|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
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|vs Heston (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||57||13||0|| .318|| .246|| .228|
|Last 10 Games|
Rymer Liriano smasher first home run Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/13/14) Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano went 1 for 4 with a big home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Rockies Wednesday.
Liriano smashed the ball an estimated 427 feet to left field for a two-run blast, putting his team up 3-1 in the fourth inning. He's 2 for 9 with one home run since joining the major-league squad.
Rymer Liriano a wait-and-see type
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(8/11/14) If you play in an NL-only league, drop everything you're doing and pick up Rymer Liriano. I'll wait.
Back? Great, now let's talk about why you had to do that and mixed-leaguers didn't.
Liriano is talented, no doubt about it. He could always run, having stolen as many as 66 bases in a minor-league season, and has taken a big step forward in terms of power with 14 home runs in 433 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this year. He was regarded on about the same level as Gregory Polanco before losing all of 2013 to Tommy John surgery.
But he hasn't progressed as quickly as Polanco. He has some plate discipline issues that could limit his batting average, and his minor-league numbers, while good, aren't other-wordly.
It's nitpicky, yes, but with a crowded player pool, that's the way you have to be sometimes. And frankly, the biggest reason you can wait and see on Liriano is because everyone else is doing the same. He's only 14 percent owned even with all the hoopla of his promotion. Unlike when Polanco came up (he was already more than 70 percent owned at the time), this won't be your only shot at Liriano. You can wait until he goes 3 for 5 with a homer (which he may or may not do) before agonizing over that roster decision.
Of course, if it's easy call, have at him. Doesn't hurt to beat the rush, assuming there is one. I imagine that would only the case in a five-outfielder league, though.
Report: Padres set to bring up Rymer Liriano
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/14) The Padres are set to promote outfielder Rymer Liriano from Triple-A El Paso on Monday after just 16 games at that level, milb.com has reported.
Liriano, who was signed by the team as a 16 year old in 2007, has bounced back well after elbow surgery wiped out his 2013 season. He has sizzled with El Paso to the tune of a .452 average with 11 doubles and 13 RBI.
Rymer Liriano makes the jump to the majors
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/10/14) Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano is making the jump from Triple-A to the majors, according to U-T San Diego. San Diego promoted Liriano on Sunday. The 23-year-old prospect hit .452 in 16 games with Triple-A El Paso.
Jeff Francoeur's promotion among Padres transactions
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/23/14) The Padres are making some changes to their rosters throughout the organization, according to MLB.com. One of the bigger transactions will be promoting veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso to the major-league roster.
Outfield prospect Rymer Liriano is being promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso, and outfielder Alex Dickerson will be promoted from Class A Eugene to San Antonio.
|Just a couple years ago, Rymer Liriano was a prospect on the level of Gregory Polanco, but after a lackluster 2012, he was a no-show in 2013, missing the entire season because of Tommy John surgery. It's not a huge setback for his career since he's still only 22, but it makes him something of a forgotten man on prospect lists and in long-term keeper leagues. He's still a future 20-20 man destined to break into the Padres outfield perhaps as soon as this September. His power lagged in 2012, which was especially surprising considering he spent more than half the season in the hitter-friendly California League, but the scouts project him for more as he fills out. His plate discipline could be better, but it hasn't held him back so far. For the most part, he's right on schedule. The timetable for hitters coming back from Tommy John surgery is shorter than for pitchers, but the returns are just as good. If you liked Liriano as a prospect last year, your opinion of him shouldn't be any different now.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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