Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.257
 
Career Avg.
.262
Name  Ben Zobrist
Born  5/26/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  18
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
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.
 
6/1/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist has gone 1-for-8 in two games since he returned from the disabled list and doesn't have a good matchup Sunday.
Insight: Red Sox lefty Jon Lester has held Zobrist to a .188 average (9-for-48) while striking him out 18 times.
 
5/30/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist has been activated from the 15-day DL.
Insight: He was out with a dislocated left thumb. Zobrist owners are looking for more than the .260 with three homers and nine RBI that the 2B has produced to date. His .716 OPS is the worst since 2010.
 
5/15/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: The Rays have placed second baseman Ben Zobrist on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He's out with a dislocated left thumb. Logan Forsythe (.191, 0 HR, 2 RBI) and Sean Rodriguez (.259, 4 HR, 11 RBI) will platoon at second base during his absence.
 
5/14/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist suffered a dislocated left thumb during Wednesday's game, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Zobrist sustained the injury while sliding head-first into a base. Fantasy owners are lucky the infielder avoided ligament damage. He'll remain with the team and be reevaluated after the road trip, which ends on May 18, so we may not see him for at least another four games.
 
5/14/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning with an apparent left thumb injury after sliding head-first into second base, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to hope Zobrist didn't suffer ligament damage in his thumb like Bryce Harper and Josh Hamilton did while sliding head-first earlier this season.
 
5/11/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is hitless in 10 at-bats against Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin.
Insight: Zobrist has bounced back from a slump (3-for-27) to bat .294 over his last five games, but this matchup should be avoided.
 

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