Francisco Liriano
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 26, 1983 in San Cristobal, Sa D.R.
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 05, 2005
  • Final Game: September 27, 2019
  • Comeback Player of the Year - 2010
  • Comeback Player of the Year - 2013
  • Cy Young - 2010
  • Cy Young - 2013
  • Rookie of the Year - 2006

Francisco Liriano had an interesting career, constantly dealing with injuries and poor performance, yet he was one of the best flamethrowers of the game when he was on.

Liriano went to his first and only All-Star Game as a rookie with the Twins in 2006, but he was not able to immediately follow up due to Tommy John surgery.  The Dominican came back in 2008, and after two years of struggles, rebounded with a 14-10 season and the American League Comeback of the Year Award.

The pattern continued for Liriano, and with his third team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, he had one of his best years, winning a career-high 16 Games and had a ninth-place finish for the Cy Young.  Liriano made history by becoming the first player to win the Comeback Player of the Year in both leagues.

He continued to play for six more years, with stops in Toronto, Houston, and Detroit, before returning to the Pirates to conclude his career.  Liriano had a lifetime record of 112-114 with 1,815 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2025
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1) (2006)
    Comeback Player of the Year (2) (AL) (2010) (NL) (2013)
    World Series Rings (1) (Houston Astros, 2017) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    1 Top Ten Finish (Wins)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Complete Games)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Shutouts)
    1 Top Ten Finish (SO/BB)
    1 Top Ten Finish (FIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Pitchers)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    25. SO/9: 9.007

Should Francisco Liriano be in the Hall of Fame?

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Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
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