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Rick Porcello
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 205LBS | Age: 32

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 % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 2744 540 30 5.6 88.9 112.9 9.2 36.9 .263 .425 .340 .323 .380 36.5 20.2 5.2 4.92 4.55
2016 28 3410 656 46 7 88.4 114.8 13.7 32.8 .241 .408 .274 .296 .354 35.1 21.2 3.6 3.15 3.80
2017 29 3383 650 53 8.2 88.2 114.3 14.4 36.5 .270 .477 .348 .336 .401 35.5 20.5 5.4 4.65 5.03
2018 30 3096 554 39 7 89 116.4 12.4 33.8 .243 .402 .303 .310 .372 35.7 23.5 5.9 4.28 4.12
2019 31 2960 573 54 9.4 88.4 116.1 15.7 34 .259 .473 .338 .328 .379 37.6 18.6 5.9 5.52 4.89
2020 32 983 190 16 8.4 87.2 109.8 16.4 35.3 .290 .463 .340 .346 .412 36.8 20.7 5.7 5.64 5.24
16576 3163 238 7.5 88.5 116.4 13.4 34.8 .257 .439 .321 .320 .379 36.1 20.8 5.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 419 264 155 42.6 90.1 115 105 34 24 6 1 3 23 82 .324 .274 .486 .436 .375 .338 88.5 13 2146 6.0 8.2 24.0
2020 Slider 287 154 133 29.2 86.2 74 72 21 15 5 0 1 16 56 .292 .300 .403 .473 .308 .339 84.7 20 2359 5.9 21.7 16.3
2020 Changeup 124 23 101 12.6 81.8 40 36 10 5 4 0 1 5 31 .278 .356 .472 .617 .353 .439 88.8 13 1682 6.0 20.3 13.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 103 46 57 10.5 91.6 20 19 4 4 0 0 0 10 9 .211 .179 .211 .206 .211 .194 90.7 15 2299 6.1 19.2 19.2
2020 Curveball 50 32 18 5.1 74.9 12 12 5 5 0 0 0 0 12 .417 .358 .417 .589 .368 .403 77.9 24 2588 5.7 4.8 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 920 293 627 31.4 91.0 237 222 60 39 8 3 10 51 172 .270 .259 .468 .536 .326 .345 91.8 23 2434 6.1 18.7 13.9
2019 Sinker 749 519 230 25.6 89.6 197 187 55 39 8 1 7 33 156 .294 .271 .460 .438 .328 .311 88.7 8 2290 6.1 10.0 22.8
2019 Slider 537 348 189 18.3 84.3 163 148 34 13 13 0 8 38 110 .230 .228 .480 .454 .325 .320 85.0 14 2555 5.6 22.2 16.3
2019 Curveball 372 167 205 12.7 74.9 67 60 14 8 5 0 1 13 47 .233 .273 .367 .461 .297 .346 85.1 15 2810 5.1 28.0 13.5
2019 Changeup 349 82 267 11.9 80.8 95 89 30 19 6 1 4 8 82 .337 .291 .562 .465 .389 .338 86.1 16 1600 6.2 16.3 8.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 47 21.1 27.6 4.3 38.5 38.9 22.6 2.4 37 20.7 26.7 5.7 5.6
2016 44.1 25.6 23 7.3 39.8 35.4 24.8 2.6 33.5 26.7 21.6 6.6 7
2017 40 26 26.8 7.2 38.9 34.3 26.8 4.5 28.8 26.3 25.4 6.2 8.2
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
2019 38.7 25.8 25.8 9.6 40 37.7 22.3 4.7 28.4 28.1 21.1 6.6 9.4
2020 41.1 17.9 30.5 10.5 36.8 38.9 24.2 5.3 25.3 21.6 32.6 5.8 8.4
42.7 24.2 25.8 7.2 39.3 37.1 23.4 3.6 31.4 25.3 24.7 6.1 7.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 -0.4 -2 7.8 1.3 21
2020 Slider NYM R 287 86.2 29 -5.4 -16 2.7 -1.2 -30
2020 Changeup NYM R 124 81.8 33.7 2.3 7 14.6 1.9 15
2020 Sinker NYM R 419 90.1 23.4 0.1 1 15.7 1.4 10
2020 Curveball NYM R 50 74.9 53.9 -7.3 -12 10.1 0.8 9
2019 Curveball BOS R 372 74.9 58.3 -3.2 -5 15.1 5.2 52
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 -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 17.9 -1 -6 9 2.4 37
2018 Slider BOS R 756 86 31.6 -3.7 -10 2.7 -1.7 -39
2018 Sinker BOS R 920 89.8 24.9 1 4 16.2 2 14
2018 Curveball BOS R 434 74.8 61.7 -0.2 0 15.8 5.8 57
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 622 91.3 17.1 -0.2 -1 8.4 1.4 20
2018 Changeup BOS R 363 81.4 35.9 2.5 8 15.8 2.6 20
2017 Curveball BOS R 523 74.7 62.6 2.8 5 13.8 4 41
2017 Changeup BOS R 281 80.3 34 2.7 9 14.8 2.2 18
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 1123 92.1 15.7 -0.9 -6 9.6 2 27
2017 Slider BOS R 570 85.6 32.6 -1.6 -5 2.8 -1.1 -28
2017 Sinker BOS R 871 89.7 23.3 0.9 4 16.2 2.1 15
2016 Curveball BOS R 461 74.2 63.8 3.7 6 13.5 4.5 50
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 747 92.2 14.6 -0.2 -1 8.7 0.5 6
2016 Changeup BOS R 454 81.4 31.5 0.7 2 13.1 0.6 5
2016 Sinker BOS R 1279 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
! 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 Curveball 1.1 1 50 5.1 12 .417 .417 .375 4.8 0 0 .358 .589 .403 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 103 10.5 20 .211 .211 .215 19.2 50 19.2 .179 .206 .194 22.2
2020 Changeup 2.3 3 124 12.6 40 .278 .472 .38 20.3 12.5 13.5 .356 .616 .439 48.4
2020 Slider 1.1 3 287 29.2 74 .292 .403 .313 21.7 21.6 16.3 .3 .473 .34 30.4
2020 Sinker 0.9 4 419 42.6 115 .324 .486 .396 8.2 20 24 .274 .436 .338 39
2019 Curveball 0.7 3 372 12.6 67 .233 .367 .304 28 19.4 13.5 .273 .461 .346 29.8
2019 Changeup 0.8 3 349 11.8 95 .337 .562 .401 16.3 8.4 8.6 .291 .465 .339 35.4
2019 Slider 1 5 537 18.1 163 .23 .48 .351 22.2 23.3 16.3 .228 .454 .321 29.1
2019 Sinker -0.6 -5 749 25.3 197 .294 .46 .34 10 16.8 22.8 .271 .438 .314 37.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 2 920 31.1 237 .27 .468 .336 18.7 21.5 13.9 .259 .536 .346 45.9
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 434 14 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 .32 17.7 20 16.7 .223 .401 .291 26.8
2018 4-Seamer -0.8 -5 622 20.1 150 .195 .436 .303 26.4 34 20.7 .242 .491 .343 47.1
2018 Slider -0.5 -4 756 24.4 229 .213 .338 .282 22.4 21.8 17.4 .246 .39 .311 32.9
2018 Sinker 0.7 7 920 29.7 257 .283 .421 .346 10.2 20.2 20.9 .245 .372 .305 37.9
2017 Changeup 2.1 6 281 8.3 81 .342 .632 .442 22.7 12.3 11.8 .307 .505 .366 28.8
2017 Curveball 0.9 4 523 15.5 98 .286 .484 .348 25.9 18.4 18 .295 .513 .357 36.5
2017 Slider -0.6 -3 570 16.8 161 .227 .427 .307 30.3 22.4 20.2 .225 .385 .282 31.9
2017 Sinker 0.6 5 871 25.7 241 .323 .556 .41 9.4 11.2 13.5 .302 .526 .374 37.8
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1123 33.2 300 .278 .463 .345 21.9 30 18.4 .252 .474 .324 37.4
2017 N/A 1 0
! 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 2697 -30 1 12 9 -9
2010 695 2561 -7 -2 13 10 13
2011 843 3064 -21 2 19 12 13
2012 784 2822 8 -2 6 8 21
2013 735 2833 0 -13 12 9 7
2014 836 3037 1 -12 5 5 -1
2015 733 2739 -3 -4 15 10 17
2016 909 3482 -13 -34 13 14 -21
2017 901 3452 -4 -17 22 10 11
2018 871 3322 2 -36 19 14 -1
2019 759 2927 1 -20 17 10 8
2020 261 982 2 -1 6 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 2744 50.4 64 83.7 29.3 67.1 46.4 60.7 46.9 20.9 6.8 67.6
2016 3410 54.8 64.5 85.4 28.9 67.9 43.5 64.2 48.4 18.5 7.8 70.7
2017 3383 52.2 67.7 82 29.7 69.5 43.4 67.2 49.6 21.1 8.1 73.3
2018 3096 51.5 65.2 86 27.8 62.8 44.6 66.8 47.1 20.5 7.2 76.7
2019 2960 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 48.4 15.3 8.4 77.1
16576 52.2 66 84.7 28.9 68.2 44.5 65.5 48.3 19.5 7.7 73.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 21 18 17 22 36 9 33 24 18 48 86 33 21 35 95 95
2016 63 54 41 32 85 1 26 55 45 53 98 14 63 22 87 93
2017 22 19 11 9 54 0 9 22 30 40 93 26 22 27 85 93
2018 43 42 40 40 56 6 39 31 44 58 86 19 43 18 84 91
2019 29 27 16 11 55 0 13 56 40 18 81 3 29 16 74 90
2020 23 7 19 40 30 4 31 70 51 34 84 1 23 19 30 62
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23 31 31.2 0 9 28 11 35.5
2020 22.5 5 5.3 0 5 5 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 31 36 27 38 41 31 27 38 23 31 36 36 19 20 27 38 20 40 26 30 13 33 25 35 37 35 39 31 31 34 40
2020 5 7 7 4 6 6 4 8 4 6 7 7 3 3 3 5 3 7 6 5 2 3 4 6 4 6 5 3 4 4 7
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
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 8.2 1.2 7 -1.2 9.4 2.4 8.4 -1
Hard Hit % 36.5 35.1 -1.4 35.5 0.4 35.7 0.2 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 0.263 0.241 -0.022 0.27 0.029 0.243 -0.027 0.259 0.016 0.29 0.031
BA 0.287 0.23 -0.057 0.286 0.056 0.241 -0.045 0.278 0.037 0.303 0.025
xwOBA 0.323 0.296 -0.027 0.336 0.04 0.31 -0.026 0.328 0.018 0.346 0.018
wOBA 0.34 0.274 -0.066 0.348 0.074 0.303 -0.045 0.338 0.035 0.34 0.002
xSLG 0.425 0.408 -0.017 0.477 0.069 0.402 -0.075 0.473 0.071 0.463 -0.01
SLG 0.455 0.367 -0.088 0.498 0.131 0.399 -0.099 0.483 0.084 0.434 -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 Distribution