Ben Zobrist #18 - IF/OF

Tampa Bay

  • Age: 33
  • DOB: 1981/05/26
  • POB: Eureka, IL
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Houston in 2004 (6th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date1415508014832310487482948.269.353.393.746
On Pace147573831543331050778594-.269.353.393.746

Scouting Report

AssetsIs versatile enough to start at several different positions. Has good baseball instincts and is a hard worker. Boasts good plate discipline and nice pop in his bat from both sides of the plate. Runs well, too.
FlawsCan be a bit of an all-or-nothing batter at times and could stand to improve his walk/strikeout ratio. His versatility can at times hinder his defensive ability, since he doesn't play every day at any one spot.
Career potentialVersatile switch-hitter who can play regularly anywhere.

Honours and Awards

2009Named to the All-Star Game
2006Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/05/30Missed 13 games (left thumb injury).
2014/05/15Left thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2013/11/02Tampa Bay Rays exercised their contract option for next season.
2013/05/07Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2013/05/05Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2012/06/14Missed 2 games (bruised right hand).
2012/06/12Bruised right hand, day-to-day.
2011/09/21Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2011/09/20Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2011/09/05Missed 2 games (stiff neck).
2011/09/03Stiff neck, day-to-day.
2011/07/21Missed 1 game (right calf injury).
2011/07/20Right calf injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/05Missed 1 game (illness).
2011/07/04Illness, day-to-day.
2010/08/04Missed 6 games (back injury).
2010/07/29Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/04/23Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a three-year contract extension.
2010/03/03Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/08/29Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2009/08/28Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/08/05Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/07/23Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2008/07/03Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/06/27Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2008/06/24Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2008/05/30Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2008/05/13Missed 38 games (broken left thumb).
2008/03/25Broken left thumb, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 21st, 2008).
2007/09/10Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (strained oblique muscle).
2007/08/19Strained oblique muscle, 15-day DL.
2007/07/29Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2007/05/11Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2006/07/31Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2006/07/12Acquired from the Houston Astros.


2006/07/12Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded Aubrey Huff and cash considerations to the Houston Astros for Mitch Talbot and Ben Zobrist.
2004/06/07Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 6th round in 2004.

Career Stats

2014Tampa BayAL1415508014832310487482948.269.353.393.746
2013Tampa BayAL15761277168363127172911134.275.354.402.756
2012Tampa BayAL1575608815139720749710314913.270.377.471.848
2011Tampa BayAL156588991584662091771281966.269.353.469.822
2010Tampa BayAL15154177129282107592107243-.238.346.353.699
2009Tampa BayAL152501911492872791911041767.297.405.543.948
2008Tampa BayAL6219832501021230253730-.253.339.505.844
2008Vero BeachA41414100202001.286.267.357.624
2007Tampa BayAL31978152019321206.
2006Tampa BayAL521831041622181026239.224.260.311.571
2006Corpus ChristiAA8331557103256330554695-.327.434.473.907


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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