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Francisco Liriano
Birthdate: 10/26/1983 (33 y, 4 m, 27 d)     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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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006vs L23.1- - -92171033170026.200.264.250.236
2006vs R97.2- - -38172160282682501118.203.259.320.256
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Home60.11.64226335013115120175.155.204.251.203
2006Away60.22.672475612018184200069.247.311.359.297
2006Home vs L12.0- - -4790022130011.205.255.273.239
2006Home vs R48.1- - -1792450119490164.142.191.246.194
2006Away vs L11.1- - -4581011040015.195.273.225.234
2006Away vs R49.1- - -2024811017174160054.258.320.388.311
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Mar/Apr14.13.7764185066140021.300.344.433.339
2006May24.01.1390163033080026.195.270.238.235
2006Jun35.02.31132223099470035.176.221.298.228
2006Jul41.21.511592230973130155.152.228.238.214
2006Aug4.09.002110304410005.476.500.800.552
2006Sept/Oct2.00.0071000000002.143.143.143.127
20061st Half88.11.8334163120181852301102.199.257.287.244
20062nd Half32.23.0313226501311490042.211.269.358.274
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Low Leverage63.2- - -251469011105140083.194.239.295.237
2006Medium Leverage50.2- - -202428019184160158.227.296.344.284
2006High Leverage6.2- - -201001102003.056.158.059.121
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Bases Empty66.0- - -27956100666210194.218.280.327.270
2006Men on Base55.0- - -194337025233110050.180.232.277.226
2006Men In Scoring32.2- - -11114401715050033.132.174.176.160
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006Through 3 - 02.0- - -1920011011001.250.684.250.504
2006Through 3 - 16.2- - -4350043117007.192.512.320.409
2006Through 3 - 211.2- - -53800553110020.191.358.405.342
2006Through 2 - 09.0- - -55910442170013.237.473.421.410
2006Through 1 - 046.2- - -187285011114220056.170.270.276.252
2006Through 2 - 123.2- - -93810653160029.104.261.240.240
2006Through 1 - 149.0- - -180286016144120067.167.223.277.223
2006Through 0 - 163.2- - -241448018165100188.191.229.295.230
2006Through 2 - 225.0- - -92122065370044.141.207.271.213
2006Through 1 - 238.2- - -14323501211150082.167.196.225.188
2006Through 0 - 231.1- - -112173033030064.156.180.185.165
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006As Starter98.21.9237762100232182801112.178.244.281.236
2006As Reliever22.13.2296277088140032.294.323.402.317
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20061st Through Order as SP37.00.971421940441140143.150.243.208.215
20062nd Through Order as SP36.22.211342450109470048.189.235.333.245
20063rd Through Order as SP23.03.1393181088360019.207.258.322.257
20064th Through Order as SP2.00.0081001001002.143.250.143.200
20061st Through Order as RP19.22.2984237055140029.288.321.413.319
20062nd Through Order as RP2.210.13124003300003.333.333.333.297

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006vs L10.032.703.710.3928.3 %7.6 %20.6 %- - -1.03.27692.9 %2.382.18
2006vs R10.872.304.720.7431.0 %6.6 %24.4 %- - -0.99.28080.7 %2.592.42
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Home11.191.796.250.7533.2 %5.3 %27.9 %.1550.75.21184.6 %2.382.12
2006Away10.242.973.450.5927.9 %8.1 %19.8 %.2471.25.33882.4 %2.722.63
2006Home vs L8.252.253.670.7523.4 %6.4 %17.0 %.2051.00.25094.3 %3.152.30
2006Home vs R11.921.687.110.7435.8 %5.0 %30.7 %.1420.68.19881.0 %2.202.08
2006Away vs L11.913.183.750.0033.3 %8.9 %24.4 %.1951.06.30891.7 %1.562.05
2006Away vs R9.852.923.380.7326.7 %7.9 %18.8 %.2581.30.34480.5 %2.982.76
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Mar/Apr13.192.515.250.6332.8 %6.3 %26.6 %.3001.53.44777.7 %1.961.94
2006May9.753.003.250.0028.9 %8.9 %20.0 %.1951.00.28687.5 %1.982.39
2006Jun9.001.805.001.0326.5 %5.3 %21.2 %.1760.83.20985.5 %3.232.75
2006Jul11.882.814.230.6534.6 %8.2 %26.4 %.1520.84.21884.9 %2.452.32
2006Aug11.250.005.002.2523.8 %0.0 %23.8 %.4762.50.60069.8 %3.901.35
2006Sept/Oct9.000.002.000.0028.6 %0.0 %28.6 %.1430.50.200100.0 %1.151.85
20061st Half10.392.344.430.5129.9 %6.7 %23.2 %.1990.97.27686.3 %2.392.37
20062nd Half11.572.484.671.1031.8 %6.8 %25.0 %.2111.07.28674.8 %2.992.39
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Low Leverage11.731.985.930.7133.1 %5.6 %27.5 %- - -0.94.27592.5 %2.222.02
2006Medium Leverage10.302.843.630.7128.7 %7.9 %20.8 %- - -1.14.30974.9 %2.892.70
2006High Leverage4.052.701.500.0015.0 %10.0 %5.0 %- - -0.45.06766.7 %3.153.36
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Bases Empty12.822.864.480.8233.7 %7.5 %26.2 %- - -1.17.319100.0 %2.482.13
2006Men on Base8.181.804.550.4925.8 %5.7 %20.1 %- - -0.80.23147.7 %2.642.67
2006Men In Scoring9.091.386.600.0029.7 %4.5 %25.2 %- - -0.58.19210.5 %1.592.10
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006Through 3 - 04.5049.500.090.005.3 %57.9 %-52.6 %- - -6.50.28692.3 %18.6520.05
2006Through 3 - 19.4522.950.411.3516.3 %39.5 %-23.3 %- - -3.30.22287.4 %10.6510.17
2006Through 3 - 215.438.491.822.3137.7 %20.8 %17.0 %- - -1.63.26394.6 %5.893.51
2006Through 2 - 013.0017.000.762.0023.6 %30.9 %-7.3 %- - -2.89.30494.8 %8.817.17
2006Through 1 - 010.804.242.550.7730.0 %11.8 %18.2 %- - -1.07.22987.8 %3.283.01
2006Through 2 - 111.036.081.811.1431.2 %17.2 %14.0 %- - -1.01.11190.9 %4.373.50
2006Through 1 - 112.312.205.580.7337.2 %6.7 %30.6 %- - -0.82.24769.8 %2.211.72
2006Through 0 - 112.441.418.800.7136.5 %4.2 %32.4 %- - -0.85.28577.1 %1.921.61
2006Through 2 - 215.842.526.291.0847.8 %7.6 %40.2 %- - -0.76.23787.8 %2.030.92
2006Through 1 - 219.091.1616.400.2357.3 %3.5 %53.8 %- - -0.72.40060.2 %-0.37-0.34
2006Through 0 - 218.380.8621.330.0057.1 %2.7 %54.5 %- - -0.64.37885.0 %-0.65-0.34
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006As Starter10.222.554.000.7329.7 %7.4 %22.3 %.1780.91.23785.2 %2.812.54
2006As Reliever12.901.618.000.4033.3 %4.2 %29.2 %.2941.39.44177.7 %1.401.64
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20061st Through Order as SP10.463.413.070.2430.3 %9.9 %20.4 %.1500.89.21792.0 %2.392.65
20062nd Through Order as SP11.781.726.860.9835.8 %5.2 %30.6 %.1890.85.26782.7 %2.521.87
20063rd Through Order as SP7.432.353.171.1720.4 %6.5 %14.0 %.2071.04.23180.8 %3.973.38
20064th Through Order as SP9.004.502.000.0025.0 %12.5 %12.5 %.1431.00.20050.0 %2.653.35
20061st Through Order as RP13.271.837.250.4634.5 %4.8 %29.8 %.2881.37.44085.9 %1.471.52
20062nd Through Order as RP10.130.003.000.0025.0 %0.0 %25.0 %.3331.50.44425.0 %0.902.48

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006vs L7.3313.8 %75.9 %10.3 %16.7 %16.7 %6.8 %0.0 %49.2 %32.2 %18.6 %18.6 %66.1 %15.3 %360124236
2006vs R1.9022.7 %50.6 %26.6 %8.1 %12.9 %5.1 %50.0 %43.9 %35.0 %21.1 %9.7 %63.7 %26.6 %1437475962
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Home2.2317.5 %56.9 %25.5 %8.6 %14.3 %2.6 %100.0 %42.0 %42.0 %15.9 %13.0 %65.9 %21.0 %864284580
2006Away2.5524.0 %54.5 %21.4 %9.1 %12.1 %8.3 %25.0 %47.5 %27.9 %24.7 %10.1 %62.7 %27.2 %933315618
2006Home vs L12.0021.2 %72.7 %6.1 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %57.6 %36.4 %6.1 %21.2 %60.6 %18.2 %18061119
2006Home vs R1.6416.3 %51.9 %31.7 %6.1 %12.1 %3.7 %100.0 %37.1 %43.8 %19.1 %10.5 %67.6 %21.9 %684223461
2006Away vs L5.004.0 %80.0 %16.0 %0.0 %0.0 %15.0 %0.0 %38.5 %26.9 %34.6 %15.4 %73.1 %11.5 %18063117
2006Away vs R2.2127.9 %49.6 %22.5 %10.3 %13.8 %6.3 %33.3 %49.2 %28.0 %22.7 %9.1 %60.6 %30.3 %753252501
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Mar/Apr2.3323.1 %53.8 %23.1 %0.0 %11.1 %9.5 %0.0 %41.0 %33.3 %25.6 %18.0 %53.9 %28.2 %24882166
2006May4.7127.3 %60.0 %12.7 %14.3 %0.0 %12.1 %0.0 %55.4 %25.0 %19.6 %3.6 %75.0 %21.4 %377134243
2006Jun1.9615.9 %55.7 %28.4 %12.0 %16.0 %6.1 %50.0 %38.9 %38.9 %22.2 %14.4 %61.1 %24.4 %473146327
2006Jul2.0816.9 %56.2 %27.0 %8.3 %12.5 %0.0 %100.0 %46.7 %38.9 %14.4 %11.1 %71.1 %17.8 %605209396
2006Aug3.0046.7 %40.0 %13.3 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %12.5 %37.5 %0.0 %37.5 %62.5 %672146
2006Sept/Oct3.0020.0 %60.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %60.0 %20.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %27720
20061st Half2.7819.8 %59.0 %21.2 %8.9 %11.1 %7.2 %33.3 %46.5 %33.0 %20.5 %12.6 %63.3 %24.2 %1296431865
20062nd Half1.6124.1 %46.8 %29.1 %8.7 %17.4 %0.0 %50.0 %40.7 %38.3 %21.0 %8.6 %66.7 %24.7 %501168333
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Low Leverage2.1424.2 %51.6 %24.2 %8.1 %13.5 %6.3 %100.0 %39.0 %39.6 %21.4 %14.3 %61.7 %24.0 %955303652
2006Medium Leverage2.4017.7 %58.1 %24.2 %10.0 %13.3 %5.6 %33.3 %51.2 %28.4 %20.5 %7.9 %65.4 %26.8 %777269508
2006High Leverage11.0014.3 %78.6 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %53.3 %33.3 %13.3 %13.3 %80.0 %6.7 %652738
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Bases Empty2.1025.3 %50.6 %24.1 %7.7 %15.4 %3.7 %100.0 %44.8 %33.1 %22.1 %10.4 %60.1 %29.5 %1082364718
2006Men on Base2.7615.5 %62.0 %22.5 %10.3 %10.3 %7.5 %25.0 %45.1 %36.1 %18.8 %12.8 %69.2 %18.1 %715235480
2006Men In Scoring4.339.9 %73.2 %16.9 %16.7 %0.0 %5.8 %50.0 %52.1 %31.5 %16.4 %11.0 %74.0 %15.1 %431139292
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Through 3 - 01.5028.6 %42.9 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %57.1 %28.6 %14.3 %14.3 %71.4 %14.3 %906822
2006Through 3 - 11.2915.8 %47.4 %36.8 %14.3 %14.3 %22.2 %0.0 %42.1 %36.8 %21.1 %10.5 %73.7 %15.8 %246146100
2006Through 3 - 21.3813.6 %50.0 %36.4 %12.5 %37.5 %9.1 %0.0 %40.9 %31.8 %27.3 %4.6 %68.2 %27.3 %345170175
2006Through 2 - 01.6316.0 %52.0 %32.0 %0.0 %25.0 %15.4 %0.0 %36.0 %40.0 %24.0 %8.0 %68.0 %24.0 %283167116
2006Through 1 - 02.0719.6 %54.2 %26.2 %10.7 %14.3 %6.9 %50.0 %47.7 %27.5 %24.8 %11.0 %66.1 %22.9 %813369444
2006Through 2 - 12.386.4 %66.0 %27.7 %7.7 %23.1 %9.7 %0.0 %45.8 %37.5 %16.7 %2.1 %81.3 %16.7 %507252255
2006Through 1 - 13.0519.0 %61.0 %20.0 %5.0 %20.0 %4.9 %0.0 %54.5 %28.7 %16.8 %7.9 %75.3 %16.8 %842315527
2006Through 0 - 12.5319.9 %57.4 %22.7 %9.4 %15.6 %4.9 %0.0 %45.1 %39.4 %15.5 %11.3 %67.6 %21.1 %939230709
2006Through 2 - 23.0022.0 %58.5 %19.5 %0.0 %37.5 %0.0 %0.0 %46.3 %29.3 %24.4 %7.3 %70.7 %22.0 %538222316
2006Through 1 - 22.8032.1 %50.0 %17.9 %0.0 %10.0 %7.1 %0.0 %44.6 %30.4 %25.0 %7.1 %73.2 %19.6 %699210489
2006Through 0 - 23.8622.7 %61.4 %15.9 %14.3 %0.0 %3.7 %0.0 %46.7 %33.3 %20.0 %11.1 %60.0 %28.9 %46584381
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006As Starter2.3819.5 %56.7 %23.8 %9.1 %14.5 %4.6 %40.0 %45.3 %34.8 %19.9 %11.0 %64.8 %24.2 %1427479948
2006As Reliever2.3826.7 %51.7 %21.7 %7.7 %7.7 %9.7 %0.0 %43.3 %33.3 %23.3 %13.3 %61.7 %25.0 %370120250
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20061st Through Order as SP2.7526.8 %53.7 %19.5 %18.8 %6.3 %4.5 %50.0 %52.4 %26.2 %21.4 %11.9 %65.5 %22.6 %570203367
20062nd Through Order as SP2.3014.3 %59.7 %26.0 %5.0 %20.0 %2.2 %0.0 %43.0 %36.7 %20.3 %8.9 %62.0 %29.1 %502156346
20063rd Through Order as SP2.0617.9 %55.2 %26.9 %5.6 %16.7 %8.1 %100.0 %41.2 %42.7 %16.2 %13.2 %66.2 %20.6 %318105213
20064th Through Order as SP4.000.0 %80.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %40.0 %40.0 %0.0 %80.0 %20.0 %371522
20061st Through Order as RP2.8025.5 %54.9 %19.6 %0.0 %10.0 %7.1 %0.0 %45.1 %31.4 %23.5 %15.7 %56.9 %27.5 %329109220
20062nd Through Order as RP1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %44.4 %22.2 %0.0 %88.9 %11.1 %411130