Commentary

30/30: Over for Overbay?

Jays need first baseman to hit a breaking ball now and then

Originally Published: March 10, 2009
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to Insider

The Toronto Blue Jays had one of the worst offenses in the AL last year, ranking 11th in the league in runs scored. One reason has been the drop in production they received from their first baseman, Lyle Overbay.

Overbay enjoyed a career year in 2006, his first with the club, batting .312 with 22 homers and 92 RBIs and was rewarded with a new four-year contract in the ensuing offseason. But after suffering a broken hand in June 2007, his numbers have fallen sharply, mainly because he isn't hitting anything other than fastballs.


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