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Mike Lieberthal    \LEE-ber-thal\

Michael Scott Lieberthal (Lieby)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 18, 1972 in Glendale, CA
High School: Westlake HS (Westlake Village, CA)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1994 (Age 22.163)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers 1994-2007
Agents: Arn Tellem [*]
Final Game: September 22, 2007 (Age 35.247)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1994 PHI NL 22 C 22 21 21 185.0 130 122 4 4 0 .969 -3 -19 6.13 5.73 .991 7.10 7.05 2 8 14 2 13% 32% 0
1995 PHI NL 23 C 14 13 13 116.2 106 95 10 1 1 .991 -2 -21 8.10 7.50 .989 7.41 7.37 7 6 15 4 21% 30% 0
1996 PHI NL 24 C 43 41 41 366.1 307 284 20 3 4 .990 1 3 7.47 7.07 .989 7.50 7.45 0 19 21 12 36% 28% 0
1997 PHI NL 25 C 129 119 113 1059.0 1019 934 73 12 8 .988 -1 -1 8.56 7.81 .990 7.68 7.62 12 49 75 40 35% 32% 2
1997 PHI NL 25 DH 1 1
1998 PHI NL 26 C 83 78 77 706.0 656 607 41 8 5 .988 2 3 8.26 7.81 .990 7.51 7.47 5 27 33 18 35% 32% 1
1999 PHI NL 27 C 143 138 119 1191.1 946 881 62 3 12 .997 0 0 7.12 6.59 .990 7.41 7.35 11 59 66 31 32% 29% 2 AS,GG
2000 PHI NL 28 C 106 102 93 896.0 769 724 40 5 4 .993 5 7 7.67 7.21 .990 7.45 7.38 2 31 44 29 40% 32% 0 AS
2001 PHI NL 29 C 33 33 31 283.2 254 243 9 2 3 .992 1 4 8.00 7.64 .992 7.74 7.65 0 5 9 5 36% 33% 0
2002 PHI NL 30 C 129 126 121 1127.1 902 840 56 6 8 .993 -3 -3 7.15 6.95 .991 7.53 7.47 7 56 51 28 35% 32% 0
2003 PHI NL 31 C 131 129 126 1143.2 921 868 44 9 2 .990 -12 -9 -13 -10 7.18 6.96 .992 7.33 7.26 11 48 84 19 18% 31% 0
2004 PHI NL 32 C 129 123 116 1104.0 908 859 43 6 7 .993 -4 -9 -4 -9 7.35 6.99 .993 7.45 7.40 6 34 74 20 21% 28% 2
2005 PHI NL 33 C 117 113 105 998.2 858 808 44 6 5 .993 -3 -14 -4 -17 7.68 7.28 .992 7.26 7.16 7 23 63 17 21% 29% 1
2006 PHI NL 34 C 60 56 46 484.0 465 428 33 4 2 .991 2 -1 5 -2 8.57 7.68 .992 7.37 7.32 4 20 29 18 38% 28% 0
2007 LAD NL 35 C 31 17 14 167.0 150 136 11 3 3 .980 0 1 0 9 7.92 4.74 .991 7.39 7.36 0 4 14 5 26% 25% 0
2007 LAD NL 35 DH 1 0
14 Seasons C 1170 1109 1036 9828.2 8391 7829 490 72 64 .991 -17 -31 -2 -9 7.62 7.11 .991 7.45 7.39 74 389 592 248 30% 30% 8
14 Seasons TOT 1170 1109 1036 9828.2 8391 7829 490 72 64 .991 -17 -31 -2 -9 7.62 7.11 .991 7.45 7.39 74 389 592 248 30% 30% 8
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1994 PHI NL 22 C -3 -19 -3
1995 PHI NL 23 C -2 -21 -2
1996 PHI NL 24 C 1 3 1
1997 PHI NL 25 C -1 -1 -1
1998 PHI NL 26 C 2 3 2
1999 PHI NL 27 C 0 0 0
2000 PHI NL 28 C 5 7 5
2001 PHI NL 29 C 1 4 1
2002 PHI NL 30 C -3 -3 -3
2003 PHI NL 31 C -12 -13 -12 -9 -10 -2 -1 -6
2004 PHI NL 32 C -4 -4 -4 -9 -9 0 -6 -4
2005 PHI NL 33 C -3 -4 -3 -14 -17 0 -8 -4
2006 PHI NL 34 C 2 5 2 -1 -2 -1 -1 1
2007 LAD NL 35 C 0 0 0 1 9 0 -1 0
14 Seasons C -17 -2 -17 -31 -9 -3 -17 -13
14 Seasons TOT -17 -2 -17 -31 -9 -3 -17 -13

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1994 PHI NL 22 24 21 24 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1995 PHI NL 23 16 13 16 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1996 PHI NL 24 50 41 50 43 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1997 PHI NL 25 134 120 134 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
1998 PHI NL 26 86 78 86 83 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1999 PHI NL 27 145 138 145 143 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2000 PHI NL 28 108 102 108 106 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2001 PHI NL 29 34 33 34 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002 PHI NL 30 130 126 130 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2003 PHI NL 31 131 129 131 131 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004 PHI NL 32 131 123 131 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2005 PHI NL 33 118 113 118 117 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006 PHI NL 34 67 56 67 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2007 LAD NL 35 38 17 38 31 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
14 Seasons 1212 1110 1212 1170 0 1170 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 65 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1994 PHI NL 22 827 4.82 5.35 5 80% 0 0 122 3 1 5 113 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 PHI NL 23 495 4.17 4.55 6 100% 0 0 95 3 0 0 92 10 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1996 PHI NL 24 1632 5.13 5.95 14 93% 0 0 285 11 0 9 265 19 2 0 0 6 3 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 100%
1997 PHI NL 25 4624 4.88 5.21 31 94% 0 0 933 19 1 9 904 75 10 0 0 26 12 2 3 7 1 8 0 0 0 6 83%
1998 PHI NL 26 3017 4.60 4.87 20 75% 0 1 609 10 1 8 589 38 6 0 0 16 8 0 5 3 2 5 0 1 1 6 50%
1999 PHI NL 27 5253 4.91 5.24 40 100% 0 0 881 25 2 14 838 62 14 0 0 14 3 1 2 0 0 12 0 1 3 9 100%
2000 PHI NL 28 3917 4.72 5.10 30 97% 0 0 726 27 0 10 689 35 2 0 0 7 5 1 1 3 0 4 0 0 1 4 100%
2001 PHI NL 29 1213 3.65 3.90 8 88% 0 0 243 6 1 3 233 9 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 100%
2002 PHI NL 30 4847 4.28 4.58 48 92% 1 0 844 24 3 13 804 50 22 0 0 1 6 0 4 2 3 8 0 2 2 13 92%
2003 PHI NL 31 4928 4.08 4.40 51 80% 0 0 868 29 3 17 819 44 11 1 0 11 9 0 2 7 2 2 0 1 1 19 74%
2004 PHI NL 32 4790 4.65 4.97 49 94% 1 0 859 35 10 18 796 43 11 0 0 8 6 0 1 5 0 7 0 1 1 8 100%
2005 PHI NL 33 4321 4.52 4.88 34 88% 0 1 808 14 7 9 778 44 17 0 0 11 6 0 1 5 2 5 0 1 1 11 91%
2006 PHI NL 34 2107 4.74 5.08 21 81% 1 0 428 9 2 7 410 33 8 0 0 9 4 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 7 71%
2007 LAD NL 35 783 6.14 6.41 7 100% 0 0 136 4 2 4 126 11 4 0 0 2 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 1 2 100%
14 Seasons 42754 4.60 4.95 364 90% 3 2 7837 219 33 126 7456 477 111 2 0 117 72 4 25 43 11 64 0 9 12 90 86%
MLB Averages 4.47 4.88 93% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1994 PHI NL 22 2 8 337 14 2 2 13% 11 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 38 2 1.29 1.15
1995 PHI NL 23 7 6 188 15 4 4 21% 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 32 4 1.47 1.10
1996 PHI NL 24 0 19 613 21 12 9 36% 19 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 47 16 1.30 1.23
1997 PHI NL 25 12 49 1681 75 40 34 35% 58 33 16 4 1 3 2 0 175 50 1.25 1.37
1998 PHI NL 26 5 27 1026 33 18 15 35% 26 15 7 2 0 1 1 1 82 22 1.30 1.19
1999 PHI NL 27 11 59 1963 66 31 27 32% 56 25 10 4 0 2 2 0 173 38 1.29 1.28
2000 PHI NL 28 2 31 1467 44 29 24 40% 36 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 98 33 1.35 1.28
2001 PHI NL 29 0 5 458 9 5 5 36% 8 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 18 6 0.97 1.84
2002 PHI NL 30 7 56 1754 51 28 25 35% 45 22 6 3 0 3 0 0 142 31 1.09 1.06
2003 PHI NL 31 11 48 1793 84 19 18 18% 71 18 13 1 0 0 0 0 185 21 1.11 1.24
2004 PHI NL 32 6 34 1727 74 20 19 21% 64 18 10 1 0 1 2 1 134 21 1.04 1.28
2005 PHI NL 33 7 23 1535 63 17 15 21% 58 14 5 3 0 0 1 0 116 20 1.20 1.24
2006 PHI NL 34 4 20 753 29 18 14 38% 28 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 62 20 1.19 1.10
2007 LAD NL 35 0 4 325 14 5 4 26% 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 23 5 0.84 0.92
14 Seasons 74 389 15620 592 248 215 30% 504 212 87 24 1 12 8 2 1325 289 1.19 1.24
MLB Averages 30% 1.28 1.24



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Gold Gloves
1999 NL (C)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1999 May 23rd NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1997 NL  129 (3rd)
1999 NL  143 (1st)
2000 NL  106 (5th)
2002 NL  129 (3rd)
2003 NL  131 (5th)
2005 NL  117 (5th)
Career  1,170 (78th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1997 NL  934 (3rd)
1999 NL  881 (2nd)
2000 NL  724 (5th)
2002 NL  840 (3rd)
2003 NL  868 (5th)
2004 NL  859 (4th)
2005 NL  808 (4th)
Career  7,829 (31st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1997 NL  73 (3rd)
1999 NL  62 (1st)
2002 NL  56 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1997 NL  12 (2nd)
1998 NL  8 (5th)
2003 NL  9 (4th)
2004 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1999 NL  12 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1997 NL  12 (1st)
1999 NL  11 (1st)
2003 NL  11 (1st)
2005 NL  7 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2003 NL  84 (1st)
2004 NL  74 (3rd)
2005 NL  63 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1996 NL  36.4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2000 NL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1997 NL  8.56 (1st)
1998 NL  8.26 (4th)
2005 NL  7.68 (4th)
Career  7.62 (26th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1997 NL  7.81 (3rd)
1998 NL  7.81 (2nd)
2005 NL  7.28 (3rd)
Career  7.11 (20th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1999 NL  .997 (1st)
2000 NL  .993 (5th)
Career  .991 (60th)

             

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