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Wings Pitcher Of The Year: Francisco Liriano

Liriano won nine of his 14 Rochester starts.

Francisco Liriano was the most exciting player in the Minnesota Twins' farm system in 2005, as he made the jump from Double-A New Britain, to Rochester, and finished up the year in the Major Leagues. However, it was his work at Rochester that really made his stick out in the eyes of most baseball experts. In 2006, look for Liriano to fight for a rotation spot in Minnesota, and continue to progress into an elite pitcher.

The 2005 Pitcher of the Year for the Rochester Red Wings is Francisco Liriano. While it was hard to shy away from Scott Baker, who led the International League in ERA this past season, it was Liriano who took the IL by storm in 2005. Using a devastating fastball, slider, and change, Liriano baffled IL hitters all season long.Although he began the year at Double-A New Britain, it... Recommended Stories

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