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47 Francisco Liriano SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%62%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
28.02-103.862917
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015PIT1273.3831310000186.21557570151570205
2016PIT213.8655000028.0241212551729

Player Updates

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Pirates' Francisco Liriano: Secures second victory with strong outing against Reds
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Liriano (2-1) surrendered five hits and an earned run over 6.2 innings in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Reds. He struck out six.

The Pirates' ace turned in his best performance since Opening Day, surrendering less than three earned runs for the first time since that outing. He reached a new high-water mark in pitch count (109) but was relatively sharp, getting 72 of those offerings across the strike zone. The most encouraging aspects of his effort may well have been the fact that he surrendered neither a homer or free pass, after having yielded a pair of gopher balls in each of his last two starts and multiple walks in all four previous appearances this season.

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Pirates' Francisco Liriano: Shows signs of improvement Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Liriano gave up four runs on five hits -- including two homers -- and three walks while striking out six in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The lefty entered Sunday's tilt with 14 walks in 15.1 innings, so while this was an improvement, it was still worse than his 3.38 BB/9 in 2015. He also threw 59 of 97 pitches for strikes, another season best in four starts. Liriano has typically struggled in April -- he holds a career 5.83 ERA and 1.51 WHIP -- but his improved control Sunday and history of pitching better in warmer weather due to a better feel for his change-up should give fantasy owners reasons for optimism.

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Pirates' Francisco Liriano: Touched up by Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francisco Liriano was touched up in Sunday's start at the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out six and did not factor into the decision.

The lefty did his best to limit baserunners in the face of a tough matchup, but he yielded a pair of home runs that accounted for all of the scoring against him on the day. Liriano has now failed to deliver a quality start in any of his last three attempts, thanks in part to his unsightly 6.45 ERA and 1.82 WHIP during that time. He performed well at PNC Park in his first start of the year but has not appeared at home since, and he will look to turn things around Friday as Pittsburgh hosts the Reds.

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Pirates' Francisco Liriano: Works on mechanics in bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Liriano, who has walked 14 batters in 15.1 innings, worked on his mechanics with pitching coach Ray Searage on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "He's got to make sure that he commits to his front side, that front arm, and he's got to keep his head on line," Searage said. "If he keeps his head on line all the way through and finishes the pitch, then he can pull off. But if he has that pull-off as he's coming down, it knocks off his timing and his release point."

When Liriano lets go of the ball when it's still beside his head, he sprays pitches in and often outside the strike zone. "It's a starburst," Searage said. When Liriano's release point is in front of his face, the ball goes where is should. "Then it's a ball of energy," Searage noted. The impact of Searage's instruction will be apparent Sunday when Liriano is slated to start against the Diamondbacks.

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Pirates' Francisco Liriano: Struggles with control again in San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francisco Liriano (hamstring) lasted just 4.1 innings while giving up four earned runs on six hits and five walks in San Diego on Tuesday to fall to 1-1.

Liriano hasn't been able to pitch deep into games due to control problems, as his 14 walks through three starts have limited the lefty to 15.1 innings pitched. While he only got 13 outs, the fact that Liriano was allowed to throw a season-high 100 pitches in this one indicates that he is likely over the hamstring injury that forced him to skip his last turn in the rotation. Assuming he's healthy, the veteran's next start should be Sunday in Arizona.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 23 142 58.78
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 6.000 1.50037
vs RHB 22.000 4.5001422
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/3STL1006.030510
4/8@CIN0005.05343
4/19@SD0104.16454
4/24@ARI0006.05436
4/30CIN1006.25106
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
StL
W4-1
4
5
StL
W6-5
6
StL
W5-1
7
8
@Cin
W6-5
9
@Cin
L1-5
10
@Cin
L1-2
11
@Det
W7-4
12
@Det
L2-8
13
Det
L3-7
14
Det
L4-7
15
Mil
L4-8
16
Mil
W5-0
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005MIN12 5.70640000 23.219151540733
2006MIN123 2.1628160011 121.08931299132144
2008MIN64 3.9114140000 76.0744033713267
2009MIN513 5.8029240000 136.2147938821665122
2010MIN1410 3.6231310000 191.2184777791058201
2011MIN910 5.0926241100 134.1125817614775112
2012MIN-CHW612 5.3434280000 156.2143979319787167
2013PIT168 3.0226262000 161.013454549063163
2014PIT710 3.3829290000 162.1130686113481175
2015PIT127 3.3831310000 186.2155757015570205
2016PIT21 3.86550000 28.0241212521729
Total 9080 3.9725923231111378.01224643608125435871418
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005MIN6000000000 --- --- ---
2006MIN28501011300 .333 .200 .200
2008MIN14000000000 --- --- ---
2009MIN29500000300 .000 .000 .000
2010MIN31200000100 .000 .000 .000
2011MIN26201011000 .667 .500 .500
2012MIN-CHW34300000200 .000 .000 .000
2013PIT2647030141800 .137 .064 .064
2014PIT2945150021400 .149 .111 .111
2015PIT31654111702800 .169 .246 .169
2016PIT51305030500 .385 .462 .385
Total 25918752611387400 .174 .171 .139
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MINP64523011.000
2006MINP2816103611 .900
2008MINP141413211001.000
2009MINP292416115011.000
2010MINP31312942411 .966
2011MINP262422517011.000
2012MIN-CHWP342829623021.000
2013PITP26263873015 .974
2014PITP29292922431 .897
2015PITP31313052411 .967
2016PITP55110001.000
Total  25923222238177714 .968
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2005MIN02014 1.5731100 .22193 9.9 .4070
2006MIN013473 2.0790019 .205473 9.1 .3060
2008MIN17085 0.8963303 .254329 12.7 .3920
2009MIN0126143 0.96159615 .279609 14.4 .4690
2010MIN0222131 1.811232110 .252806 11.8 .3550
2011MIN1147125 1.3095309 .249591 13.9 .3760
2012MIN-CHW5148141 1.131623111 .244693 13.6 .3970
2013PIT0182124 1.5674227 .224666 11.0 .3140
2014PIT3197104 2.001951012 .218691 11.9 .3310
2015PIT1215123 1.931121110 .223773 11.1 .3320
2016PIT03420 1.8520002 .233126 13.8 .3880
Total 1114951083 1.501093422778 .2385850 12.1 .3620
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009MIN00 4.50100000 2.01211011
2010MIN00 6.35110000 5.26440037
2013PIT10 2.08220000 13.073302310
Total 10 3.48430000 20.2149812718
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2001 A-Salem-Keizr00 5.0022000 9.075520112
2001 R-Giants54 3.631312000 62.0512625312467
2002 A-Hagerstown36 3.491616000 80.0614531603185
2003 A-San Jose01 54.0011000 0.25440020
2003 R-Giants01 4.3244000 8.15441069
2004 AA-New Britain32 3.1877000 39.2451414421749
2004 A-Fort Myers67 4.002121000117.011856526043125
2005 AA-New Britain35 3.641313000 76.2703631622692
2005AAA-Rochester92 1.781414000 91.05625184024112
2008 A-Fort Myers01 6.7511000 5.16440028
2008AAA-Rochester102 3.281919000118.010244438331113
2013AFA-Bradenton Marauders00 0.0011000 3.00000006
2013AAA-Indianapolis Indians20 3.3833000 16.0156611123
2013AA-Altoona Curve01 13.5011000 2.24441034
2014AAA-Indianapolis Indians00 0.0011000 6.03000008
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/225
Birthdate:
10/26/1983
Age:
32
Hometown:
San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
11
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