Rick Porcello

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 5 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-5, 195 lb
School  Seton Hall Preparatory
Hometown  Chester, NJ USA
Summer Team  Farrah's Builders
Fall Team  Farrah Builders
MLB Debut 
Tigers Apr 09, 2009
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Tigers in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Northeast - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP
Big mid 90s guy who just keeps getting better and better. Aflac All American. 94-98 at WWBA Jupiter
NJ State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
North Carolina

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Rick Porcello is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Seton Hall Prep, residing in Chester, NJ. He has a plus body, the type you would draw up for a young pitching prospect. He is long, lean, lanky and has a 6'5" 195 lb. frame. Porcello has as much raw ability as anyone in this high school draft class and raked #11 among PG National Top 85 pitchers. On any given day, he could be in the top 3-5 in the nation. Porcello pitches from an over the top slot and has a clean and loose arm stroke. His arm is very fast and works quite easily. His delivery is fluid and effortless, making his ceiling quite high in terms of projecting his future fastball velocity. As it is now, Porcello showed up to 95 mph and sat in the low 90s. When on time in his delivery, he can pour his fastball on a downhill plane and plus tilt in the zone. He generally throws a lot of strikes with his fastball, which for the most part is straight. Angle and velocity are his weapons with the heater. There are times when Porcello flashes at the very least an average 12/6ish curveball. The spin is there but he will have to tighten that spin up, maybe by gripping the pitch a little harder. It is in there. Porcello also possesses a good change-up, a very rare thing for a young power pitcher. He can turn it over and either get ground ball outs or use it to set up his fastball. He has power stuff but pitches to contact. Porcello has committed to play at a D1 program, but has a chance to be a top round pick if he is signable and obviously continues to show well in the spring, as well as staying healthy.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 98 mph
99.89% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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