3. Ben Zobrist

3. 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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When you talk about versatile players, Ben Zobrist often comes to the forefront of the mind.

Zobrist arrived in 2006 in a trade from Houston, where he was able to make his Major League debut with the Rays.  Zobrist was a role player for the next two years and would become the starting Shortstop for Tampa, but he would often play Second Base and Outfield and fill in where ever he was needed.  

Zobrist would go to two All-Star Games with the Rays (2009 & 2013), and in the first one, he had his best season ever.  That year, he would have career-highs of 27 Home Runs, .405 On Base Percentage, and bWAR (8.6).  That last stat was enough to lead the American League, and he should have probably won a Gold Glove that year.  Zobrist would have decent power numbers with 114 Home Runs for the team.

He was traded to the Kansas City Royals during the 2015 Season and would help them win the World Series.  The year after, Zobrist won another World Series Ring with the Chicago Cubs, where he would also win the World Series MVP.

Overall as a Tampa Bay Ray, he would accumulate 1,016 Hits.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded by the Houston Astros with Mitch Talbot for Aubrey Huff and Cash 7/12/06.
  • Departed: Traded to the Kansas City Royals with Cash for Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea 7/28/15.
  • Games Played: 1064
  • Notable Statistics: 565 Runs Scored
    1,016 Hits
    229 Doubles
    32 Triples
    114 Home Runs
    511 Runs Batted In
    102 Stolen Bases
    .264/.354/.429 Slash Line
    35.3 bWAR

    21 Playoff Games
    7 Runs Scored
    14 Hits
    2 Doubles
    0 Triples
    2 Home Runs
    3 Runs Batted In
    0 Stolen Bases
    .212/.288/.333 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2009 & 2013)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (2009)
    Most Double Pays Turned by a Rightfielder (2009)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (2013)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by an Outfielder (2010)

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