Francisco Liriano

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 218
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: None
Birth Place: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Draft: Undrafted 2000 signed by the
  • Francisco Liriano logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Royals, surrendering four runs (one earned) on six hits over his six frames.
    Advice: The veteran southpaw punched out four and walked two on the night. His defense didn't do him any favors in this one, with errors from Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Christin Stewart and Dawel Lugo contributing to the damage against him. Liriano will try to carry over this fine effort into his final start of the season, and most likely as a Tiger, when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Thursday.
  • Francisco Liriano allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings Sunday to pick up a win against the Indians.
    Advice: Liriano flummoxed the Indians skeleton lineup -- comprised mainly of backups -- striking out seven batters over seven frames. He threw 54 of 94 pitches for strikes, issued a pair of walks and hit one batter. The 34-year-old southpaw has dropped nine of his last 11 decision dating back to May 26, but given up only four earned runs over 18 innings of work in three starts this month. He’s 5-10 with a pedestrian 4.54 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 101/69 K/BB ratio in 25 appearances (24 starts). There's some legitimate streaming appeal for fantasy owners in deeper mixed leagues in his next start against the Royals at home on Friday.