Ben Zobrist
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 26, 1981 in Eureka, IL USA
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 01, 2006
  • Final Game: September 29, 2019
  • World Series MVP - 2016
  • MVP - 2009
  • MVP - 2011
  • MVP - 2012
 
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Known for his versatility, playing at Second, Short, and in the Outfield, Ben Zobrist played the bulk of his career with Tampa, a team he was twice an All-Star and had three 20-Home Run seasons with.

In terms of advanced metrics, Zobrist led the American League in bWAR on the strength of his .405 OBP and elite defensive year, though it did not get him the Gold Glove he deserved.  Zobrist was eighth in MVP voting that year, his highest finish, but had similar overall numbers in the next few seasons.

Zobrist would later play for Oakland, Kansas City, and the Chicago Cubs, and though he will always be best known for his time in Tampa, he is a back-to-back World Series Champion with the Royals in 2015, and Cubs in 2016, the latter where he was the World Series MVP.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Eureka, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2025
  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Outfield
  • Played For: Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (3) (2009, 2013 & 2016)
    World Series MVP (1) (2016)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1) (AL) (2009)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1) (AL) (2010)
    World Series Rings (2) (Kansas City Royals 2015 & Chicago Cubs 2016) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Stolen Base Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None

Should Ben Zobrist be in the Hall of Fame?

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