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Francisco Liriano
ERA W-L K
4.69 8-13 168
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-2 / 225 NFBC ADP: 117.08
Position: SPBorn: 10/26/1983 Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Giants (2000)


Latest News
Oct. 14 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Liriano has recovered from the concussion he received when he was struck on the back of the head by a comebacker in the ALDS.
Analysis: He's expected to be cleared from the concussion protocol on Friday in time for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Indians.
Oct. 10 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Liriano is improving after a concussion last week.
Analysis: Liriano was injured in the eighth inning of Game 2 of Toronto's AL Division Series sweep of Texas when he was struck in the back of the head by a Carlos Gomez line drive measured at 102 mph. Liriano exited the stadium before Sunday's Game 3 in Toronto because he wasn't feeling well, but he was able to take part in physical activity with no symptoms on Monday, Atkins said. Liriano is ineligible until Game 2 of the ALCS after being removed from the Division Series roster.
Oct. 7 4:32 PM PT5:32 PM MT6:32 PM CT7:32 PM ET19:32 ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST7:02 PM VEN3:32 UAE (+1)6:32 PM CT-Liriano was diagnosed with a mild concussion on Saturday after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Texas' Carlos Gomez on Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Analysis: Liriano had been briefly hospitalized before being cleared to fly back to Toronto with the team. Blue Jays trainer George Poulis told reporters Saturday that Liriano will undergo further testing on Sunday. There is no timetable for his return.
Sep. 28 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET22:49 ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST10:19 PM VEN6:49 UAE (+1)9:49 PM CT-Liriano struck out 10 over 6 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday before the Orioles rallied in the ninth to beat the Blue Jays 3-2.
Analysis: He went 1-1 with a 1.46 ERA in his final four starts with Toronto.
Aug. 26 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Liriano posted his first win with the Blue Jays on Friday, giving up four runs and two hits in five innings against the Twins.
Analysis: The left-hander was 0-1 with a 3.57 ERA in his first four outings with Toronto after being acquired from the Pirates and 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA in his previous five starts overall.
Aug. 12 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET22:35 ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST10:05 PM VEN6:35 UAE (+1)9:35 PM CT-Liriano took the loss Friday in his second start with the Blue Jays, allowing five runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Astros.
Analysis: Including his final two starts with the Pirates, the left-hander has gone 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA in his last four outings while allowing six homers in 20 innings.
Aug. 6 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Liriano made his first start with the Blue Jays after being acquired in a trade Monday with Pittsburgh and yielded three runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out three Friday in Kansas City.
Analysis: Liriano had allowed 11 runs, 14 hits - including four home runs - and eight walks in 8 1/3 innings while losing his final two starts with the Pirates. He next goes Friday against Houston, a team he hasn't faced since 2006.
Aug. 1 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-The Blue Jays acquired Liriano and two minor league prospects from the Pirates on Monday for pitcher Drew Hutchison.
Analysis: Liriano revived his career in Pittsburgh, going 35-25 from 2013-15 while helping the Pirates to three straight playoff berths. The left-hander has struggled this season, posting a 6-11 record with a 5.46 ERA. The Blue Jays are hoping a change of scenery can help Liriano return to form as they compete for the AL East crown.
Aug. 1 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Liriano's dismal season continued Sunday as he allowed four runs and six hits - two homers - with three walks in five innings of a loss to the Brewers.
Analysis: The left-hander dropped to 6-11 with a 5.46 ERA in 21 starts, and he's 3-10 with a 6.29 ERA in his last 15 outings.
July 26 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Liriano's run of solid starts ended Tuesday in a 7-4 loss to Seattle as he was tagged for seven runs and eight hits while walking four in 3 1/3 innings.
Analysis: Liriano posted a 3.06 ERA in his three previous starts and didn't walk a batter in his last outing, only the second time that's happened in 20 starts this season.
July 21 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET22:32 ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST10:02 PM VEN6:32 UAE (+1)9:32 PM CT-Liriano took another step toward putting his season-long control issues behind him, striking out 13 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Liriano gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings and didn't issue a walk for just the second time in 19 starts. The left-hander entered the game having issued a major-league high 62 base on balls this season. His slider working both sides of the plate, Liriano posted his highest strikeout total since whiffing 13 against San Diego on Aug. 19, 2013.
July 15 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Liriano pitched into the seventh inning Friday at Washington, but was charged with three runs and the loss in Pittsburgh's 5-1 defeat.
Analysis: Liriano limited Washington to a run over the first six innings but allowed the first two runners to reach before being pulled in the seventh. He's now 2-8 with a disappointing 5.94 ERA over his last 12 starts.
June 23 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET0:07 ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST11:37 PM VEN8:07 UAE11:07 PM CT-Liriano's struggles continued in Wednesday's start against San Francisco, in which he allowed four runs over five innings.
Analysis: The slumping lefty wound up with a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 7-6 loss after the Giants scored three times against Jared Hughes in the sixth. The Pirates have now lost each of Liriano's last five starts and he's 1-6 with a 6.44 ERA over his past eight.
June 17 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Liriano's rough 2016 continued Friday at Wrigley Field, where he gave up two runs after just two pitches and wound up surrendering four in 5 2-3 innings in a 6-0 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: He's given up at least four runs in seven of his 13 outings this season. Liriano only gave up that many in eight of his 31 starts in 2015.
June 12 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Liriano gave up four runs - three unearned - and four hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and three walks in the Pirates' 5-1 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Analysis: Liriano was pitching on extra rest as he started for the first time since June 3 but still fell to 1-5 with a 6.34 ERA in his last six outings.
June 4 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Liriano's woes continued Friday in a 9-2 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels.
Analysis: Liriano (4-5, 5.25 ERA) gave up seven runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings. He's 1-4 with a 7.43 ERA in his last five starts and has allowed 12 runs in 9 1/3 innings in back-to-back losses.
May 25 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET15:04 ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST2:34 PM VEN23:04 UAE2:04 PM CT-Liriano earned his first win in three starts Tuesday in a 12-1 rout of Arizona.
Analysis: Liriano (4-3, 4.30 ERA) gave up one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings but also walked five. He allowed two runs in seven innings in a 3-1 loss to Atlanta on May 18.
May 14 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Liriano was crushed Friday.
Analysis: Liriano surrendered all three Cubs homers and eight runs in 4 2/3 innings.
May 7 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT-Liriano continued his dominance at Busch Stadium as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night.
Analysis: Liriano (3-1, 3.60 ERA) improved to 4-0 with a 2.07 ERA in six career starts at Busch Stadium. Liriano fanned 10 through seven innings in his second straight win, his 24th career double-digit strikeout performance.
May 1 4:29 PM PT5:29 PM MT6:29 PM CT7:29 PM ET19:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)6:29 PM CT-Liriano won for the first time since opening day Saturday night against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Liriano (2-1, 3.86 ERA) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings for his first win since April 3 when he pitched six scoreless innings against St. Louis. The left-hander also held the Reds to five hits and struck out six while walking none after allowing 17 bases on balls in his first four starts.
Apr. 25 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Liriano got no decision Sunday.
Analysis: Liriano was charged with four runs in six innings, as he served up two dingers.
Apr. 4 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET1:08 ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST12:38 AM VEN9:08 UAE12:08 AM CT-Liriano tied a Pirates opening day record by striking out 10 and singled home the first run of the 2016 Major League Baseball season for good measure, sending Pittsburgh past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday.
Analysis: Liriano, 12-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 31 starts last season, allowed just three hits and walked five in six shutout innings. His RBI hit in the second came off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 Min 1 2 0 - 0 6 4 0 23.2 19 15 15 4 7 0 33 1.10 5.70
2006 Min 12 3 1 - 1 28 16 0 121.0 89 31 29 9 32 0 144 1.00 2.16
2008 Min 6 4 0 - 0 14 14 0 76.0 74 40 33 7 32 1 67 1.39 3.91
2009 Min 5 13 0 - 0 29 24 0 136.2 147 93 88 21 65 0 122 1.55 5.80
2010 Min 14 10 0 - 0 31 31 0 191.2 184 77 77 9 58 0 201 1.26 3.62
2011 Min 9 10 0 - 0 26 24 1 134.1 125 81 76 14 75 1 112 1.49 5.09
2012 Min 3 10 0 - 0 22 17 0 100.0 89 63 59 12 55 4 109 1.44 5.31
2012 CWS 3 2 0 - 0 12 11 0 56.2 54 34 34 7 32 1 58 1.52 5.40
2012 Tot 6 12 0 - 0 34 28 0 156.2 143 97 93 19 87 5 167 1.47 5.34
2013 Pit 16 8 0 - 0 26 26 2 161.0 134 54 54 9 63 0 163 1.22 3.02
2014 Pit 7 10 0 - 0 29 29 0 162.1 130 68 61 13 81 3 175 1.30 3.38
2015 Pit 12 7 0 - 0 31 31 0 186.2 155 75 70 15 70 1 205 1.21 3.38
2016 Pit 6 11 0 - 0 21 21 0 113.2 115 76 69 19 69 1 116 1.62 5.46
2016 Tor 2 2 0 - 0 10 8 0 49.1 42 22 16 7 16 0 52 1.18 2.92
2016 Tot 8 13 0 - 0 31 29 0 163.0 157 98 85 26 85 1 168 1.48 4.69
Career 96 92 1 - 1 285 256 3 1513.0 1357 729 681 146 655 12 1557 1.33 4.05

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Min 28 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .200 .333 .200
2009 Min 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Min 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Min 26 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500
2012 Min 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Tot 34 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Pit 26 47 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 18 0 0 .064 .137 .064
2014 Pit 29 45 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 14 0 0 .111 .149 .111
2015 Pit 31 65 4 11 2 0 1 7 0 28 0 0 .169 .169 .246
2016 Pit 23 42 2 12 1 0 1 5 0 16 0 0 .286 .286 .381
2016 Tot 33 42 2 12 1 0 1 5 0 16 0 0 .286 .286 .381
Career 287 216 7 33 3 0 2 15 8 85 0 0 .153 .183 .194

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2009 Min Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.50
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.50
2010 Min Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 6 4 4 0 3 0 7 6.35
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 6 4 4 0 3 0 7 6.35
2013 Pit Total 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 7 3 3 0 3 0 10 2.08
    WC 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 1.29
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 5 3.00
2016 Tor Total 1 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 6.75
    WC 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 54.00
Career 2 0 0 - 0 6 3 0 22.2 16 11 10 1 8 0 19 3.97

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Pit Total 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500
    WC 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    LDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
Career 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1424 96 87 92.7 51
Slider 833 91 75 85.3 29.84
Changeup 535 89 81 85.3 19.16

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