Outlook for 2007: Ready to have a solid senior campaign after finishing up the 2006 season as the DH in the Tigers' lineup...Mature college hitter that also brings power potential to every bat.
2006 (Junior): Can hit the longball...Led Memphis with 13 home runs in his first D-1 campaign...Hit .319 in 33 starts...Made 29 starts as the Tigers' everyday DH...Also started four times in leftfield...Drove in 42 runs and scored 28...Hit .350 in 20 C-USA games...Paced Memphis with a .659 slugging percentage...Had 14 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI performances...Finished the season on a six-game hit streak...Hit two home runs, including a grand slam in a 15-6 win over Southern Miss (4/2/06)...Hit his second grand slam of the year--a walk-off job to give Memphis a 9-6 win over ECU (5/18/06)...Hit .331 with 12 dingers as a starter...Hit two-run game-winning homer on his first swing as a Tiger to clinch a 7-6 win over Notre Dame...Hit homers in consecutive games four times.
Summer 2006: Northwoods League All-Star...Represented the Thunder Bay Bordercats in the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby (7/11/06)...Batted .252 in 58 games as the starting first baseman for Thunder Bay...Second on the Bordercats squad with 73 total bases, 54 hits and 28 RBI...Led the team with 11 doubles...Produced 14 extra base hits...Jacked a pair of home runs...Ranked fifth with 15 runs scored...Helped Thunder Bay to a 21-13 mark and the North Division Championship over the first half of the season.
Meridian Community College: Earned MACJC Second team All-State accolades...2004: A Junior College All-American...Can hit for average and power...Hit .322 with 18 homers, while knocking in 65 runners and scoring 55 runs as a freshman to help MCC to a 46-14 mark...Registered 65 hits, 15 doubles and five triples...His 18 home runs are second all-time on Meridian's single season record list, just one short of the MCC record.
Prep: Prepped at Warren Central HS in Vicksburg, Miss...Posted a .350 average with 17 round trippers and 95 RBI as a three-year letterman...Earned second team All-State honors as a junior...Led WCHS to a Mississippi 5A Championship as a junior in 2001.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Mitchell Lieberman...Son of Billy and Robin Lieberman...Was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in June 2004...One of the juco transfers from Meridian Community College...Played his freshman year at MCC for current Tiger assistant coach Michael Federico...Majoring in sport and leisure studies.