Rick Porcello
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 205LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 1, #27, Detroit Tigers | Seton Hall Prep School
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 7 5.64 12 12 0 59.0 54 1.51
12 Seasons 150 125 4.40 355 351 0 2096.1 1561 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 1-7 5.64 59.0 54 1.51
12 Seasons 355 150-125 4.40 2096.1 1561 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 2744 540 30 5.6 4.1 88.9 112.9 9.2 36.9 .266 .430 .340 .327 .386 36.5 20.2 5.2 4.92 4.46
2016 27 3410 656 46 7 5.2 88.4 114.8 13.7 32.8 .244 .416 .274 .301 .362 35.1 21.2 3.6 3.15 3.80
2017 28 3383 650 52 8 5.9 88.2 114.3 14.4 36.5 .270 .477 .348 .337 .402 35.7 20.5 5.4 4.65 4.96
2018 29 3096 554 39 7 4.8 89.0 116.4 12.4 33.8 .243 .403 .303 .311 .373 35.7 23.5 5.9 4.28 4.09
2019 30 2960 573 54 9.4 7 88.4 116.1 15.7 34.0 .261 .478 .338 .331 .384 37.6 18.6 5.9 5.52 4.89
2020 31 983 190 16 8.4 6.1 87.2 109.8 16.4 35.3 .293 .467 .340 .348 .416 36.8 20.7 5.7 5.64 5.27
Player 16576 3163 237 7.5 5.4 88.5 116.4 13.4 34.8 .259 .442 .321 .323 .383 36.1 20.8 5.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Porcello relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(42.6%) ,
Slider
(29.2%) ,
Changeup
(12.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(10.5%) ,
Curveball
(5.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 47.0 21.1 27.6 4.3 38.5 38.9 22.6 2.4 37.0 20.7 26.7 5.7 5.6 4.1
2016 44.1 25.6 23.0 7.3 39.8 35.4 24.8 2.6 33.5 26.7 21.6 6.6 7.0 5.2
2017 40.0 26.0 26.8 7.2 38.9 34.5 26.6 4.5 28.8 26.3 25.5 6.2 8.0 5.9
2018 44.9 23.8 24.7 6.5 40.1 39.7 19.1 3.4 31.6 25.3 26.5 5.6 7.0 4.8
2019 38.7 25.8 25.8 9.6 40.0 37.7 22.3 4.7 28.4 28.1 21.1 6.6 9.4 7.0
2020 41.1 20.5 27.9 10.5 36.8 38.9 24.2 5.3 25.3 21.6 32.6 5.8 8.4 6.1
Player 42.7 24.3 25.7 7.2 39.3 37.2 23.3 3.6 31.4 25.3 24.7 6.1 7.5 5.4
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer NYM R 103 91.6 16.3 -0.3 -2 7.8 1.3 21
2020 Sinker NYM R 419 90.1 23.4 0.2 1 15.7 1.5 10
2020 Changeup NYM R 124 81.8 33.7 2.3 7 14.6 1.9 15
2020 Curveball NYM R 50 74.9 53.9 -7.4 -12 10.1 0.7 8
2020 Slider NYM R 287 86.2 29.0 -5.4 -16 2.7 -1.2 -31
2019 Curveball BOS R 372 74.9 58.3 -3.2 -5 15.1 5.2 53
2019 Sinker BOS R 749 89.6 26.6 2.5 10 16.7 2.6 18
2019 Slider BOS R 537 84.3 34.8 -3.0 -8 3.4 -1.5 -31
2019 Changeup BOS R 349 80.8 34.6 1.8 5 13.9 0.8 6
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 920 91.0 17.9 -1.0 -6 9.0 2.4 36
2018 Sinker BOS R 920 89.8 24.9 1.0 4 16.2 2.0 14
2018 Curveball BOS R 434 74.8 61.7 -0.2 0 15.8 5.8 57
2018 Slider BOS R 756 86.0 31.6 -3.7 -10 2.7 -1.7 -39
2018 Changeup BOS R 363 81.4 35.9 2.5 8 15.8 2.6 20
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 622 91.3 17.1 -0.2 -1 8.4 1.4 20
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 1,123 92.1 15.7 -0.9 -6 9.6 2.0 27
2017 Curveball BOS R 523 74.7 62.6 2.8 5 13.8 4.0 41
2017 Sinker BOS R 871 89.7 23.3 0.9 4 16.2 2.1 15
2017 Slider BOS R 570 85.6 32.6 -1.6 -5 2.8 -1.1 -28
2017 Changeup BOS R 281 80.3 34.0 2.7 9 14.8 2.2 18
2016 Changeup BOS R 454 81.4 31.5 0.7 2 13.1 0.6 5
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 747 92.2 14.6 -0.2 -1 8.7 0.5 6
2016 Sinker BOS R 1,279 90.1 21.5 0.7 3 15.1 1.1 8
2016 Slider BOS R 432 85.5 30.4 -2.8 -8 2.5 -0.2 -8
2016 Curveball BOS R 461 74.2 63.8 3.7 6 13.5 4.5 50
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Sinker 0.9 4 419 42.6 115 .324 .486 .403 8.2 20.0 24.0 .278 .444 .343 39.0
2020 Slider 1.0 3 287 29.2 74 .292 .403 .313 21.7 21.6 16.3 .300 .473 .340 30.4
2020 Changeup 2.1 3 124 12.6 40 .278 .472 .380 20.3 12.5 13.5 .356 .616 .439 48.4
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 103 10.5 20 .211 .211 .215 19.2 50.0 19.2 .179 .206 .194 22.2
2020 Curveball 1.0 1 50 5.1 12 .417 .417 .375 4.8 0.0 0.0 .358 .589 .403 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 2 920 31.1 237 .270 .468 .336 18.7 21.5 13.9 .259 .536 .346 45.9
2019 Sinker -0.7 -5 749 25.3 197 .294 .460 .340 10.0 16.8 22.8 .271 .438 .314 37.8
2019 Slider 1.2 6 537 18.1 163 .230 .480 .358 22.2 23.3 16.3 .230 .457 .323 29.1
2019 Curveball 0.7 3 372 12.6 67 .233 .367 .304 28.0 19.4 13.5 .273 .461 .346 29.8
2019 Changeup 0.7 2 349 11.8 95 .337 .562 .401 16.3 8.4 8.6 .291 .465 .338 35.4
2018 Sinker 0.7 6 920 29.7 257 .283 .421 .346 10.2 20.2 20.9 .245 .372 .305 37.9
2018 Slider -0.3 -2 756 24.4 229 .213 .338 .291 22.4 21.8 17.4 .247 .392 .312 32.9
2018 4-Seamer -0.8 -5 622 20.1 150 .195 .436 .303 26.4 34.0 20.7 .242 .493 .344 47.1
2018 Curveball 0.2 1 434 14.0 76 .278 .403 .316 29.6 22.4 16.2 .252 .374 .294 30.9
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 363 11.7 95 .236 .427 .320 17.7 20.0 16.7 .223 .401 .291 26.8
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1,123 33.2 300 .278 .463 .346 21.9 30.0 18.4 .253 .476 .325 37.4
2017 Sinker 0.7 6 871 25.7 241 .323 .556 .418 9.4 11.2 13.5 .303 .529 .376 38.3
2017 Slider -0.6 -3 570 16.8 161 .227 .427 .307 30.3 22.4 20.2 .225 .385 .282 31.9
2017 Curveball 0.8 4 523 15.5 98 .286 .484 .348 25.9 18.4 18.0 .295 .513 .357 36.5
2017 Changeup 2.1 6 281 8.3 81 .342 .632 .442 22.7 12.3 11.8 .300 .470 .351 28.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 117 81.8 97 16.4 2:00 2:15 -15
2020 Curveball 47 74.9 66 13.3 7:30 7:45 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 97 91.6 90 17.6 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 371 90.1 89 18.8 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Slider 272 86.3 41 7.3 12:15 11:15 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 711 2,697 -30 0 11 9 -10
2010 695 2,561 -7 -3 13 10 13
2011 843 3,064 -20 1 19 12 12
2012 784 2,822 9 -2 6 8 21
2013 735 2,833 -1 -13 12 9 7
2014 836 3,037 0 -11 5 5 -1
2015 733 2,739 -4 -5 15 10 15
2016 909 3,482 -13 -35 12 14 -22
2017 901 3,452 -3 -18 22 10 11
2018 871 3,322 2 -35 19 14 0
2019 759 2,927 0 -20 17 10 7
2020 261 982 2 -1 5 4 10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,744 50.4 64.0 83.7 29.3 67.1 46.4 60.7 46.9 20.9 6.8 67.6
2016 3,410 54.8 64.5 85.4 28.9 67.9 43.5 64.2 48.4 18.5 7.8 70.8
2017 3,383 52.2 67.7 82.0 29.7 69.5 43.4 67.2 49.6 21.1 8.1 73.3
2018 3,096 51.5 65.2 86.0 27.8 62.8 44.6 66.8 47.1 20.5 7.2 76.7
2019 2,960 52.1 67.6 85.9 29.5 70.5 44.6 67.7 49.4 17.9 8.2 79.2
2020 983 51.2 68.8 86.1 27.1 77.7 45.6 67.0 48.4 15.3 8.4 77.1
Player 16,576 52.2 66.0 84.7 28.9 68.2 44.5 65.5 48.3 19.5 7.7 73.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 23 20 19 23 42 9 33 24 18 48 86 33 23 36 95 95
2016 63 56 40 31 85 1 26 55 45 53 98 14 63 24 87 92
2017 24 20 13 12 56 1 12 23 28 40 93 26 24 27 86 93
2018 44 46 42 39 57 6 38 29 45 58 86 19 44 18 85 90
2019 29 28 14 10 54 1 14 56 40 18 81 3 29 16 74 87
2020 22 7 20 40 31 4 31 70 51 34 84 1 22 18 31 60
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.2 26 29.9 -4 18 22 11 42.3
2017 22.9 38 35.4 3 22 22 17 44.7
2018 23.1 30 28.9 1 8 22 13 43.3
2019 23.0 31 33.2 -2 13 26 13 41.9
2020 22.5 5 5.3 0 4 5 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 26 32 34 26 29 30 25 32 29 20 31 34 22 21 28 30 29 38 21 33 38 19 27 35 31 34 41 29 27 31 40
2017 38 36 45 34 32 39 34 35 36 29 35 34 31 25 32 39 28 42 24 39 45 33 31 38 38 32 42 33 40 35 45
2018 30 32 31 27 27 31 28 36 30 24 29 30 22 22 26 33 29 34 20 26 29 31 27 31 31 32 34 23 29 29 35
2019 31 40 28 37 36 35 30 39 33 30 38 38 22 19 27 38 23 42 24 28 34 34 27 35 38 34 42 35 34 34 42
2020 5 7 7 4 4 6 0 6 5 6 7 7 3 3 3 5 7 7 4 4 5 5 7 6 5 6 4 3 3 4 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 90.9 -0.7 91.1 0.2 90.4 -0.7 90.4 0 90.4 0
Offspeed Velocity 82.8 81.4 -1.4 80.3 -1.1 81.4 1.1 80.8 -0.6 81.8 1
Breaking Velocity 80.4 79.6 -0.8 80.4 0.8 81.9 1.5 80.5 -1.4 84.6 4.1
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.4 -0.5 88.2 -0.2 89 0.8 88.4 -0.6 87.2 -1.2
Launch Angle 9.2 13.7 4.5 14.4 0.7 12.4 -2 15.7 3.3 16.4 0.7
Barrel % 5.6 7 1.4 8 1 7 -1 9.4 2.4 8.4 -1
Hard Hit % 36.5 35.1 -1.4 35.7 0.6 35.7 0 37.6 1.9 36.8 -0.8
Sweet Spot % 36.9 32.8 -4.1 36.5 3.7 33.8 -2.7 34 0.2 35.3 1.3
xBA .266 .244 -0.022 .27 0.026 .243 -0.027 .261 0.018 .293 0.032
BA .287 .23 -0.057 .286 0.056 .241 -0.045 .278 0.037 .303 0.025
xwOBA .327 .301 -0.026 .337 0.036 .311 -0.026 .331 0.02 .348 0.017
wOBA .34 .274 -0.066 .348 0.074 .303 -0.045 .338 0.035 .34 0.002
xSLG .43 .416 -0.014 .477 0.061 .403 -0.074 .478 0.075 .467 -0.011
SLG .455 .367 -0.088 .498 0.131 .399 -0.099 .483 0.084 .434 -0.049
K% 20.2 21.2 1 20.5 -0.7 23.5 3 18.6 -4.9 20.7 2.1
BB% 5.2 3.6 -1.6 5.4 1.8 5.9 0.5 5.9 0 5.7 -0.2
Swing % 46.9 48.4 1.5 49.6 1.2 47.1 -2.5 49.4 2.3 48.4 -1
Whiff% 20.9 18.5 -2.4 21.1 2.6 20.5 -0.6 17.9 -2.6 15.3 -2.6
In Zone % 50.4 54.8 4.4 52.2 -2.6 51.5 -0.7 52.1 0.6 51.2 -0.9
Out of Zone % 49.6 45.2 -4.4 47.8 2.6 48.5 0.7 47.9 -0.6 48.8 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 29.3 28.9 -0.4 29.7 0.8 27.8 -1.9 29.5 1.7 27.1 -2.4
First Pitch Swing % 29 25.5 -3.5 31.1 5.6 28.3 -2.8 29.9 1.6 33 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.7 64.2 3.5 67.2 3 66.8 -0.4 67.7 0.9 67 -0.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 879 .271 424 2 0.5 455 184 40.4
2017 882 .347 455 4 0.9 427 166 38.9
2018 808 .303 424 16 3.8 384 250 65.1
2019 759 .332 379 20 5.3 380 232 61.1
2020 261 .340 146 12 8.2 115 44 38.3

Pitch Tempo

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