Tue, 19 May 2015 19:37:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed seven runs on five hits in two innings against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, May 19.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has allowed at least six runs in two of his last three starts and has seen his ERA go from 1.95 to 4.15 over the last three games. Liriano is scheduled to pitch against the New York Mets in his next start and may be a risky option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 17 May 2015 14:15:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Vance Worley is being skipped in the team's rotation this week. SP Francisco Liriano will pitch Tuesday, May 19, against the Minnesota Twins and SP Jeff Locke will throw Wednesday, May 20.
Fantasy Tip: Worley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) may be out of the rotation completely with the return of Charlie Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) to active duty. Drop Worley from your lineups for now.
Wed, 13 May 2015 21:13:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed just three runs and six hits with six strikeouts over seven innings in a loss Wednesday, May 14, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is 1-3, but he has a solid 2.96 ERA. The pitcher has been getting little run support despite pitching well. FantasyScore players still get solid value at $5,800 (or 11.6% of cap) thanks to his solid amount of strikeouts.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:55:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano has a 4-2 record and 2.30 ERA in nine career starts against the Chicago Cubs, and he hasn't allowed more than two runs to them in any of his nine starts.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is a fine choice tonight for your FantasyScore pitching staff, even though the Cubs have been hot lately at the plate. His strikeout upside can't be ignored.
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:24:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (personal) will not make his scheduled start Sunday, April 12, because his wife had a baby. His start has been pushed back to Wednesday, April 15. SP Casey Sadler will be the starting pitcher Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Sadler should only receive one start and return to the minor leagues. Owners in all leagues should not consider using him in their lineups.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:00:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano has been named the team's Opening Day starter.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is a year removed from a career year in 2013 in which he went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 163 strikeouts in 26 starts. With this left-hander, you have to take the often shaky control with the high strikeout numbers. For Liriano's consistent 9.0 K/9, he's worth a middle-rounds pick.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:28:26 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will make $11 million next year, $13 million in 2016 and $13 million in 2017. His contract included a $2 million signing bonus and incentives that include $325,000 for winning the Cy Young award.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:29:44 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to go after free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Pirates) and try to bring him back now that SP Francisco Liriano has been re-signed.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:27:05 -0800
Free-agent SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) has agreed to a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Dec. 9. The deal is expected to be for three years and $39 million.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:36:20 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly interested in re-signing SP Francisco Liriano to a three-year contract, although he appears to be looking for a four- or five-year deal.