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Francisco Liriano #47 - SP

Pittsburgh

  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1983/10/26
  • POB: San Cristobal, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Signed by San Francisco in 2000.
  • Current Status: On roster
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date550300032.0281615412321.254.22
On Pace3535021000225.01971131062885225-4.22

Scouting Report

AssetsCan be absolutely dominant against lefty bats. He's an uncomfortable pitcher to face, no matter the outcome. Combines a great fastball with a devastating slider, which is his out-pitch.
FlawsDoesn't always harness his pitches in a game, which leads to some ugly numbers. Injuries have been a problem and somewhat curtailed some of his high upside as a starting pitcher.
Career potentialDominant but inconsistent left-hander.

Honours and Awards

2013NL - Comeback player of the year
2010AL - Comeback player of the year
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2005International League (AAA) - Rookie of the Year
2005Triple-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2005Triple-A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/05/11Missed 35 games (right arm injury).
2013/03/31Right arm injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2013).
2013/01/21Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/09/01Missed 4 games (left leg injury).
2012/08/28Left leg injury, day-to-day.
2012/08/11Missed 4 games (quadriceps injury).
2012/08/06Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2012/07/28Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2011/09/16Missed 18 games (strained left shoulder).
2011/08/26Strained left shoulder, 15-day DL.
2011/06/06Missed 14 games (left shoulder inflammation).
2011/05/30Left shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 23rd, 2011).
2011/05/28Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2011/05/10Missed 3 games (throat).
2011/05/07Throat, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2009/09/09Missed 20 games (arm injury).
2009/08/18Arm injury, early September.
2008/08/01Recalled from Rochester (AAA).
2008/04/25Optioned to Rochester (AAA).
2008/04/11Recalled from Rochester (AAA).
2008/03/28Optioned to Fort Myers (A).
2008/02/27Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2007/10/01Missed all 162 regular season games (tommy john surgery).
2007/03/24Tommy John surgery, 60-day DL.
2007/03/02Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2006/10/06Missed the last 17 regular season and all 3 playoff games (elbow injury).
2006/10/03Did not make the Minnesota Twins playoff roster.
2006/09/13Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/11Missed 31 games (left elbow injury).
2006/08/09Left elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2006/08/08Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2006/03/04Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2005/09/02Recalled from Rochester (AAA).
2005/03/14Optioned to New Britain (AA).
2005/03/04Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2004/11/17Added to the Minnesota Twins 40-man roster.
2003/11/14Acquired from the San Francisco Giants.

Trades

2013/01/21Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2012/07/28Minnesota Twins traded Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox for Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernandez.
2003/11/14San Francisco Giants traded Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano to the Minnesota Twins for A.J. Pierzynski and a player to be named or cash considerations.
2000/09/09Signed as a nondrafted free agent by the San Francisco Giants.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014PittsburghNL550300032.0281615412321.254.22
2013PittsburghNL2626168020161.013454549631631.223.02
2013IndianapolisAAA332000016.0156611231.003.38
2013AltoonaAA11010002.24441342.6213.50
2013BradentonA11000003.00000060.000.00
2012Chicago WSAL12113200056.2543434732581.525.40
2012MinnesotaAL2217310000100.089635912551091.445.31
2012Total Min/ChAAL3428612000156.2143979319871671.475.34
2011MinnesotaAL2624910011134.1125817614751121.495.09
2010MinnesotaAL31311410000191.218477779582011.263.62
2009MinnesotaAL2924513000136.2147938821651221.555.80
2008MinnesotaAL14146400076.0744033732671.393.91
2008RochesterAAA1919102000118.010244438311131.133.28
2008Fort MyersA11010005.16440281.506.75
2007DNP-injured-----------------
2006MinnesotaAL2816123100121.08931299321441.002.16
2005MinnesotaAL641200023.219151547331.105.70
2005RochesterAAA14149200091.05625184241120.881.78
2005New BritainAA13133500076.2703631626921.253.64
2004New BritainAA773200039.2451414417491.563.18
2004Fort MyersA212167000117.011856526431251.384.00
2003San JoseA11010000.254402010.4554.00
2003AZL GiantsR44010008.15441691.324.32
2002HagerstownA16163600080.0614531631851.153.49
2001Salem-KeizerA22000009.075521120.895.00
2001AZL GiantsR13125400062.0512625324671.213.63
TotalMLB19917269651311033.09435044809643110411.334.18
TotalNL31311611020193.0162706913751951.233.22
TotalAL1681415354111840.0781434411833568461.354.40
TotalAAA3636214000225.0173756713562481.022.68
TotalAA212168000119.0119544911461451.393.71
TotalA4242915000215.01971149614792361.284.02
TotalR17165500070.1563029430761.223.71

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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