The New Jersey native was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (27th overall) in the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Seton Hall Preparatory School and made his major league debut for the Tigers in 2009.
More recently Porcello played for the Boston Red Sox, starting in the 2015 season, and ending when he hit free agency at the end of last season.
In 2019, Porcello had struggles with the Boston Red Sox, going 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA. The Mets see Porcello as a solid bounce-back candidate. Along with the addition of Michael Wacha expect New York to shift their focus on defensive and bullpen additions for their 2020 roster. The starting rotation for 2020 as of this signing looks to be Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard, Stephen Matz, Rick Porcello, and Michael Wacha ensuring Seth Lugo likely stays in the bullpen.
Over the course of Porcello’s career, the starter is 149-118 with a 4.36 ERA as he gets set to return to the Tri-State area for the 2020 season.