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Full Name: Michael Joseph Piazza Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 6'3"/215 First Game: September 1, 1992
Birthdate: September 4, 1968 MLB Experience: 16 years
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Mike Piazza (Michael Joseph Piazza) was born on September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1992 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1993, his rookie year, he hit .318 with 35 home runs and 112 RBI. Piazza played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Florida Marlins and San Diego Padres over the course of his 15 year career.

Most people believe that Mike Piazza's best season was 1997, when he slugged 40 home runs, hit for a .362 average and knocked in 124 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1992 LAD N 21 69 5 16 1 7 .232 .284 .319 3 0 4 12 1 0 0 0 1
1993 LAD N 149 547 81 174 35 112 .318 .370 .561 24 2 46 86 3 0 3 6 10
1994 LAD N 107 405 64 129 24 92 .319 .370 .541 18 0 33 65 1 0 1 10 11
1995 LAD N 112 434 82 150 32 93 .346 .400 .606 17 0 39 80 1 0 1 10 10
1996 LAD N 148 547 87 184 36 105 .336 .422 .563 16 0 81 93 1 0 0 21 21
1997 LAD N 152 556 104 201 40 124 .362 .431 .638 32 1 69 77 3 0 5 11 19
1998 LAD N 37 149 20 42 9 30 .282 .329 .497 5 0 11 27 0 0 0 4 3
1998 FLA N 5 18 1 5 0 5 .278 .263 .389 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 NYM N 109 394 67 137 23 76 .348 .417 .607 33 0 47 53 2 0 1 10 12
1998 TOT N 151 561 88 184 32 111 .328 .390 .570 38 1 58 80 2 0 1 14 15
1999 NYM N 141 534 100 162 40 124 .303 .361 .575 25 0 51 70 1 0 2 11 27
2000 NYM N 136 482 90 156 38 113 .324 .398 .614 26 0 58 69 3 0 4 10 15
2001 NYM N 141 503 81 151 36 94 .300 .384 .573 29 0 67 87 2 0 0 19 20
2002 NYM N 135 478 69 134 33 98 .280 .359 .544 23 2 57 82 3 0 0 9 26
2003 NYM N 68 234 37 67 11 34 .286 .377 .483 13 0 35 40 1 0 0 3 11
2004 NYM N 129 455 47 121 20 54 .266 .362 .444 21 0 68 78 2 0 0 14 14
2005 NYM N 113 398 41 100 19 62 .251 .326 .452 23 0 41 67 3 0 0 6 7
2006 SDP N 126 399 39 113 22 68 .283 .342 .501 19 1 34 66 3 0 0 2 13
2007 OAK A 83 309 33 85 8 44 .275 .313 .414 17 1 18 61 0 0 0 0 9
Total NL 1829 6602 1015 2042 419 1291 .309 .379 .551 327 7 741 1052 30 0 17 146 220
Total AL 83 309 33 85 8 44 .275 .313 .414 17 1 18 61 0 0 0 0 9
Total 1912 6911 1048 2042 427 1335 .308 .377 .545 344 8 759 1113 30 0 17 146 229

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1992 LAD N C 16 16 139.1 94 7 1 1 0 1 10 4 1 .990
1993 LAD N C 146 141 1243.1 899 99 11 10 0 14 108 59 1 .989
1993 LAD N 1B 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1994 LAD N C 104 99 860.2 640 38 10 7 0 7 76 26 1 .985
1995 LAD N C 112 110 941 805 52 9 8 0 12 88 29 2 .990
1996 LAD N C 146 143 1255.2 1055 70 9 6 0 12 155 34 1 .992
1997 LAD N C 139 138 1200 1045 74 16 10 0 10 112 43 0 .986
1997 LAD N DH 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 LAD N C 37 37 309.2 277 25 2 1 0 0 38 12 0 .993
1998 FLA N C 4 4 35 27 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 .968
1998 NYM N C 99 98 845.1 680 57 8 5 0 5 74 28 0 .989
1998 NYM N DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 TOT N C 140 139 1190 984 85 11 7 0 5 115 41 0 .990
1999 NYM N C 137 135 1156.2 953 47 11 5 0 7 115 37 0 .989
1999 NYM N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 NYM N C 124 124 1027.2 863 37 3 10 0 3 110 32 0 .997
2000 NYM N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 NYM N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 NYM N C 130 127 1085.1 920 57 9 5 0 7 114 33 0 .991
2002 NYM N C 121 119 1007.2 811 46 12 3 0 8 125 27 0 .986
2002 NYM N DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 NYM N C 64 63 532.1 346 31 7 7 0 1 59 23 0 .982
2003 NYM N 1B 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 NYM N C 50 49 388 259 16 5 1 0 5 34 9 0 .982
2004 NYM N DH 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 NYM N 1B 68 66 517.2 498 35 8 44 0 0 0 0 0 .985
2005 NYM N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 NYM N C 101 100 809.1 617 40 2 5 0 3 82 13 0 .997
2006 SDP N C 99 99 718 553 34 8 3 0 7 97 13 0 .987
2006 SDP N DH 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 OAK A DH 73 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 70 66 519.2 503 35 8 45 0 0 0 0 0 .985
Total C 1629 1602 13555 10844 733 124 88 0 102 1400 423 6 .989
Total DH 122 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Player Comparisons

Baseball Reference
Baseball Reference (through age 36)
Baseball Prospectus

Transactions

Trivia

Career Acheivements

  • Was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1993
  • Was the All-Star Game MVP in 1996
  • Made the NL All-Star team 12 times (1993-2001, 2002, and 2004-2005
  • Finished 2nd for the NL MVP Award twice and finished third once
  • Has a .311 career AVG, 9th best amongst active players, 98th best all-time
  • Has a .555 career SLG, 14th best amongst active players, 27 best all-time
  • Has 397 career HR, 12th most amongst active players, 44th best all-time, and most ever by a catcher.

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