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06-21

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Paul Sporer

06-07

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Five to Watch: Checking in on the Holy Trinity
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Bret Sayre

03-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Q&A: Rick Porcello
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David Laurila

01-21

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Painting the Black: Buy Low, Porcello
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R.J. Anderson

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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The Lineup Card: 14 Choices for 2012 Breakout Players
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Baseball Prospectus

01-12

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14

The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/12/12
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Mike Petriello

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four: Cruz Control
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R.J. Anderson

08-10

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The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

06-24

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Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jam
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Christina Kahrl

06-20

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Fantasy Beat: Porcello Optioned, Owners Rejoice/Sigh Simultaneously
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Marc Normandin

05-24

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One-Hoppers: Porcello Shouldn't Rely On Tigers' D
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Marc Normandin

03-09

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Team Health Reports: Detroit Tigers
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Will Carroll

11-16

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Voting for Real
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Christina Kahrl

09-10

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Workload Worries
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Christina Kahrl

06-05

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Fantasy Beat: Rookie Hurlers
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Marc Normandin

04-24

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Prospectus Today: Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight's Feature Presentation...
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Joe Sheehan

04-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Rick Porcello
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David Laurila

02-08

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Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-14

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Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-19

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Back to School
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Bryan Smith

06-06

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Mock Draft 2007
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Kevin Goldstein

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June 21, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

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Paul Sporer

A look at the upcoming matchups for next week's two-start pitchers to help you set your fantasy rotation.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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June 7, 2013 5:00 am

Five to Watch: Checking in on the Holy Trinity

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Bret Sayre

Bret looks at the quintet of hurlers that has met the strikeout, walk, and ground-ball benchmarks that generally ensure a pitcher's success.

About a month ago, Russell Carleton talked about pitcher stats and when they stabilize. And now that we’re two months into the season, the time has come where we can look at some of the high-ticket items my eyes drift toward on the stat page without worrying about being distracted by small sample sizes. These performances are real and whether or not they continue, we will always be able to look back upon them through sepia tones and Instagram filters.

If you’ve read my stuff from a previous life, you’ve undoubtedly heard me talk about the Holy Trinity as it comes to starting pitchers. It encompasses the three skills that are most important to the art of pitching: getting strikeouts, reducing walks, and keeping the ball on the ground. Any pitcher who does at least one of these things well can be a major leaguer. Just two of these qualities are enough to be a star, but the pitchers who can do all three are the ones who are special, because they have the largest amount of control over their downside risk.

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Flash back to the first time Porcello competed for a spot in a crowded Tiger rotation.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

The Tigers have to decide what to do with Rick Porcello, who's competing for the fifth-starter slot with Drew Smyly this spring and could end up on the trade block. They were facing a similar situation when David Laurila caught up with a younger Porcello in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Q&A" column on April 1, 2009.

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January 21, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: Buy Low, Porcello

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R.J. Anderson

The Tigers possess a veteran starter who just turned 24. But is there still reason to hope for more from Rick Porcello?

When camps open in the coming weeks, Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly will each begin a spring-long effort to win a spot in the Tigers rotation. Dave Dombrowski last week conceded Porcello’s experience gives him an advantage before hedging by adding, “I don’t know which way that would end up going,” as well as, “Smyly did such a good job for us last year and you ideally want a left-hander in your rotation.” Even so, don’t be surprised when Porcello opens the year in someone’s rotation—be it in Detroit or otherwise.

Although Porcello celebrated his 24th birthday on December 27th, the 2013 season will be his fifth in the majors. That kind of tenure has the effect of making Porcello feel older and more disappointing than he is. When, in 2007, the New Jersey native—armed with a heavy sinker, power curveball, and Kevin Brown comparisons—slipped in the draft to Detroit at the tail end of the first round due to signability concerns, many pundits proclaimed him the odds-on favorite to become the steal of the draft. His time in the minors did little to rob him of praise. Kevin Goldstein wrote of Porcello’s glass-half-empty projection in 2009, “it’s hard to see him being anything less than a good starting pitcher.”

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Wrapping up our tour of the AL Central by discussing how good the Tigers can be, how close the Royals are to being competitive, and the sorry state of the Twins.

1) Will their defensive experiment work out?

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Which players do the BP staff expect to have breakout campaigns in the coming year?

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January 12, 2012 3:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Starting Pitchers for 1/12/12

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Mike Petriello

Greinke, Dempster, Porcello, and Maholm make this week's Keeper Reaper cut

As I fight off the temptation to discuss whether Jack Morris is a keeper in shallow leagues…

Paul Maholm | Chicago Cubs
Sh
allow: NO
Medium:
NO
Deep: NO
NL-only:
 NO
Super Deep:
NO 






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October 13, 2011 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four: Cruz Control

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R.J. Anderson

Rick Porcello looked like the hot hand for the first few innings, but the game unraveled quickly for him

Prior to Game Four, if you asked some well-meaning, in-tune baseball fans whether they considered Rick Porcello to be a good pitcher, I suspect most would have said no. Perhaps an overwhelming majority would have said no, and for good reason. Despite pitching in run-suppressing Comerica Park, Porcello has a career 94 ERA+, a generous figure given his career 87 FRA+. Porcello has never thrown 200 or more innings in a season, never struck out more than 104 batters, never posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of more than 2.3, or accomplished any numerical feat that serves as an earmark for good pitching.

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In the wake of the Phillies/Giants brawl this past weekend, BP's staff of writers recall their most memorable basebrawls of all time.

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June 24, 2010 3:04 pm

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jam

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Christina Kahrl

Twins creativity aimed at mowing down the midgets, rotation woes in Detroit and Cleveland, and more.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned LHP David Huff to Columbus (Triple-A). [6/21]
Recalled RHP Joe Smith from Columbus. [6/22]

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June 20, 2010 12:53 pm

Fantasy Beat: Porcello Optioned, Owners Rejoice/Sigh Simultaneously

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Marc Normandin

Rick Porcello is sent down to work on his stuff, which has been lacking.

In news that is surprising only if you missed the first three months of the season, Rick Porcello was optioned to Triple-A following Saturday night's ugly start. Porcello allowed four earned runs (five runs overall) and a pair of homers amongst eight hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks. For the month of June, Porcello has just seven strikeouts in 14 innings pitched, which is sadly an improvement on the rates he posted in May.

In late May, I covered Porcello's reliance on his two-seamer and the defense behind him, as he has strikeout stuff that he just doesn't utilize often:

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May 24, 2010 12:00 pm

One-Hoppers: Porcello Shouldn't Rely On Tigers' D

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Marc Normandin

Rick Porcello has strikeout stuff, but he isn't using it to get outs.

Expectations were high for the 21-year-old Rick Porcello heading into this season. He had finished his first major league campaign with an ERA of 3.96, an impressive feat for a pitcher so young with so little professional experience. He had also closed out the season with a tantalizing look at what the future holds, striking out eight Twins in game number 163 of the regular season while giving up just a pair of runs over 5 2/3. The start to 2010 has been tougher than his debut.

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