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Rick Porcello    \por-SELL-oh\

Frederick Alfred Porcello

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 27, 1988 in Morristown, NJ
High School: Seton Hall Preparatory School (West Orange, NJ)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed August 15, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 2009 (Age 20.103)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Tigers 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), 1 yr/$8.5M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.170, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Hendricks Sports [*]
Relatives: Grandson of Sam Dente
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2009 20 DET AL 14 9 .609 3.96 31 31 0 0 0 0 170.2 176 81 75 23 52 0 89 3 1 6 720 114 4.77 1.336 9.3 1.2 2.7 4.7 1.71 RoY-3
2010 21 DET AL 10 12 .455 4.92 27 27 0 0 0 0 162.2 188 96 89 18 38 2 84 7 3 11 700 85 4.31 1.389 10.4 1.0 2.1 4.6 2.21
2011 22 DET AL 14 9 .609 4.75 31 31 0 0 0 0 182.0 210 103 96 18 46 1 104 8 0 12 784 87 4.06 1.407 10.4 0.9 2.3 5.1 2.26
2012 23 DET AL 10 12 .455 4.59 31 31 0 0 0 0 176.1 226 101 90 16 44 3 107 6 0 6 783 93 3.91 1.531 11.5 0.8 2.2 5.5 2.43
2013 24 DET AL 13 8 .619 4.32 32 29 1 1 0 0 177.0 185 87 85 18 42 4 142 3 1 6 736 96 3.53 1.282 9.4 0.9 2.1 7.2 3.38
2014 25 DET AL 12 5 .706 3.39 18 18 0 2 2 0 119.1 113 47 45 11 28 0 67 1 0 0 479 121 3.95 1.182 8.5 0.8 2.1 5.1 2.39
6 Yrs 73 55 .570 4.37 170 167 1 3 2 0 988.0 1098 515 480 104 250 10 593 28 5 41 4202 97 4.09 1.364 10.0 0.9 2.3 5.4 2.37
162 Game Avg. 15 11 .570 4.37 34 34 0 1 0 0 199 222 104 97 21 50 2 120 6 1 8 848 97 4.09 1.364 10.0 0.9 2.3 5.4 2.37
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2009 20 DET AL 170.2 31 31 81 4.27 4.83 0.22 0.19 99.6 4.78 8 0.8 -0.1 2.5 29 .526 .505 $2,095,000 RoY-3
2010 21 DET AL 162.2 27 27 96 5.31 4.51 0.15 0.16 101.0 4.56 -15 -1.5 -0.1 0.1 3 .445 .491 $1,920,000
2011 22 DET AL 182.0 31 31 103 5.09 4.30 0.11 0.16 100.1 4.35 -16 -1.6 -0.1 0.2 4 .449 .490 $1,536,000
2012 23 DET AL 176.1 31 31 101 5.16 4.49 -0.24 0.17 103.9 5.10 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.5 17 .496 .499 $3,100,000
2013 24 DET AL 177.0 32 29 87 4.42 4.19 -0.30 0.15 106.3 4.92 7 0.8 1.7 -0.1 2.4 27 .524 .505 $5,100,000
2014 25 DET AL 119.1 18 18 47 3.54 4.31 -0.32 0.16 103.5 4.97 17 2.0 -0.1 3.0 30 .609 .512 $8,500,000
6 Seasons 988.0 170 167 515 4.69 4.44 -0.05 0.17 102.4 4.77 0 0.4 1.7 -0.7 9.7 109 .502 .500 $22,251,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 22 DET AL ALDS W NYY 0 1 .000 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 26 1.000 7.5 0.0 1.5 7.5 5.00
2011 22 DET AL ALCS L TEX 0 0 4.00 3 1 0 0 0 0 9.0 10 5 4 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 38 1.222 10.0 0.0 1.0 7.0 7.00
2012 23 DET AL ALDS W OAK 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 23 DET AL WS L SFG 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2013 24 DET AL ALDS W OAK 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 24 DET AL ALCS L BOS 0 1 .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
3 Yrs (6 Series) 0 2 .000 4.41 8 2 4 0 0 0 16.1 18 10 8 0 2 2 13 2 0 1 71 1.224 9.9 0.0 1.1 7.2 6.50
3 ALDS 0 1 .000 5.68 3 1 2 0 0 0 6.1 6 4 4 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 28 1.105 8.5 0.0 1.4 7.1 5.00
2 ALCS 0 1 .000 4.00 4 1 1 0 0 0 9.0 12 6 4 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 40 1.444 12.0 0.0 1.0 7.0 7.00
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2009 20 DET AL 31 720 659 81 176 27 1 23 8 2 52 89 .267 .323 .416 .738 .279 274 24 3 4 2 0 7
2010 21 DET AL 27 700 652 96 188 23 4 18 10 5 38 84 .288 .333 .419 .752 .308 273 19 7 1 2 2 6
2011 22 DET AL 31 784 720 103 210 35 7 18 16 4 46 104 .292 .339 .435 .774 .318 313 23 8 5 5 1 8
2012 23 DET AL 31 783 728 101 226 53 2 16 18 5 44 107 .310 .353 .455 .808 .345 331 21 6 2 3 3 8
2013 24 DET AL 32 736 684 87 185 29 1 18 12 5 42 142 .270 .314 .395 .709 .317 270 20 3 4 3 4 4
2014 25 DET AL 18 479 447 47 113 21 4 11 2 3 28 67 .253 .296 .391 .688 .274 175 19 1 0 3 0 3
6 Yrs 170 4202 3890 515 1098 188 19 104 66 24 250 593 .282 .329 .421 .749 .310 1636 126 28 16 18 10 36
162 Game Avg. 34 848 785 104 222 38 4 21 13 5 50 120 .282 .329 .421 .749 .310 330 25 6 3 4 2 7
MLB Averages .256 .322 .403 .725 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2009 20 DET AL 10.5 1.0 739 1.2 12.7 -11.5 .95 0.7 0.6 10.2 1.0 0.91 9.7 0 0 0
2010 21 DET AL -13.1 -1.3 730 -1.5 11.8 -13.3 1.00 -0.1 -1.4 -15.7 -1.5 0.93 -2.9 0 0 0
2011 22 DET AL -11.5 -1.1 815 -0.6 14.0 -14.6 1.01 -0.6 0.1 -8.1 -0.8 0.95 -10.0 0 0 0
2012 23 DET AL -7.8 -0.8 815 -1.9 13.4 -15.3 1.00 -1.4 -0.5 -15.9 -1.5 0.95 -15.9 0 0 0
2013 24 DET AL -0.2 -0.0 759 0.2 12.7 -12.5 .96 1.1 -0.8 3.4 0.3 0.90 11.8 2 0 1
2014 25 DET AL 9.7 1.0 483 1.4 8.6 -7.2 .93 0.9 0.6 13.2 1.4 0.86 11.3 0 0 0
6 Yrs -12.5 -1.2 4341 -1.1 73.3 -74.4 .98 0.5 -1.6 -13.0 -1.1 0.92 3.9 2 0 1

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2009 20 DET AL 31 31 14 9 8 6 1 18 13 .581 5 0 0 0 11 35% 49.2 72 23 21 5 0 15 5.0 5.8 5.5 88 3 24 4 0 111
2010 21 DET AL 27 27 10 12 5 3 3 13 14 .481 0 2 0 0 13 48% 46.0 76 13 19 6 0 13 4.9 4.9 6.0 96 2 13 12 0 115
2011 22 DET AL 31 31 14 9 8 2 2 21 10 .677 1 3 0 0 19 61% 46.8 81 10 14 7 0 12 5.8 5.9 5.9 92 5 16 9 1 120
2012 23 DET AL 31 31 10 12 9 3 3 16 15 .516 1 8 0 0 13 42% 45.4 73 -1 24 2 0 15 4.8 4.4 5.7 91 4 19 8 0 106
2013 24 DET AL 32 29 13 8 8 2 2 17 12 .586 4 4 1 0 18 62% 50.6 86 -3 21 12 0 14 5.0 5.0 6.0 96 1 13 15 0 106
2014 25 DET AL 18 18 12 5 1 2 1 13 5 .722 0 0 2 2 12 67% 54.2 84 17 10 4 0 9 4.6 4.9 6.6 99 0 9 9 0 115
6 Yrs 170 167 73 55 39 18 12 98 69 .587 11 17 3 2 86 51% 48 86 -3 109 36 0 78 5.1 5.2 5.9 93 15 94 57 1 120
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 102 -16 4.4 4.4 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2013 24 DET AL 32 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 8 .958 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 4.3 14
1 Yr 32 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% .958 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 4.3 14

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2009 20 DET AL 720 43% 3.2% 12.4% 7.2% 7.1% 29% 1.21 1.86 76% 19% 10.0% 10% 123 24 20%
2010 21 DET AL 700 48% 2.6% 12.0% 5.4% 6.4% 24% 1.01 1.42 79% 19% 7.1% 10% 125 19 15%
2011 22 DET AL 784 40% 2.3% 13.3% 5.9% 7.7% 29% 1.14 1.48 77% 16% 7.2% 12% 144 23 16%
2012 23 DET AL 783 47% 2.0% 13.7% 5.6% 9.1% 31% 1.15 1.81 78% 21% 6.5% 14% 132 21 16%
2013 24 DET AL 736 47% 2.5% 19.3% 5.7% 6.5% 26% 1.24 1.78 72% 22% 8.0% 7% 120 20 17%
2014 25 DET AL 479 44% 2.3% 14.0% 5.9% 7.5% 32% 0.98 1.34 78% 23% 6.5% 13% 64 19 30%
6 Yrs 4202 45% 2.5% 14.1% 6.0% 7.4% 28% 1.13 1.61 76% 20% 7.6% 11% 708 126 18%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 68% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2009 20 DET AL 722 2726 3.78 1695 62.2% 28.3% 12.0% 25.8% 34.0% 71.7% 0.0% 44.6% 83.3% 55.3% 5.3% 38 30 17.6% 127 64 6 13 76 14.6% 16 8 -2 0 0
2010 21 DET AL 702 2591 3.69 1642 63.5% 30.3% 10.1% 24.8% 34.8% 69.7% 0.6% 44.3% 85.5% 56.8% 4.6% 32 23 21.4% 150 83 12 22 62 26.2% 17 7 -2 0 0
2011 22 DET AL 785 2860 3.64 1810 63.3% 28.3% 11.3% 25.8% 34.6% 71.7% 0.1% 45.4% 84.3% 61.3% 4.6% 36 26 21.1% 166 76 10 31 73 29.8% 21 9 -1 0 0
2012 23 DET AL 784 2828 3.61 1826 64.8% 26.9% 12.8% 26.0% 34.3% 73.1% 1.1% 47.4% 82.5% 62.8% 3.8% 30 19 24.2% 190 102 12 27 79 25.2% 18 8 -1 0 0
2013 24 DET AL 738 2836 3.84 1824 64.6% 29.0% 14.8% 26.1% 30.1% 71.0% 1.4% 45.9% 79.2% 60.3% 4.2% 31 22 23.6% 174 91 14 42 100 29.6% 29 5 -2 0 0
2014 25 DET AL 479 1790 3.74 1169 65.3% 29.2% 12.6% 25.5% 32.8% 70.8% 0.0% 46.3% 82.2% 60.8% 4.2% 20 13 25.7% 123 62 11 22 45 32.8% 9 7 0 0 0
6 Yrs 4210 15631 3.71 9966 63.9% 28.6% 12.3% 25.7% 33.4% 71.4% 0.6% 45.6% 82.8% 59.5% 4.4% 187 133 22.1% 930 478 65 157 435 26.5% 110 44 -8 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.8% 78.6% 59.3% 4.8% 23.4% 24.4%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2009 20 DET AL 720 176 27 1 23 0 8 10 13 11 12 30 19 2 63% 7 6 0 249 8 2 80% 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 11 0
2010 21 DET AL 700 188 25 1 18 0 16 10 8 10 8 34 25 4 74% 6 11 0 233 10 5 67% 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2011 22 DET AL 784 210 21 6 18 0 18 4 14 10 8 51 25 8 49% 8 12 0 280 16 4 80% 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2012 23 DET AL 783 226 30 6 16 0 13 5 11 8 8 43 25 4 58% 8 6 2 299 18 5 78% 16 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 13 0
2013 24 DET AL 736 185 30 2 18 1 15 7 11 7 11 37 21 5 57% 4 6 1 243 12 5 71% 11 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
2014 25 DET AL 479 113 12 2 11 0 3 7 4 5 6 15 7 2 47% 3 0 0 145 2 3 40% 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Yrs 4202 1098 145 18 104 1 73 43 61 51 53 210 122 25 58% 36 41 3 1449 66 24 73% 60 21 6 2 0 1 3 0 82 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2009 20 14 9 .609 3.96 31 31 0 0 0 0 170.2 176 81 75 23 52 0 89 3 1 6 720 114 1.336 9.3 1.2 2.7 4.7 1.71 114
2010 21 24 21 .533 4.43 58 58 0 0 0 0 333.1 364 177 164 41 90 2 173 10 4 17 1420 98 1.362 9.8 1.1 2.4 4.7 1.92 98
2011 22 38 30 .559 4.54 89 89 0 0 0 0 515.1 574 280 260 59 136 3 277 18 4 29 2204 94 1.378 10.0 1.0 2.4 4.8 2.04 94
2012 23 48 42 .533 4.55 120 120 0 0 0 0 691.2 800 381 350 75 180 6 384 24 4 35 2987 94 1.417 10.4 1.0 2.3 5.0 2.13 94
2013 24 61 50 .550 4.51 152 149 1 1 0 0 868.2 985 468 435 93 222 10 526 27 5 41 3723 94 1.389 10.2 1.0 2.3 5.4 2.37 94
2014 25 73 55 .570 4.37 170 167 1 3 2 0 988.0 1098 515 480 104 250 10 593 28 5 41 4202 97 1.364 10.0 0.9 2.3 5.4 2.37 97

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2009 20 10 9 .526 3.47 171.0 169 73 66 22 50 89 3 1.281 8.9 2.6 4.7 1.78 1.2 31
2010 21 8 10 .444 4.69 163.0 190 94 85 18 38 84 7 1.399 10.5 2.1 4.6 2.21 1.0 27
2011 22 9 11 .450 4.50 182.0 211 101 91 18 46 104 8 1.412 10.4 2.3 5.1 2.26 0.9 31
2012 23 9 11 .450 4.45 176.0 224 97 87 16 44 107 6 1.523 11.5 2.3 5.5 2.43 0.8 31
2013 24 10 10 .500 3.92 177.0 187 86 77 18 42 142 3 1.294 9.5 2.1 7.2 3.38 0.9 32
2014 25 8 5 .615 3.10 119.0 115 46 41 11 28 67 1 1.202 8.7 2.1 5.1 2.39 0.8 18
6 Yrs 54 56 .491 4.07 988.0 1096 497 447 103 248 593 28 1.360 10.0 5.4 2.39 0.9 170



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2009 May AL Rookie of the Month

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2014 AL  3.0 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  12 (1st)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2014 AL  .706 (9th)
Active  .570 (21st)
Career  .570 (227th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2010 AL  2.103 (7th)
2013 AL  2.136 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2014 AL  2 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  2 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  226 (1st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 AL  0.817 (8th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  96 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2010 AL  11 (7th)
2011 AL  12 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
2009 AL  born 1988-12-27 (1st)
2010 AL  born 1988-12-27 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (434), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 14 (1314), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1349), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (885th), 9.7 career WAR/9.7 7yr-peak WAR/9.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Frederick Alfred Rick rickey ricky Porcello

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