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Lyle Overbay

37-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.233

HR

4

RBI

35

R

24

SB

2

2014 Preseason 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 ATL 20 21 20 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293
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  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ ATL/ARI 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 121 296 258 24 60 18 14 0 4 35 2 0 36 60 0 1 1 .233 .328 .333 .661
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3-Year Averages     109 350 318 32 76 26 18 0 8 38 1 0 30 77 0 2 0 .239 .303 .371 .674
Career  (View All)     1587 5,796 5,102 645 1,354 519 356 12 151 675 19 7 638 1,108 3 35 18 .265 .347 .429 .776

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Lyle Overbay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 83
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
2014270020.185.185.427
201311681140.190.284.516
2012142000.214.286.552

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014231244332.238.351.688
20133303513452.258.430.746
2012102102100.265.412.751

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014124113201.250.371.723
2013212227312.288.448.801
2012587250.259.431.748

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014134131151.216.299.603
2013233217280.197.343.583
2012585050.259.362.705
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 ATL 21 20 4.8% 38.1% 0.13 60% .167 .050
2012 35 MAJ ARI 109 96 11% 23.9% 0.46 73% .382 .156
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ ATL/ARI 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 296 258 12.2% 20.3% 0.60 77% .289 .100
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3-Year Averages     350 318 8.6% 22% 0.39 76% .292 .132
Career     5,796 5,102 11% 19.1% 0.58 78% .313 .164

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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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.233 AVG
POOR
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.289 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.333 SLG
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.100 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

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0.60 BB/K
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12.2% BB Rate
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20.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.661 OPS
POOR
.328 OBP
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Lyle Overbay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Overbay went 1-for-2 with one RBI against the Reds on Friday night.

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Overbay had a pinch-hit bases-clearing double on Friday against the Dodgers as he picked up three RBI on the night.

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Overbay slugged his fourth home run of the year Tuesday (a grand slam off Kyle Kendrick in the first inning), while going 1-for-5 at the plate in the Brewers' 9-7 loss to the Phillies.

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Overbay went 1-for-3 while starting at first base against the Reds on Friday night.

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Overbay went 1-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's victory over the Cubs.

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Overbay is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Overbay is in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

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Overbay is not in the lineup Monday night against the Diamondbacks.

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Overbay isn't in the Brewers' lineup Saturday at Cincinnati.

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Overbay was the extra-innings hero Tuesday, knocking in the game-winning run on his 11th-inning single to lead the Brewers to a 5-4 win over the Cards. He finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI.

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Overbay has been activated from the paternity list, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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The Brewers placed Overbay on the paternity list Thursday.

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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.