The Detroit Tigers' 2007 first round selection surprised many when he made the team directly out of spring training. Jim Leyland, on the other hand, was not. His love of big power arms fit Rick Porcello's game to a tee.
Rick Porcello, a 20-year-old native of Morristown, New Jersey and just two years removed from high school, made an impact on the Detroit Tigers season and it shouldn't go unnoticed by Major League Baseball and its fans.
Just imagine, two years ago Porcello was sitting in a classroom, taking notes of a lecture and getting homework. Now he has a season of professional baseball under his belt and is looking for some serious hardware.
2009 had a rocky start for Porcello, as he went 1-4 with a 6.23 ERA to start his major league career in April. His f ...
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