What will it take for Lyle Overbay to be appreciated in fantasy baseball? Probably quite a bit. OK, so he's not Albert Pujols, but who is? Fantasy owners want their first basemen to hit .300 with 30 homers and 100 RBI, every year. Few actually do. Overbay, who is coming off his best season, just about reached those lofty numbers, and the Blue Jays rewarded him with a lucrative four-year contract. Have fantasy owners noticed?
Going 30-100-.300 isn't as easy as one thinks, and Overbay's 2006 stats came close, with a .312 average, 22 homers, 92 RBI. He even stole five bases. And he'll be overlooked again this season. Last year Overbay was the No. 23 first baseman/designated hitter selected in ESPN average live drafts, behind Chris Shelton, Sean Casey and Dan Johnson, among others.
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