Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.279
 
Career Avg.
.263
Name  Ben Zobrist
Born  5/26/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  18
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
4/18/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .417 hitter (5-for-12) versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Zobrist's five hits have all been of the extra base variety, including two homers and a 1.783 OPS. He's batting .268 this season with a .388 OBP due to walking 11 times already. He's a solid play on Friday.
 
4/15/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .105 hitter (2-for-19) versus Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Zobrist is a career .277 hitter left-handed (.256 right-handed), but hasn't had any success versus Gonzalez. Add in a strong wind blowing in from left field on Tuesday and you have all the ingredients for a low output evening.
 
Hot4/14/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .435 hiiter (10-for-23) versus Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Zobrist is coming off a two-homer afternoon and has hit safely in six of his last seven games to raise his average to .277 with an .871 OPS. Add in a strong wind blowing out to left field on Monday and you have all the ingredients for another solid day with the bat.
 
4/13/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist went yard from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Zobrist is batting .277 with three homers, six RBI and an .871 OPS so far. As usual, he's walking a ton (8 BBs, 7 Ks). The utilityman is a career .238 hitter in April, but he's off to a nice start for a change.
 
3/3/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist (back) said everything felt "great" after making his Grapefruit League debut Monday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Zobrist will play again Wednesday and should be ready for Opening Day. He carries second base and shortstop eligibility, making him a fantasy favorite.
 
2/22/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist has been dealing with a sore back after tweaking in during a workout Wednesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Zobrist turned in a decent year in 2013 with 12 HR, 71 RBI and a .275 average in 157 regular season contests. He also successfully stole 11 out of 14 bases. His position flexibility makes him a fantasy favorite.
 
11/2/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: The Rays have exercised Ben Zobrist's option for next season. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: His base salary will be $7 million. Zobrist turned in another strong year in 2013 with 12 HR, 71 RBI and a .275 average in 157 regular season contests. He also stole 11 bases.
 
10/7/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is an ugly .111 hitter (4-for-36) in his career against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Zobrist blasted his second career postseason homer Friday in a 12-2 loss, but is 2-for-11 in this year's playoffs. Avoid this matchup.
 
10/5/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is hitting over .400 in his career against Red Sox starter John Lackey.
Insight: Zobrist blasted his second career postseason homer Friday in a 12-2 loss. Including yesterday, the 32-year-old is hitting .231 with five RBI versus Boston this season.
 
10/4/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Rays utility man Ben Zobrist has a tough matchup against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Zobrist is just 9-for-48 (.188) lifetime against Lester with 18 strikeouts. It was a down year for Zobrist in most categories, but he's still a viable fantasy asset because he fills up the box score ... just not against Lester.
 
Cold9/26/2013 9:23:00 AM
Description: Rays utility man Ben Zobrist has a tough matchup against Yankees starter Ivan Nova Thursday.
Insight: Zobrist is just 3-for-26 (.115) lifetime against Nova. He's also hitting .210 (13-for-62) with a .516 OPS over his last 15 games. Sit him.
 
9/25/2013 11:11:00 AM
Description: Rays utility man Ben Zobrist is hitless in 14 at-bats against Yankees hurler Phil Hughes.
Insight: Zobrist is batting .271 this season with 11 HR, 70 RBI, 74 runs and 11 SB. The OPS is down to .751, but he's still a useful option. Avoid this matchup.
 
9/24/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Rays utility man Ben Zobrist is 5-for-10 with five extra base hits and a 2.083 OPS against starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Zobrist is batting .271 this season with 11 HR, 70 RBI, 74 runs and 11 SB. The OPS is down, but he's still a useful option.
 
9/21/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Rays utility man Ben Zobrist could have a tough afternoon Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: That's because Miguel Gonzalez will be on the mound for Baltimore. Despite poor numbers against Gonzalez (just 2-for-16), Zobrist is batting third and starting at second base.
 
9/14/2013 3:48:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Ben Zobrist is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus Minnesota.
Insight: Zobrist is not having the year expected of him with most of his totals falling from a solid 2012. He's batting .217 in September and the day off might do him some good.
 
9/10/2013 11:34:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Ben Zobrist is an ugly 4-for-34 (.118) with a .397 OPS against Boston starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Zobrist is not having the year expected of him with most of his totals falling from a solid 2012. At the top of the list is an OPS which is currently running 72 points below last season and 11 homers vs. 20 a season ago. This is an extremely unfavorable matchup.
 
8/29/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Ben Zobrist will go into Thursday's game against the Angels with a .368 lifetime average against Los Angeles starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Zobrist is 7-for-19 with three doubles against Vargas and is also hitting .344 with a .963 OPS over his last eight games. Thursday could be a nice day for the utilityman.
 
8/25/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Ben Zobrist is 3-for-24 (.125) in his career against Yankees starter Ivan Nova, who will be on the hill Sunday.
Insight: Zobrist is hitting .311 with an .870 OPS since the All-Star break after batting .260 with a .729 OPS in the first half, but his average for August is .263. Avoid this matchup.
 
Hot8/23/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Ben Zobrist has four extra base hits in seven at-bats versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. He's also walked twice for a .667 OBP.
Insight: Zobrist has been better since the All-Star break, batting .316 with an .860 OPS. Combined with this favorable matchup makes him a must start.
 
Cold8/20/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Ben Zobrist is hitless in 13 official at-bats against Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Zobrist is in the middle of a 10-for-46 (.217) slump and this unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help. Avoid.