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Lyle Overbay

37-Year-Old First Baseman – Milwaukee Brewers

2014 Stats

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.100

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2

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Overbay plugged an important hole at first base for the Yankees in 2013, as Mark Teixeira was only briefly able to return from a wrist injury before having to go back on the disabled list. While Overb...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 235   DOB: 1/28/1977   BORN: Centralia, WA   COLLEGE: Nevada   DRAFTED: 18th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Lyle Overbay Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Brewers in January of 2014.

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Lyle Overbay Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 28 MAJ MIL 158 622 537 80 148 54 34 1 19 72 1 0 78 98 1 4 2 .276 .367 .449 .816
2006 29 MAJ TOR 157 640 581 82 180 69 46 1 22 92 5 3 55 96 0 2 2 .310 .370 .506 .876
2007 30 AA NEW 4 18 15 2 4 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .267 .389 .533 .922
2007 30 MAJ TOR 122 476 425 49 102 42 30 2 10 44 2 0 47 78 0 3 1 .240 .315 .391 .706
2008 31 MAJ TOR 158 627 544 74 147 49 32 2 15 69 1 2 74 116 1 5 3 .270 .358 .419 .777
2009 32 MAJ TOR 132 500 423 57 112 52 35 1 16 64 0 0 74 95 0 3 0 .265 .372 .466 .838
2010 33 MAJ TOR 154 607 534 75 130 59 37 2 20 67 1 0 67 131 0 3 3 .243 .329 .433 .762
2011 34 MAJ ARI 18 49 42 3 12 5 4 0 1 10 1 0 6 11 0 0 1 .286 .388 .452 .840
2011 34 MAJ PIT 103 391 352 40 80 26 17 1 8 37 1 1 36 77 1 1 1 .227 .300 .349 .649
2011  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ ARI/PIT 121 440 394 43 92 31 21 1 9 47 2 1 42 88 1 1 2 .234 .310 .360 .670
2012 35 AAA Gwi 7 28 22 3 6 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 .273 .429 .409 .838
2012 35 MAJ ARI 45 109 96 11 28 11 9 0 2 10 0 0 12 26 0 1 0 .292 .367 .448 .815
2012 35 MAJ ATL 20 21 20 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ ARI/ATL 65 130 116 12 30 12 10 0 2 10 0 0 13 34 0 1 0 .259 .331 .397 .727
2013 36 MAJ NYY 142 485 445 43 107 39 24 1 14 59 2 0 36 111 0 4 0 .240 .295 .393 .688
2014 37 MAJ MIL 9 24 20 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .100 .250 .200 .450
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Lyle Overbay
3-Year Averages MAJ   109 350 318 32 76 26 18 0 8 38 1 0 30 77 0 2 0 .239 .303 .371 .674
Career  (View All) MAJ   1475 5524 4864 623 1296 503 344 12 147 642 17 7 606 1051 3 34 17 .266 .348 .433 .780

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Lyle Overbay Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 StL Did not play.
Apr. 14 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .250 .200 .450
Apr. 13 Pit 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .250 .235 .485
Apr. 12 Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .188 .143 .331
Apr. 11 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .188 .143 .331
Apr. 8 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .200 .154 .354
Apr. 7 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .214 .167 .381
Apr. 5 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Bos 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .250 .550
Apr. 2 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Apr. 1 Atl Did not play.
Mar. 31 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .286 .619
Last 14 Days 17 2 2 2 0 0 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .286 .235 .521
Last 30 Days 20 2 2 2 0 0 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .250 .200 .450

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Lyle Overbay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7
2013 130 4 4 2
2012 23 1
2011 109
2010 153
2009 130

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Lyle Overbay Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311681140.190.284.516
2012142000.214.286.552
201110812270.241.352.651

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133303513452.258.430.746
2012102102100.265.412.751
2011286317402.231.364.677

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013212227312.288.448.801
2012587250.259.431.748
2011181204241.249.392.714

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013233217280.197.343.583
2012585050.259.362.705
2011213235231.221.333.633
Lyle Overbay Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 28 MAJ MIL 622 537 12.5% 15.8% 0.80 82% .307 .173
2006 29 MAJ TOR 640 581 8.6% 15% 0.57 83% .341 .196
2007 30 AA NEW 18 15 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .273 .266
2007 30 MAJ TOR 476 425 9.9% 16.4% 0.60 82% .273 .151
2008 31 MAJ TOR 627 544 11.8% 18.5% 0.64 79% .320 .149
2009 32 MAJ TOR 500 423 14.8% 19% 0.78 78% .308 .201
2010 33 MAJ TOR 607 534 11% 21.6% 0.51 75% .287 .190
2011 34 MAJ ARI 49 42 12.2% 22.4% 0.55 74% .367 .166
2011 34 MAJ PIT 391 352 9.2% 19.7% 0.47 78% .270 .122
2011  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ ARI/PIT 440 394 9.5% 20% 0.48 78% .279 .126
2012 35 AAA Gwi 28 22 21.4% 21.4% 1.00 73% .375 .136
2012 35 MAJ ARI 109 96 11% 23.9% 0.46 73% .382 .156
2012 35 MAJ ATL 21 20 4.8% 38.1% 0.13 60% .167 .050
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ ARI/ATL 130 116 10% 26.2% 0.38 71% .350 .138
2013 36 MAJ NYY 485 445 7.4% 22.9% 0.32 75% .291 .153
2014 37 MAJ MIL 24 20 16.7% 12.5% 1.33 85% .118 .100
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3-Year Averages MAJ   350 318 8.6% 22% 0.39 76% .292 .132
Career MAJ   5524 4864 11% 19% 0.58 78% .313 .167

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2014 Stat Review for Lyle Overbay    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.100 AVG
TERRIBLE
85% Contact Rate
GREAT
.118 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.200 SLG
TERRIBLE
.100 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.33 BB/K
ELITE
16.7% BB Rate
ELITE
12.5% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.450 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Lyle Overbay (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Tillman BAL 17 7 3 3 3 2 0 .412 .941 1.441
Brandon McCarthy AZ 12 6 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .667 1.267
Kevin Slowey MIA 14 6 1 4 0 2 0 .429 .786 1.214
Kyle Lohse MIL 13 5 1 2 1 1 0 .385 .769 1.198
Aaron Harang ATL 25 11 0 1 3 3 2 .440 .640 1.140
Zack Greinke LA 26 9 3 8 1 6 0 .346 .731 1.101
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 18 8 0 1 0 3 0 .444 .611 1.056
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 27 7 3 5 4 5 0 .259 .667 1.022
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 15 6 0 5 1 1 0 .400 .533 .971
Scott Kazmir OAK 16 6 0 0 2 2 0 .375 .500 .944

Worst Matchups for Lyle Overbay (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Hudson SF 13 3 0 3 1 1 0 .231 .231 .516
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 30 4 1 3 4 4 1 .133 .267 .502
R.A. Dickey TOR 24 3 1 3 4 5 1 .125 .250 .500
Joe Saunders TEX 16 3 0 1 0 5 0 .188 .250 .438
Rick Porcello DET 12 2 0 0 1 1 1 .167 .167 .397
A.J. Burnett PHI 27 3 0 0 2 10 1 .111 .185 .358
Jason Hammel CHI-N 19 2 0 1 1 3 0 .105 .105 .255
Scott Baker TEX 12 1 0 0 1 2 0 .083 .083 .237
Mark Buehrle TOR 21 0 0 0 0 9 0 .000 .000 .000
C.J. Wilson ANA 12 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Lyle Overbay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Overbay is in the lineup for Monday's Opening Day matchup with the Braves.

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Overbay has been advised that he will be added to the Brewers' 25-man roster.

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Overbay is 4-for-23 (.174) with no home runs and no RBI through 11 spring games.

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Overbay signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Brewers' Sr. Dir. of Media Relations Mike Vassallo reports.

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Overbay is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

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Overbay is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, the Newark Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough reports.

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Overbay is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Updating a previous report, Overbay will join the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Overbay is not in the lineup Saturday for the second straight game.

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Overbay (illness) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Overbay has played for four teams over the last three seasons as he continues to be a valuable pinch-hitter and backup first baseman for contending teams. Overbay will likely never approach .300 again, but the veteran has kept a good eye at the plate and has maintained some strong gap power, posting a .724 OPS the past three seasons. Though he had a great start to 2012 with the Diamondbacks, his hitting dropped off a cliff when he came over to Atlanta as he posted a .293 OPS in 21 plate appearances for the Braves. That is an awfully small sample size, though, and Overbay should continue to put up useful numbers in a bench role in 2013.

2012

Overbay enjoyed a resurgence after the D-Backs signed him late in the season, but his .649 OPS with the Pirates for the better part of 2011 (352 at-bats) suggests that he's better suited for a part-time role than everyday duty. He re-signed on a one-year deal as a mentor and platoon partner for Paul Goldschmidt in 2012, and Overbay is unlikely to land a starting role at this stage of his career.

2011

Overbay's final season in Toronto last year was another mixed bag as he hit just .243 with 20 homers and 67 RBI. He's been a below-average option in most formats since his 2006 peak, though he may benefit a bit from the move to the NL. He'll compete for an everyday role with the Pirates after inking a one-year deal in the offseason.

2010

Overbay put together a nice enough season (.265 average, 16 homers, 64 RBI) but there just isn't a lot of upside here. He's in the last year of his contract and has a reasonable price tag ($7 million) so don't be surprised if the Jays listen to offers this offseason, especially if they can't find any suckers to take the remainder of Vernon Wells' mega-deal off their hands. He's on the wrong side of 30 to expect anything more than what he already is. He'll be back as the team's starting first baseman unless they move him this offseason.

2009

Overbay finished with a .270 average, 15 homers and 69 RBI last year. It was certainly an improvement over his 2007 season (.240/10/44) but it's pretty clear he's past his peak. He'll be back as the team's starting first baseman, but he provides below average power from the position and the ceiling isn't very high at this stage of his career.

2008

Overbay had his season interrupted by a broken hand in early June, and he never recovered (.225/.299/.321 following his return from the DL). He's a good bet to appraoch .300 and 20 home runs when healthy, with extra value for those in OBP-counting leagues.

2007

Overbay had a nice year for the Blue Jays, posting a .372 OBP and swatting 22 homers along the way. He predictably benefited playing in Toronto (.325/.383/.583) and hit over .310 in every month but April, so there's little reason to think he can't do it again. Mentioned as a candidate for the second spot in the order, behind Reed Johnson and ahead of a bunch of mashers, Overbay figures to have a nice year again. He'll be the rarest of all birds however: A Left-Handed-Hitting Blue Jay.

2006

Overbay was moved to the Blue Jays to open up a spot in Milwaukee for Prince Fielder. He played well in 2005 with his usual strong on-base average, but doesn't hit enough home runs to be a top first baseman. However, he'll get the majority of starts at first base for the Blue Jays.

2005

Overbay had a spectacular first half and an average second half in 2004. He finished with a .301 average 53 doubles, and a .385 OBP. Those are good numbers for most players, but you usually want a little more from your first baseman. The conventional wisdom is that he is just holding the position until Prince Fielder is ready to make the jump to the majors, either late in 2005 or to start 2006. The Brewers may try to move him to the outfield when that happens but more likely they will trade him.

2004

Overbay picked the wrong time to slump for the Diamondbacks last year, as Bob Brenly lost patience waiting for Overbay's power stroke last year and finally moved Shea Hillenbrand to first base for the stretch run. He'll finally get a chance to show what he can do in a full season with the Brewers in 2004, and he has about a one-to-two year window to prove himself before Prince Fielder starts banging down the door.

2003

Overbay hit .343-19-109 in a full season at Triple-A in 2002. With Erubiel Durazo gone and Mark Grace moving to a part-time role, Overbay inherits the Diamondbacks' regular first base job going into 2003. He's only had 12 career big-league at-bats going into this season, so Overbay will get some on-the-job-training this season and will potentially look bad against some pitchers, especially lefties, the first time he faces them. Plus, Overbay will be a rookie in a Bob Brenly lineup, which means he's a candidate for pine time any time he goes 0-for-12 in a series, which is probably bound to happen at some point. Overbay has hit very well in the minors and could do well in the bigs, but you may want to be playing someone else at first base for at least the first two months of the season as Overbay gets used to major league pitching.