Mr. Rick Porcello '07
MLB Pitcher, last played for New York Mets (2020)
, SHP class of 2007, is MLB's AL Cy Young award winner after a stellar 2016 season as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Upon finishing his senior season in which he collected Gatorade Player of the Year Honors and led his 2007 team to a #1 national ranking, Rick was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Tigers, and made his Major League debut in April of 2009. That season he would go on to win AL Rookie of the Month (May 2009) as well as Tigers Rookie of the Year (2009). Rick would feature as a regular starter for the Tigers from 2009-2014 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox in December of 2014. He last pitched for the New York Mets in 2020.