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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .233 0 0 0 0 .241 0.0
Birth Date6-20-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight230 lbs
Age23 years, 4 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 SDN 23 38 121 109 13 24 2 0 1 29 9 39 2 1 0 6 4 1 .220 .289 .266 .211 -2.5 -0.7 -0.3
Career38121109132420129939210641.220.289.266.211-2.5-0.7-0.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 dpa Rk 67 267 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PDR Rk 50 216 .318 .272 .353 .403 .275 .445 100 10.5 5.0 -0.4 0.2 -0.8 14.3 1.4 14.3 1.4
2010 FTW A 50 201 .199 .251 .326 .373 .251 .258 111 -13.2 5.9 -1.4 1.0 0.2 -6.8 -0.6 -6.8 -0.6
2010 EUG A- 53 225 .280 .248 .329 .349 .256 .364 92 4.7 6.3 -1.5 0.7 0.6 12.5 1.4 12.5 1.4
2010 LEL A+ 14 55 .248 .285 .359 .444 .268 .270 115 -0.7 1.6 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 FTW A 116 519 .318 .253 .322 .375 .262 .373 99 32.2 15.0 -4.9 -7.0 -0.1 41.0 3.5 41.0 3.5
2011 LEL A+ 15 61 .166 .278 .356 .428 .270 .167 103 -6.4 1.8 -0.7 0.4 0.9 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2011 LIC Wnt 16 30 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LEL A+ 74 314 .289 .279 .346 .439 .280 .374 89 10.2 9.4 -3.6 -2.8 -2.1 13.3 1.0 13.3 1.0
2012 SAN AA 53 206 .253 .260 .326 .392 .264 .331 93 -1.6 5.7 -1.7 0.0 1.9 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2012 LIC Wnt 6 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .083 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PER Wnt 22 101 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .373 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 SDN MLB 38 121 .211 .256 .314 .399 .260 .329 97 -5.6 3.1 -1.1 -0.7 1.1 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2014 SAN AA 99 415 .270 .247 .314 .369 .248 .326 103 4.3 11.4 -1.7 2.5 5.3 24.4 2.9 24.4 2.9
2014 ELP AAA 16 71 .368 .282 .348 .431 .265 .583 108 3.6 0.9 -0.3 -1.0 -1.3 2.0 0.1 2.0 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 dpa Rk 267 34 46 13 1 9 37 28 106 9 5 .198 .298 .379 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PDR Rk 216 44 69 8 1 8 44 15 52 14 5 .350 .402 .523 .173 .318 14.3 0.2 1.4
2010 EUG A- 225 35 55 13 6 0 12 17 53 17 7 .271 .335 .394 .123 .280 12.5 0.7 1.4
2010 FTW A 201 21 36 11 1 2 20 10 54 11 6 .191 .236 .293 .101 .199 -6.8 1.0 -0.6
2010 LEL A+ 55 3 11 2 0 1 6 5 12 3 0 .220 .291 .320 .100 .248 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0
2011 LIC Wnt 30 3 4 1 0 0 0 4 11 2 1 .154 .267 .192 .038 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 LEL A+ 61 8 7 1 1 0 6 6 13 1 1 .127 .213 .182 .055 .166 -3.2 0.4 -0.3
2011 FTW A 519 81 145 30 8 12 62 47 95 65 20 .319 .383 .499 .180 .318 41.0 -7.0 3.5
2012 LEL A+ 314 41 84 22 2 5 41 21 69 22 7 .298 .360 .443 .145 .289 13.3 -2.8 1.0
2012 PER Wnt 101 23 29 5 0 4 15 6 21 6 2 .319 .376 .505 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LIC Wnt 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SAN AA 206 24 46 10 2 3 20 20 50 10 1 .251 .335 .377 .126 .253 5.0 0.0 0.5
2014 ELP AAA 71 14 28 11 1 0 13 8 14 3 1 .452 .521 .661 .210 .368 2.0 -1.0 0.1
2014 SAN AA 415 55 98 20 2 14 53 35 102 17 7 .264 .335 .442 .178 .270 24.4 2.5 2.9
2014 SDN MLB 121 13 24 2 0 1 6 9 39 4 1 .220 .289 .266 .046 .211 -2.5 -0.7 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 441 0.4807 0.4512 0.6935 0.6274 0.2882 0.8797 0.3182 0.3065
Career4410.48070.45120.69350.62740.28820.87970.31820.3065

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-05 2013-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-02-20
2013-02-16 2013-03-10 Camp 22 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-02-20 -
2010-09-07 2010-09-15 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dSFX1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/18/11. Re-signed by San Diego 3/8/12.
  • Signed 2009 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.3M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 517 69 129 25 4 11 52 36 125 34 11 .275 .332 .417 .277 21.2 RF -4, CF 0 1.9
80o 494 63 117 23 3 10 47 33 123 31 9 .259 .314 .393 .263 13.1 RF -4, CF 0 1.0
70o 478 59 108 21 3 9 44 31 121 28 9 .248 .302 .375 .252 7.8 RF -4, CF 0 0.5
60o 463 56 102 20 3 9 41 29 119 26 8 .238 .291 .360 .243 3.5 RF -4, CF 0 0.0
50o 450 53 96 19 3 8 39 27 118 25 8 .229 .281 .347 .234 -0.3 RF -4, CF 0 -0.4
40o 437 50 88 17 2 8 36 25 116 23 7 .220 .270 .333 .226 -3.9 RF -4, CF 0 -0.8
30o 422 47 82 16 2 7 34 23 114 22 7 .211 .259 .319 .217 -7.5 RF -3, CF 0 -1.2
20o 406 44 76 15 2 7 31 21 111 20 6 .200 .247 .302 .206 -11.4 RF -3, CF 0 -1.6
10o 383 39 67 13 2 6 28 19 107 17 5 .185 .229 .279 .191 -16.2 RF -3, CF 0 -2.1
Weighted Mean457559919394028119268.234.286.354.2391.5RF -4, CF 0-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015242502755102525166414.243.296.371.2440.45.71.5-1.514.9-9.2-1.9
2016252502653102525166314.232.287.357.2390.02.11.5-1.614.9-12.7-1.9
2017266376913527414654816537.234.297.366.243-0.04.43.6-4.214.9-9.9-4.8
2018276086513126413614415235.234.294.363.242-0.13.23.2-4.214.9-10.7-4.5
2019286086913526414644813935.244.308.378.2530.58.92.7-4.314.9-4.5-4.5
2020296187013726414654813835.245.310.379.2530.48.72.3-4.614.9-4.0-4.6
2021306257114126414654813434.247.311.378.2530.37.81.7-4.814.9-4.0-4.7
2022316297113927414675014033.245.310.381.2540.37.71.3-5.014.9-3.5-4.7
2023326317013926413644813931.243.306.369.249-0.13.90.8-5.214.9-6.7-4.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.26.4out of baseball0.83.31.412.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Eric Thames 2010 .000 DNP
2 93 Brandon Guyer 2009 .000 DNP
3 92 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
4 92 Eric Fryer 2009 .000 DNP
5 91 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
6 91 Sean Henry 2009 .000 DNP
7 91 Chris Swauger 2010 .000 DNP
8 90 Juan Portes 2009 .000 DNP
9 90 Jared Hoying 2012 .000 DNP
10 89 Ty Wright 2008 .000 DNP
11 89 Jake Blalock 2007 .000 DNP
12 89 Matthew Spencer 2009 .000 DNP
13 89 Daryl Jones 2010 .000 DNP
14 89 Marvin Lowrance 2008 .000 DNP
15 89 Mark Shorey 2008 .000 DNP
16 88 James Van Ostrand 2008 .000 DNP
17 88 Kevin Rivers 2012 .000 DNP
18 88 Kyeong Kang 2011 .000 DNP
19 88 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
20 88 Chris Pettit 2008 .000 DNP
21 88 Tim Smith 2009 .000 DNP
22 88 Cyle Hankerd 2008 .000 DNP
23 88 Jeremy Synan 2010 .000 DNP
24 88 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
25 88 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
26 87 Brady Shoemaker 2010 .000 DNP
27 87 Alex Hassan 2011 .000 DNP
28 87 Juan Crousset 2013 .000 DNP
29 87 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
30 87 Tyler Colvin 2009 .187
31 87 Shannon Wilkerson 2012 .000 DNP
32 87 Whit Merrifield 2012 .000 DNP
33 87 John Tolisano 2012 .000 DNP
34 86 Tyler Henson 2011 .000 DNP
35 86 Oscar Tejeda 2013 .000 DNP
36 86 Marcus Knecht 2013 .000 DNP
37 86 Marc Krauss 2011 .000 DNP
38 86 Jordan Brown 2007 .000 DNP
39 86 Angelo Songco 2012 .000 DNP
40 86 Elijah Dukes 2007 .245
41 86 Bryson Myles 2013 .000 DNP
42 86 Jon Jay 2008 .000 DNP
43 85 Kuo Hui Lo 2009 .000 DNP
44 85 J.T. Restko 2008 .000 DNP
45 85 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
46 85 Colin Curtis 2008 .000 DNP
47 85 David Mailman 2012 .000 DNP
48 85 Alejandro Selen 2012 .000 DNP
49 85 Jim Gallagher 2009 .000 DNP
50 84 Andrew Lambo 2012 .000 DNP
51 84 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
52 84 Ryan Royster 2010 .000 DNP
53 84 Chad Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
54 84 Shawn Payne 2013 .000 DNP
55 84 Miguel Velazquez 2011 .000 DNP
56 84 Jake Shaffer 2011 .000 DNP
57 84 Javier Herrera 2008 .000 DNP
58 84 Neil Medchill 2010 .000 DNP
59 84 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
60 84 Kyle Gaedele 2013 .000 DNP
61 83 Xavier Paul 2008 .000 DNP
62 83 Rainel Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
63 83 Casey Craig 2008 .000 DNP
64 83 Robby Hefflinger 2013 .000 DNP
65 83 Bryan Petersen 2009 .000 DNP
66 83 Taylor Motter 2013 .000 DNP
67 83 Collin DeLome 2009 .000 DNP
68 83 Joe Dickerson 2010 .000 DNP
69 83 Marcus Lemon 2011 .000 DNP
70 83 Lorenzo Cain 2009 .000 DNP
71 83 James Jones 2012 .000 DNP
72 83 John Shelby 2009 .000 DNP
73 83 Ronald Bermudez 2011 .000 DNP
74 82 Daniel Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
75 82 Richie Robnett 2007 .000 DNP
76 82 Daniel Pertusati 2013 .000 DNP
77 82 Ben Copeland 2007 .000 DNP
78 82 Juan Lagares 2012 .000 DNP
79 82 Christopher Grayson 2013 .000 DNP
80 82 Kevin Clark 2009 .000 DNP
81 82 Tyler Collins 2013 .000 DNP
82 82 Cody Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
83 82 Daniel Ortiz 2013 .000 DNP
84 82 Tom Belza 2013 .000 DNP
85 82 Dan Brewer 2011 .000 DNP
86 82 Randolph Oduber 2012 .000 DNP
87 82 Tim Ferguson 2012 .000 DNP
88 82 Brian Fletcher 2012 .000 DNP
89 82 Michael Saunders 2010 .244
90 82 Brandon Short 2012 .000 DNP
91 82 Chris Heisey 2008 .000 DNP
92 82 Jordan Danks 2010 .000 DNP
93 82 Jamie Hoffmann 2008 .000 DNP
94 82 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
95 82 Darrell Ceciliani 2013 .000 DNP
96 82 Moises Sierra 2012 .222
97 81 Danny Perales 2008 .000 DNP
98 81 Chad Tracy 2009 .000 DNP
99 81 Jarrett Parker 2012 .000 DNP
100 81 D'Arby Myers 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Scouts drool over Liriano's power potential, which isn't reflected in his actual output to date. He is learning to use his natural strength and to look for pitches to drive, but it has been a slow process. Liriano runs well and possesses a right fielder's arm. He showed flashes in the Arizona Fall League, where one veteran observer identified Liriano as having the circuit's best pure power. The next step is translating his batting-practice exploits into something that can impact games over the course of a season. When that happens, he could be a force in the heart of the order for a long time.
2012 The tools-laden Liriano started 2011 at Lake Elsinore, where he was overmatched for a few weeks before returning to the Midwest League. Back at Fort Wayne, he enjoyed a breakout season, taking home league MVP honors. Yes, he repeated the level, but there's no shame in that at his age. Liriano runs well for a big man and finally started to tap into his power potential. He has struggled to adjust at each new level before finding his comfort zone, and there is no reason to rush his development. Assuming he continues to build on last year's success, Liriano should arrive in San Diego toward the end of 2014.
2011 Rymer Liriano turned 19 in late June, but that didn't stop him from touring three levels of A-ball in 2010. The Dominican remains very raw, and there are times when every pitch he sees doubles as a pitch he likes, but his 2009 rookie-level campaign didn't deceive in suggesting that he'd hit.
2010 Rymer Liriano has a combination of above-average power and speed, but is still very young and strikes out so much that a European exchange has been set up to trade Liriano whiff emission permits.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rymer Liriano fully back from his injury? What's his potential in a dynasty league? You like him or Nick Williams better?
(Andy from NY)
He is indeed. I think he gets underrated in fantasy circles as a nice power/speed option, with batting average issues. He's not on Williams level for me in terms of ultimate product, though he's likely to contribute far sooner. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What is your feel for Rymer Liriano today? I just picked him up in one of my shallow dynasty leagues and dropped Gabby Guerrero. He had a pretty strong AA season and just got promoted to AAA yesterday. Padres are so bare, seems like he could be impactful for Friars? His risk is high, but signs seem to point to Power and speed with some batting average missing? I dropped Gabby as he is so far away and carries more risk
(bigwhitesled from Seattle)
There's short term risk with the hit tool I think he's talented enough to make the adjustments long term to be an impact guy eventually but he has to hit first. I think he's a worthy pick up, but it seems like you understand the risk he carries. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Was Rymer Liriano in the mix for top 50? Are you a believer in his power/speed combination?
(Drew from Rochester)
I don't think so. Too many questions about the hit tool. I'm a believer in the power and the speed ... just worried the holes in his swing will limit how much he can access that power. Definitely has 20/20 potential at the big-league level if everything goes perfectly, though. Too many people forgot about him after he was out due to surgery last year. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Rymer Liriano seems to be doing good things again, are the reports as positive as the stats? What are the chances he reaches the bigs this year?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I love Liriano and I'm glad to see him doing well. There's not a ton blocking him in the OF and I'd be the Padres are sellers, so he could see the majors but I don't think he makes a fantasy impact until 2015. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)What are the chances Rymer Liriano gets called up to the bigs this year with the Friars offense struggly so badly?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
Unfortunately, the TJ zapped a year from his development, but he'll ultimately be okay. I'd expect him some time after the super two deadline, because he could be one of the best hitters on the team immediately. An adjustment period is likely, but he's got the chance to be an above average MLB regular. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Rymer Liriano doing in his recovery/rehab from TJ surgery?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
As far as I've heard, he's ready to go full speed this spring. He was playing a little bit in winter ball so everything looks good to go. The road back from TJ for a position player isn't nearly as arduous. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rymer Liriano - what's up with him for this year? Is he gonna bounce back from his lost year?
(Jacob from Washington DC)
Interesting guy because he was a very tools based player - who still managed to produce (albeit usually in his second go-round at a level. The lost development time is big mark against him, but I don't think he was far from contributing before and while he might be delayed a bit, I still like him as an asset going forward. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of year do you think Rymer Liriano will have after TJ? Think he gets a Sep call up?
(padremurph from San Diego)
I think he has a good year, but the Padres don't rush him. With a decent year, I do expect him to get a call up since he's already on the 40-man. (Bret Sayre)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rymer Liriano going to get an opportunity to make the Padres next spring if healthy?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Hard to see that as a possibility. I saw an update from MLB.com's Corey Brock a couple days ago that said Liriano wouldn't be back this season but might get some time in winterball. Either way, that's a long time off, and he's only played ~50 games in Double-A. If all goes well, he could be up at some point in the second half next season, but a lot needs to happen before we reach that point. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Z Borenstein R Liriano and C Owings? thanks
(Andy from WI)
Hi Andy:

Great numbers on Borenstein, but we're talking about a 23 year old in High-A ball. The numbers will get him to carry his clubs to the next course, but I'll be skeptical about a guy like this until he does it in the Majors. He's only a play in leagues with really deep reserve lists/farm systems.

Rymer Liriano? Great tools, but he's out for all of 2013, and from what I've heard he's not the kind of player a layoff helps out. 23 years old is not a good age to be trying to translate tools into skills.

Chris Owings has put up some silly numbers in the PCL but then it's a silly hitters' environment he's playing in. I'd like to see more plate discipline; I think MLB pitchers are going to expose him in this first go 'round; a sub 5% BB rate isn't a good indicator. You can't ignore the power/speed combo in fantasy though, and I've had concerns like this about other players where I've been dead wrong. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rymer Liriano - sneaky pick to come roaring back with the fury of a thousand #wants?
(milby from SF)
I will never discount Liriano. The kid works very hard and knows how to fail and adjust. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling: Hunter Renfroe or Rymer Liriano?
(sdsuphilip from san diego)
Haven't seen a lot of Renfroe yet, but probably Liriano. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)For those who haven't seen, Padres prospect Rymer Liriano will haveTJS and will miss 6 months. Delmon Young to have micro-fracture surgery on ankle, will start season on DL. No wuestion, just sharing the news.
(AK from Phoenix)
Sucks with Liriano as he is one of my favorite prospects. Delmon Young is addition by subtraction for the Phillies. Now, I wonder if they'll coax Darren Daulton out of retirement to block Domonic Brown even further. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rymer Liriano worth holding on to in a dynasty league? Tommy John is going to cost him a year of development and he had a ways to go as is.
(Amazin Mess from Malone NY)
Yes, because he was young for the levels he was playing in anyhow. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best chat ever! Gut feel, does Rymer Liriano breakout in 2013?
(Short Shorts from By the water)
He might be a prospect that belongs in a crockpot and not in a microwave. He is loaded with tools, but still trying to put those tools into a productie baseball form. It might not explode in '13, but when the dish is done, it should be tasty just the same. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)In what order would you rank the future fantasy prospects/production of: Aaron Hicks, Jackie Bradley, and Rymer Liriano?
(Kai from SLO)
Liriano has the most raw offensive potential of the trio, but I'd put my money on Hicks ultimately providing the most fantasy value. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Rymer Liriano surpassed Jake Marisnick as a prospect or is Marisnick the better prospect because of his CF defense and speed? Could you see Marisnick developing into a 5+ hitter?
(Gene from LA)
I prefer Liriano to Marisnick because of the bat. I think Liriano's stick has more impact potential and I'm not sold that Marisnick's bat will play 5+ (Jason Parks)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Derek, thanks for the fantasy fix. Which OF prospect is the better fantasy prospect: Rymer Liriano or Oswaldo Arcia?
(captnamerca from FL)
Liriano is more well-rounded and has the higher fantasy upside of the two. Both could be good hitters with above-average power, but Liriano's speed gives him the edge. (Derek Carty)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Rymer Liriano have plus raw power? Ive heard he's a batting practice hero but it hasnt really showed up in his numbers at this point.
(Dave from CA)
Sure. Easy 6 raw power, but it doesn't play at 6 in game action yet. That's the thing about power potential that people often forget or overlook. Power flows from the hit tool, which makes sense because you have to make contact with the ball in order to drive the ball. A hitter can gave monster raw strength and put on massive BP shows that make scouts cry and swoon over the glory they just witnessed. But if you can't hit in game action, or can't produce bat speed without selling out, or can't generate the necessary loft and backspin against live pitching, you can have all the raw power potential in the world and it wont mean shit. Power potential and where power plays are two different animals. At this stage of the game, Liriano's power is all about the potential. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rymer Liriano kind of like Vladimir Guerrero with Mike Trout speed and Jeff Francouer's arm?
(matt from LA)
Yeah, kind of like that. Also, I'm kind of like Tom Verducci. (Jason Parks)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are my Padres ever going to make a run again, or was 2010 the closest we're going to get? What does the future of the Padres organization look like, what is the state of our minor league system?
(I aint Quentin from Beutiful San Diego)
The Padres have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, and the key is whether that depth can overcome the lack of starpower. We've started to see some of the pieces of a future Padres contender already, with Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso, and on the offensive side, Rymer Liriano should be coming sometime in 2013. Getting Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin from the Rangers for Mike Adams at last year's deadline was a very nice move, and the Padres should be able to acquire more talent this July for Street. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's Rymer Liriano's ceiling slash line and HR/SB? Could he be a 20/20 guy?
(Matt from Los Angeles)
Gotta pass on this one. Haven't seen him, don't know enough to be able to comment intelligently. I bet Goldstein or Parks could help you. Sorry! (Ian Miller)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Looking forward to my prospect draft next season. Taijuan Walker v. Archie Bradley. Xander Bogaerts v. Javier Baez, Michael Choice v. Rymer Liriano. Who'd you take in those matchups?
(Joe from Bellvue)
Bradley, Bogaerts, Liriano. Walker is the wildcard for me because he could be the very good version of Edwin Jackson we saw a few years ago or the one that has been around most other seasons. (Jason Collette)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Rymer Liriano. ETA? Chances of living up to potential?
(jadams84 from Diego Town)
This is really a question best asked of Kevin Goldstein, but not surprisingly, I have an opinion. With the caveat that I've not yet seen Liriano in person (I'm looking forward to doing so at Elsinore this year), my guess is that he'll move slowly and arrive in San Diego toward the latter half of 2014. There's a lot of ability, but he's still raw. I like Liriano a great deal, but worry about his thickness and his plate discipline, which is improving but still ain't great. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Cory. Could you please rank the following prospects in order: Anthony Rendon, Josh Bell, Rymer Liriano & Starling Marte. Thanks.
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Punting this one to local prospect guru Kevin Goldstein. I will say though that I don't think much of Josh Bell as a prospect, while people are already talking about moving Ryan Zimmerman to 1B to make room for Rendon, so that speaks pretty highly of Rendon. (Cory Schwartz)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Byrnes said the other day that they measured Rymer Liriano's ball-off-the-bat speed and it was comparable to guys like Mike Stanton. Obviously he doesn't have 80 power, but can he hit more than 30 HRs or is his power more line-drive oriented?
(Josh from San Clemente)
Exit velocity is one thing, but not the only thing that sends a ball out. Loft and backspin matter as well. I think Liriano will be an 18-20 HR type. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Marisnick or Rymer Liriano?
(Rob from Dallas)
Marisnick (Jason Parks)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Outside of Harper and Trout, just offensively speaking where would Rymer Liriano rank among OF prospects for you? Top 5, 10 or beyond?
(Auggie from Anaheim)
Probably top 10 OF. Haven't thought about rankings, so its hard to say off the top of my head. He's a very good prospect. (Jason Parks)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know the Padres list is coming out really soon, but just to wet our appetite are you bullish or bearish on Rymer Liriano?
(PSchaffer from San Diego)
Big fan. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)How much stock do you put into Rymer Liriano's season? Do the raw tools match the success that he's had?
(Tom from East Bay)
There's a lot of reality there, as the tools are legitimately there. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rymer Liriano: above-average CF for the Padres in 2014?
(rswhitt from dc)
Well, he's not a CF, so no. But I do like him plenty. (Kevin Goldstein)


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