Rick Porcello

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Rick Porcello has thrown 31,545 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Sinker (90mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph) and Change using a Palm Ball grip (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo. His sinker has an obvious tail, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sinking action. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His change is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight armside fade and has slightly below average velo.