Francisco Liriano

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Francisco Liriano has thrown 27,596 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (93mph), Slider (87mph) and Change (87mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has less armside run than typical. His slider is thrown extremely hard, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has little depth.