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Rick Porcello, Rookie of the Year Material? Let’s See

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

(All stats are as of 6/13/09)

The Detroit Tigers found a late-first round gem in 2007. With the 27th pick of the First-Year Player draft, the Tigers selected right-handed pitcher, Fredrick Alfredo Porcello, from Seton Hall Prep. in New Jersey.

Now called, "Rick" Porcello, he started his major league career in Lakeland, Florida with Detroit's advanced Single-A club, the Flying Tigers. In the 2008 season Rick went 8-6 with a killer 2.66 ERA in 125.0 innings of work and a 2.18:1 K:BB ratio.

The 2008 season was a solid start to his career in baseball. He was ranked by Baseball America as the best prospect in the Tiger's organization, and one of the top in the entire nation. Detroit knew this, and wa...

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