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Mike Piazza    \Pee-AH-za\

Michael Joseph Piazza (twitter: @mikepiazza31)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
High School: Phoenixville HS (Phoenixville, PA)
Schools: Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL), University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 MLB June Amateur Draft from Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1993: Rated #38 Prospect

Major League Stats


Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1989 20 -1.2 Salem NORW A- LAD 57 214 198 22 53 11 0 8 25 0 0 13 51 .268 .318 .444 .762 88 11 2 0 1 0
1990 21 -1.6 Vero Beach FLOR A+ LAD 88 285 272 27 68 20 0 6 45 0 1 11 68 .250 .281 .390 .670 106 1 0 1 0
1991 22 -0.9 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD 117 506 448 71 124 27 2 29 80 0 3 47 83 .277 .344 .540 .884 242 19 3 0 8 2
1992 23 -3.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD 125 525 472 72 165 33 5 23 90 1 3 50 75 .350 .413 .587 1.000 277 11 2 0 1 6
1992 23 -1.2 San Antonio TL AA LAD 31 127 114 18 43 11 0 7 21 0 0 13 18 .377 .441 .658 1.099 75 2 0 0 0 2
1992 23 -3.6 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 94 398 358 54 122 22 5 16 69 1 3 37 57 .341 .405 .564 .969 202 9 2 0 1 4
1992 23 -5.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 21 74 69 5 16 3 0 1 7 0 0 4 12 .232 .284 .319 .603 22 1 1 0 0 0
1993 24 -4.0 LAD NL MLB LAD 149 602 547 81 174 24 2 35 112 3 4 46 86 .318 .370 .561 .932 307 10 3 0 6 6
1994 25 -3.3 LAD NL MLB LAD 107 441 405 64 129 18 0 24 92 1 3 33 65 .319 .370 .541 .910 219 11 1 0 2 10
1995 26 -2.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 112 475 434 82 150 17 0 32 93 1 0 39 80 .346 .400 .606 1.006 263 10 1 0 1 10
1996 27 -1.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 148 631 547 87 184 16 0 36 105 0 3 81 93 .336 .422 .563 .985 308 21 1 0 2 21
1997 28 -0.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 152 633 556 104 201 32 1 40 124 5 1 69 77 .362 .431 .638 1.070 355 19 3 0 5 11
1998 29 0.5 3 Teams NL MLB NYM-LAD-FLA 151 626 561 88 184 38 1 32 111 1 0 58 80 .328 .390 .570 .960 320 15 2 0 5 14
1998 29 0.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 37 161 149 20 42 5 0 9 30 0 0 11 27 .282 .329 .497 .826 74 3 0 0 1 4
1998 29 0.5 FLA NL MLB FLA 5 19 18 1 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 .278 .263 .389 .652 7 0 0 0 1 0
1998 29 0.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 109 446 394 67 137 33 0 23 76 1 0 47 53 .348 .417 .607 1.024 239 12 2 0 3 10
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1999 30 1.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 141 593 534 100 162 25 0 40 124 2 2 51 70 .303 .361 .575 .936 307 27 1 0 7 11
2000 31 1.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 136 545 482 90 156 26 0 38 113 4 2 58 69 .324 .398 .614 1.012 296 15 3 0 2 10
2001 32 2.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 141 573 503 81 151 29 0 36 94 0 2 67 87 .300 .384 .573 .957 288 20 2 0 1 19
2002 33 3.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 135 541 478 69 134 23 2 33 98 0 3 57 82 .280 .359 .544 .903 260 26 3 0 3 9
2003 34 6.7 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 5 18 17 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 .176 .222 .353 .575 6 0 0 0 0 0
2003 34 4.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 68 273 234 37 67 13 0 11 34 0 0 35 40 .286 .377 .483 .860 113 11 1 0 3 3
2004 35 12.2 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 2 8 6 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 .667 1.167 4 0 0 0 1 0
2004 35 5.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 129 528 455 47 121 21 0 20 54 0 0 68 78 .266 .362 .444 .806 202 14 2 0 3 14
2005 36 6.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 113 442 398 41 100 23 0 19 62 0 0 41 67 .251 .326 .452 .778 180 7 3 0 0 6
2006 37 7.8 SDP NL MLB SDP 126 439 399 39 113 19 1 22 68 0 0 34 66 .283 .342 .501 .843 200 13 3 0 3 2
2007 38 12.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ OAK 6 28 26 3 10 2 0 2 5 0 0 2 6 .385 .429 .692 1.121 18 0 0 0 0 0
2007 38 15.2 Stockton CALL A+ OAK 3 11 9 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 3 .333 .455 1.000 1.455 9 0 0 0 0 0
2007 38 11.0 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 3 17 17 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .412 .412 .529 .941 9 0 0 0 0 0
2007 38 8.8 OAK AL MLB OAK 83 329 309 33 85 17 1 8 44 0 0 18 61 .275 .313 .414 .727 128 9 0 0 2 0
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 1912 7745 6911 1048 2127 344 8 427 1335 17 20 759 1113 .308 .377 .545 .922 3768 229 30 0 45 146
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 400 1584 1439 197 426 94 7 69 249 1 7 125 286 .296 .353 .515 .868 741 41 8 0 12 8
All Levels (19 Seasons) 2312 9329 8350 1245 2553 438 15 496 1584 18 27 884 1399 .306 .372 .540 .912 4509 270 38 0 57 154
A+ (4 seasons) Minors 210 810 735 100 198 48 2 37 131 0 4 61 154 .269 .325 .491 .816 361 19 4 0 10 2
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 102 433 392 57 132 24 5 17 72 1 3 38 63 .337 .397 .554 .951 217 9 2 0 1 4
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1989 20 Salem NORW A- LAD C 35 257 230 21 6 1 .977 7.17 4
1990 21 Vero Beach FLOR A+ LAD 1B 10 60 54 4 2 4 .967 5.80
1990 21 Vero Beach FLOR A+ LAD C 73 422 374 34 14 3 .967 5.59 6
1991 22 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD 1B 17 159 143 13 3 9 .981 9.18
1991 22 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD C 75 648 580 56 12 6 .981 8.48 14
1992 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD 1B 12 107 97 7 3 11 .972 8.67
1992 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD C 104 717 642 65 10 6 .986 6.80 5
1992 23 San Antonio TL AA LAD 1B 1 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00
1992 23 San Antonio TL AA LAD C 25 205 179 22 4 2 .980 8.04 0
1992 23 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1B 11 97 87 7 3 11 .969 8.55
1992 23 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 79 512 463 43 6 4 .988 6.41 5
1992 23 LAD NL MLB LAD C 16 139.0 102 94 7 1 1 .990 6.54 6.31 1 10 4 29%
1993 24 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 1 1.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 18.00 2.00
1993 24 LAD NL MLB LAD C 146 1243.0 1009 899 99 11 10 .989 7.23 6.84 14 108 59 35%
1994 25 LAD NL MLB LAD C 104 861.0 688 640 38 10 7 .985 7.09 6.52 7 76 26 25%
1995 26 LAD NL MLB LAD C 112 941.0 866 805 52 9 8 .990 8.20 7.65 12 88 29 25%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1996 27 LAD NL MLB LAD C 146 1256.0 1134 1055 70 9 6 .992 8.06 7.71 12 155 34 18%
1997 28 LAD NL MLB LAD C 139 1200.0 1135 1045 74 16 10 .986 8.39 8.05 10 112 43 28%
1998 29 3 Teams NL MLB NYM-LAD-FLA C 140 1190.0 1080 984 85 11 7 .990 8.08 7.64 5 115 41 26%
1998 29 LAD NL MLB LAD C 37 310.0 304 277 25 2 1 .993 8.77 8.16 0 38 12 24%
1998 29 FLA NL MLB FLA C 4 35.0 31 27 3 1 1 .968 7.71 7.50 0 3 1 25%
1998 29 NYM NL MLB NYM C 99 845.0 745 680 57 8 5 .989 7.85 7.44 5 74 28 27%
1999 30 NYM NL MLB NYM C 137 1157.0 1011 953 47 11 5 .989 7.78 7.30 7 115 37 24%
2000 31 NYM NL MLB NYM C 124 1028.0 903 862 38 3 10 .997 7.88 7.26 3 110 32 23%
2001 32 NYM NL MLB NYM C 131 1085.0 986 919 58 9 5 .991 8.10 7.46 7 114 33 22%
2002 33 NYM NL MLB NYM C 121 1007.0 869 811 46 12 3 .986 7.66 7.08 8 125 27 18%
2003 34 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 1B 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.00
2003 34 Norfolk IL AAA NYM C 4 20 20 0 0 1 1.000 5.00 1 3 0 0%
2003 34 NYM NL MLB NYM 1B 1 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 27.00 3.00
2003 34 NYM NL MLB NYM C 64 532.0 384 346 31 7 7 .982 6.38 5.89 1 59 23 28%
2004 35 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 1B 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00
2004 35 NYM NL MLB NYM 1B 68 518.0 541 498 35 8 44 .985 9.26 7.84
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2004 35 NYM NL MLB NYM C 50 388.0 280 260 15 5 1 .982 6.38 5.50 5 34 9 21%
2005 36 NYM NL MLB NYM C 101 809.0 659 618 39 2 5 .997 7.31 6.50 3 82 13 14%
2006 37 SDP NL MLB SDP C 99 718.0 595 553 34 8 3 .987 7.36 5.93 7 97 13 12%
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 1B 70 520.0 546 503 35 8 45 .985 9.31 7.69
MLB (15 seasons) MLB C 1630 13554.0 11701 10844 733 124 88 .989 7.69 7.10 102 1400 423 23%
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 1B 41 333 301 24 8 25 .976 7.93
Minors (5 seasons) Minors C 291 2064 1846 176 42 17 .980 6.95 30 3 0 0%
All Levels (6 Seasons) 1B 111 520.0 879 804 59 16 70 .982 9.31 7.77
All Levels (18 Seasons) C 1921 13554.0 13765 12690 909 166 105 .988 7.69 7.08 132 1403 423 23%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1989 20 Salem Dodgers Northwest League A-
1990 21 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League A+
1991 22 Bakersfield Dodgers California League A+
1992 23 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA
1992 23 San Antonio Missions Texas League AA
1992 23 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1992-09-01 1992-10-04
1993 24 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 25 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1994-04-05 1994-08-11
1995 26 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1995-04-25 1995-09-30
1996 27 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-29
1997 28 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1997-04-01 1997-09-28
1998 29 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1998-03-31 1998-05-14
1998 29 Florida Marlins National League MLB 2 1998-05-16 1998-05-21
1998 29 New York Mets National League MLB 3 1998-05-23 1998-09-27
1999 30 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1999-04-05 1999-10-04
2000 31 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2000-03-29 2000-10-01
2001 32 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2001-04-03 2001-10-06
2002 33 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2002-04-01 2002-09-29
2003 34 Norfolk Tides International League AAA
2003 34 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2003-03-31 2003-09-26
2004 35 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2004-04-06 2004-10-03
2004 35 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ 2004-08-27 2004-08-28
2005 36 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2005-04-04 2005-10-02
2006 37 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 2006-04-03 2006-10-01
2007 38 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2007-04-02 2007-09-30
2007 38 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA 2007-07-13 2007-07-15
2007 38 Stockton Ports California League A+ 2007-07-17 2007-07-19

Sabr ID: c035234d

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