Francisco Liriano (SP, PIT) - Waiver Wire Pickups


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ANALYSIS: Since returning from injury on July 13th, Francisco Liriano has been very steady, and worthy of owning in all leagues.  He hasn't allowed more than 2 ER in the 6 starts after his July 13th return (in which he allowed a whopping 3), and after a 6 BB hiccup in that same July 13th start, he's managed to rack up a very nice 42:12 K:BB ratio in just 38 IP.  He sprinkled in starts with 11, 9 and 8 punchouts during that stretch, and he's limiting the home runs and inducing groundballs as per usual.  All in all, Liriano is looking nearly like the Liriano of old, and he's a big part of the Pirates' 2nd half push. At 76% owned in Yahoo! leagues, Liriano is available in a quarter of all leagues out there. He has the ability to be a 3/4 SP down the stretch, so go and pick him up if he's out there.

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