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Rick Porcello
3.15 22-4 189
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 205 NFBC ADP: 110.15
Position: SPBorn: 12/27/1988 Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2007)

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Nov. 16 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST7:44 PM VEN4:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Porcello won the AL Cy Young Award by a narrow margin Wednesday.
Analysis: Porcello, who led the majors with 22 wins, got just eight first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America while Detroit's Justin Verlander drew 14. But Porcello drew more support across the board and was listed by all 30 voters - Verlander was left off two ballots.
Oct. 7 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Porcello didn't have it in Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS, as the AL Cy Young candidate served up three homers in 4 1/3 innings and was charged with all five runs of Boston's loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: What a difference the playoffs can make. Porcello pitched at least five innings in each of his 33 regular-season starts en route to a 22-4 record, and he didn't give up more than three runs in any of his last 13. It's fair to question whether manager John Farrell will bring him back if the series goes to a deciding Game 5.
Oct. 3 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET0:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE11:41 PM CT-Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Porcello will start Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday at Cleveland.
Analysis: Porcello is 5-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his last six starts against the Indians, including a victory May 22 when he threw 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball. The right-hander is 0-2 with a 4.41 ERA in eight playoff appearances, including two starts. Those all came with Detroit from 2011-13.
Oct. 1 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET1:40 ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST1:10 AM VEN9:40 UAE12:40 AM CT-Porcello didn't get a decision in his final regular-season start of 2016 after allowing three runs while striking out six over six innings Friday against Toronto.
Analysis: Though he couldn't become the first Red Sox hurler to win 23 games since Pedro Martinez in 1999, Porcello will get serious AL Cy Young consideration with his 22-4 record, 3.15 ERA and 189 strikeouts over 33 starts. His next start will likely come in one of the first two games of the Red Sox's ALDS series with Cleveland.
Sep. 24 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET22:35 ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST10:05 PM VEN6:35 UAE (+1)9:35 PM CT-Porcello picked up win No. 22 after allowing three runs and recording nine strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings Saturday at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: It's the 11th consecutive quality start for the Cy Young candidate, who's 8-2 with a 2.52 ERA over that impressively consistent stretch. Porcello (22-4, 3.11) can post the highest victory total by a Boston hurler since Pedro Martinez went 23-4 in 1999 when he's slated to take the mound Friday at home against Toronto.
Sep. 19 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET21:52 ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST9:22 PM VEN5:52 UAE (+1)8:52 PM CT-Porcello turned in perhaps his most impressive performance of the season Monday in a 5-2 win at Baltimore. He needed just 89 pitches in a four-hitter for his 21st win while striking out seven and walking none in his third complete game of the year.
Analysis: Porcello is 8-2 with a 2.34 ERA in his last 11 starts, lasting seven innings in each of those outings. He notched the first sub-100-pitch complete game for a Red Sox pitcher since Clay Buchholz in 2014.
Sep. 14 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET22:32 ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST10:02 PM VEN6:32 UAE (+1)9:32 PM CT-After getting loads of run support all season on his way to 20 wins, Porcello received zero in a tough-luck 1-0 loss to Baltimore on Wednesday. His only mistake was a Mark Trumbo homer over eight innings.
Analysis: It was the first home loss this season for Porcello, who entered 13-0 with one no-decision at Fenway Park. Porcello and Dave Ferriss (1946) are the only Red Sox pitchers to open a season 13-0 at home. No Red Sox pitcher has ever gone 14-0 at home to begin a season.
Sep. 9 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Porcello pitched seven innings to become the first 20-game winner in the majors as the Red Sox increased their AL East lead to two games by routing the Blue Jays 13-3 on Friday night.
Analysis: Porcello (20-3, 3.21 ERA) allowed two runs and six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk to become Boston's first 20-game winner since Josh Beckett in 2007. He has worked at least seven innings and held opponents to three earned runs or fewer in nine consecutive starts, the longest streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez did it in 11 straight in 2000.
Sep. 4 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Porcello gave up four hits and two runs in seven innings, struck out two and didn't walk a batter while picking up his 19th win, 11-2 over the A's on Saturday.
Analysis: Boston improved to 21-7 in Porcello's starts and 13-2 in his last 15.
Sep. 2 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET22:11 ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST9:41 PM VEN6:11 UAE (+1)9:11 PM CT-Porcello (18-3, 3.26 ERA) tries to move within one of No. 20 when the Red Sox visit last-place Oakland on Saturday.
Analysis: Porcello recently became the first Boston pitcher in 70 years to start a season 13-0 at Fenway Park, but this time he'll take his act on the road. He is 5-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 13 starts away from home.
Aug. 29 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Porcello beat the Rays 9-4 on Monday to become the majors' first 18-game winner. He also became the first Boston pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park.
Analysis: Porcello is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his last five starts, a span during which he has walked three and struck out 33. He's 12-1 with a 3.16 ERA in his past 19 outings.
Aug. 25 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Porcello failed in his attempt to become the majors' first 18-game winner, giving up three runs and nine hits while striking out eight in Boston's 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
Analysis: Porcello failed to win for only the second time in 11 starts since June 23, but he pitched seven or more innings in a career-high sixth straight start.
Aug. 20 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET1:41 ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST1:11 AM VEN9:41 UAE12:41 AM CT-Porcello allowed one earned run over seven innings en route to tying for the major league lead with his 17th win in Friday's 10-2 victory over the Tigers.
Analysis: Porcello has been outstanding for fantasy owners, going 17-3 with a 3.22 ERA in 25 starts.
Aug. 14 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET20:39 ET0:39 GMT8:39 5:39 PM MST7:39 PM EST8:09 PM VEN4:39 UAE (+1)7:39 PM CT-Porcello (16-3) became the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 12-0 at Fenway Park as Boston completed a three-game sweep of Arizona on Sunday. Porcello allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in the 16-2 victory.
Analysis: Porcello also matched Toronto's J.A. Happ for the major league lead with his 16th victory.
Aug. 13 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT-Porcello looks to become the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 12-0 at Fenway Park in a series finale against Arizona on Sunday. Porcello (15-3, 3.40 ERA) is 11-0 in his 12 home starts.
Analysis: Righty Dave ''Boo'' Ferriss is the last Boston hurler to win his first 12 decisions in Fenway, finishing 13-0 at home when he went 25-6 overall with three saves in 1946.
Aug. 10 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Porcello stayed unbeaten at Fenway Park this season after holding the Yankees to two runs over eight sharp innings Tuesday in the Red Sox's 5-3 win.
Analysis: Porcello is now 11-0 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 home starts and 15-3 overall, including a 7-1 mark and 2.53 ERA over his past eight outings. His next start also takes place at Fenway against lowly Arizona on Sunday.
Aug. 4 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Porcello suffered his first loss since May 17 on Wednesday, snapping a streak of eight straight wins by the right-hander.
Analysis: Porcello (14-3) had allowed three home runs in his previous 10 starts before losing on three solo homers at Seattle in his second straight complete game.
July 30 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Porcello tied for the major league lead with his 14th victory Friday, firing a five-hitter to beat the Angels 6-2.
Analysis: He walked none and struck out three in his first complete game since 2014, moving within one win of his career high. Porcello has won six straight starts behind a 2.41 ERA, and he's won eight consecutive decisions since a loss at Kansas City on May 17.
July 24 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT-Porcello won his fifth straight start and seventh consecutive decision Sunday, allowing five runs over 6 2/3 innings in an 8-7 victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: Porcello, who hasn't lost since May 17, has a 2.53 ERA during his five-start streak. He is the first Boston pitcher in 55 years to open a season 10-0 at Fenway Park.
July 20 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Porcello won his fourth straight start with a masterful performance Tuesday against San Francisco, in which he yielded four singles over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.
Analysis: Porcello owns a stellar 1.78 ERA during the streak and has allowed just one home run in 25 1/3 innings of work over those four starts. He's now 12-2 with a 3.47 ERA during this breakthrough season, with the Red Sox having won his last six outings.
July 9 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST8:38 PM VEN5:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-Porcello moved to 11-2 by limiting the Rays to one run over seven sharp innings Monday.
Analysis: Though his glossy record has been aided by a wealth of run support, Porcello still owns a solid 3.66 ERA and has thrown 12 quality starts in 18 appearances. He's posted a 2.37 ERA in winning his last three assignments.
July 4 5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT-Porcello again benefited from a potent Red Sox lineup Monday, allowing three earned runs and a career high-tying 12 hits over six innings against the Rangers to win his fourth straight decision.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 4.34 ERA in his last 11 starts, but he's gone 5-1 behind an 8.01 run-support average.
June 27 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Porcello picked up his ninth win Tuesday by holding the Rays to one run and striking out eight over six innings.
Analysis: Porcello did walk three batters to end a streak of 19 consecutive starts in which he allowed two or less. The right-hander continues to be a solid choice operating behind the majors' highest scoring team.
June 18 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET20:50 ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST8:20 PM VEN4:50 UAE (+1)7:50 PM CT-Porcello allowed two runs and struck out six in six innings of a 6-2 home win over the Mariners on Saturday.
Analysis: Porcello is 6-0 with a 3.03 ERA at Fenway Park in 2016.
June 8 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Porcello went six innings and allowed three runs in the Red Sox's 5-3, 10-inning win over the Giants on Tuesday.
Analysis: This was Porcello's first quality start in his last five after going six straight prior to that. Porcello is what he is - a guy who can usually give you six decent innings who's going to get great run support from a solid Red Sox offense. The wins will be there even if the other stats aren't so great.
May 12 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Porcello improved to 6-1 after working 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's win over Oakland.
Analysis: He allowed three runs but received a wealth of offensive support in the 13-3 rout. Porcello sports a solid 3.11 ERA through seven starts and should be in line for more success with the way the Red Sox have been swinging the bats.
May 7 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Porcello was dealt his first loss of 2016 Friday against the Yankees.
Analysis: The Boston hurler still pitched solidly in the 3-2 defeat, working seven innings and fanning five while allowing all three runs. After losing 15 games in his Red Sox debut last season, Porcello is 5-1 with a 2.95 ERA in six starts.
May 1 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Porcello won his fifth straight start to move to 5-0 on Saturday.
Analysis: Porcello had six strikeouts and gave up five hits in seven innings to tie for the major league lead in wins. He looks like a Cy Young candidate. Porcello has pitched at least six innings in each of his last 13 starts since coming off the disabled list last August.
Apr. 26 11:48 AM PT12:48 PM MT1:48 PM CT2:48 PM ET14:48 ET18:48 GMT2:48 11:48 AM MST1:48 PM EST2:18 PM VEN22:48 UAE1:48 PM CT-Porcello won his fourth straight start, allowing only four hits with two walks Monday.
Analysis: The right-hander, a solid fantasy asset, said he is pitching with confidence after finding his comfortable slot in spring training.

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