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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 and scored the Cubs' only run of the game on Saturday.
The Cubs couldn't get much going against the Brewers' Zach Davies. After starting the season like gangbusters, Zobrist has not hit well for the last few weeks. He has more walks than strikeouts this year, which increases his value in points leagues. He is batting .267/.376/.441 with 13 homers. Jul 23 - 10:18 PM

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Ben Zobrist is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Zobrist was held out of the lineup for a couple of days in order to get some rest. He'll bat cleanup against Noah Syndergaard in his return on Tuesday.
Jul 19 - 2:15 PM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Mets.

It's his second absence in a row though manager Joe Maddon said he's just giving Zobrist some rest after a busy week of All-Star festivities in San Diego. Javier Baez will draw the start at second base and hit leadoff against Mets left-hander Steven Matz.
Jul 18 - 2:35 PM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Javier Baez is at second base and in the leadoff spot in Zobrist's place.
Jul 17 - 10:27 AM

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Zobrist smacked a solo home run off Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani in the fifth inning. The shot boosted the Cubs' advantage to 3-1, but the bullpen wouldn't be able to hold that middle-innings lead. For the season, the versatile veteran is slashing .291/.399/.474 with 12 homers and 44 RBI across 285 at-bats.
Jul 6 - 6:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Mike Montgomery
5Trevor Cahill
6Travis Wood
7Adam Warren
8Clayton Richard
9Carl Edwards Jr.
10Joe Nathan
11Zac Rosscup