %79.1 %42.9 %11.8 %4.71.1
2014SL35030.9 %62.7 %46.3 %57.1 %86.8 %76.5 %48.3 %10.9 %-3.4-1.0
2015FA97031.3 %70.0 %51.7 %70.1 %84.6 %80.4 %52.6 %10.1 %-0.10.0
2015FT81428.6 %61.5 %46.2 %82.4 %91.4 %88.8 %53.6 %5.2 %0.50.1
2015CU38019.9 %41.7 %28.2 %51.1 %91.7 %73.8 %37.9 %7.4 %-3.6-0.9
2015SL28830.5 %65.8 %44.4 %60.4 %89.3 %77.3 %39.6 %10.1 %-4.4-1.5
2015CH28140.1 %75.4 %56.9 %55.9 %89.1 %76.9 %47.7 %13.2 %-4.9-1.7
2016FT119924.2 %54.4 %41.5 %81.5 %94.4 %91.2 %57.2 %3.7 %7.10.6
2016FA82539.0 %77.5 %58.7 %69.4 %85.0 %80.0 %51.2 %11.8 %8.61.0
2016CU46923.6 %50.5 %35.6 %67.2 %85.9 %79.0 %44.8 %7.5 %-0.9-0.2
2016CH45039.1 %71.7 %54.4 %67.7 %86.8 %79.6 %47.1 %11.1 %9.12.0
2016SL44935.2 %72.1 %53.5 %60.0 %86.9 %77.9 %49.4 %11.8 %7.91.8
TotalFT837230.7 %60.1 %46.7 %79.2 %94.0 %89.6 %54.6 %4.9 %20.20.2
TotalFA650528.0 %62.0 %46.7 %72.7 %89.3 %84.9 %55.0 %7.1 %13.00.2
TotalCH297236.8 %70.0 %50.8 %64.5 %85.8 %76.9 %42.1 %11.7 %8.30.3
TotalSL279030.8 %66.3 %46.5 %55.8 %85.7 %74.6 %44.1 %11.8 %-25.6-0.9
TotalCU223225.1 %48.8 %34.6 %58.8 %89.5 %76.2 %40.2 %8.2 %-10.4-0.5
TotalFC3917.7 %60.0 %23.1 %83.3 %100.0 %88.9 %12.8 %2.6 %-0.6-1.4