Born: June 18, 1985
Oakland Park, FL
Drafted: 12th round, 2007; 17th round, 2004 by MIN
How Acquired: Draft
College: High Point
High School: Ft. Lauderdale HS (FL)
Q&A with Eammon Portice
2010 Prospect Preview
Released (May 2012)
Live arm with a deceptive but violent delivery. Gets a lot of torque with
a tornado-style delivery, where he completely turns his back away from
the plate before rotating into his delivery. After his windup, he
delivers the ball quickly, leaving the batter with little opportunity to
get an eye on the ball. In 2010, Portice has moved away from that
delivery and began pitching exclusively out of the stretch. His primary
pitch is an above-average low-90s two-seam sinker. Also makes use of a
very good low-80s changeup with nice downward movement, a developing
slider, and a split fingered fastball. Uses the splitter as his out
pitch. A starter in college, Portice could have a future as a bullpen
arm. Outstanding strikeout numbers. Extreme groundball pitcher.
Impressive splits against righties. Struggles with control on occasion.
Needs to work on his consistency. Has been old for his level throughout
his pro career.