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Francisco Liriano
Birthdate: 10/26/1983 (33 y, 5 m)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/215     Position: P
Contract: $39M / 3 Years (2015 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Liriano pitched 4.2 innings Monday against the Twins, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while racking up a whopping 10 strikeouts. (3/21/2017)
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Profile: After 3 seasons in Pittsburgh of posting earned run averages under 4, the wheels came off for Liriano with the Pirates as he posted a 5.46 ERA. The main culprit was his walk rate that was a career high of 13%. Serving up a homerun to fly ball percentage of 20 did not help matters either, so he was moved to Toronto where the walks and home runs went down. He had an ERA of 2.92 in 8 starts and 10 total games pitched, with a fielding independent pitching of 3.98. Liriano has been an enigma of inconsistency and appears to pay out well when you least expect it, and then crush you when expectations are at their highest. Liriano seems to have a stronghold on the fifth spot in Toronto’s rotation and if healthy, could get a fantasy owner a solid amount of starts, since nobody below him appears to be a real threat to take over that fifth starter role. The only worry fantasy owners should have with Liriano is which Liriano are you going to get? At this point, I am not sure anybody really knows the answer to that question. (Paul Kastava)

The Quick Opinion: Inconsistency is the key to understanding Liriano. Invest too heavy and you are bound to be burned. Buy low and you probably got one of the better deals in your league. Finding that balance is the tricky part with Liriano.

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DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
Total- - -- - -269.8 %31.8 %    36.4 %   22.0 %   
DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013-09-25PIT@CHC115.4 %20.2 %    42.3 %   22.1 %   
2013-09-20PITCIN15.3 %40.4 %    39.4 %   14.9 %   
2013-09-15PITCHC14.7 %30.8 %    36.5 %   28.0 %   
2013-09-10PIT@TEX131.9 %6.6 %    38.5 %   23.1 %   
2013-09-04PIT@MIL119.2 %31.5 %    26.0 %   23.3 %   
2013-08-30PITSTL15.3 %42.6 %    28.7 %   23.4 %   
2013-08-24PIT@SFG112.8 %32.4 %    26.5 %   28.4 %   
2013-08-19PIT@SDP1 36.2 %    37.1 %   26.7 %   
2013-08-14PIT@STL123.4 %20.2 %    36.2 %   20.2 %   
2013-08-09PIT@COL116.4 %21.9 %    31.5 %   30.1 %   
2013-08-03PITCOL15.9 %35.3 %    32.4 %   26.5 %   
2013-07-29PITSTL15.9 %32.4 %    40.2 %   21.6 %   
2013-07-24PIT@WSN111.8 %20.0 %    42.7 %   25.5 %   
2013-07-19PIT@CIN110.2 %29.6 %    38.8 %   21.4 %   
2013-07-10PITOAK12.2 %35.6 %    43.3 %   18.9 %   
2013-07-05PIT@CHC110.8 %18.9 %    44.1 %   26.1 %   
2013-06-29PITMIL124.2 %17.6 %    42.9 %   15.4 %   
2013-06-22PIT@LAA117.3 %33.7 %    25.0 %   24.0 %   
2013-06-17PIT@CIN12.4 %53.6 %    29.8 %   14.3 %   
DateTeamOppGSFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013-06-12PITSFG16.6 %37.4 %    42.9 %   13.2 %   
2013-06-07PIT@CHC110.0 %31.8 %    34.6 %   23.6 %   
2013-06-01PITCIN11.0 %38.5 %    36.5 %   24.0 %   
2013-05-27PIT@DET12.3 %40.9 %    34.1 %   22.7 %   
2013-05-22PITCHC14.4 %35.2 %    40.7 %   19.8 %   
2013-05-16PITMIL15.1 %45.9 %    36.7 %   12.2 %   
2013-05-11PIT@NYM14.4 %41.1 %    34.4 %   20.0 %