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Portrait of Jon Lieber

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 401 2198 131 124 2 4.27 49.5
Birth Date4-2-1970
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age49 years, 5 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1994 PIT MLB 17 17 108.7 6 7 0 116 25 71 12 98 9.6 2.1 1.0 5.9 0% .296 1.30 3.90 3.73 87 3.76 75.8 2.6
1995 PIT MLB 21 12 72.7 4 7 0 103 14 45 7 103 12.8 1.7 0.9 5.6 0% .374 1.61 3.82 6.32 98 4.83 99.0 0.8
1996 PIT MLB 51 15 142.0 9 5 1 156 28 94 19 104 9.9 1.8 1.2 6.0 0% .300 1.30 4.16 3.99 90 4.62 91.2 2.0
1997 PIT MLB 33 32 188.3 11 14 0 193 51 160 23 102 9.2 2.4 1.1 7.6 0% .301 1.30 3.79 4.49 82 3.68 76.5 4.5
1998 PIT MLB 29 28 171.0 8 14 1 182 40 138 23 100 9.6 2.1 1.2 7.3 0% .302 1.30 3.95 4.11 85 3.29 68.1 4.9
1999 CHN MLB 31 31 203.3 10 11 0 226 46 186 28 100 10.0 2.0 1.2 8.2 0% .322 1.34 3.72 4.07 77 3.39 65.9 6.2
2000 CHN MLB 35 35 251.0 12 11 0 248 54 192 36 110 8.9 1.9 1.3 6.9 0% .281 1.20 4.15 4.41 82 3.21 61.8 8.1
2001 CHN MLB 34 34 232.3 20 6 0 226 41 148 25 100 8.8 1.6 1.0 5.7 0% .273 1.15 3.75 3.80 90 3.89 80.6 4.9
2002 CHN MLB 21 21 141.0 6 8 0 153 12 87 15 100 9.8 0.8 1.0 5.6 0% .296 1.17 3.30 3.70 89 3.41 73.1 3.5
2004 NYA MLB 27 27 176.7 14 8 0 216 18 102 20 103 11.0 0.9 1.0 5.2 0% .323 1.32 3.81 4.33 89 3.74 77.1 3.9
2005 PHI MLB 35 35 218.3 17 13 0 223 41 149 33 100 9.2 1.7 1.4 6.1 0% .278 1.21 4.21 4.20 93 3.80 81.7 4.2
2006 PHI MLB 27 27 168.0 9 11 0 196 24 100 27 97 10.5 1.3 1.4 5.4 0% .303 1.31 4.54 4.93 99 4.53 92.4 2.3
2007 PHI MLB 14 12 78.0 3 6 0 91 22 54 7 105 10.5 2.5 0.8 6.2 0% .328 1.45 3.91 4.73 97 4.52 93.4 1.0
2008 CHN MLB 26 1 46.7 2 3 0 59 6 27 10 103 11.4 1.2 1.9 5.2 0% .308 1.39 5.24 4.05 101 4.18 89.2 0.6
CareerMLB4013272198.01311242238842215532851029.81.71.26.450%.3011.283.974.27883.8077.749.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1992 EUG A- NWN 5 5 31.0 3 0 0 26 2 23 1 7.5 0.6 0.3 6.7 0% .000 0.90 2.56 1.16 0 0.00 0.0
1992 BCY A+ FSL 7 6 31.0 3 3 0 45 8 19 2 13.1 2.3 0.6 5.5 0% .000 1.71 3.33 4.65 0 0.00 0.0
1993 WIL A+ CRL 17 16 114.7 9 3 0 125 9 89 4 9.8 0.7 0.3 7.0 0% .000 1.17 2.28 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
1993 CAR AA SOU 6 6 34.0 4 2 0 39 10 28 4 10.3 2.6 1.1 7.4 0% .000 1.44 3.94 3.97 0 0.00 0.0
1993 MEM AA SOU 4 4 19.0 2 1 0 32 6 17 3 15.2 2.8 1.4 8.1 0% .000 2.00 4.38 7.58 0 0.00 0.0
1994 PIT MLB NL 17 17 108.7 6 7 0 116 25 71 12 98 9.6 2.1 1.0 5.9 0% .296 1.30 3.90 3.73 87 3.76 75.8
1994 CAR AA SOU 3 3 21.0 2 0 0 13 2 21 0 5.6 0.9 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.71 1.38 1.29 0 0.00 0.0
1994 BUF AAA AA 3 3 21.3 1 1 0 16 1 21 1 6.8 0.4 0.4 8.9 0% .000 0.80 2.13 1.69 0 0.00 0.0
1995 PIT MLB NL 21 12 72.7 4 7 0 103 14 45 7 103 12.8 1.7 0.9 5.6 0% .374 1.61 3.82 6.32 98 4.83 99.0
1995 CLG AAA PCL 14 14 77.0 1 5 0 122 19 34 6 14.3 2.2 0.7 4.0 0% .000 1.83 4.69 7.01 0 0.00 0.0
1996 PIT MLB NL 51 15 142.0 9 5 1 156 28 94 19 104 9.9 1.8 1.2 6.0 0% .300 1.30 4.16 3.99 90 4.62 91.2
1997 PIT MLB NL 33 32 188.3 11 14 0 193 51 160 23 102 9.2 2.4 1.1 7.6 0% .301 1.30 3.79 4.49 82 3.68 76.5
1998 PIT MLB NL 29 28 171.0 8 14 1 182 40 138 23 100 9.6 2.1 1.2 7.3 0% .302 1.30 3.95 4.11 85 3.29 68.1
1999 CHN MLB NL 31 31 203.3 10 11 0 226 46 186 28 100 10.0 2.0 1.2 8.2 0% .322 1.34 3.72 4.07 77 3.39 65.9
2000 CHN MLB NL 35 35 251.0 12 11 0 248 54 192 36 110 8.9 1.9 1.3 6.9 0% .281 1.20 4.15 4.41 82 3.21 61.8
2001 CHN MLB NL 34 34 232.3 20 6 0 226 41 148 25 100 8.8 1.6 1.0 5.7 0% .273 1.15 3.75 3.80 90 3.89 80.6
2002 CHN MLB NL 21 21 141.0 6 8 0 153 12 87 15 100 9.8 0.8 1.0 5.6 0% .296 1.17 3.30 3.70 89 3.41 73.1
2003 TAM A+ FSL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 22.5 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .625 2.50 -0.95 13.50 0 0.00 0.0
2004 NYA MLB AL 27 27 176.7 14 8 0 216 18 102 20 103 11.0 0.9 1.0 5.2 0% .323 1.32 3.81 4.33 89 3.74 77.1
2004 TAM A+ FSL 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 2.6 0.0 0.0 5.1 0% .100 0.29 2.08 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 PHI MLB NL 35 35 218.3 17 13 0 223 41 149 33 100 9.2 1.7 1.4 6.1 0% .278 1.21 4.21 4.20 93 3.80 81.7
2006 PHI MLB NL 27 27 168.0 9 11 0 196 24 100 27 97 10.5 1.3 1.4 5.4 0% .303 1.31 4.54 4.93 99 4.53 92.4
2006 CLR A+ FSL 2 2 11.1 0 2 0 19 0 6 1 59 15.4 0.0 0.8 4.9 0% .409 1.71 3.60 7.30 92 6.74 141.6
2006 PHL Rk GCL 1 1 3.2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 111 11.3 0.0 0.0 2.8 0% .333 1.25 3.73 2.81 104 5.13 107.7
2007 PHI MLB NL 14 12 78.0 3 6 0 91 22 54 7 105 10.5 2.5 0.8 6.2 0% .328 1.45 3.91 4.73 97 4.52 93.4
2007 CLR A+ FSL 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 106 9.7 0.0 0.0 9.7 0% .333 1.08 1.14 2.43 68 4.84 99.3
2008 CHN MLB NL 26 1 46.7 2 3 0 59 6 27 10 103 11.4 1.2 1.9 5.2 0% .308 1.39 5.24 4.05 101 4.18 89.2
2008 PEO A MDW 3 1 7.0 0 1 0 8 0 6 1 95 10.3 0.0 1.3 7.7 0% .333 1.14 3.83 3.86 88 4.30 88.0
2008 CUB Rk AZL 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 98 12.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0% .400 1.33 3.40 0.00 99 6.53 133.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 662 0.5393 0.5211 0.7710 0.6751 0.3410 0.8340 0.6250 0.2290
Career6620.53930.52110.77100.67510.34100.83400.62500.2290

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-09-09 2008-10-05 60-DL 26 18 Right Foot Strain -
2008-07-11 2008-09-01 15-DL 52 45 Right Foot Strain -
2007-06-23 2007-10-07 60-DL 106 89 Right Foot Strain -
2007-03-23 2007-04-08 15-DL 16 5 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-05-29 2006-07-06 15-DL 38 34 Left Groin Strain -
2004-03-30 2004-05-01 15-DL 32 23 Right Groin Strain -
2003-03-30 2003-10-26 60-DL 210 163 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-08-07
2002-08-02 2002-09-30 60-DL 59 56 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-08-07
1999-04-21 1999-05-08 15-DL 17 14 Right Contusion - -
1998-08-21 1998-09-14 15-DL 24 22 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 CHN $3,500,000
2007 PHI $7,500,000
2006 PHI $7,250,000
2005 PHI $5,250,000
2004 NYA $2,700,000
2003 CHN $5,500,000
2002 CHN $5,833,333
2001 CHN $5,083,333
2000 CHN $3,833,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$46,449,999
9 yrTotal$46,449,999

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 77 dRex Gary1 yr/$3.5M (08)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 1/16/08, 1 year/$3.5M (08)
  • performance bonus (games started,innings pitched)
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 12/04, 3 year/$21M (05-07), $1M signing bonus, 05:$5.25M, 06:$7.25M, 07:$7.5M
  • club declined $8M 05 option 11/04
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 1/03
  • 2 year/$3.5M (03-04)+$8M 05 club option (3 year/$16.775M with opt, bonuses)
  • $0.5M signing bonus (1/2 @ signing, 1/2 1/04), 03:$0.3M+$0.775 in bonuses, 04:$2.45M+$4.75M in bonuses, 05:$8M club option $0.25M buyout
  • CHC declined 03 option 10/02
  • 3 year/$15M (00-02)+$6.25M 03 club option$1M signing bonus, 00:$3.5M, 01:$4.75M, 02:$5.5M, 03:$6.25M $0.25M buyout

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)Hey whats your guys deal anyways?
(Alex from Milwaukee)
We are two college students from DC who started a baseball blog. We specialize in the sillier side of the game, but we know a fair bit about the ins, outs, ups, and downs of the sport. Like did you know that Jim Abbott has two career hits and they were both off Jon Lieber in two different games that were three weeks apart? (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)The back end of the Cubs rotation... You have two duds (Marquis, Dempster), the aging prodigal son (Lieber) , the youngster in Lou's doghouse (Marshall), and the unproven guys (Gallagher, Kevin Hart, maybe even Neil Cotts or Samardjiza but unlikely). Who should win and who will win out the last two spots?
(Hank from Lincoln Park)
First, let's take Jeff Samardjiza out of the discussion. He's more likely to be the Bears' flanker next year than the Cubs' fifth starter. Out of that group, I actually sort of like Ryan Dempster, and I think Jon Lieber should be perfectly adequate. (Nate Silver)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any reason to be happy about having Jon Lieber vying for a spot in the Cubs rotation? Should I just be happy that the Cubs don't have to fret over saving the three million or so Lieber could earn this year? Cortisol leads to unsightly belly fat after all.
(Brian Gallagher from Evanston, IL)
I sort of touch on this in the TA that just went live--it'll still be there when we wrap up in a few hours ;) --but the nicest thing to say is that it gives them depth, and it might spare them from having to take the experiment of returning Ryan Dempster to a rotation all that far. My disappointment is that Lieber's upside is pretty minimal, and he's no more the right answer to that question over who starts a fourth game in a postseason than Marquis was (and is). (Christina Kahrl)


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