We all know how the Twins acquired Francisco Liriano. Back in 2003, the Giants sent Liriano, Joe Nathan and Boof Bonser to Minnesota for A.J. Pierzynski in what would become one of the most significant trades of the decade. In honor of Liriano’s recent no-hitter, here’s a list of all the pitchers to throw no-hitters since 2005 and an explanation of how their teams acquired them:
- Anibal Sanchez – Traded from the Red Sox to the Marlins in 2005 (also in one of the decade’s most memorable deals).
- Justin Verlander – Selected by the Tigers in the first round of the 2004 draft.
- Clay Buchholz – Selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2005 draft.
- Jon Lester – Selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2002 draft.
- Carlos Zambrano – Signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1997.
- Jonathan Sanchez – Selected by the Giants in the 27th round of the 2004 draft.
- Mark Buehrle (2 no-hitters) – Selected by the White Sox in the 38th round of the 1998 draft.
- Ubaldo Jimenez – Signed by the Rockies as an amateur free agent in 2002.
- Dallas Braden – Selected by the A's in the 24th round of the 2004 draft.
- Roy Halladay (2 no-hitters) – Traded from the Blue Jays to the Phillies in 2009
- Edwin Jackson – Traded from the Tigers to the D'Backs in 2009.
- Matt Garza – Traded from the Twins to the Rays in 2007
- Francisco Liriano – Traded from the Giants to the Twins in 2003.
Three of thirteen were developed by the Red Sox.
Oh yeah. Waaaaaay overrated development system.
I don’t know of anyone who called the Red Sox system overrated. But I wouldn’t use no hitters as an example to say why it isn’t.
Galaragga as we all know had a perfect game last year, and WAR shows he has been the worst pitcher in all of baseball this year. He also would have been the 3rd Tiger as well on this list.
You mean “was robbed of a perfect game last year”!
Nope, he had the only 28 out perfect game in MLB history.
Yeah, that went through my head while writing it. Feeling spunky tonight, though.
You could make the gallaraga game as one of the best, had you been spunky enough to put it on there.
Would have ended the game with pitch count of 84, and true only struck out 3, but also threw 65 of those pitches for strikes and using that kind of an economy of pitches through 9 innings is freakish.
Sounds like about the amount of pitches his former teammate Verlander usually throws in the first inning lol
it would be interesting to get the details on each of these performances and order them from most to least impressive
you bored, ben? where’s howard. he can take it back further in history and find the best and worst no-hitters ever or something
Well I can bet almost any amount that the worst 2 belonged to the 2 pitchers who pitched in the same game last night
Bud Smith would like a word with you.
yea, how much would you be willing to bet on that? i like making money
IP H R ER BB SO HR
9 0 0 0 6 2 0 (francisco liriano)
9 0 0 0 8 6 0 (edwin jackson)
8 0 2 2 7 6 0 (matt young)
I know you know your baseball, but….
1- In case you did not read the article or understand what I was saying, I was referring to the ones listed, and the ones listed, as explained, were since 2005
2- Matt Young did not officially throw a no hitter
The post you respnded to said “he can take it back further in history and find the best and worst no-hitters ever or something”
Key words: Further, Ever
Touche, thank you. Nontheless, Matt Young did not throw a no hitter
only because of a silly technicality invented in 1991. young pitched a complete game and surrendered no hits. if you don’t want to call it a no-hitter because a committee in 1991 decided they wouldn’t, that’s your choice. but i think it’s a weird one
The technicality because there was no 9th inning to be pitched as he took the loss?
I believe no hitters were/are only considered if the pitcher threw the full 9 innings, which is bogus. Those no-hitters listed above by notsure are still better than Burnett’s 9 walker.