Lyle Overbay

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  • 1B
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/235

Lyle Overbay MLB Career Stats

.266 151 675 19 .776

Lyle Overbay Bio

  • Full Name: Lyle Stefan Overbay
  • Born: 1/28/1977 in Centralia, WA
  • Draft: 1999, Arizona Diamondbacks, 18th rd. (538th overall)
  • College: Nevada - Reno
  • Debut: September 19, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/28/2014
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MLB Career Stats 5102 645 1355 151 675 19 .266 .347 .776


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Lyle Overbay Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/02/2006 Toronto AL
06/07/2009 Toronto AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/09/2004 Milwaukee NL

Brewers Harvey Kuenn Award

Year Team League
2004 Milwaukee NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2002 Tucson PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Tucson PCL

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team

Lyle Overbay Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2004 .301 19th in NL
2006 .312 16th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2004 .863 22nd in NL
2006 .880 19th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2004 .385 14th in NL
2005 .367 23rd in NL
2006 .372 22nd in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2006 .508 19th in AL


Season BB Rank
2004 81 15th in NL
2005 78 15th in NL
2008 74 14th in AL
2009 74 16th in AL
2010 67 18th in AL


Season H Rank
2004 174 15th in NL
2006 181 11th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2004 53 1st in NL
2006 46 4th in AL
2009 35 22nd in AL
2010 37 15th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2004 159 8th in NL
2005 158 11th in NL
2006 157 10th in AL
2008 158 8th in AL
2010 154 17th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2004 579 22nd in NL
2006 581 25th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2004 668 24th in NL
2008 630 24th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2006 295 17th in AL


Season SO Rank
2004 128 16th in NL
2008 116 19th in AL
2010 131 11th in AL

Lyle Overbay Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 30, 2014 1B Lyle Overbay elected free agency.
April 20, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers activated 1B Lyle Overbay from the paternity list.
April 17, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers placed 1B Lyle Overbay on the paternity list.
March 28, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers selected the contract of 1B Lyle Overbay from Nashville Sounds.
January 20, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 20, 2014 1B Lyle Overbay assigned to Nashville Sounds.
March 31, 2013 New York Yankees selected the contract of 1B Lyle Overbay from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
March 30, 2013 Lyle Overbay assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
March 26, 2013 New York Yankees signed free agent 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 26, 2013 Boston Red Sox released 1B Lyle Overbay.
January 31, 2013 Boston Red Sox signed free agent 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 3, 2012 1B Lyle Overbay elected free agency.
September 1, 2012 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of 1B Lyle Overbay from Gwinnett Braves.
August 23, 2012 Lyle Overbay assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Atlanta Braves.
August 22, 2012 Atlanta Braves signed free agent 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract.
August 3, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks released 1B Lyle Overbay.
July 30, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks designated 1B Lyle Overbay for assignment.
June 8, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks activated 1B Lyle Overbay from the paternity list.
December 9, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent Lyle Overbay.
October 31, 2011 1B Lyle Overbay elected free agency.
August 13, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent 1B Lyle Overbay.
August 5, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates released 1B Lyle Overbay.
August 1, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates designated 1B Lyle Overbay for assignment.
December 14, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent 1B Lyle Overbay.
November 7, 2010 1B Lyle Overbay elected free agency.

Lyle Stefan Overbay Bio Info

Married to Sarah...The couple has 4 children: Adam, Alex, Luke, and Audrey. Graduated from Centralia (WA) High School, where he played basketball, football, baseball, and golf...Attended the University of Nevada-Reno.


Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/20...Enters the 2014 season a career .299 hitter (166-for-556) with 18 HR and 85 RBI at Miller Park.


Signed as a free agent with Boston on 1/30.....released on 3/26...Signed as a free agent with New York-AL on 3/26...Made 4 starts in right fi eld with the Yankees last season.....had previously not played any defensive position other than fi rst base in the majors.

2012 Combined to hit .259 (30-for-116) with 2 home runs and 10 RBI in 65 games between the Diamondbacks and Braves. Began the year with ARI where he finished tied for the team lead in pinch hits (6). Went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and a home run in his season debut, 4/8 vs. SF. Hit .366 (26-for-71) over his 1st 31 games. Had 5, 3-plus hit games...Finished 4-for-4 with a home run and 3 runs scored, 5/22 vs. LAD. Missed 2 games while on the Paternity Leave List, 6/6-6/8. Designated for assignment on 7/30 and granted his unconditional release on 8/5. Was signed by ATL on 8/21 and was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Appeared in 7 games for Gwinnett before having his contract selected by the Braves on 9/1. 2011 Combined to hit .234 (92-for-394) with 21 doubles, 9 home runs and 47 RBI in 121 games with the Pirates and D-backs...Began the season with the Pirates and batted .227 (80-for-352) in 103 games before his release on Aug. 9...Signed by the D-backs as a free agent on Aug. 13, becoming the 15th player to play two separate stints with the D-backs after spending the 2001-03 seasons with the club (Elias Sports Bureau)...Hit .286 (12-for-42) in 18 games with the D-backs...flied out as a pinch-hitter on Aug. 14 vs. Mets, his first game with the D-backs since Sept. 28, 2003 vs. Cardinals...Slugged a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Sept. 10 vs. Padres and drew a bases-loaded walk in the was played in midst of the 10th anniversary celebration for the 2001 World Series championship...POSTSEASON: Was 0-for-4 in 2 NLDS games vs. Brewers. 2010 Made 153 appearances (150 starts) at first base and posted his seventh consecutive season of 30+ doubles while spending fifth and final season with Toronto...Ranked second among American League first basemen with a .996 fielding percentage, making just six errors in 1417 chances...Led A.L. first basemen in double plays (150) and assists (101) while ranking second in putouts (1301) and total chances...Ranked fourth among A.L. first basemen in extra-base hits (58) behind Detroit's Miguel Cabrera (83), New York's Mark Teixeira (67) and Chicago's Paul Konerko (61)...Hit 20 home runs for the second time in his career and for the first time since smacking a career-high 22 in 2006...Swiped lone base (13th career) on 4/24 at Tampa Bay...Hit .314 (48-for-153) over a 44-game span from 5/28 thru 7/19 with 10 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 13 RBI...Homered twice on 5/29 at Baltimore and again the following night...Recorded 1,000th career hit with a single in the 7th inning off Aaron Laffey at Cleveland on 6/30...Went homerless and knocked in four runs in 26 games during the month of June...Rebounded to hit .301 with five homers and 12 RBI the following month...Went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBI on 8/20 at Boston - was his third career multi-homer game off a LHP and he became only the second left-handed batter ever to hit two home runs off Jon Lester in a game (also Ichiro Suzuki)...Hit a walkoff home run on 9/25 vs. Baltimore (his second career walkoff homer). 2009 Posted fewest amount of at bats in any of his full seasons in the Majors, but posted a .372 on-base percentage (tied for the second-highest total in his career)...Batted .282 against right-handed pitchers and .190 against lefties...Hit first career walkoff home run on 4/18 vs. Oakland; a two-run shot off Dan Giese in the 12th inning...Was named A.L. Player-of-the-Week for the week ending 6/7 after hitting a Major League-high .533 (8-for-15) with two home runs and eight RBI...Hit .329 (24-for-73) in 22 games during the month of August and .281 after the All-Star break...Connected off Tommy Hunter at Texas on 9/2 for 100th career home run...Was one of only two A.L. first basemen to post over 100 assists (he had 102), despite playing only 130 games at first base. 2008 Batted .270 with 15 home runs & 69 RBI in a Club high 158 games...Led Toronto with 74 walks (14th in AL) & on base percentage (.358)...Had walked in seven straight contests from Apr. 13-19...Ranked 2nd on the Club in hits (147), total bases (228), doubles (32) & T-2nd in home runs (15) & ranked 3rd in runs (74) & RBI (69)... Hit his first home run of the season on Apr. 25 at KC (23rd game of the season), his first since hitting one off Jarod Washburn of SEA, Aug. 31, 2007 at Rogers Centre (132 at-bats over that span)... On May 12 in game #1 of a doubleheader in CLE, lined into an unassisted triple play (A. Cabrera-2B)... It was the 6th time in Club history that a Jay hit into a triple play (1st unassisted)... The last time Toronto had hit into a triple play occurred on Sept. 13, 2002 vs. TB... On May 18 at PHI, hit a pinch-hit home run off Chad Durbin for the 2nd PH-HR of his career (previous on Apr. 7, 2003 vs. LAD)...On May 25 vs. KC set a new Blue Jay record reaching base in 12 straight plate appearances with a walk in the 2nd inning... The previous record was 11 held by Tony Fernandez from May 6-11, 1999... It was the longest such streak in the majors since Brian Giles did so in 13 straight PA with SD in 2005...From May 6-25 batted .344 (21-61) with seven doubles & two home runs... Since that time, ranked 6th in the AL with a .399 on base%...From July 30-Aug. 4 scored a run in five straight contests & knocked in at least one run in each of those contests (5-R & 7-RBI)... Had two multi-HR games this season (May 3 at LAA & Sept. 6 vs. TB), seven for his career... From Sept. 18-27 went without a hit in 23 straight bats, the longest streak of his career...Made just five errors in 156 games at first base (1476 total chances)... Among AL first baseman, ranked 1st in games played (156) & in total chances (1476)... Ranked 2nd in total innings played (1354.2) & T-2nd in fielding % (.997). 2007 Recorded 30 doubles in an injury-plagued season, appearing in just 122 games...It marked the 4th straight season to record at least 30 doubles...May 9 vs. BOS had his 5th career multi-HR game (all 2-HR), previous was on June 30, 2006 vs. PHI (2-HR)...SEEING DOUBLE: May 24 at BAL matched a career high with three doubles, 2nd time (last on Apr. 22, 2005 vs. ARI)...Since the beginning of 2004, ranks 7th in the Majors with 163 doubles...May 26 at MIN had the game-winning RBI in the 13th inning (single)... ON THE SHELF: June 3 vs. CWS was struck in the right hand by a pitch from John Danks...Was placed on the 15-day DL (fractured right hand) on June 5...OnJuly 12 was activated off the 15-day DL after completing a rehab assignment with New Hampshire (AA)...Appeared in four games with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, going 4-for-15 in those contests...Hit a grand slam for the Fisher Cats on July 7 vs. Portland...On Aug. 29 at OAK hit his 1st HR since May 28 vs. NYY (a span of 51 games & 182 at bats)...The next day vs. SEA, hit his 10th HR of the season (1R) off Washburn...Sept. 1 vs. SEA had a season high 8-game hit streak snapped...Sept. 10 at DET snapped a 0-for-20 career long hitless streak...Batted .226 (49-217) after his return from the DL...Sept. 25 had pins removed from his right hand (season-ending procedure).

CAREERNOTES: Since the beginning of 2004, ranks 7th in the Majors with 163 doubles...Led the MLin doubles with 53 in 2004...Broke the Brewers' record for doubles on Sept. 26 vs. Houston with his 50th double surpassing Robin Yount (49, 1980), finishing the season with 53. 182 at bats)...The next day vs. SEA, hit his 10th HR of the season (1R) off Washburn...Sept. 1 vs. SEA had a season high 8-game hit streak snapped...Sept. 10 at DET snapped a 0-for-20 career long hitless streak...Batted .226 (49-217) after his return from the DL...Sept. 25 had pins removed from his right hand (season-ending procedure). 2006 His 22 home runs marked a career high surpassing his previous high of 19 in 2005...Ranked 4th in the AL with 46 doubles, and 8th with a .322 average vs. RH pitchers...Led the Blue Jays with 157 games played...Was T-1st in the AL in August with 13 doubles... Was named AL player of the week (June 26-July 2)...April 21 vs. BOS, ended a 12-inning affair with a walk-off double...Became the 6th Blue Jay to hit home runs in each of the first two innings of a game June 30 vs. PHI...July 21 vs. NYY recorded his 500th career hit (two run double)... Sept. 11 at SEA recorded his 150th career double. 2005 Notched his 100th career double in the 6th inning on Sept. 9 vs. HOU...Recorded a career-high six RBI on July 23 vs. CIN... In that game, hit a two run homer, 2nd career grand slam in the 4th inning, singled in the 6th inning and later scored on a Carlos Lee double... The six RBI were a season high by a Brewer...Set career-high for hits going 5-5 on May 1 vs. CIN... Was the first Brewers hitter to collect five hits in a game since Geoff Jenkins accomplished the feat on April 11, 2003 at ARI...Recorded the first multi-homer game of his career hitting a pair on April 29 vs. CIN. 2004 Was named the Brewers Most Valuable Player and also earned the Harvey Kuenn Award for Batting Excellence after a breakout season for the Brewers setting a franchise record and leading the Major Leagues in doubles with 53...Was the Brewers Opening Day first baseman...Posted a career- best 18-game hitting streak, the longest by a Brewer in the National League, from April 27 - May 18...Was nominated for the Bank of America National League Player of the Week honor for three consecutive weeks from April 26-May 16 earning the award for the week of May 3-9 after batting .520 with three home runs and 11 RBI...Posted a 16-game hitting streak from June 1-19 to become the first Brewers hitter to post two streaks of 15-or-more games in the same season since Darryl Hamilton in 1991...Set the franchise record for doubles on Sept. 26 vs. HOU with his 50th two-bagger surpassing Robin Yount (49, 1980). 2003 Suffered an unfortunate facial injury in January when he was hit by a batted ball in a soft-toss accident, incurring a non-displaced fracture of the zygomatic arch on the left side of his face...Season began with the big league club (Arizona) for the first time in his career serving as the everyday first baseman for the majority of the first half, before eventually landing back in Triple A in late-July, remaining with the Sidewinders until the September big league roster expansion... Made first career Opening Day start March 31 against the Dodgers, going 0-3 at the dish, and was just 1-10 in his first three games before embarking on a team rookie record 12-game hitting streak April 5-19, which included six consecutive games with an extra-base hit and five straight multi-hit affairs... First career homer was a memorable one as he came off the bench and took Andy Ashby deep for a game-winning pinch-homer in the 12th inning of a 6-4 win at Dodger Stadium on April 7...His single on April 19 against the Cardinals upped his hitting streak to a dozen games, eclipsing the previous team rookie best of 11 games set by Travis Lee in 1998...Clubbed the 1,000th home run in franchise history on June 25 against Houston, a two-run clout in the 2nd inning off Wade Miller, snapping a personal 89 at bat homerless streak... Was leading all Major League first basemen with a 1.000 fielding percentage before mishandling a pickoff attempt at first base for his first career error on July 9 against the Padres, snapping a streak of 587 consecutive successfully handled chances at first base...Optioned to Tucson on July 23 when Danny Bautista was activated from the disabled list. 2002 Hit over .300 for the 4th consecutive season at Tucson, setting a Sidewinders franchise record with a .343 average to rank 2nd in the league and T-5th overall in the minors...Drove in 100-plus runs for the 4th consecutive season as his 109 RBI established a team record while ranking 2nd in the PCL and 4th among all minor leaguers...Was 1-2 as the designated hitter for the PCL team at the Triple-A All-Star Game... Recognized as an up-and-coming prospect, he started at first base and was 0-1 with a walk for the U.S. squad in the Radio Shack All-Star Futures Game during the 2002 All-Star festivities in Milwaukee... Honored as the first baseman on the Pacific Coast League's post-season All-Star team and was selected as the first baseman on the Topps Triple-A All-Star team...For the second consecutive season, he was called up to the Majors when rosters expanded, this time appearing in 10 games during September, all as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-10...Picked up his first Major League RBI with a tie-breaking single off Brandon Villafuerte in the 8th inning of an eventual 6-5 victory over San Diego on Sept. 11. 2001 Was named the Diamondbacks' Minor League Player-of-the-Year, spending the entire campaign with El Paso, his first full season of Double A ball which culminated with his first September recall to the Majors...Led the minor leagues in hits and doubles, paced the Texas League in batting average, games, at bats, hits, doubles and on-base percentage...Named the Double A All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, a Texas League Post-Season All-Star and also nabbed USA Today Baseball Weekly Minor League All-Star accolades... Batting and doubles titles were the first by a Diablo since Mike Kinkade batted .385 and Darrell Nicholas rapped 47 doubles in 1997... Batted .396 (107-270) with 35 doubles and 65 RBI in El Paso's Cohen Stadium, featuring a 32-game home hitting streak (.460, 58-126) from June 14 - August 24, the stadium's longest such streak since its opening in 1990...Got the chance to experience a Major League pennant race when he was called up on Sept. 4, just two days after his regular season with El Paso ended...First at-bat resulted in his first Major League hit, a pinch-hit single off Colorado's Jay Powell on Sept. 19 at Coors Field (ML Debut)... Spent his off-season playing for Mazatlan in the Mexican Pacific League... Arizona's 5th best prospect according to Baseball America, the publication also ranked him as the 8th best prospect in the Texas League. 2000 Led the Diamondbacks farm system in hits, doubles (35), RBI (96) and total bases (259)... Organizational Co-Player-of-the-Month for August, hitting .365. 1999 Became the first short-season player to drive in 100 or more runs in season, he led the Pioneer League with 101 while playing for Missoula... Tabbed as the Short-Season Player-of-the-Year by Baseball America and was named Pioneer League Most Valuable Player, Howe Sportsdata "Star of Stars" award winner and first baseman on the All-Star team...Led the league in RBI, at bats (306), hits (105), total bases (180), doubles (25) and extra-base hits (44).