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Portrait of Radhames Liz

Radhames Liz PPirates

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Birth Date10-6-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 21 days
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2012
2013
2014
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2007 BAL MLB 9 4 24.7 0 2 0 25 23 24 3 .264 103 9.1 8.4 1.1 8.8 23% .310 .296 1.95 5.86 6.93 125 7.71 -0.6
2008 BAL MLB 17 17 84.3 6 6 0 99 51 57 16 .267 107 10.6 5.4 1.7 6.1 35% .312 .296 1.78 6.20 6.72 128 7.41 -1.8
2009 BAL MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 8 2 1 1 .261 113 54.0 13.5 6.8 6.8 36% .700 .564 7.50 20.39 67.50 116 10.23 -0.1
2015 PIT MLB 14 0 23.3 1 4 0 26 12 27 4 .239 99 10.0 4.6 1.5 10.4 39% .367 .295 1.63 5.00 4.24 107 5.01 -0.1
CareerMLB4221133.771201588810924.26210510.65.91.67.334%.329.3031.846.076.941247.07-2.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 DEL A 10 10 38.3 2 3 0 33 23 55 2 .266 87 7.8 5.4 0.5 12.9 36% .348 .235 1.46 3.01 4.46
2005 ABE A- 11 11 56.0 5 4 0 36 19 82 1 .252 74 5.8 3.1 0.2 13.2 45% .318 .181 0.98 1.86 1.77
2006 FRD A+ 16 16 83.2 6 5 0 57 44 95 8 .266 95 6.2 4.8 0.9 10.3 42% .268 .217 1.21 3.91 2.81
2006 BOW AA 10 10 50.2 3 1 0 55 31 54 9 .261 85 9.9 5.6 1.6 9.7 45% .352 .309 1.71 5.23 5.38
2007 BAL MLB 9 4 24.7 0 2 0 25 23 24 3 .264 103 9.1 8.4 1.1 8.8 23% .310 .296 1.95 5.86 6.93
2007 BOW AA 25 25 137.0 11 4 0 101 70 161 13 .259 103 6.6 4.6 0.9 10.6 38% .268 .236 1.25 3.95 3.22
2007 EST Wnt 6 6 18.3 0 1 0 12 11 15 0 .000 5.9 5.4 0.0 7.4 0% .255 .000 1.26 3.36 1.97
2008 BAL MLB 17 17 84.3 6 6 0 99 51 57 16 .267 107 10.6 5.4 1.7 6.1 35% .312 .296 1.78 6.20 6.72
2008 NOR AAA 15 15 87.0 3 7 0 77 32 85 6 .264 86 8.0 3.3 0.6 8.8 33% .305 .258 1.25 3.51 3.62
2009 BAL MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 8 2 1 1 .261 113 54.0 13.5 6.8 6.8 36% .700 .564 7.50 20.39 67.50
2009 BOW AA 8 8 48.0 4 1 0 46 14 39 1 .273 95 8.6 2.6 0.2 7.3 46% .312 .248 1.25 2.78 2.62
2009 NOR AAA 17 6 44.3 0 3 0 56 12 37 2 .252 105 11.4 2.4 0.4 7.5 35% .372 .279 1.53 3.22 5.69
2009 EST Wnt 3 3 10.7 0 0 0 9 4 8 0 .000 7.6 3.4 0.0 6.7 0% .290 .000 1.21 3.16 0.84
2010 POR AAA 25 22 123.0 8 8 0 128 38 109 20 .264 88 9.4 2.8 1.5 8.0 39% .307 .280 1.35 5.07 4.83
2010 EST Wnt 6 6 31.3 2 2 0 18 9 31 1 .000 5.2 2.6 0.3 8.9 0% .212 .000 0.86 2.48 1.44
2014 NHP AA 8 8 42.0 2 2 0 32 11 33 0 .262 100 6.9 2.4 0.0 7.1 45% .269 .208 1.02 2.93 1.93
2014 BUF AAA 4 4 19.0 1 0 0 21 13 11 3 .261 98 9.9 6.2 1.4 5.2 45% .316 .310 1.79 6.46 5.21
2015 PIT MLB 14 0 23.3 1 4 0 26 12 27 4 .239 99 10.0 4.6 1.5 10.4 39% .367 .295 1.63 5.00 4.24
2015 IND AAA 16 10 64.3 4 5 0 44 24 74 0 .247 103 6.2 3.4 0.0 10.4 43% .272 .206 1.06 2.21 1.40

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
2008 1505 0.4904 0.4332 0.8221 0.6233 0.2503 0.8739 0.6979 0.1779
2009 55 0.4545 0.4000 0.7273 0.5200 0.3000 0.7692 0.6667 0.2727
2015 380 0.4763 0.4579 0.7126 0.6298 0.3015 0.8158 0.5167 0.2874
Career19400.48660.43710.7980.62160.26170.85960.66150.202

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-29 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-02 2014-05-24 Minors 52 0 - - -
2010-05-21 2010-06-14 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-09 2009-09-08 Minors 30 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PIT $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$1,000,000
1 yrTotal$1,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 38 d1 year/$1M (2015), 2016 option

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2015), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/12/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 5/25/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/3/15. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/1/15. DFA by Pittsburgh 9/15/15. Pittsburgh declined 2016 option 11/4/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2011-13: LG of Korea (signed 1/8/11).
  • 1 year (2011). Released by San Diego 1/4/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09 (split contract, $147,644 in minors). Claimed by San Diego off waivers from Baltimore 11/25/09.
  • Signed by Baltimore as a free agent from the Dominican Republic 2/15/03.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .283 .380 .463 .299
11 vs R (Multi) .289 .394 .446 .293
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.014 .017 .007
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .282 .378 .462 .299
31 vs R (2015) .288 .393 .442 .292
38 Split (2015) -.006 -.016 .019 .007
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Radhames Liz is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: A Short History of Reds and Pirates Hitting One Another With BaseballsRob Mains2016-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: TINSTAABOPPJeff Long2015-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Barry Long EngagementR.J. Anderson2015-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2015Chris Mosch2015-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Best Rivalry In Baseball (Right Now)Matthew Trueblood2015-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Dominican Winter League PitchersJeff Moore2014-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pittsburgh PounceAndrew Koo2014-12-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to KnowCraig Goldstein2014-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens BureauCraig Goldstein2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens BureauR.J. Anderson2014-11-24
What You Need to Know: Monday, July 23Daniel Rathman2012-07-23
The BP First Take: Tuesday, January 3Daniel Rathman2012-01-03
Transaction Analysis Blog: Adam Loewen ReturnsR.J. Anderson2011-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Mayhem EditionChristina Kahrl2010-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turkey TalkChristina Kahrl2009-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Ultimate MatchupsEric Seidman2009-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Orioles Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDustying Up: Aaron Harang's Extra-Inning AdventureEric Seidman2009-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cubby QuartetChristina Kahrl2009-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moving and ShakingChristina Kahrl2008-12-10
Hot Stove Preview: AL EastJay Jaffe2008-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Who are the Next Rays?Kevin Goldstein2008-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Regular-Season Wrap-upChristina Kahrl2008-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Nearing the Finish LineJay Jaffe2008-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: A Red MenaceJohn Perrotto2008-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Inaction in ActionChristina Kahrl2008-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: ReshuffleuppagusJay Jaffe2008-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: One Man's TeamsJohn Perrotto2008-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Rays-ing the BarMarc Normandin2008-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 100 Update, The Back 50Kevin Goldstein2008-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Tribe Trade?John Perrotto2008-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Anticipating MovesJeff Erickson2008-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The State of the OriolesJoe Sheehan2008-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-03
Winter League Top Performers: The PitchersClay Davenport2008-02-21
Top 100 Prospects: The Best of the BestKevin Goldstein2008-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects UpdateKevin Goldstein2008-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Orioles Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-10-31
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
Future Shock: Top 100 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: 11/03/06Carlos J. Lugo2006-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack 10/30/06Kevin Goldstein2006-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL East, 7/25/2006Kevin Goldstein2006-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint American League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL East, 6/13/06Kevin Goldstein2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 5/15/06Kevin Goldstein2006-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL East RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-04-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)For overall career value, this point on, who would you rather have Edinson Volquez or a pitching prospect ranked around 80th on Goldstein's top 100 list next year? Neither will likely pitch next year, both have some risk of development, both have some upside. I guess the question boils down to how much you believe that Edinson can regain his status from the injury. I am in a strat league, I could either keep Volquez or cut him and draft someone in the 80th range on Goldstein's next list.
(LindInMoskva from DC)
Volquez will miss 2010, but most pitchers come back from TJ to previous level. That's a major league pitcher with some upside. He'll be 28. Looking back to Goldstein's 2008 list (not 2009), guys at that level are Deolis Guerra, Radhames Liz, Max Scherzer, Jair Jurrjens, Aaron Poreda, and Greg Reynolds. Even with a year of development, we're looking at two guys who have established themselves at the MLB level, plus Poreda who's an upside guy. I'd probably take Poreda and Jurrjens over Volquez right now, Scherzer's a toss up, but then you have to figure out the "bust risk." Which of those guys would I have picked LAST year and am I confident that I can pick correctly? Kevin's an expert and had Poreda under Liz ... I think that bust risk is huge, so I'd almost always go with the guy I know can pitch. (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Radhames Liz threw 2,262 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph), Change (89mph) and Sinker (94mph).