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Liu, Jason #42

Gender: M
Birthdate: 1988-11-18

2004: Rightfielder (Starting Rightfielder), salary: $1
Statistics - Batting
2005: Leftfielder (Starting Leftfielder), salary: $1
Liu exploded onto the scene out of nowhere in 2004, getting a callup two months into the season and shocking all with a 39-39 double/HR performance in 433 AB, for a .323-.409-.702 season. Though projected in scouting reports as a raw power hitter, Liu's overall line seemed to indicate a complete player, who had good contact and basewalking ability in addition to his propensity for extra base hits. Liu was up for a second season, and despite shocking numbers in 2004, once again started the season from the bench, with Jonathan Chee and Francis Chen seated at the corner outfield positions. With early struggles by both Chee and Chen, however, Liu came onto a starting role quickly, and mashed his way as a starter to succesively more impressive months in the first half. Liu hit some struggles in the second half, however, and with Jonathan Chee catching a groove, Liu found himself in a part time position as he continued some second-half struggles. Liu ended the season with a still impressive .298-.348-.579 line, cashing in on 28 homeruns, 3rd behind Puzon and Wong, despite having only 399 at bats.
Statistics - Batting
2006: Leftfielder (Utility Outfielder), salary: $1
Once with a future so bright, hard days have fallen on Jason Liu. Poised to finally inherit the RF starting position, the spot once again returned to the fan-favorite Francis Chen, leaving the powerful Liu, a career .311-.390-.643 in two seasons, on the bench. Perhaps the lack of opportunities got to him this year, as Liu declined once again, and was hampered by a very slow first four months when he couldn’t seem to find a groove anywhere – his April numbers of .171-.189-.429 in 35 at bats set the tone for the rest of the year. Liu showed signs of returning to life at the end of the year however, when he batted .314-.386-.665 in August-September
Statistics - Batting
Career Statistics - Batting
2004161Starting Rightfielder11811751443314039439126104109631420100.003110.3230.4220.7021.124112.429.760.349
2005171Starting Leftfielder1009643739911918528898310630390100.002940.2980.3480.5790.92775.946.970.337
2006181Utility Outfielder8680342311811822259497724660100.002400.2600.3250.5430.86850.945.730.277
Career3Utility Outfielder3042931293114334075118927423629211723170100.008450.2970.3710.6160.987239.067.640.325