Franciso Liriano and the value of a slider

The bottom line is that if you take Liriano’s wSL/C from last season at face value and extrapolate it into 2014, Liriano would have saved himself 9 runs; the difference between his current ERA of 4.43 and a projected ERA of 3.43.

Great work at Beyond the Box Score that goes much more in depth on Liriano’s slider, which has been a point of conversation in the last two weeks or so. Check the whole thing out.