• Full name Michael Scott Lieberthal
  • Born 01/18/1972 in Glendale, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Westlake
  • Debut 06/30/1994
  • Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990 (signed for $225,000).
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    Even before the season, scouts knew all about the arm of Westlake Village, Calif., catcher Lieberthal. Exceptional, most scouts rated it. But there was concern about his size and overall hitting ability. When the 6-foot, 180-pound Lieberthal hit four home runs in a recent game against Simi Valley High, those concerns dissipated. His stock has risen so sharply this spring that the Philadelphia Phillies have said they would jump at the chance to draft Lieberthal with the No. 3 pick overall.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the National League in 2000

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