Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:05:28 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello has a 9-12 record with a 6.12 ERA in 26 career starts in the season's first month. However, he started 3-1 with a 3.96 ERA in four starts last year with the Detroit Tigers. "I feel strong," Porcello said. "My sequences, the way I'm thinking on the mound, is there. The consistency of the pitches isn't, again, where I want it to be. That's obviously why we're here in spring training. I've got to keep working on the consistency, but I like the sequences."
Fantasy Tip: Porcello ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies on the road in his first start of 2015 with his new team. While his career numbers to start the season aren't good, and Philly is more of a hitter's park, Porcello may be an under-the-radar option against a Phils squad that isn't expected to score many runs this year.
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:34:39 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello said he hasn't had any talks with the team about a contract extension this spring, according to his agent, Jim Murray. "Honestly, I think this could be the last time I answer that question," Murray said. "I think the focus should be on baseball and our team and what we're going to do moving forward." Porcello is "100% focused" on the season.
Fantasy Tip: Porcello won 15 games and had a sub-.400 ERA with the Detroit Tigers in 2014, but his K/9 fell from 7.2 to 5.7, leaving many concerned, especially with his move to Fenway Park. Porcello falls outside our top-200 rankings, but he could be a high-impact fantasy starter worth taking in the final rounds of standard mixed drafts to fill out your rotation.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:07:58 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello will make $12.5 million as part of his one-year deal to avoid salary arbitration.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:23:29 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:35:07 -0800
Boston Red Sox SPs Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman could compete for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation during spring training. The club's top four starters are slated to be Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello and Clay Buchholz.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:19:15 -0800
The Detroit Tigers acquired RP Alex Wilson and P Gabe Speier from the Boston Red Sox as part of the deal that sent OF Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers and SP Rick Porcello to the Red Sox.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:17:05 -0800
The Boston Red Sox acquired SP Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:14:57 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes was shipped to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for SP Rick Porcello. There may be more involved in the trade.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:56:13 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is not close to being deal to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for SP Rick Porcello, according to a source.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:06:39 -0800
The Detroit Tigers are receiving strong interest in SPs David Price and Rick Porcello in advance of the winter meetings. Each of these players has one year remaining on a contract, but the teams expressing interest are unspecified and it is not known what the Tigers are asking in return.