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46 Francisco Liriano RP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
12%4%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
97.06-705.668553
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016TOR8134.6931290000163.0157988526985168
2017HOU675.663818000097.010566611145385

Player Updates

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Astros' Francisco Liriano: Cites challenge transitioning to reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Liriano has registered three consecutive holds and attributes is recent improvement to becoming more comfortable as a reliever, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Liriano said it took him some time to transition from being a starter with Toronto to a reliever for Houston. And it showed initially. He allowed 23 of the first 45 batters faced to reach base. Acquired at the trade deadline to be the team's lefty specialist, Liriano gave up eight runs over his first nine innings and was being used in low-leverage situations. Since then, the left-hander has retired 11 of the last 12 batters faced and is attacking hitters instead of pitching like a starter.

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Astros' Francisco Liriano: Takes second loss as Astro
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Liriano (6-7) allowed one run on one hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Houston's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

Liriano was acquired to be a left-handed, high-leverage setup reliever, but has been tagged with losses in each of his first two appearances with the Astros. On Saturday, his slow delivery allowed a batter he walked on four pitches to reach second base without a throw from the catcher. Then, with two outs and facing Ryan Goins -- who was hitting .184 against lefties -- he left a slider up, resulting in an RBI single. Liriano has given up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks over one inning since joining Houston.

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Astros' Francisco Liriano: Makes underwhelming debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Liriano (6-6) pitched for the first time since becoming a member of the Astros and allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk in one-third of an inning in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Rays.

This loss falls squarely at the feet of the Astros' bullpen as Liriano and Chris Devenski, with the assistance of an infield error, conspired to waste Collin McHugh's quality start. Liriano, the Astros' lone trade-deadline acquisition, was brought in to serve as the team's primary left-hander out of the pen but failed Thursday when both left-handed batters he faced reached base. The bullpen is the one chink in the Astros' armor. Houston's relievers have a 4.44 ERA, ranking 22nd in MLB.

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Astros' Francisco Liriano: Relief role with new club confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Liriano, whom the Astros acquired from the Blue Jays earlier Monday, will work out of the bullpen with his new team, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Given that he was sporting a 5.88 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 18 starts for the Blue Jays this season, Liriano wouldn't have been an upgrade over any of the Astros' other starting options, but he could be valuable as a long man or situational lefty in a bullpen that's been shaky of late. Liriano's average fastball velocity has been sitting around 92 to 93 mph this season, and the move to the bullpen could allow him to add a few ticks and enhance his strikeout rate. That said, with Liriano pitching fewer innings for Houston and most likely in lower-leverage scenarios, his fantasy value will probably end up taking a hit even if his actual performance improves.

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Astros' Francisco Liriano: Will be sent to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays have agreed to trade Liriano to the Astros, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

The left-hander likely will serve as relief help for an Astros club suddenly packed with starter options. Liriano still had a little value in deep leagues thanks to his strikeouts, but his 4.7 BB/9 and 5.88 ERA weren't helping anyone. Perhaps he can benefit deep-leaguers more in small sample sizes where he can accumulate punchouts.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 24.100 4.810522
vs RHB 72.200 5.9404863
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/27@TEX0001.00000
9/29@BOS0000.10021
10/5BOS0000.10000
10/8@BOS0100.12100
10/18@NYY0001.00011
10/31@LAD0000.10001
11/1@LAD0000.10000
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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
2016PIT-TOR813 4.6931290000 163.0157988526985168
2017TOR-HOU67 5.6638180000 97.010566611145385
Total 10299 4.1532327431111610.01462795742157547081642
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
2016PIT-TOR33422121501600 .286 .381 .286
2017TOR-HOU38000000000 --- --- ---
Total 32521673321588500 .183 .194 .153
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MINP64523011.000
2006MINP2816103611 .900
2008MINP141413211001.000
2009MINP292416115011.000
2010MINP31312942411 .966
2011MINP262422517011.000
2012MIN-CHWP342829623021.000
2013PITP26263873015 .974
2014PITP29292922431 .897
2015PITP31313052411 .967
2016PIT-TORP31292722143 .852
2017TOR-HOUP38181129011.000
Total  323274259412071118 .958
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
2016PIT-TOR1192120 1.76111109 .252731 13.9 .4260
2017TOR-HOU210884 1.4493015 .279439 15.0 .4540
Total 1417611267 1.511273823890 .2426894 12.4 .3740
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009MIN00 4.50100000 2.01211011
2010MIN00 6.35110000 5.26440037
2013PIT10 2.08220000 13.073302310
2016TOR10 9.00200000 2.02220011
2017HOU01 3.86500000 2.12111012
Total 21 3.961130000 25.018121122921
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/225
Birthdate:
10/26/1983
Age:
34
Hometown:
San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
12