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Lyle Overbay

Lyle Stefan Overbay

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: January 28, 1977 in Centralia, WA
High School: Centralia HS (Centralia, WA)
School: University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
Drafted
by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 18th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 2001 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Brewers/Diamondbacks/Yankees/Pirates/... 2001-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$1.5M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 11.009, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Steve Hilliard [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2001 24 ARI NL 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 153 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002 25 ARI NL 10 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .100 .100 .100 .200 -49 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 26 ARI NL 86 293 254 23 70 20 0 4 28 1 0 35 67 .276 .365 .402 .767 94 102 8 2 0 2 7 3
2004 27 MIL NL 159 668 579 83 174 53 1 16 87 2 1 81 128 .301 .385 .478 .863 122 277 11 2 0 6 9 *3
2005 28 MIL NL 158 622 537 80 148 34 1 19 72 1 0 78 98 .276 .367 .449 .816 113 241 17 2 1 4 8 *3
2006 29 TOR AL 157 640 581 82 181 46 1 22 92 5 3 55 96 .312 .372 .508 .880 125 295 19 2 0 2 7 *3D
2007 30 TOR AL 122 476 425 49 102 30 2 10 44 2 0 47 78 .240 .315 .391 .706 85 166 12 1 0 3 4 *3/D
2008 31 TOR AL 158 630 544 74 147 32 2 15 69 1 2 74 116 .270 .358 .419 .777 109 228 24 3 1 5 3 *3
2009 32 TOR AL 132 500 423 57 112 35 1 16 64 0 0 74 95 .265 .372 .466 .838 119 197 8 0 0 3 6 *3
2010 33 TOR AL 154 608 534 75 130 37 2 20 67 1 0 67 131 .243 .329 .433 .762 105 231 9 3 0 3 7 *3
2011 34 TOT NL 121 440 394 43 92 21 1 9 47 2 1 42 88 .234 .310 .360 .670 88 142 13 2 1 1 2 *3
2011 34 PIT NL 103 391 352 40 80 17 1 8 37 1 1 36 77 .227 .300 .349 .649 82 123 12 1 1 1 1 3
2011 34 ARI NL 18 49 42 3 12 4 0 1 10 1 0 6 11 .286 .388 .452 .840 128 19 1 1 0 0 1 3
2012 35 TOT NL 65 131 116 12 30 10 0 2 10 0 0 13 34 .259 .331 .397 .727 95 46 4 0 0 1 2 3/D
2012 35 ARI NL 45 110 96 11 28 9 0 2 10 0 0 12 26 .292 .367 .448 .815 118 43 3 0 0 1 2 3/D
2012 35 ATL NL 20 21 20 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .100 .143 .150 .293 -21 3 1 0 0 0 0 /3
2013 36 NYY AL 142 486 445 43 107 24 1 14 59 2 0 36 111 .240 .295 .393 .688 87 175 16 0 0 4 0 *3/9D
2014 37 MIL NL 10 25 20 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 3 .100 .280 .200 .480 35 4 1 0 0 0 0 /3
14 Yrs 1476 5531 4864 623 1297 344 12 147 643 17 7 607 1051 .267 .348 .433 .781 106 2106 142 17 3 34 55
162 Game Avg. 162 607 534 68 142 38 1 16 71 2 1 67 115 .267 .348 .433 .781 106 231 16 2 0 4 6
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
ARI (5 yrs) 161 464 404 37 112 33 0 7 49 2 0 53 110 .277 .363 .411 .774 100 166 12 3 0 3 10
TOR (5 yrs) 723 2854 2507 337 672 180 8 83 336 9 5 317 516 .268 .350 .446 .796 110 1117 72 9 1 16 27
MIL (3 yrs) 327 1315 1136 165 324 89 2 35 162 3 1 164 229 .285 .374 .460 .834 116 522 29 4 1 10 17
PIT (1 yr) 103 391 352 40 80 17 1 8 37 1 1 36 77 .227 .300 .349 .649 82 123 12 1 1 1 1
NYY (1 yr) 142 486 445 43 107 24 1 14 59 2 0 36 111 .240 .295 .393 .688 87 175 16 0 0 4 0
ATL (1 yr) 20 21 20 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .100 .143 .150 .293 -21 3 1 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 611 2191 1912 243 518 140 3 50 248 6 2 254 424 .271 .356 .426 .782 106 814 54 8 2 14 28
AL (6 yrs) 865 3340 2952 380 779 204 9 97 395 11 5 353 627 .264 .342 .438 .780 106 1292 88 9 1 20 27

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2001 24 ARI NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .508 .500 0.0 0.0 0
2002 25 ARI NL 10 10 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .477 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
2003 26 ARI NL 86 293 -2 1 -1 7 -4 2 0.1 9 11 1.0 .502 .501 0.3 0.3 4 $300,000 3
2004 27 MIL NL 159 668 19 -1 -0 -12 -9 -3 -0.4 21 18 1.6 .498 .498 2.8 -2.2 30 $326,000 *3
2005 28 MIL NL 158 622 14 -0 -1 5 -8 8 0.8 19 28 2.7 .506 .505 2.2 -0.4 23 $446,000 *3
2006 29 TOR AL 157 640 20 -4 -2 4 -10 8 0.9 24 32 3.2 .505 .505 2.8 -0.5 28 $2,525,000 *3D
2007 30 TOR AL 122 476 -12 0 0 11 -6 -6 -0.6 18 11 1.1 .495 .496 0.0 0.5 0 $1,350,000 *3/D
2008 31 TOR AL 158 630 8 -0 -3 6 -9 1 0.3 24 25 2.6 .501 .501 1.9 -0.2 19 $6,750,000 *3
2009 32 TOR AL 132 500 12 -0 -0 6 -7 10 1.1 19 29 2.8 .508 .506 2.3 -0.0 23 $7,950,000 *3
2010 33 TOR AL 154 608 4 -1 0 7 -9 1 0.3 23 24 2.5 .501 .501 1.7 -0.1 17 $7,950,000 *3
2011 34 PIT NL 103 391 -6 -1 -1 -3 -5 -15 -1.7 12 -3 -0.5 .484 .490 -0.2 -0.9 -0 $5,000,000 3
2011 34 ARI NL 18 49 1 0 -0 -1 -1 -0 -0.0 2 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.2 -0.2 2 3
2012 35 ARI NL 45 110 2 -2 0 1 -1 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .499 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 $1,000,000 3/D
2012 35 ATL NL 20 21 -3 -0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /3
2013 36 NYY AL 142 486 -7 -0 0 3 -7 -12 -1.1 17 6 0.6 .491 .492 0.2 -0.3 3 $1,250,000 *3/9D
2014 37 MIL NL 10 25 -2 -0 -0 2 -0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .500 -0.2 0.2 -2 /3
14 Seasons 1476 5531 45 -9 -8 36 -76 -12 -1.0 193 181 17.6 .499 .500 13.6 -3.8 145 $34,847,000
ARI (5 yrs) 161 464 -1 -1 -0 7 -6 -1 -0.2 14 14 1.3 .499 .500 0.5 0.1 7 $1,300,000
TOR (5 yrs) 723 2854 32 -6 -5 34 -40 15 2.1 107 122 12.3 .502 .502 8.8 -0.3 88 $26,525,000
MIL (3 yrs) 327 1315 31 -1 -2 -5 -17 5 0.3 41 46 4.3 .502 .502 4.7 -2.4 51 $772,000
PIT (1 yr) 103 391 -6 -1 -1 -3 -5 -15 -1.7 12 -3 -0.5 .484 .490 -0.2 -0.9 -0 $5,000,000
NYY (1 yr) 142 486 -7 -0 0 3 -7 -12 -1.1 17 6 0.6 .491 .492 0.2 -0.3 3 $1,250,000
ATL (1 yr) 20 21 -3 -0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 34 ARI NL NLDS MIL L 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2003 ARI NL 26 1B 75 69 58 604.0 703 643 58 2 48 .997 12 7 23 14 10.45 9.35 .993 9.60 9.51
2004 MIL NL 27 1B 158 150 149 1360.1 1435 1311 113 11 110 .992 -2 -12 -2 -11 9.42 9.01 .993 9.51 9.44
2005 MIL NL 28 1B 154 143 136 1265.0 1240 1134 96 10 104 .992 8 5 7 5 8.75 7.99 .993 9.65 9.52
2006 TOR AL 29 1B 145 139 132 1233.0 1459 1357 93 9 124 .994 7 4 7 4 10.58 10.00 .994 9.54 9.40
2006 TOR AL 29 DH 11 11
2007 TOR AL 30 1B 119 107 104 972.1 1166 1060 101 5 107 .996 9 11 11 14 10.75 9.76 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 TOR AL 30 DH 1 0
2008 TOR AL 31 1B 156 151 147 1354.2 1476 1316 155 5 112 .997 16 6 14 5 9.77 9.43 .994 9.26 9.18
2009 TOR AL 32 1B 130 117 114 1055.1 1132 1028 102 2 113 .998 13 6 15 7 9.64 8.69 .994 9.13 9.02
2010 TOR AL 33 1B 153 150 142 1320.2 1417 1310 101 6 150 .996 7 7 7 6 9.62 9.22 .994 9.32 9.23
2011 TOT NL 34 1B 109 102 93 917.0 994 920 66 8 97 .992 -2 -4 -3 -5 9.68 9.05 .994 9.33 9.31
2011 PIT NL 34 1B 98 92 84 828.0 904 836 60 8 90 .991 -2 -3 -3 -4 9.74 9.14 .994 9.33 9.31
2011 ARI NL 34 1B 11 10 9 89.0 90 84 6 0 7 1.000 -0 -1 -7 -12 9.10 8.18 .994 9.33 9.31
2012 TOT NL 35 1B 23 23 20 196.1 205 190 14 1 26 .995 1 1 4 6 9.35 8.87 .992 9.29 9.18
2012 ARI NL 35 1B 21 21 18 180.1 185 170 14 1 26 .995 1 1 5 7 9.18 8.76 .992 9.29 9.18
2012 ARI NL 35 DH 1 0
2012 ATL NL 35 1B 2 2 2 16.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -8 0 11.25 10.00 .992 9.28 9.20
2013 NYY AL 36 1B 130 114 109 1031.0 1004 933 67 4 93 .996 -7 5 -8 6 8.73 7.69 .994 8.90 8.87
2013 NYY AL 36 OF 4 4 0 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -55 -92 1.73 1.25 .988 2.25 2.22
2013 NYY AL 36 RF 4 4 0 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -55 -92 1.73 1.25 .982 2.08 2.05
2013 NYY AL 36 DH 2 1
2014 MIL NL 37 1B 8 6 6 56.0 58 55 3 0 2 1.000 2 45 9.32 7.25 .994 9.39 9.34
12 Seasons 1B 1360 1271 1210 11365.2 12289 11257 969 63 1086 .995 61 39 6 4 9.68 8.99 .994 9.36 9.27
1 Season OF 4 4 0 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -55 -92 1.73 1.25 .988 2.25 2.22
1 Season RF 4 4 0 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -55 -92 1.73 1.25 .982 2.08 2.05
14 Seasons TOT 1364 1275 1210 11391.2 12294 11262 969 63 1086 .995 60 37 6 3 9.66 8.97 .994 9.34 9.25
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2004 NL  159 (8th)
2006 AL  157 (10th)
2008 AL  158 (8th)
Active  1,476 (25th)

At Bats s c a p y
Active  4,864 (41st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Active  5,531 (40th)

Hits s c a p y
Active  1,297 (45th)

Total Bases s c a p y
Active  2,106 (46th)

Doubles s c a p y
2004 NL  53 (1st)
2006 AL  46 (4th)
Active  344 (22nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Active  643 (43rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  607 (21st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Active  1,051 (29th)
Career  1,051 (232nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
Active  739 (45th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
Active  503 (35th)

Times On Base s c a p y
Active  1,921 (35th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  55 (30th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2006 AL  19 (10th)
2008 AL  24 (4th)
Active  142 (25th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Active  3,753 (39th)

Putoutss c a p y
2004 NL  1,311 (3rd)
2006 AL  1,357 (2nd)
2007 AL  1,060 (4th)
2008 AL  1,316 (1st)
2010 AL  1,310 (2nd)
Active  11,262 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
Active  60 (18th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  158 (2nd)
2005 NL  154 (3rd)
2006 AL  145 (4th)
2008 AL  156 (1st)
2010 AL  153 (2nd)
Active  1,360 (4th)
Career  1,360 (78th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  1,311 (3rd)
2006 AL  1,357 (2nd)
2007 AL  1,060 (4th)
2008 AL  1,316 (1st)
2010 AL  1,310 (2nd)
Active  11,257 (4th)
Career  11,257 (89th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  113 (4th)
2005 NL  96 (4th)
2006 AL  93 (3rd)
2007 AL  101 (3rd)
2008 AL  155 (1st)
2009 AL  102 (2nd)
2010 AL  101 (1st)
Active  969 (4th)
Career  969 (57th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  11 (3rd)
2005 NL  10 (3rd)
2006 AL  9 (1st)
2007 AL  5 (5th)
2010 AL  6 (5th)
2011 NL  8 (4th)
Active  63 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  110 (4th)
2006 AL  124 (2nd)
2007 AL  107 (5th)
2009 AL  113 (4th)
2010 AL  150 (1st)
Active  1,086 (5th)
Career  1,086 (71st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2003 NL  12 (1st)
2005 NL  8 (3rd)
2006 AL  7 (1st)
2007 AL  9 (3rd)
2008 AL  16 (1st)
2009 AL  13 (1st)
2010 AL  7 (4th)
Active  61 (3rd)
Career  61 (10th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2006 AL  10.58 (1st)
2007 AL  10.75 (1st)
2008 AL  9.77 (2nd)
2009 AL  9.64 (3rd)
2010 AL  9.62 (4th)
2011 NL  9.68 (4th)
Active  9.68 (2nd)
Career  9.68 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  9.01 (4th)
2006 AL  10.00 (1st)
2007 AL  9.76 (1st)
2008 AL  9.43 (1st)
2010 AL  9.22 (4th)
Active  8.99 (6th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2008 AL  .997 (3rd)
2009 AL  .998 (1st)
2010 AL  .996 (3rd)
2013 AL  .996 (2nd)
Active  .995 (5th)
Career  .995 (23rd)

Oldest s c a p y
2014 NL  born 1977-01-28 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (620), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 7 (1663), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1089), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1286), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (133rd), 17.6 career WAR/16.6 7yr-peak WAR/17.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200326Arizona Diamondbacks$300,0004/3/03 AP
200427Milwaukee Brewers$326,0004/7/04 AP
200528Milwaukee Brewers$446,000
200629Toronto Blue Jays$2,525,000
200730Toronto Blue Jays$1,350,000
200831Toronto Blue Jays$6,750,000
200932Toronto Blue Jays$7,950,000
201033Toronto Blue Jays$7,950,000
201134Pittsburgh Pirates$5,000,000
201235Arizona Diamondbacks$1,000,000contracts
201336New York Yankees$1,250,000contracts
201437Milwaukee Brewers$1,500,000
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$34,847,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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