Continuing to stay healthy
Rick Porcello has made at least 30 starts in eight of his ten seasons as a big-league pitcher. In the two seasons in which he did not make thirty starts, he still made 27 and 28 respectively. So, needless to say, the guy is a workhorse and he is surely durability.
So for the Boston Red Sox to continue to capitalize on his reliability, they will need him to not only avoid the home run ball, but also continue to stay healthy.
Though it’s difficult to make being healthy a goal, Porcello’s longevity is still key to the Red Sox success. It’s clear that New York has a better bullpen, but Boston has the advantage in the starting rotation. Porcello’s health has a lot to do with that.