Francisco Liriano

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2021, Francisco Liriano threw 27,408 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he 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 threw a Curve (81mph).


In 2019, compared to other LHP:
His sinker using a two-seam fastball grip generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has less armside run than typical. His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action 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 and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves.