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Rick Porcello

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Rick Porcello
Name: Frederick Alfred Porcello
Born: Dec 27, 1988 in Morristown, N.J. USA
High School: Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, N.J.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career162.12.771.172.445.43
Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2007 (signed for $3,580,000)
The top pitcher in the long awaited, much anticipated high school Class of 2007, Porcello was tabbed as a can't-miss prospect by the time he was a 15-year-old on the showcase circuit. His maternal grandfather, Sam Dente, played shortstop in the majors, appearing in the 1954 World Series with the Indians. Porcello has shown steady improvement during his prep career, and was pitching at his best heading down the stretch, tossing a seven-inning perfect game for the nation's No. 1 high school team in May. He's long, lean, athletic and projectable with a clean delivery. His fastball sits at 93-95, touching 98. He holds his velocity deep into outings. He throws a tight curveball at 74-76 and a harder, sharp-breaking slider at 80-82. He shows feel for his changeup. He can spot his fastball to both sides of the plate, and mixes his pitches effectively. He tends to finish his delivery across his body, and if he improved his extension, his stuff could have better life, which would make him profile as a true top-of-the-rotation pitcher. He still is likely to be the first high school pitcher selected.
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