|San Diego Padres — No. 44|
|Born: October 1, 1986
Walnut Creek, California
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|June 12, 2009 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||2.70|
A first round draft pick, he debuted in the major leagues at the age of 22 with the Chicago White Sox. He was traded that same season to the San Diego Padres.
Poreda grew up in Moraga, California. He attended Campolindo High School, where he played baseball and was named Most Valuable Pitcher in the DFAL in 2004. He also played football for the Cougars, and was named second team All-DFAL defensive line.
Poreda was named West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 19-25, 2006, during his sophomore year. He tossed the first complete game of his career, allowing one run off five hits and struck out a career-high nine. In 2006 he appeared in 18 games (17 as starts), and posted an 8-5 record with a team-best and WCC-best 2.49 ERA. In the NCAA regional he pitche the team to a 5-1 victory over No. 6 national seed Nebraska.
For his college career, he started 33 of 46 games, going 17-11 with 167 strikeouts.
Poreda was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round (25th overall) in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
In 2008 while playing for the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League Poreda was named one of the AFL Rising Stars.
In his minor league career through August 18, 2009, he was 17-15 with a 2.98 ERA, and in 295 innings was averaging 7.6 hits, 3.1 walks, and 7.8 strikeouts per 9 innings.
On May 21, 2009, the San Diego Padres struck a 4-for-1 deal with the White Sox for Jake Peavy, which reportedly included Poreda and Chicago's other top pitching prospect, Clayton Richard. Peavy, however, invoked his no-trade clause to block the trade.
Poreda was called up to the majors for the first time on June 9, 2009. On June 12, 2009, he made his debut against the Milwaukee Brewers. Poreda picked up his first career win on June 25, 2009, after pitching a perfect 13th in the Sox' extra-innings win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances with the White Sox before being optioned back to the minors on July 21.