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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 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the Cubs' 9-2 thumping of the Rockies on Saturday.
Zobrist had an RBI double in the teams' four-run fourth inning, and he tacked on a solo homer in the ninth for good measure. His 14 home runs are the most he's hit in a season since 2012. The multi-hit game was also his fourth in his last eight contests, raising his overall line to .279/.386/.450 with 62 RBI and 76 runs scored in 113 games. Aug 21 - 12:50 AM

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Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day off. Jason Heyward is also sitting out for the second straight game, as the Cubs have Javier Baez at second base and Jorge Soler in right field.
Aug 19 - 4:55 PM

Ben Zobrist plated two runs in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Zobrist put the Cubs on the board with a two-run single off Sonny Gray in the third inning. He also singled off Gray in the second inning. Zobrist has had a pretty typical year, hitting .278 with 13 bombs, 56 ribbies and four steals. He's scored 66 runs this season, which ties him with Joey Votto and Daniel Murphy for ninth-most in the National League.
Aug 6 - 8:21 PM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI as the Cubs came from behind to beat the Mariners 7-6 in 12 innings during Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field.

Zobrist got the Cubs on the board in the fifth inning by drawing a bases loaded walk, making the score 6-1. He added an RBI triple in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-3, then singled and scored as part of a three-run rally in the ninth that tied the game. With the three-hit attack, Zobrist is now hitting .280/.387/.452 with 13 homers and 53 RBI on the season.
Aug 1 - 12:38 AM

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Thursday against the White Sox.

Zobrist's run-scoring single off Chris Sale in the third inning turned out to be the game-winning RBI, and he doubled and scored in the eighth inning to provide an insurance run for John Lackey and company. After a cold snap coming out of the All-Star break, Zobrist now has multi-hit games in three of his last six contests. The 35-year-old is batting .271/.380/.440 with 13 homers, 51 RBI and 62 runs scored overall.
Jul 28 - 11:47 PM

Ben Zobrist finished 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday in the loss to the White Sox.

Zobrist is hitting just .136 in July, though at least three of his nine hits have gone for homers. He's also 1-for-3 stealing bases this month. There's no dropping him in mixed leagues, not as long as he's an everyday guy in the strong Cubs offense, but manager Joe Maddon might want to think about giving him more time off.
Jul 26 - 10:26 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
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
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena