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07-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Rick Porcello: Buy or Sell?
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Craig Goldstein

03-12

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
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Craig Goldstein

02-25

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Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

09-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: What's Gotten Into Rick Porcello?
by
Craig Goldstein

08-07

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Sporer Report: Seven Starting Pitchers on the Rise
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Paul Sporer

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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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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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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March 9, 2010 1:46 pm

Team Health Reports: Detroit Tigers

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Will Carroll

Plenty of fragile arms present challenges to the medical staff.

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November 16, 2009 3:30 pm

Voting for Real

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Christina Kahrl

Echoes of past Rookie of the Year selections combined with metrics both new and old to inform a particular ballot.

A vote. A vote? A vote.

Being invited to help select this year's American League Rookie of the Year as a new member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America was an unexpected honor, and one I took seriously. By way of process, I started off with a day spent digging up data to inform my sense of who to rank, and where, and why. Then, I spent a day or two caucusing with a quartet of colleagues, inside Baseball Prospectus and out, and putting various arguments through the ringer, and using a variety of tacks, from devil's advocate to fully faithful, and everywhere in between.

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September 10, 2009 12:48 pm

Workload Worries

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Christina Kahrl

Fretting over the workloads of a couple of young hurlers on playoff-bound ballclubs might be a bit exaggerated.

We're coming up against the post-season as well as concerns for younger pitcher's workloads this season. While this is obviously progress-it's better that teams follow and worry about their charges wearing down or blowing out the odd shoulder or elbow-it's also important to frame concern over how much is too much for the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, the Tigers' Rick Porcello, or the Yankees' Joba Chamberlain. It's good to be concerned, especially with pitchers aged 24 or younger-Chamberlain's in his age-23 season, Kershaw his age-21 campaign, and Porcello's a precocious 20. However, in light of recent successes so many playoff teams have enjoyed keeping their better under-24 starters in working order into the postseason and then on into the following season, it's important to recognize that this sort of reasonable caution is an example of a lesson already learned.

In this case, it's important to recognize how a period in time can frame a debate. In the so-called wild-card era, running from 1995 through to 2008, there have been 56 different pitcher/seasons where hurlers aged 24 or younger have started post-season games for their teams. That may sound like a lot, but keep in mind that the period includes all of those veteran-laden rotations on perennial contenders in Atlanta or the Bronx. To narrow our focus towards its beginning, there were 15 different who pitchers made post-season starts in their age-24 seasons or younger from 1995-2000, for a total of 18 different post-season appearances (Andy Pettitte, Ismael Valdez, and Jaret Wright each appeared in two postseasons before their age-25 seasons). Of those 15 different pitchers, nine of them melted down pretty publicly and messily, while only six endured:

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June 5, 2009 1:19 pm

Fantasy Beat: Rookie Hurlers

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Marc Normandin

A quartet of first-year moundsmen taking turns in big-league rotations and doing well, and what to expect next.

There are few things as damaging to your team's fortunes as rookie pitchers. This is not to say that all rookie pitchers are bad, or that you will never get anything productive out of them, but generally speaking they can be trouble. You either drafted them as sleepers, or picked them up after they rattled off a few solid starts in a row, and your emotional investment in them is high because of it. Many owners are willing to stick with them once the league begins to adjust to them, hoping that they will bounce back, and come on just as strong as they did to start their major league career. You don't just want them to do well, you need them to do well, because hey, it makes you look smart.

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Most might tune in for the battle between the AL East's juggernauts, but the real classic may be more Central.

The Yankees/Red Sox rivalry continues tonight at Fenway Park. Becoming sick of the hype is the fashionable thing to do, but let's face it: these have been the two most successful franchises of the post-strike era by any measure. They have a history that goes back a century and includes some of the defining moments in baseball history, and even in recent years, they've given us entertaining, exciting baseball, with races that would be considered classic were it not for the Wild Card. For all of the backlash, games between the two teams are consistently the highest-rated ones of the year on ESPN. The Tampa Bay Rays are certainly in the picture, but the most likely scenario in the AL is that these two teams both get back to the postseason once again.

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April 1, 2009 11:57 am

Prospectus Q&A: Rick Porcello

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David Laurila

The highly touted Tigers tyro talks about the instruction he's received and the opportunity he has with Detroit.

Rick Porcello is on the doorstep. One of the top pitching prospects in the game, he went into the final week of spring training with a chance to go north with the Tigers in only his second professional season. A 20-year-old right-hander who was taken in the first round of the 2007 draft out of Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey, Porcello is armed with both a power repertoire and poise that belies his age. Viewed by most scouts as a future big-league ace, Porcello made his professional debut with High-A Lakeland last year, going 8-6 with a 2.66 ERA in 125 innings. Now, with question marks looming in the Tigers' rotation as Opening Day nears, the Rick Porcello era may be about to begin in the Motor City.

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February 8, 2009 11:21 am

Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Most of the Tigers' hopes for a bright future have already arrived on the major league roster.

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