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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Hitters have adjusted to Rick Porcello - Over the Monster

I wouldn’t classify a loss of command as something that needs an adjustment in approach. It’s a problem in execution, an entirely different thing.

In the end, this is really a combination between his lack of command and batters being more aggressive. If he were consistently working the edges of the zone, he’d have much better luck even if batters were swinging more often. That being said, it’s time for a counter-adjustment. There’s easily a chance this could backfire, but it could be time for Porcello to sacrifice some walks in hopes it leads to a little more weak contact. Assuming batters are going up to the plate expecting to swing the bat — and the data suggests that’s what’s happening — he needs to use that against him. There’s surely no guarantee this will work, but if Porcello is going to be the guy to step up behind Sale and Pomeranz, something needs to change.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 08, 2017 at 10:44 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

From Cy to sigh in blink of an eye for Boston Red Sox’s Rick Porcello - Boston Red Sox Blog- ESPN

Farrell considered Porcello’s struggles in 2015 and concluded he “can’t say it’s dissimilar” to his problems now. But Porcello, perhaps in the aftermath of his latest dud or possibly out of stubbornness, insisted he won’t look back in order to move forward.

“It’s a different year,” he said. “I’m not going to go back and look at all that sort of stuff. It’s a matter of executing pitches. That’s what got me out of the s—- I was in in 2015, and that’s what’s going to get me out of it now: executing pitches.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2017 at 08:41 AM | 23 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Rick Porcello is far from his Cy Young form - Beyond the Box Score

Not coming back seems a little extreme.

I believe that Porcello’s 2016 is not coming back, but I also believe that Porcello is better than his current 5.21 RA9 might indicate given some of the bad luck he has had. ZiPS projects a 4.03 RA9 and Steamer projects a 4.30 RA9 for the rest of the season. That seems like a pretty reasonable range to me, and it would be worth 2-3 WAR the rest of the way. If David Price pitches like vintage Price and Chris Sale keeps pitching the way he has been, I would definitely take that if I were a Red Sox fan.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 06, 2017 at 11:43 AM | 9 comment(s)
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