Kirk Liebert - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 8


  • position OF/C
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 195
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Owensboro, Ky.
  • Previous School Wabash Valley CC
  • Northwoods League Postseason All-Star Team (2021)
  • Northwoods League Summer All-Star (2021)
  • Northwoods League Rawlings “Big Stick” Award (2021)
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2021)
  • No. 77 2020 JUCO MLB Draft Prospect (Perfect Game)

(Pronunciation: Lee-Bert)

Played for the Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League…Proved to be one of the top bats in the league, batting .322 in 180 at-bats (58 hits) with an OPS of .917…Was named to the NWL All-Star Game and the Postseason All-Star Team…Honored with the Rawlings “Big Stick” Award as best hitting catcher in the league…Had a 21-game reached base safely streak to open the summer, which included an 18-game hit streak…Scored 42 runs and drove in 39…Had 14 doubles, three triples and three home runs…Stole eight bases in 10 attempts…Collected 15 multi-hit games, including two four-hit games…Was incredible during opening week, batting .500 with nine runs, 13 RBI, four doubles, two home runs and three steals.

Played in 13 games with one start…Batted .333 in six at-bats with one RBI…Scored six runs and served as one of the team’s top baserunners…Collected his first hit on Feb. 27 vs. Milwaukee…Scored a career-high two runs and drove in a run Mar. 9 vs. Western Kentucky.

Played two seasons for Wabash Valley (Ill.) Community College…Saw time both as a catcher and an outfielder…In the 2020 season he appeared in 19 games, batting .239 in 46 at-bats with 15 runs, four doubles, 10 RBI and an OPS of .846…Walked (19 times) more than he struck out (14) and stole 10 bases in 11 attempts…On-base percentage was .520…In two seasons he stole 18 total bases in 19 attempts…In 2019 he appeared in 40 games, batting .424 in 66 at-bats with 27 runs, five doubles, one triple and 22 RBI…He had nearly a 4-to-1 walk-to-strikeout ratio (37-to-11)…Logged an on-base percentage of an absurd .636 as part of a 1.166 OPS…In two seasons he showed uncanny plate discipline while walking 56 times and striking out just 25 times…He was hit by 14 pitches.

Played four years at Daviess County HS for coach Brandon Dennis…Was the No. 29 ranked player and No. 7 catcher in Kentucky in 2018…Saw time all over the diamond, including middle infield, catcher and outfield…Racked up a slew of individual honors: Rawlings preseason All-American, Perfect Game preseason All-American, all-district and Kentucky East-West all-star…

Full name is Kirk Michael Liebert…Born in Lake Forest, Ill….Son of George and Tracy…Father, George, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1989 MLB Draft…Cousin, Allen, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1985 MLB Draft and played eight seasons on pro ball as a catcher…Member of National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa and academic all-state in high school…Enjoys hunting and fishing…Always puts his right sock on before anything else.

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