Biographical

Portrait of Radhames Liz

Radhames Liz POrioles

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 110.3 6 8 0 82 7.50 -0.4
Birth Date10-6-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2007 BAL 23 9 4 24.7 13.3 11.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 122 25 21 19 3 38 23 22 1 24 6.93 5.86 6.72 -1.2 -0.1
2008 BAL 24 17 17 84.3 84.3 0.0 6 6 0 0 3 1 393 99 67 63 16 165 51 48 3 57 6.72 6.20 6.23 1.1 0.0
2009 BAL 25 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8 10 10 1 15 2 2 2 1 67.50 20.39 18.41 -2.9 -0.3
Career2821110.397.712.768003153113298922021876726827.506.306.64-3.0-0.4

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 GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 DEL A 10 10 38.3 3.04 127 .239 .261 .340 .386 .270 .325 84 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2005 ABE A- 11 11 56.0 2.33 135 .179 .247 .329 .347 .256 .250 73 18.1 1.8 18.1 1.8
2006 FRD A+ 16 16 83.2 5.40 86 .217 .266 .350 .406 .266 .268 95 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2006 BOW AA 10 10 50.2 5.63 53 .309 .258 .330 .379 .261 .352 85 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2007 BAL MLB 9 4 24.7 6.72 66 .296 .268 .335 .420 .264 .310 103 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2007 BOW AA 25 25 137.0 4.44 106 .236 .264 .338 .403 .259 .268 103 19.7 2.0 19.7 2.0
2007 EST Wnt 6 6 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 17 17 84.3 6.23 77 .296 .273 .340 .428 .267 .312 107 1.5 0.2 1.1 0.0
2008 NOR AAA 15 15 87.0 4.21 97 .258 .266 .333 .409 .264 .305 86 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2009 BAL MLB 2 0 1.3 18.41 -137 .564 .266 .329 .454 .261 .700 113 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2009 BOW AA 8 8 48.0 3.67 113 .248 .268 .342 .398 .273 .312 95 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2009 NOR AAA 17 6 44.3 3.78 119 .279 .267 .335 .414 .252 .372 105 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
2009 EST Wnt 3 3 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 POR AAA 25 22 123.0 5.36 77 .280 .272 .343 .427 .264 .307 88 2.1 0.2 0.4 -0.1
2010 EST Wnt 6 6 31.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .212 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 NHP AA 8 8 42.0 3.65 117 .208 .259 .327 .393 .263 .269 99 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2014 BUF AAA 4 4 19.0 6.76 52 .313 .269 .333 .427 .263 .316 96 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2005 DEL A 2 3 0 10 10 38.3 33 23 55 2 37% .325 7.8 5.4 0.5 12.9 1.46 4.46 12.3 1.2
2005 ABE A- 5 4 0 11 11 56.0 36 19 82 1 43% .250 5.8 3.1 0.2 13.2 0.98 1.77 18.1 1.8
2006 BOW AA 3 1 0 10 10 50.2 55 31 54 9 45% .352 9.9 5.6 1.6 9.7 1.71 5.38 -3.1 -0.3
2006 FRD A+ 6 5 0 16 16 83.2 57 44 95 8 42% .268 6.2 4.8 0.9 10.3 1.21 2.81 6.4 0.6
2007 EST Wnt 0 1 0 6 6 18.3 12 11 15 0 0% .255 5.9 5.4 0.0 7.4 1.26 1.97 0.0 0.0
2007 BAL MLB 0 2 0 9 4 24.7 25 23 24 3 23% .310 9.1 8.4 1.1 8.8 1.95 6.93 -1.2 -0.1
2007 BOW AA 11 4 0 25 25 137.0 101 70 161 13 38% .268 6.6 4.6 0.9 10.6 1.25 3.22 19.7 2.0
2008 NOR AAA 3 7 0 15 15 87.0 77 32 85 6 33% .305 8.0 3.3 0.6 8.8 1.25 3.62 4.4 0.4
2008 BAL MLB 6 6 0 17 17 84.3 99 51 57 16 35% .312 10.6 5.4 1.7 6.1 1.78 6.72 1.1 0.0
2009 BOW AA 4 1 0 8 8 48.0 46 14 39 1 46% .312 8.6 2.6 0.2 7.3 1.25 2.62 8.0 0.8
2009 NOR AAA 0 3 0 17 6 44.3 56 12 37 2 35% .372 11.4 2.4 0.4 7.5 1.53 5.69 10.1 1.0
2009 BAL MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 8 2 1 1 36% .700 54.0 13.5 6.8 6.8 7.50 67.50 -2.9 -0.3
2009 EST Wnt 0 0 0 3 3 10.7 9 4 8 0 0% .290 7.6 3.4 0.0 6.7 1.21 0.84 0.0 0.0
2010 POR AAA 8 8 0 25 22 123.0 128 38 109 20 39% .307 9.4 2.8 1.5 8.0 1.35 4.83 0.4 -0.1
2010 EST Wnt 2 2 0 6 6 31.3 18 9 31 1 0% .212 5.2 2.6 0.3 8.9 0.86 1.44 0.0 0.0
2014 BUF AAA 1 0 0 4 4 19.0 21 13 11 3 45% .316 9.9 6.2 1.4 5.2 1.79 5.21 -1.8 -0.2
2014 NHP AA 2 2 0 8 8 42.0 32 11 33 0 45% .269 6.9 2.4 0.0 7.1 1.02 1.93 7.6 0.8

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 1507 0.5063 0.4389 0.8442 0.6291 0.2433 0.9021 0.6906 0.1558
2009 55 0.4545 0.4000 0.7273 0.5600 0.2667 0.7857 0.6250 0.2727
Career15620.50450.43750.84010.62670.24410.8980.68830.1599

Injury History

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

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 135 d1 yr (10)

Details
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/21/10 signed 3/3/10, 1 year (10)
  • claimed off waivers from BAL 11/25/09 optioned to Triple-A 4/20/09 recalled 4/15/09 optioned to Triple-A 3/31/09 re-signed 3/8/09, 1 year/$0.4025M (09) ($147,644 min)
  • recalled 9/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 8/30/08 recalled 8/22/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/27/08 recalled 6/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/16/08
  • amateur free agent-Dominican Republic 03

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

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

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Radhames Liz finally seems to know where the ball is going when it comes out of his hand, but all too often that destination turns out to be the bleachers, thanks to its tendency to stay straight and elevated. His improved control offers hope that his above-average velocity could play in relief, but until Liz throws better strikes, homeritis will hold him back.
2010 Liz didn't make the Oriole rotation out of spring, and the team sent him to Norfolk to convert to short relief, a move that had been anticipated for years. The only thing that succeeded in doing was messing up his head and his mechanics; he had to go back down to Bowie for five weeks and rejoin the rotation to get his groove back. He'd gotten frequent mention in some kind of "change of scenery" deal, but the Padres claimed Liz on waivers in November, so Bud Black will get a chance to practice some of his old pitching coach skills on this former top prospect. Certainly Petco will do its share to help a pitcher whose fly-ball inclinations have led to too many home runs allowed in the majors.
2009 Performance-wise, Liz is reminiscent of Daniel Cabrera, with the dynamic fastball, wildness, and lack of progress all present and accounted for, but physically, the gangly Liz would never be mistaken for the hulking Cabrera. In Liz's case, the problem seems to be his release point; he's inconsistent and usually early, which leads to high pitches, which makes for his almost never getting a ground ball while generating the high home-run totals that have plagued his career.
2008 Liz has the best fastball in the Orioles system. At 95 mph, it's not necessarily the fastest, but it has good movement. He got a chance in Baltimore last summer, making four awful starts before doing some good work in relief. Mechanical issues and limited breaking pitches may eventually push him to the pen to stay, but the Orioles will try to keep him a starter for now.
2007 The slender Liz has a truly live arm, with a moving fastball in the upper-90s and a plus curve, but lacks stamina, both within a game (opposing batters hit him for much better average and power after the fourth inning) and season (after striking out 33 in his first 15 innings he steadily declined across the entire season). Although he`s working on adding a changeup, if he can`t go deeper into games he`ll have to move into relief work.
2006 Liz joins Erbe and Olson as the system`s young pitchers making early splashes. He`s actually been with the organization for a couple of years in the Dominican Summer League. Liz? started last year at Delmarva, and was sent down to Aberdeen when the short-season league got started. As a result, he had more professional experience than the average NY-P player, even if he wasn`t much older, and it showed in the way he dominated the league. He has a very good fastball, striking out 15 of 19 batters faced in one game.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
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 2014, Radhames Liz threw 1,841 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph).