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Lyle Overbay
Birth Date:January 28, 1977 (39 years old)
Place of Birth:Centralia, WA
Hometown:Centralia, WA
Bats:L
Throws:L
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Arizona in 1999 (18th round).
Scouting Report
Assets: Could come off the bench with aplomb. Worked the count for good pitches to hit, drew walks and could rack up doubles with a very smooth line-drive swing. Played a highly efficient and consistent first base.
Flaws: Was too streaky. Struggled against left-handed pitching. Lost both bat and foot speed with age. No longer a threat to bat for a high average, he struck out too much for a hitter without huge home-run power.
Career Potential: Solid first baseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Pacific Coast League (AAA) All-Star Team 2002
Minor League Baseball First All-Star Team 2001
Texas League (AA) All-Star Team 2001
Double-A All-Star Team 2001
Pioneer League (R) Most Valuable Player 1999
Pioneer League (R) All-Star Team 1999
Short-Season Player of the Year 1999
Short Season All-Star Team 1999