Atlanta Braves
2014 Avg.
.100
 
Career Avg.
.267
Name  Lyle Overbay
Born  1/28/1977
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  24
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
Cold9/21/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay will have the afternoon off Saturday against the Giants and it's a good thing because he's only a .100 lifetime hitter versus righthander Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Plus, he's in the midst of a 1-for-21 slump. Mark Reynolds (.219, 19 HR, 64 RBI) is getting the start in Overbay's place.
 
7/11/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: New York first baseman Lyle Overbay has struggled mightily against Kansas City righthander Ervin Santana.
Insight: He's batting .167 against him in 24 lifetime at bats. Overbay's power numbers are decent (11 HR, 40 RBI in 82 games) but he sure isn't doing fantasy owners any favors with that .244 batting average.
 
7/10/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay went deep for the 11th time this season and drove in four runs Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: Overbay is only hitting .244 but he does have 40 RBI, giving him some AL-only appeal.
 
7/7/2013 11:14:00 AM
Description: Lyle Overbay has had disastrous results against Orioles starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: The Yankees first baseman has only managed one hit in 17 at bats against him (.059 AVG). Overbay (.244, 9 HR, 35 RBI) is coming off a three-hit performance on Saturday but we'd still hesitate to start him with Hammel pitching on Sunday.
 
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: New York first baseman Lyle Overbay is not in Friday night's starting lineup after going 1-for-15 over his last four games.
Insight: Overbay is batting just .195 over the past two weeks with a .598 OPS. That's simply not enough production from a first baseman for a fantasy team or the Yankees. David Adams will get the start at first on Friday, but he hasn't proven that he can hit big league pitching.
 
6/6/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: New York manager Joe Girardi should seriously consider using Lyle Overbay Thursday against the Mariners. Overbay is an outstanding hitter against Aaron Harang (..458 AVG in 24 at bats).
Insight: The expectation was that Overbay (.251, 8 HR, 29 RBI) would head to the bench as soon as Mark Teixeira came back from the DL. Instead, Girardi has been using him as a corner outfielder with Teixeira getting most of the reps at first base. It's clear that Girardi wants Overbay in his lineup and that he'll do whatever he can to make that happen.
 
6/3/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .625 hitter (5-for-8) against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Overbay has done a decent job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees batting .247 with 8 HR and 29 RBI. Latest update - Overbay will start in right field.
 
6/3/2013 9:29:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .625 hitter (5-for-8) against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Mark Teixeira has played the last three games, but was just 1-for-9 in his first action of the season. Perhaps a day off would allow Overbay to get a few at-bats in this favorable matchup. Overbay has done a decent job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees batting .247 with 8 HR and 29 RBI.
 
5/31/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .360 hitter (9-for-25) with a pair of home runs and a 1.109 OPS versus Boston starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees (.251, 8 HR, 29 RBI), but there is a chance that starter Mark Teixeira will be back for Friday's game. Check back when lineups are announced to see if Overbay will be in the lineup or on the bench.
 
5/17/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay should get the day off on Friday based on his 0-for-18 history against Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle. That includes eight strikeouts.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees, hitting .260 with six homers and 24 RBI. Mark Teixeira will be back by June 1, so Overbay only will have usefulness to fantasy owners for another two weeks, but not in this matchup.
 
5/16/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay has hit .458 with five doubles in 24 career at-bats against Mariners starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees, hitting .266 with six homers and 24 RBI. Mark Teixeira will be back by the end of the month, so Overbay only will have usefulness to fantasy owners for another two weeks. Make sure he's in your lineup Thursday against Harang.
 
5/14/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is just 2-for-15 (.133) against Seattle starter Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job in his temporary role at first base. Too bad Mark Teixeira isn't healthy because he has always had success against Hernandez (.311 with five home runs in 61 at-bats).
 
5/4/2013 7:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay has three homers in his last six games.
Insight: Overbay went deep as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate Saturday against Oakland. He's hitting .253 with five homers and 13 RBI and will continue to start at first base for New York until Mark Teixeira returns in late-May.
 
4/28/2013 8:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay has just one hit in 14 career at-bats versus Toronto starter R.A. Dickey (.071).
Insight: Overbay (.222, 2 HR, 9 RBI) shouldn't be in the lineup on Sunday with this unfavorable matchup, but with all the injuries to the Yankees he might have to be out there. He shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup.
 
4/20/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is hitless in 16 career at-bats versus Toronto starter Mark Buehrle with seven strikeouts.
Insight: Overbay shouldn't be in the lineup on Saturday, but with all the injuries to the Yankees lineup he might have to be out there. However, he shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup.
 
4/13/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is hitless in 11 career at-bats versus Jason Hammel.
Insight: Overbay shouldn't be in the lineup on Saturday, but with all the injuries to the Yankees lineup he might have to be out there. However, he shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup.
 
2/2/2013 5:50:00 PM
Description: First baseman Lyle Overbay has reached an agreement on a minor league deal with the Red Sox.
Insight: Mike Napoli is pretty injury-prone so it wouldn't be surprising to see Overbay (.252, 1 HR, 10 RBI in 65 games for the Braves and Diamondbacks last season) get some playing time in the big leagues this season. He's a .323 lifetime hitter at Fenway Park.
 
12/14/2010 5:29:00 PM
Description: Lyle Overbay has signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Pittsburgh. SOURCE: ROB BIERTEMPFEL
Insight: He will be their everyday 1B even though we expect him to sit against many lefties. He has proven unable to hit them in recent years. We don't like him for mixed leagues but he can be a late-round NL-Only pick.
 
12/14/2010 3:01:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous item, MLB.com's Jen Langosch reports the Pirates have agreed to a one-year deal with Overbay.
Insight: Overbay should step right in as the Pirates' starting first baseman, and could be usable in NL-only leagues. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/14/2010 12:16:00 PM
Description: The Pirates and 1B Lyle Overbay have been in discussions about a contract. SOURCE: Jon Morosi via Twitter
Insight: First base is a very deep position and Overbay should only be considered as an option in AL or NL-only leagues, depending on where he signs.