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Nelson LirianoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-1998 MLB Years: 1987-1998
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Rated Prospect

Positions2B-1419, 3B-105, SS-65, DH-18, 1B-2Position when Drafted2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameNelson Arturo Liriano
Height5-10Weight185BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateJune 3,1964 [54.075]PlacePuerto Plata,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1982 by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Signing ScoutsEipfanio Guerrero
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1987-TOR-#8
MLB DebutAugust 25,1987 [23.083]
OrganizationsTOR [8] COL [3] PIT [2] CLE [1] KCA [1] LAN [1] MIN [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID14379Retrosheet IDlirin001MLBAM ID117810
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed65Power49Contact78XBH53RBIs48Runs61Hitting65Durability60Team.489Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Florence Blue JaysSALAtor-2b1912947887124245657279708134320.259.356.368.72417635558.299.109.293.33112.5414.521.161.0879.6728.23
1984Kinston Blue JaysCaroA+tor-2b2013251268126224550109468647240.246.312.334.64617131571.286.088.180.2948.0615.061.870.88102.4024.60
1985Kinston Blue JaysCaroA+tor-2b21134451681302316362511395524010.288.348.384.73217330496.318.096.213.3307.8611.091.411.2175.1723.08
1986Knoxville Blue JaysSouAAtor-2b221355578815925157593514486334520.285.343.422.76523547617.309.137.260.3387.7810.211.311.1379.5729.56
1987Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-2b2313053172133191010553610447625630.250.307.380.68720239588.273.130.262.3017.4812.931.731.7053.1029.32
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22b2337158293862210132162202023.241.310.342.6525410176.269.101.272.2899.0912.501.381.1479.0026.32
1988Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-2b24831261101212400000.194.242.290.5329233.222.096.194.2426.0612.122.000.000.0033.33
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22b2499276367362323125114025104.264.297.333.6309211295.299.069.134.2863.7313.563.641.0292.0015.07
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22b251324185111026355316743512105010.263.331.376.70715734478.286.113.237.3229.0010.671.191.0583.6030.91
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22b265017016367211535162011105.212.282.294.5765010189.233.082.165.2678.4710.581.250.53170.0027.78
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22b265318530475701352222403103.254.332.357.6896612211.290.103.238.31410.4311.371.090.000.0025.53
1990Totals for AL-AL         103355468312912887384414208.234.308.327.63511622400.263.093.203.2929.5011.001.160.25355.0026.51
1991Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-2b2786292508016923668313923330.274.345.411.75612027331.307.137.236.3369.3711.781.260.60146.0033.75
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22b271022590001010201000.409.409.409.8189023.450.000-.045.3710.008.700.000.000.000.00
1992Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-2b2810636173110199552208485013740.305.381.449.83016233420.335.144.310.37011.4311.901.041.1972.2030.00
1993Central Valley RockiesCalifA+col-3b-ss29622380204026000000.364.500.5451.04512228.364.181.364.46221.430.000.000.000.0025.00
1993Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-2b297929348105236646913323412310.358.419.539.95815835331.387.181.276.4209.6710.271.061.8148.8333.33
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         8531551113238650915383412310.359.426.540.96617037359.385.181.283.42310.589.470.891.6752.5032.74
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol4ss294815128466321564182205126.305.376.424.8006411175.344.119.252.35510.2912.571.221.1475.5023.91
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol42b3087255396517533102424403354.255.357.396.75310125303.294.141.298.33113.8614.521.050.9985.0038.46
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit162b31107259297412153822243421332.286.347.398.74510318289.309.112.205.3308.3011.761.421.7351.8024.32
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit162b32112217235814233020142200321.267.308.392.7008519234.282.125.198.3035.989.401.571.2872.3332.76
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan462b3376881020601110061202111.227.274.330.60429797.250.103.170.2646.1912.372.001.0388.0035.00
1998Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-2b-3b348728644901637448103942304212.315.398.465.86313326332.344.150.280.37911.7512.651.082.1140.8628.89
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol222b341217000000000700001.000.000.000.0000017.000.000.000.0000.0041.180.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter823221629657610527252405930212300733191540.260.324.366.6908101572487.288.106.214.0008.5212.061.421.0188.6427.26
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1032381460310711886554440178954055302132332212.281.350.407.75715513074305.312.126.254.0009.4112.311.311.2570.6328.66
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter49617942895249438302348150196245913231312.292.361.437.7987841622035.320.145.271.0009.6312.041.251.4759.8030.92
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1355578815925157593514486334520.285.343.422.76523547617.309.137.260.0007.7810.211.311.1379.5729.56
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2729851392644571190352291141611250.268.333.361.694356631095.303.093.199.0008.3112.881.551.0089.5523.86
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12947887124245657279708134320.259.356.368.72417635558.299.109.293.00012.5414.521.161.0879.6728.23
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3181022132257459111014419861335187222.251.311.345.656353651138.278.094.203.0007.5611.691.550.9792.9125.29
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2194765213226386842385621653.277.330.395.72518837523.297.118.202.0007.2710.711.471.5359.5028.03
Colorado Rockies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14742367111238546666073084711.262.351.390.74116536495.304.128.270.00012.1214.751.221.0184.6032.43
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5318530475701352222403103.254.332.357.6896612211.290.103.238.00010.4311.371.090.000.0025.53
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter76881020601110061202111.227.274.330.60429797.250.103.170.0006.1912.372.001.0388.0035.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1022590001010201000.409.409.409.8189023.450.000-.045.0000.008.700.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16243658113215547126425916438.260.324.366.69015931490.288.106.214.0008.5212.061.421.0188.6427.26
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625999516830108692815648335532.281.350.407.75724348676.312.126.254.0009.4112.311.311.2570.6328.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Florence Blue Jays SALAtor192B114--2143233463571537.9404.71------12988.479.7
1984Kinston Blue Jays CaroA+tor202B129--2603572177638617.9674.78------13297.792.1
1985Kinston Blue Jays CaroA+tor212B131--2613282579614589.9594.50------13497.895.6
1986Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor222B112--2312881975538519.9654.63------13583.077.8
1986Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor223B14--8363104744.9363.14------13510.49.7
1987Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor232B130--2463461996611592.9694.55------130100.092.9
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor232B37--83107128191190.9955.14------37100.022.8
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor242B8--1423-537371.0004.63------8100.05.7
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor242B80--1211771248310298.9613.73------9980.849.4
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH11---------------9911.16.8
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor243B1---------------991.00.6
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor252B122--2673301276609597.9804.89------13292.475.3
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH5---------------1323.83.1
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin262B50--83128727218211.9684.22------5394.330.9
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor262B49--93132426229225.9834.59------5098.030.2
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26DH2---------------533.81.2
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26SS1---------------531.90.6
1991Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca272B77--141199742347340.9804.42------8689.553.5
1991Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca27SS7--819232927.9313.86------868.14.9
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca272B10--1123-334341.0003.40------10100.06.2
1992Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle282B61--130186771323316.9785.18------10657.543.3
1992Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle283B17--938114847.9792.76------10616.012.1
1992Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle28SS4--56121211.9172.75------1063.82.8
1993Central Valley Rockies CalifA+col29SS2--14-1551.0002.50------633.31.5
1993Central Valley Rockies CalifA+col293B2--23-1551.0002.50------633.31.5
1993Central Valley Rockies CalifA+col292B1--13-1441.0004.00------616.70.7
1993Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol292B50--103173738283276.9755.52------7963.335.5
1993Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol293B17--33456148478.9294.59------7921.512.1
1993Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol293B13--714212321.9131.62------7916.59.2
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29SS35--4571313119116.9753.31------4872.921.6
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol292B16--1932375451.9443.19------4833.39.9
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol293B1--1---111.0001.00------482.10.6
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol302B79--1432221044375365.9734.62------8790.867.5
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30SS3---2--221.0000.67------873.42.6
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol303B2--21--331.0001.50------872.31.7
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit312B67--130132531267262.9813.91------10762.646.5
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit313B5---5--551.0001.00------1074.73.5
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31SS1---------------1070.90.7
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit322B36--5073213125123.9843.42------11232.122.2
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit323B9--417--21211.0002.33------1128.05.6
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32SS5--48121312.9232.40------1124.53.1
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan332B17--1423263937.9492.18------7622.410.5
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan331B2--51--661.0003.00------762.61.2
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan333B1---------------761.30.6
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33SS1---------------761.30.6
1998Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol342B40--61110423175171.9774.28------8746.027.8
1998Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol343B23--629443935.8971.52------8726.416.0
1998Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol34SS5--411211715.8823.00------875.73.5
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol342B3--42-1661.0002.00------1225.01.9
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol34SS1---2--221.0002.00------128.30.6
MLB Totals for 2B - 11 season(s)-   2B566--101813815831024572399.9764.24------5660.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 7 season(s)-   SS47--4983415136132.9712.81------470.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B19--723--30301.0001.58------190.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH18---------------180.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--51--661.0003.00------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 6 season(s)-   2B366--69510374427517761732.9754.73------3660.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B70--551261320194181.9332.59------700.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS16--1736565853.9143.31------160.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B112--2312881975538519.9654.63------1120.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B14--8363104744.9363.14------140.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B261--5226884615712561210.9634.64------2610.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS2--14-1551.0002.50------20.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2--23-1551.0002.50------20.00.0
A Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B114--2143233463571537.9404.71------1140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Florence Blue Jays SALAtor19---114-------
1984Kinston Blue Jays CaroA+tor20---129-------
1985Kinston Blue Jays CaroA+tor21---131-------
1986Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor22---112-14-----
1987Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23---130-------
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23---37-------
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor24---8-------
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24---80-1----11
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25---122------5
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26---501-----2
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26---49-------
1991Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca27---777------
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27---10-------
1992Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle28---61417-----
1993Central Valley Rockies CalifA+col29---122-----
1993Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29---50-30-----
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29---16351-----
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30---7932-----
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31---6715-----
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32---3659-----
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33--21711-----
1998Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol34---40523-----
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol34---31------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB2537130001302000000.429.556.429.985309.429.000.71422.220.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs37130001302000000.429.556.429.985309.429.000.71422.220.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2000Dominican RockiesDslRk-36Manager.000-- 
2001Dominican RockiesDslRk-37Manager.000-- 
2002Wichita WranglersTexAAMinorkca38Hitting Coach1398059.576--1Keith BodieLost in Semi-Finals
2003Wichita WranglersTexAAMinorkca39Hitting Coach1215962.4888.54Keith BodieLost in Semi-Finals
2004Wichita WranglersTexAAMinorkca40Hitting Coach1397366.5257.52Frank White
2005Wichita WranglersTexAAMinorkca41Hitting Coach1406872.4867.04Frank White
2006Arizona Royals ArizRkMinorkca42Assistant Coach563620.6430.52Lloyd Simmons-
2007Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+Minorkca43Hitting Coach1377562.547--1None listedLost in Semi-Finals
2008Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+Minorkca44Hitting Coach1406971.49310.02Darryl KennedyLost in Semi-Finals
2009Burlington RoyalsAppRkMinorkca45Manager682444.35323.05 
2010Burlington RoyalsAppRkMinorkca46Manager683434.5004.52 Lost in Semi-Finals
2011Burlington RoyalsAppRkMinorkca47Manager682444.35316.05 
2012Arizona Royals -ArizRkMinorkca48Hitting Coach552332.41810.53Darryl Kennedy
2013Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAMinorkca49Hitting Coach1405981.42114.54None listed
2014Burlington RoyalsAppRkMinorkca50Hitting Coach682840.41212.05Tommy Shields
2015Arizona Royals -ArizRkMinorkca51Hitting Coach564016.714--1Darryl KennedyLost in Semi-Finals
2016Arizona Royals -ArizRkMinorkca52Hitting Coach553124.564--1Darryl KennedyLost in Semi-Finals
2017Arizona Royals -ArizRkMinorkca53Hitting Coach562630.4645.54Darryl Kennedy
2018Burlington RoyalsAppRkMinorkca54Hitting Coach000.000--0Brooks Conrad
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1989American League Player of the Week (May 15-May 21)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rockies. 
1997-10-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-11-20Claimed on waivers by Dodgers from Pirates. 
1994-10-14Claimed on waivers by Pirates from Rockies. 
1992-10-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rockies. 
1992-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1991-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-05-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1991-04-02Released by Twins. 
1990-07-27TradeTraded by Blue Jays with Pedro Munoz to Twins for John Candelaria. 
1982-11-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1987Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2362,500-5132420344,90660,00062,500
1988Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2475,000-5522321392,10762,500137,500
1989Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25112,500-4902139429,80262,500250,000
1990Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26255,000-4161841515,727100,000505,000
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll26255,000-4161841515,727100,000505,000
1991Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27100,000-62035-742,231100,000605,000
1993Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll29109,000-75741-968,431109,000714,000
1994Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll30275,000-4511450957,101109,000989,000
1995Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll31350,000-3841157999,520109,0001,339,000
1996Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll32350,000-3881457957,870109,0001,689,000
1997Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll33375,000-43620521,182,177150,0002,064,000
1998Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll34170,000-81237-1,276,192170,0002,234,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red