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Jeff LieferTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1993-2008 MLB Years: 1999-2005
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Drafted
Played in Japan
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

Positions1B-435, OF-218, 3B-84, LF-74, DH-37, RF-30Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJeffrey Dale Liefer
Height6-3Weight195BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 17,1974 [44.188]PlaceFontana,California
High SchoolUpland (Upland,CA)
CollegeLong Beach State University (Long Beach,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 6th round (154th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$550,000Signing ScoutsJoe ButlerEd Pebley
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#5 ... 1997-CHA-#3 ... 1999-CHA-#7
MLB DebutApril 7,1999 [24.233]
OrganizationsCHA [8] CLE [1] MIL [1] MON [1] TBA [1] Awards5
TBC Player ID1246Retrosheet IDliefj001MLBAM ID150325
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed32Power81Contact31XBH79RBIs84Runs62Hitting55Durability45Team.498Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Long Beach StateCollegeFr1b-lf18632365784172125483285100000.356.424.5971.02114131264.416.241.381.44610.6119.321.824.5519.6736.90
1994Long Beach StateCollegeSo1b-lf1956220316219055065165100000.282.331.436.7679624236.348.154.232.3366.7821.613.192.1244.0038.71
1995Long Beach StateCollegeJr1b-lf206323763841611356142404500000.354.448.5951.04314130277.397.241.460.45314.4416.251.134.6918.2335.71
1996South Bend Silver HawksMidwAcha-3b21742776090140155865306250433.325.396.538.93414929316.368.213.325.4009.4919.622.074.7518.4732.22
1996Prince William CannonsCaroA+cha-213714717336011300112700126.224.277.286.563427159.267.062.136.2516.9216.982.450.63147.0021.21
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11142477123200167165418950559.290.356.450.80619136475.330.160.259.3508.6318.742.173.3726.5029.27
1997Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-of221194746711324915712038115714310.238.302.422.72420048524.282.184.268.3147.2521.953.032.8631.6042.48
1998Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-1b23127471841373362189126012590169.291.381.520.90124560541.356.229.355.38811.0923.112.083.8822.4343.80
1998Calgary CannonsPCLAAAcha-of2383138301100021200001.258.303.452.75514433.389.194.258.3276.0636.366.003.0331.0050.00
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1355028714536622991262137901610.289.376.516.89225964574.358.227.349.38410.8023.872.213.8322.8244.14
1999Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-1b-of2446171365817193421212611133.339.412.6081.02010427195.358.269.398.43010.7713.331.244.6219.0046.55
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha391b-lf2445113828710142082800103.248.295.327.622378122.326.079.168.2806.5622.953.500.000.0028.57
2000Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-1b251204457512529132912353107205417.281.356.566.92225262505.299.285.402.38610.5021.192.026.3413.9149.60
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39rf25511020000000400000.182.182.182.3642011.286.000.000.1640.0036.360.000.000.000.00
2001Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha391b263211923347062131154140111.286.381.496.8775913139.384.210.353.37710.7929.502.734.3219.8338.24
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha39lf26832543665130183901206921216.256.313.520.83313231279.278.264.339.3507.1724.733.456.4514.1147.69
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha391b-lf277620428478072600196000123.230.295.373.6687615224.290.143.235.2918.4826.793.163.1329.1431.91
2003Durham BullsILAAAtba36of2844157204110372400144911002.261.326.497.8237820173.337.236.325.3528.0928.323.504.0522.4348.78
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon451b283588617303180132600102.193.217.330.54729692.233.137.159.2353.2628.268.673.2629.3335.29
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba363b289254310130031300010.120.214.280.4947228.182.160.280.20610.7146.434.333.5725.0066.67
2003Totals for MLB-MLB         441131020404210163900112.177.217.319.536368120.225.142.186.2295.0032.506.503.3328.2540.00
2004Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-1b29106368601042512083104762406612.283.365.519.88419146425.288.236.367.37211.0614.591.324.7118.4044.23
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil9rf-dh291628262015002800102.214.258.393.65111331.250.179.250.2766.4525.814.003.2328.0050.00
2005Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle131b308932159103272196821356220338.321.388.595.98319148361.346.274.386.4149.7017.171.775.2616.8946.60
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle8dh-1b30195651120180011500001.196.211.286.49716357.250.090.107.2171.7526.3215.001.7556.0027.27
2006SeibuJap PacIntl403149143243691133201133520012.252.323.601.9248623158.242.349.434.3818.2322.152.698.2311.0063.89
2007Seibu LionsJap PacIntl--324713819369082810114210012.261.320.500.8206917150.318.239.326.3507.3328.003.825.3317.2547.22
2008Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha391b334013415309031610193900132.224.318.358.6764812154.290.134.284.29712.3425.322.051.9544.6740.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter28877989179361311132256223216417.230.281.398.67931068844.279.168.240.0006.6426.423.983.6725.1337.99
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8423115519876204231495782013345727353273474.281.357.505.86215733763525.321.224.337.0009.7920.622.114.2320.9142.92
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter4851746291503127897347116206398142172046.288.365.537.9029372321985.320.249.369.00010.3820.051.934.8918.0046.12
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24694515125057153616032982401615919.265.342.471.8134451081065.318.206.311.0009.2022.542.453.3826.2543.20
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3714717336011300112700126.224.277.286.563427159.267.062.136.0006.9216.982.450.63147.0021.21
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter742776090140155865306250433.325.396.538.93414929316.368.213.325.0009.4919.622.074.7518.4732.22
Intl Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter962814372181216011247730024.256.321.552.87315540308.279.296.381.0007.7925.003.216.8213.3855.56
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1826931512305233016028108414700000.332.404.545.94937885777.388.213.361.00010.8118.921.753.8623.1036.96
Chicago White Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2095827214228125792147161214312.244.301.424.72524754636.293.180.263.0007.3925.313.433.9323.2838.03
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3588617303180132600102.193.217.330.54729692.233.137.159.0003.2628.268.673.2629.3335.29
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter195651120180011500001.196.211.286.49716357.250.090.107.0001.7526.3215.001.7556.0027.27
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1628262015002800102.214.258.393.65111331.250.179.250.0006.4525.814.003.2328.0050.00
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9254310130031300010.120.214.280.4947228.182.160.280.00010.7146.434.333.5725.0066.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624385010120117641132125113210.230.281.398.67917438475.279.168.240.0006.6426.423.983.6725.1337.99
Average Minor - Per 162 games162599100169394291114366140715714.281.357.505.86230372678.321.224.337.0009.7920.622.114.2320.9142.92

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1996South Bend Silver Hawks MidwAcha213B36--316223611693.8022.58------7448.626.5
1997Birmingham Barons SouAAcha22OF106--16628-176168.9551.58------11989.176.8
1998Birmingham Barons SouAAcha231B100--753591168823812.9878.12------12778.771.4
1998Birmingham Barons SouAAcha23OF10--101--11111.0001.10------1277.97.1
1998Calgary Cannons PCLAAAcha23OF4--7---771.0001.75------850.02.8
1998Calgary Cannons PCLAAAcha231B2--193--22221.00011.00------825.01.4
1999Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha241B29--20720215229227.9917.83------4663.020.1
1999Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha24OF25--1941-2423.9580.92------4654.317.4
1999Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha243B1---------------462.20.7
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha241B15--9611-111071071.0007.13------4533.39.3
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24LF14--241-125251.0001.79------4531.18.7
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH9---------------4520.05.6
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24RF3--4---441.0001.33------456.71.9
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha251B62--54450750601594.9889.58------12051.743.4
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha25OF17--2511-2726.9631.53------12014.211.9
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha253B13--1129134140.9763.08------12010.89.1
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25RF5-162---221.0000.400.13-----5100.03.1
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha251B1-6611187.8757.001.17-----520.00.6
2001Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha261B28--25021117272271.9969.68------3287.519.4
2001Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha263B2--2621108.8004.00------326.31.4
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26LF35-280472--49491.0001.400.18-----8342.221.6
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha263B15-107719423026.8671.730.24-----8318.19.3
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha261B15-981009312112109.9737.271.11-----8318.19.3
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH10---------------8312.06.2
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26RF4-215---551.0001.250.24-----834.82.5
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha271B31-19118710223199197.9906.351.03-----7640.819.1
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27LF24-16335---35351.0001.460.21-----7631.614.8
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27RF12-84181--19191.0001.580.23-----7615.87.4
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27DH5---------------766.63.1
2003Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28OF26--433--46461.0001.77------4459.118.6
2003Durham Bulls ILAAAtba281B4--343-237371.0009.25------449.12.9
2003Durham Bulls ILAAAtba283B1--2-1-32.6672.00------442.30.7
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon281B21191541427318152149.9807.100.97-----3560.013.0
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba283B6644581-1413.9292.170.30-----966.73.7
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28DH2---------------922.21.2
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28LF1-22---221.0002.001.00-----911.10.6
2004Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil291B79--64964473717713.9949.03------10674.554.9
2004Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil29OF14--34---34341.0002.43------10613.29.7
2004Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil293B8--814-122221.0002.75------1067.55.6
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil29DH3---------------1618.81.9
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil29RF33254---441.0001.330.16-----1618.81.9
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle301B35--29911218312310.9948.86------8939.324.3
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle30OF16--26---26261.0001.63------8918.011.1
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle303B2--23-1551.0002.50------892.21.4
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30DH8---------------1942.14.9
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle301B5426172122019.9503.800.73-----1926.33.1
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30RF31164---441.0001.330.25-----1915.81.9
2008Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha331B8--695-674741.0009.25------4020.05.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B8823475548401067598588.9836.681.24-----880.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF74-4451083-11111111.0001.500.25-----740.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH37---------------370.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF304162371--38381.0001.270.23-----300.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B2161511227524439.8861.860.26-----210.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 8 season(s)-   1B247--20711771618122642248.9939.10------2470.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF102--15482-164162.9881.59------1020.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B27--2552468177.9512.85------270.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF116--17638-187179.9571.54------1160.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B100--753591168823812.9878.12------1000.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B36--316223611693.8022.58------360.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1996South Bend Silver Hawks MidwAcha21-----36-----
1997Birmingham Barons SouAAcha22---------106-
1998Birmingham Barons SouAAcha23--100------10-
1998Calgary Cannons PCLAAAcha23--2------4-
1999Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha24--29--1---25-
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24--15---14-3-9
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha25--62--13---17-
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25--1-----5--
2001Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26--28--2-----
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26--15--1535-4-10
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27--31---24-12-5
2003Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28--4--1---26-
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon28--21--------
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28-----61---2
2004Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil29--79--8---14-
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil29--------3-3
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle30--35--2---16-
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30--5-----3-8
2008Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha33--8--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB331122361003002310001.273.360.318.6787125.316.045.1368.0012.001.500.000.0016.67
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs1122361003002310001.273.360.318.6787125.316.045.1368.0012.001.500.000.0016.67

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19931st Team College Freshman All-American (DH) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (DH)2
19952nd Team College All-American (3B) ... Big West Conference All-Conference Team (3B)2
1996Midwest League All-Star Team (DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-01-11ContractSigned by White Sox to minor league contract 
2004-11-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2004-10-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
2003-09-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-06-06Claimed on waivers by Devil Rays from Expos. 
2003-01-15TradeTraded by White Sox with Orlando Hernandez, Rocky Biddle and Cash to Expos for Jorge Nunez and Bartolo Colon. 
1995-08-18Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 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
1995Chicago White Sox-20550,000-------550,000Signing Bonus out of 1995 Draft (1st round - 25th overall)
1999Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll24200,000-80733-1,454,491200,000750,000
2000Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll25225,000-66926251,394,248200,000975,000
2001Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll26200,000-77136-1,897,758200,0001,175,000
2002Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27285,000-59115352,011,045200,0001,460,000
2003Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll28320,000-60410252,163,527300,0001,780,000
2003Montreal ExposTeam Payroll28320,000-60416252,163,527300,0001,780,000
2004Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll29300,000-75532-2,070,100300,0002,080,000
2005Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll30300,000-79431-2,189,055300,0002,380,000
* 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