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Jon LieberTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1991-2008 MLB Years: 1994-2008
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-472Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJonathan Ray Lieber
Height6-3Weight225BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateApril 2,1970 [48.054]PlaceCouncil Bluffs,Iowa
High SchoolAbraham Lincoln (Council Bluffs,IA)
CollegeUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile,AL), Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs,IA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 9th round (241st overall) of the 1991 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsKen GonzalesService Time13.077 (2007)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1994-MLB-#10
MLB DebutMay 15,1994 [24.043]
OrganizationsCHN [5] PIT [5] PHI [3] KCA [2] NYA [2] Awards0Awards Voting1-2
TBC Player ID1248Retrosheet IDliebj001MLBAM ID117758
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Pittsburgh Pirates in 1995,1997, Chicago Cubs in 2000-2002 and Philadelphia Phillies in 2005-2006 ... Inducted into the University of South Alabama Athletics Hall of Fame
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts48Walks93Hittable40SO/BB91vsPower40Hitting30Durability63Team.502Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1991University of South AlabaSBCNCAA-1ST211252.74221939200148.0114584505314110001.136.93--3.228.572.66.706-
1992University of South AlabaSBCNCAA-1S/R221252.04211749000154.212351350441573001.087.16--2.569.143.57.706-
1992Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-kca-ST22301.16550000031.0266412230100.907.550.290.586.6811.501.000-
1992Baseball City RoyalsFSLA+kca-ST22334.65761001031.045201628190001.7113.060.582.325.522.38.500-
1992Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0632.9012111001062.0712620310420101.3110.310.441.456.104.20.667-
1993Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca-ST23932.67171612000114.2125473449893001.179.810.310.716.999.89.750-
1993Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-ST23635.0710100000055.0713131716453001.5811.621.152.627.362.81.667-
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01563.45272612000169.2196786511251346001.3010.400.581.337.115.36.714-
1994Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-ST24201.29330110021.0134302210000.715.57--0.869.0010.501.000-
1994Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-ST24111.69330000021.0164411210000.806.750.420.428.8621.00.500-
1994Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0311.49660110042.0298713420000.766.170.210.648.9314.00.750-
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47ST24673.73171701000108.211662451225712311.309.610.992.075.882.84.4623.98
1995Calgary CannonsPCLAAApit-ST25157.0114140000077.01226960619340001.8314.260.702.223.971.79.167-
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47S/R25476.3221129003072.21035651714453041.6112.760.871.735.573.21.3643.86
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47S/R26953.995115360061142.015670631928940031.309.891.201.775.963.36.6434.24
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47ST2711144.49333211000188.01931029423511603111.309.221.102.447.653.14.4403.83
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47ST288144.11292812011171.0182937823401380331.309.581.212.117.263.45.3644.03
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32ST2910114.07313103100203.02261079228461862211.3410.001.242.048.234.04.4763.79
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32ST3012114.41353506100251.0248130123365419222101.208.891.291.946.883.56.5224.23
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32ST312063.80343405100232.02261049825411484171.158.750.971.595.733.61.7693.79
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32ST32683.70212103000141.015364581512870011.179.770.960.775.557.25.4293.39
2003Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-ST33004.5022000006.08330060001.3312.00----9.000.00--
2003Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST330013.5011000002.05330041002.5022.50----18.000.00--
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0006.7533000008.0136600101001.6314.63----11.250.00--
2004Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST34100.0011000007.02000040000.292.57----5.140.001.000-
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya22ST341484.33272700000176.2216958520181027021.3211.001.020.925.205.67.6363.71
2005Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21ST3517134.20353501000218.022310710233411493051.219.191.361.696.143.63.5674.25
2006Gulf Coast PhilliesGCLRkphi-ST36003.0011000003.04110010001.3312.00----3.000.00--
2006Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi-ST36027.15220000011.0191091060001.6815.090.79--4.760.00.000-
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0026.28330000014.02311101070001.6014.440.63--4.400.00.000-
2006Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21ST369114.93272702100168.01961009227241003061.3110.501.451.295.364.17.4504.58
2007Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi-ST37002.4511000003.24210040001.099.82----9.820.00--
2007Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21ST37364.7314122111078.0914441722541131.4510.500.812.546.232.45.3333.98
2008Arizona CubsArizRkchn-ST38000.0011000003.04000010001.3312.00----3.000.00--
2008Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-S/R38013.8631200007.08431060001.1410.291.29--7.710.00.000-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0012.70422000010.012431070001.2010.800.90--6.300.00.000-
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32Rel38234.0526125007046.2592421106270021.3911.381.931.165.214.50.4005.27
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1311244.27401327742551822195.023881158104328542215533013491.289.781.171.736.363.68.5140.92
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter26183.93716743110392.047220417223572847101.3410.780.531.306.494.98.591-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter265.8617170000098.01387364720550001.6112.630.641.835.032.75.250-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter834.0313130110076.0843534718663001.349.950.832.137.823.67.727-
A+ Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1383.34292722010168.220082637171264001.2810.610.370.906.687.41.619-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter013.8631200007.08431060001.1410.291.29--7.710.00.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter301.16550000031.0266412230100.907.550.290.586.6811.501.000-
Rk Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter003.00440000012.016440080001.3312.00----6.000.00--
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24102.384336718200302.22371098009729813001.107.05--2.888.863.07.706-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter38474.361511044740102681.27503833318415850887121.339.891.112.086.703.22.447-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter50394.041471222517370873.091242939211415964085211.229.391.171.646.594.03.562-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter29304.55767424210464.0510251235678730371141.299.891.301.695.873.48.492-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1484.33272700000176.2216958520181027021.3211.001.020.925.205.67.636-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13124.27403373120220.023911610429421553151.289.781.171.736.363.68.5200.92
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15103.93403732110220.02641149613321594101.3410.780.531.306.494.98.600-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-p23103000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1994Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-p2432000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2417393410000011402003.103.125.128.2535142.160.025.051.1172.3833.3314.000.000.0025.00
1995Calgary CannonsPCLAAApit-p251417220000003601000.118.250.118.3682021.182.000.176.19814.2928.572.000.000.000.00
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2521210100000001400001.048.048.048.0961021.143.000.000.0430.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2651364730030031103002.194.256.278.53410342.280.084.167.2447.1426.193.670.000.0042.86
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2732581720080042302004.121.177.155.3329264.200.034.103.1596.2535.945.750.000.0028.57
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2827483810010032007000.167.216.188.4049158.286.021.083.1905.1734.486.670.000.0012.50
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32p2929588710020052307101.121.188.138.3268171.194.017.103.1617.0432.394.600.000.0014.29
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32p303482318400400228010000.220.238.268.50622494.333.048.073.2262.1329.7914.000.000.0022.22
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32p31337631220020022209002.158.179.184.36314287.222.026.053.1642.3025.2911.000.000.0016.67
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32p3220432710000011004002.163.182.186.3688148.212.023.047.1662.0820.8310.000.000.0014.29
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya22p3413010000000000001.333.333.333.666103.333.000.000.2970.000.000.000.000.000.00
2005Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21p3536737720040012903103.096.107.123.2309278.156.027.041.1021.2837.1829.000.000.0028.57
2006Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21p3628530500000042806001.094.158.094.2525063.200.000.075.1286.3544.447.000.000.000.00
2007Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21p371217210001004801000.059.238.059.2971022.111.000.235.17818.1836.362.000.000.000.00
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32p38245000000000401000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter365612368517002500302340552020.139.179.167.34610217699.224.028.077.0004.2933.487.800.000.0020.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2722220000003901000.091.200.091.2912026.154.000.136.00011.5434.623.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1719220000003701000.105.227.105.3322023.167.000.158.00013.0430.432.330.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter14026416448008001087031105.167.196.197.393528306.247.030.068.0003.2728.438.700.000.0018.18
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1482021127700120011820140010.134.178.168.346347227.225.034.089.0004.8536.127.450.000.0025.93
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter76143913200500965010104.091.144.105.249152163.165.014.077.0005.5239.887.220.000.0015.38
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13010000000000001.333.333.333.666103.333.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622721638800110013104024109.139.179.167.346458310.224.028.077.0004.2933.487.800.000.0020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1621321212000000185406000.091.200.091.291120156.154.000.136.00011.5434.623.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1992Eugene Emeralds NwstA-kca22P5--28-110101.0002.00------5100.06.6
1992Baseball City Royals FSLA+kca22P7--14--551.0000.71------7100.010.1
1993Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca23P17--11222-3533.9431.94------17100.012.2
1993Memphis Chicks SouAAkca23P10--37111110.9091.00------10100.07.1
1994Carolina Mudcats SouAApit24P3---5--551.0001.67------3100.02.1
1994Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit24P3---2--221.0000.67------3100.02.1
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P17-108108212018.9001.060.17-----17100.014.9
1995Calgary Cannons PCLAAApit25P14--762-1513.8670.93------14100.09.9
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P21-722161-1918.9470.860.25-----21100.014.6
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26P51-1421725--42421.0000.820.30-----51100.031.5
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P33-1881625114241.9761.240.22-----33100.020.4
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P29-1711217-129291.0001.000.17-----29100.017.9
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P31-2031817213735.9461.130.17-----31100.019.1
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30P35-2513031116261.9841.740.24-----35100.021.6
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P34-2321635-451511.0001.500.22-----34100.021.0
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32P21-141519-124241.0001.140.17-----21100.013.0
2003Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya33P2--21--331.0001.50------2100.03.5
2003Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya33P1---------------1100.00.8
2004Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya34P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.8
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya34P27271761019413329.8791.070.16-----27100.016.7
2005Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35P353521812284-4440.9091.140.18-----3697.221.6
2006Gulf Coast Phillies GCLRkphi36P1---------------1100.02.0
2006Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi36P2---------------2100.01.4
2006Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi36P272716815193-3734.9191.260.20-----2896.416.7
2007Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi37P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2007Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37P14127855211210.8330.710.13-----14100.08.6
2008Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn38P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.01.8
2008Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn38P3--11--221.0000.67------3100.02.2
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38P2614616--771.0000.270.15-----26100.016.1
MLB Totals for P - 14 season(s)-   P40110221941692702012459439.9561.090.20-----4010.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P17--782-1715.8820.88------170.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P13--312111615.9381.15------130.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P29--14282-4442.9551.45------290.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3--11--221.0000.67------30.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--28-110101.0002.00------50.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P4--22--441.0001.00------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1992Eugene Emeralds NwstA-kca225----------
1992Baseball City Royals FSLA+kca227----------
1993Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca2317----------
1993Memphis Chicks SouAAkca2310----------
1994Carolina Mudcats SouAApit243----------
1994Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit243----------
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2417----------
1995Calgary Cannons PCLAAApit2514----------
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2521----------
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2651----------
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2733----------
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2829----------
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2931----------
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3035----------
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3134----------
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3221----------
2003Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya332----------
2003Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya331----------
2004Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya341----------
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya3427----------
2005Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3535----------
2006Gulf Coast Phillies GCLRkphi361----------
2006Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi362----------
2006Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3627----------
2007Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi371----------
2007Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3714----------
2008Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn381----------
2008Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn383----------
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3826----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2004New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB34004.0511000006.27330140001.299.450.001.355.404.004.05.000
2004New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB34113.14220000014.112551151000.927.530.630.633.145.003.14.500
2006Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB36027.07440000014.02412111213001.8615.430.641.298.366.507.71.000
2007Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB37001.1332100008.01011118001.3811.251.131.139.008.001.13.000
2008Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB38202.37633000019.015551316100.957.110.471.427.585.332.371.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs223.731394000041.04918173637101.3410.760.661.328.126.173.95.500
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs004.0511000006.7733014001.209.450.001.355.404.004.05.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs113.14220000014.31255115100.917.530.630.633.145.003.14.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3611000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3721000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3843020000000101000.667.667.6671.3342041.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs75020000000101000.400.400.400.800206.500.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-11-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-09-09InjuredDisabled -- Right foot strain 
2008-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-07-18InjuredDisabled -- Right foot strain 
2008-01-16ContractSigned by Cubs (1-year) 
2007-06-23InjuredDisabled -- Right foot 
2007-04-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-07-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-29InjuredDisabled -- strained left groin 
2004-12-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
2004-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-05-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-03-29InjuredDisabled -- strained groin 
2003-11-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-02-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2002-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-08-02InjuredDisabled -- elbow tendinitis 
1998-12-14TradeTraded by Pirates to Cubs for Brant Brown. 
1993-07-31TradeTraded by Royals with Dan Miceli to Pirates for Stan Belinda. 
1992-06-08Contractsigned 
* 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
1994Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll24109,000-75633-957,101109,000109,000
1995Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25140,000-6151832999,520109,000249,000
1996Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll26150,000-5992033957,870109,000399,000
1997Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27335,000-4606501,182,177150,000734,000
1998Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll281,450,000-266371++1,276,192170,0002,184,000
1999Chicago CubsTeam Payroll292,100,000-2341274++1,454,491200,0004,284,000
2000Chicago CubsTeam Payroll303,833,333-160883++1,394,248200,0008,117,333
2001Chicago CubsTeam Payroll315,083,333-123487++1,897,758200,00013,200,666
2002Chicago CubsTeam Payroll325,833,333-118587++2,011,045200,00019,033,999
2004New York YankeesTeam Payroll342,700,000-2251976++2,070,100300,00021,733,999
2005Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll355,583,333-133786++2,189,055300,00027,317,332
2006Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll367,583,333-99488++2,365,072327,00034,900,665
2007Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll377,833,33313.07797489++2,459,737380,00042,733,998
2008Chicago CubsTeam Payroll383,500,000-2461573++2,696,252390,00046,233,998
* 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