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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.273
 
Career Avg.
.264
Name  Ben Zobrist
Born  5/26/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  18
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
8/23/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist has hit a bit of a rough patch -- 8-for-42 (.190) in his last 10 games -- but he's hitting .359 with a .920 OPS against lefties this season and .381 in his career against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Despite the poor average in the last two weeks, Zobrist is still batting .343 in his last 26 games.
 
8/19/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is a career .111 hitter against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Not many players hit Scherzer very well, but Zobrist is just 2-for-18 against the 2013 AL CY Young Award winner. One of those hits is a home run though. Zobrist had three straight 1-for-4 games against the Yankees over the weekend.
 
Hot8/8/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist has gone 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles in August.
Insight: This comes after he hit .337 with five doubles and three homers in July. After going 3-for-5 Friday, Zobrist is hitting .282 with 25 doubles, three triples, nine homers, 33 RBI, 56 runs, nine steals and a .797 OPS on the year.
 
Hot8/5/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is 6-for-12 with three extra-base hits against Oakland starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Zobrist's nine-game hitting streak came to an end Monday night, but he's still batting .435 over the past 10 games and has a favorable matchup Tuesday night.
 
Hot7/29/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Zobrist has gone 36-for-106 (.340) with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs, 16 RBI and 20 walks in his last 28 games.
 
7/25/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist bounced back from a 0-for-12 stretch with four hits in four at-bats Friday night against the Red Sox.
Insight: Since June 25, Zobrist has gone 31-for-94 (.330) with six doubles, two triples, two homers, 13 RBI and 14 runs in 24 games. His numbers on the season still aren't impressive, but his versatility (2B/SS/OF) gives him extra fantasy value.
 
7/19/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is hitless in 16 at-bats against Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes.
Insight: Zobrist has raised his average from .247 to .267 and his OPS from .726 to .766 since July 1 , but this unfavorable matchup should be avoided.
 
Hot7/8/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist has gone 11-for-26 (.423) with four doubles and a home run against Royals left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Zobrist has raised his average from .247 to .268 and his OPS from .726 to .760 since July 1 with five multi-hit games.
 
Hot7/7/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist has gone 13-for-27 (.481) with four doubles over his last six games.
Insight: Zobrist has raised his average from .247 to .268 and his OPS from .726 to .761 in that span.
 
Hot7/2/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with two doubles Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Zobrist has gone 11-for-32 with four doubles, two triples and a homer over his last eight games. However, the versatile switch-hitter is on pace for just 34 RBI in 521 at-bats this season.
 
Hot7/1/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is 5-for-15 (.333) with five extra-base hits against Yanees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Zobrist has gone 8-for-24 (.333) with two doubles, two triples and a homer over his last six games and has a favorable matchup.
 
Hot6/30/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is 5-for-12 (.417) against Yanees right-hander David Phelps.
Insight: Zobrist has gone 8-for-26 (.308) with two doubles, two triples and a homer over his last six games and has a favorable matchup.
 
Hot6/29/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist has gone 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles, two triples and a homer over his last five games.
Insight: Zobrist went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a homer Sunday at Baltimore. The utilityman has had an underwhelming season, hitting .253 with a .732 OPS, six home runs and just 18 RBI in 269 at-bats.
 
6/20/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is not in Friday's starting lineup versus Jarred Cosart and the Houston Astros.
Insight: Zobrist (.248, 5 HR, 15 RBI) is producing at his lowest level in years, so this is not the end of the world. He's a career 1-for-6 versus Cosart and just 4-for-23 over the past seven days. Looks like he can use a day off.
 
Hot6/16/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is a career .400 hitter (10-for-25) against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Zobrist (.260, 5 HR, 15 RBI) had a solid six-hit weekend series, so heads into this favorable matchup on a high after raising his batting average 14 points in three games.
 
Hot6/15/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist enjoyed a three-hit game Sunday against Houston.
Insight: It was his second three-hit game of the series. Zobrist (.260, 5 HR, 15 RBI) has watched his average rise 19 points in the last four games. We'll see if Zobrist can stay hot Monday against Baltimore.
 
6/9/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is 4-for-7 with a pair of home runs versus Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez.
Insight: Zobrist has done little since returning from the disabled list, but should be excited about this matchup. He's always been a box score filler despite a mediocre batting average.
 
6/8/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is someone to avoid Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Felix Hernandez has held Zobrist (.245, 5 HR, 13 RBI) to three hits in 28 at-bats (.107).
 
6/5/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist homered for the second straight game Thursday against the Marlins.
Insight: Prior to Wednesday, Zobrist hadn't homered since April 13. He's hitting .251 with a .712 OPS in 183 at-bats.
 
6/4/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist found his power stroke Wednesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Zobrist homered for the first time since April 13. He's hitting .251 with a .696 OPS this season, though June and July have been his best two months from an OPS standpoint in his career.