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Ben Zobrist | Second Baseman | #18

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Dallas Baptist
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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Ben Zobrist is 2-for-23 (.087) over his last seven games.
His average has tumbled from .316 to .295 in the process. Zobrist was held out of Saturday's lineup with a bruised left ankle, but he has been in there for the last two games. Jun 28 - 9:18 AM

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Ben Zobrist is not in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

Zobrist suffered a bruised left ankle when he was hit by a pitch on Friday. Consider him day-to-day. Javy Baez will start at second base and bat fifth against Paul Clemens.
Jun 25 - 12:38 PM

Ben Zobrist was diagnosed with a bruised left ankle after going for X-rays.

Zobrist was forced to exit Friday's game against the Marlins after he was hit in the foot by a pitch. He'll likely have to sit out Saturday's game, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Jun 24 - 11:07 PM

Ben Zobrist is out Monday versus the Phillies.

Zobrist has zero hits over his last 18 plate appearances, though he has drawn five walks during that stretch and still holds a shiny .938 OPS for the year. Javier Baez is starting at second base and batting sixth on Monday night against Phillies lefty Adam Morgan.
Jun 6 - 2:41 PM

Ben Zobrist is getting the day off Thursday against the Dodgers.

Zobrist has looked a little lost in this series, going 0-for-6 with four strikeouts over the last two games, and will take a day of mental and physical rest in the finale Thursday afternoon against Julio Urias. Javier Baez is starting at second base and hitting seventh.
Jun 2 - 10:33 AM

Ben Zobrist slugged a three-run homer Sunday in the Cubs' defeat of the Phillies.

Zobrist went deep off Philly starter Vince Velasquez in the bottom of the third inning to put Chicago up 5-0. It was his seventh home run of the season, and gave him his 33rd, 34th, and 35th RBI. He's slashing .351/.451/.542 through 46 games with the National League Central-leading Cubs.
May 29 - 5:41 PM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with a walk and his second stolen base of the year in Wednesday's extra-inning win over the Brewers.

Zobrist has been dynamite for the Cubs. After his three-hit performance, he's now hitting .328/.447/.500 and should be a great source of runs and RBI throughout the year. The 34-year-old stole his second base of the year, too, creeping closer to the three stolen bases he had in 2015. He's an easy top-10 fantasy second baseman. If he runs more, he could sneak into the top-five.
May 19 - 1:18 AM

Ben Zobrist will bat leadoff in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres.

Zobrist is among the hottest hitters in Major League Baseball, having gone 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI on Tuesday night against the Friars. San Diego is throwing right-hander Colin Rea in the early-afternoon game Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
May 11 - 10:14 AM

Ben Zobrist stayed red-hot on Tuesday, finishing 4-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored as the Cubs outlasted the Padres 8-7.

All four of Zorilla's hits were singles, but those do just fine in a lineup where guys constantly get on base ahead of you and behind you. Zobrist now has an eight-game hitting streak that has run his season line up to .305/.424/.495. He's fourth in the league in both RBI (27) and runs scored (24) and should continue to have plenty of both batting in the middle of the Cubs' lineup.
May 11 - 12:48 AM

Ben Zobrist smacked a solo homer and a three-run blast in Friday's victory over the Nationals.

He took Max Scherzer out to right field in the third and again in the fifth. Zobrist also drew a pair of walks, reaching base in all four trips to the plate. The 34-year-old has gone deep four times in his last three games and is now sporting a nifty .277/.398/.489 batting line.
May 6 - 5:23 PM

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in a win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Zobrist came through with a two-run single in the fourth inning before blasting a two-run homer in the eighth. The homer was his second in as many games and his third of the season. After a bit of a slow start, the 34-year-old is batting .261/.377/.413 with 20 RBI and 17 runs scored.
May 6 - 12:24 AM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Thursday's romp over the Reds.

Zobrist hit a solo homer, his first of the season, off Reds starter Brandon Finnegan early and added a two-run double late in the rout. The three hits matched Zobrist's total from his previous nine games as he was in a bit of a slump heading into Thursday's contest. The veteran is batting .246/.362/.368 overall.
Apr 21 - 10:16 PM

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Zobrist singled and scored what turned out to be the winning run in the fourth inning. He's hit and scored a run in two straight games after going hitless in his previous five contests. A grizzled veteran with strong on-base skills hitting in the middle of a great lineup, Zobrist will get his this season despite the slow start.
Apr 20 - 12:12 AM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for Zobrist who is off to a slow start, slashing .237/.362/.289 with no homers and four RBI. Javier Baez will start at second base and bat fifth for the Cubs against Christian Bergman and the Rockies.
Apr 16 - 10:33 AM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4, drew a walk, and drove in a run versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

The super-utility player enjoyed a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a walk on Saturday. He raised his early-season batting average to .400 and collected his third RBI. It could’ve been better, too, as the only out he made was a double play in the ninth inning with no outs and two runners on base. Zobrist has been batting in the middle of a packed Cubs lineup and should remain there following the injury to Kyle Schwarber. After a disappointing fantasy campaign a year ago, he should return to being a top-10 second baseman in all formats.
Apr 9 - 11:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Willson Contreras
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Chris Coghlan
3Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Travis Wood
6Spencer Patton
7Gerardo Concepcion
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Clayton Richard
10Zac Rosscup
11Joe Nathan