Ben Zobrist Stats

Ben Zobrist was born on Tuesday, May 26, 1981, in Eureka, Illinois. Zobrist was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 1, 2006, with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ben Zobrist baseball stats page.

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"I definitely like anywhere I can get on the field. I just want to be in that lineup. If I'm playing somewhere I'm not used to playing on a regular basis, I just try to do the best I can at that position. I feel like, defensively, wherever they stick me, I can help the team." - Ben Zobrist on MLB.com (Cheng Sio, 06/18/09, 'Zorilla drawing comparisons to other super-utility players')

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist Autograph on a 2006 Topps Heritage (#52S-BZ)

Ben Zobrist Autograph on a 2006 Topps Heritage (#52S-BZ)

Birth Name:
Benjamin Thomas Zobrist ( Twitter : @benzobrist18 )
Nickname:
Ben or Zorilla
Born On:
05-26-1981  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Eureka, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Eureka High School (Eureka, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
08-01-2006 (Age 25)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2004 : 6th Round (184th) / Signing Bonus = $55,000

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist Pitching Stats

2019 38 Cubs 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist Hitting Stats

2006 25 Devil Rays 52 183 10 41 6 2 2 0 18 10 1 26 2 3 0 2 .224 .260 .311
2007 26 Devil Rays 31 97 8 15 2 0 1 0 9 3 0 21 2 2 1 1 .155 .184 .206
2008 27 Rays 62 198 32 50 10 2 12 2 30 25 1 37 0 2 2 4 .253 .339 .505
2009 28 Rays 152 501 91 149 28 7 27 2 91 91 4 104 1 4 2 7 .297 .405 .543
2010 29 Rays 151 541 77 129 28 2 10 0 75 92 1 107 7 12 3 10 .238 .346 .353
2011 30 Rays 156 588 99 158 46 6 20 1 91 77 1 128 2 5 2 9 .269 .353 .469
2012 31 Rays 157 560 88 151 39 7 20 0 74 97 7 103 2 6 3 13 .270 .377 .471
2013 32 Rays 157 612 77 168 36 3 12 0 71 72 4 91 1 6 7 18 .275 .354 .402
2014 33 Rays 146 570 83 155 34 3 10 0 52 75 4 84 2 6 1 8 .272 .354 .395
2015 34 Athletics 67 235 39 63 20 2 6 1 33 33 2 26 0 3 0 5 .268 .354 .447
2015 34 Royals 59 232 37 66 16 1 7 0 23 29 1 30 0 2 1 3 .284 .364 .453
2016 35 Cubs 147 523 94 142 31 3 18 0 76 96 6 82 4 4 4 17 .272 .386 .446
2017 36 Cubs 128 435 58 101 20 3 12 0 50 54 2 71 2 3 2 13 .232 .318 .375
2018 37 Cubs 139 455 67 139 28 3 9 0 58 55 1 60 1 7 2 8 .305 .378 .440
2019 38 Cubs 47 150 24 39 5 0 1 0 17 23 0 24 0 2 1 6 .260 .358 .313
14 Years 1,651 5,880 884 1,566 349 44 167 6 768 832 35 994 26 67 31 124 .266 .357 .426

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Ben Zobrist Fielding Stats

2006 Devil Rays SS 52 50 1,323 243 4.7 234 86 148 9 31 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.78
2007 Devil Rays SS 30 26 675 106 3.5 100 37 63 6 17 n/a n/a n/a .943 4.00
2008 Rays 2B 8 4 123 22 2.8 22 11 11 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.83
2008 Rays 3B 1 0 15 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
2008 Rays CF 5 3 81 8 1.6 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.67
2008 Rays LF 14 8 237 22 1.6 22 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
2008 Rays RF 2 1 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2008 Rays SS 35 33 879 136 3.9 129 51 78 7 22 n/a n/a n/a .949 3.96
2009 Rays 1B 3 2 39 8 2.7 7 6 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .875 4.85
2009 Rays 2B 91 81 2,145 372 4.1 368 143 225 4 44 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.63
2009 Rays 3B 1 1 18 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2009 Rays CF 7 5 141 15 2.1 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.87
2009 Rays LF 9 2 114 8 0.9 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
2009 Rays RF 59 37 987 94 1.6 94 89 5 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
2009 Rays SS 13 6 186 27 2.1 25 9 16 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .926 3.63
2010 Rays 1B 14 9 237 85 6.1 85 77 8 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.68
2010 Rays 2B 55 45 1,113 193 3.5 190 74 116 3 27 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.61
2010 Rays 3B 2 1 30 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 0.90
2010 Rays CF 14 9 249 22 1.6 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
2010 Rays LF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2010 Rays RF 103 80 2,247 188 1.8 188 182 6 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.26
2011 Rays 2B 131 118 3,174 535 4.1 529 213 316 6 68 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.50
2011 Rays RF 38 33 867 66 1.7 66 65 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.06
2012 Rays 2B 58 46 1,225 186 3.2 180 73 107 6 27 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.97
2012 Rays RF 71 59 1,624 121 1.7 119 113 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.98
2012 Rays SS 47 47 1,176 189 4.0 185 46 139 4 27 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.25
2013 Rays 2B 125 117 3,051 554 4.4 550 218 332 4 73 n/a n/a n/a .993 4.87
2013 Rays CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2013 Rays LF 4 2 46 6 1.5 6 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.52
2013 Rays RF 39 24 684 47 1.2 47 45 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
2013 Rays SS 21 11 345 49 2.3 48 11 37 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.76
2014 Rays 2B 79 74 1,875 296 3.7 290 105 185 6 32 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.18
2014 Rays CF 7 7 135 12 1.7 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.40
2014 Rays LF 38 17 524 52 1.4 52 51 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.68
2014 Rays RF 19 16 416 39 2.1 39 38 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.53
2014 Rays SS 31 23 708 75 2.4 73 16 57 2 12 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.78
2015 Athletics 2B 34 33 870 164 4.8 164 61 103 0 32 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.09
2015 Athletics LF 27 24 592 40 1.5 40 37 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .925 1.69
2015 Athletics RF 3 2 51 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.06
2015 Royals 2B 35 33 899 141 4.0 139 56 82 3 21 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.14
2015 Royals 3B 4 3 72 6 1.5 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
2015 Royals LF 18 18 448 29 1.6 28 27 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.69
2015 Royals RF 2 2 51 9 4.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.76
2016 Cubs 1B 1 0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 27.00
2016 Cubs 2B 119 113 2,929 434 3.6 427 177 250 7 52 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.94
2016 Cubs LF 27 11 383 16 0.6 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
2016 Cubs RF 24 18 476 28 1.2 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
2016 Cubs SS 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2017 Cubs 1B 5 0 9 5 1.0 5 5 0 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.00
2017 Cubs 2B 81 65 1,625 249 3.1 246 99 147 3 35 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.09
2017 Cubs LF 36 13 395 33 0.9 33 33 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.26
2017 Cubs RF 32 27 685 49 1.5 49 49 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
2017 Cubs SS 5 0 33 4 0.8 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.27
2018 Cubs 1B 4 3 65 20 5.0 20 18 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.31
2018 Cubs 2B 63 42 1,187 206 3.3 206 84 122 0 34 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.69
2018 Cubs LF 43 10 396 23 0.5 23 23 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
2018 Cubs RF 61 52 1,274 107 1.8 106 104 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.25
2019 Cubs 2B 32 23 558 93 2.9 90 36 54 3 16 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.35
2019 Cubs LF 6 2 82 8 1.3 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.63
2019 Cubs P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2019 Cubs RF 13 12 259 16 1.2 16 15 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
2019 Cubs SS 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2B Totals 911 794 20,774 3,445 3.8 3,401 1,350 2,050 45 464 n/a n/a n/a .987 4.42
RF Totals 466 363 9,642 766 1.6 763 738 25 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.14
SS Totals 236 196 5,337 829 3.5 798 258 540 31 120 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.04
LF Totals 223 107 3,223 237 1.1 236 227 6 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.95
CF Totals 34 24 609 57 1.7 57 57 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.53
1B Totals 27 14 351 119 4.4 118 107 11 1 12 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.08
3B Totals 8 5 135 10 1.3 9 3 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.80
P Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
14 Years 1,906 1,503 40,074 5,463 2.9 5,382 2,740 2,638 85 606 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.62

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Ben Zobrist Miscellaneous Stats

2006 Devil Rays 2 3 .400 2 0 0 91.5 7.0 10.2 - - -
2007 Devil Rays 2 0 1.000 1 2 0 97.0 4.6 10.8 - - -
2008 Rays 3 0 1.000 10 0 2 16.5 5.4 6.6 - - -
2009 Rays 17 6 .739 14 1 1 18.6 4.8 5.5 - - -
2010 Rays 24 3 .889 6 0 0 54.1 5.1 7.2 - - -
2011 Rays 19 6 .760 1 1 3 29.4 4.6 6.5 - - -
2012 Rays 14 9 .609 0 0 4 28.0 5.4 7.6 - - -
2013 Rays 11 3 .786 1 0 2 51.0 6.7 8.6 - - -
2014 Rays 10 5 .667 2 0 8 57.0 6.8 11.0 - - -
2015 Athletics 1 1 .500 4 0 4 39.2 9.0 7.1 - - -
2015 Royals 2 3 .400 0 0 2 33.1 7.7 10.1 - - -
2016 Cubs 6 4 .600 4 0 0 29.1 6.4 6.9 - - -
2017 Cubs 2 2 .500 20 0 0 36.3 6.1 8.7 - - -
2018 Cubs 3 4 .429 22 0 1 50.6 7.6 7.8 - - -
2019 Cubs 0 0 .000 5 0 1 150.0 6.3 8.8 0.50 9.00 18.00
14 Years 116 49 .703 92 4 28 35.2 5.9 7.7 0.50 9.00 18.00

Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 18 $327,000.00 - -
2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 18 $383,400.00 - -
2008 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $395,800.00 - Stats
2009 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $415,900.00 Stats -
2010 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $438,100.00 - -
2011 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $4,687,300.00 - -
2012 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $4,500,000.00 - -
2013 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $5,687,300.00 Stats -
2014 Tampa Bay Rays 18 $7,000,000.00 - -
2015 Oakland Athletics 18 $7,500,000.00 - -
2015 Kansas City Royals 18 "     " - Stats
2016 Chicago Cubs 18 $10,500,000.00 Stats Stats
2017 Chicago Cubs 18 $16,500,000.00 - -
2018 Chicago Cubs 18 $16,500,000.00 - -
2019 Chicago Cubs 18 $12,500,000.00 - -
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On September 2, 2006 , Ben Zobrist was playing shortstop for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays , at Tropicana Field. The Seattle Mariners had a man on third ( Jose Lopez ) and a man on first ( Adrian Beltre ) with Raul Ibanez at the plate, no outs. As Ibanez struck out, Beltre broke for second, but was tagged out by Zobrist. As Beltre was trying to steal second, Lopez tried to steal home, and Zobrist threw to the catcher, Dioner Navarro , who tagged out Lopez for the third out, the first catcher-to-shortstop-to-catcher (2-6-2) triple play in baseball history.

Did you know that Ben Zobrist set the Tampa Bay Rays franchise record for runs batted in (RBI) during a game when he drove in eight on April 28, 2011 ? The previous mark of seven was set by first baseman Carlos Pena , on September 5, 2007 .

Did you know that Ben Zobrist hit his one-hundredth career home run on August 13, 2013 ? The leadoff homer was one of two long balls hit by Zobrist that day and the opposing leadoff batter, Brad Miller , also had two, including a leadoff shot. The only other time in baseball history where both leadoff hitters started a game with a home run, then each hit another long ball in the same game, took place on June 5, 1994 ( Tony Phillips and Chuck Knoblauch ).

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Julianna Zobrist | Photo by Julianna Zobrist (Publicty Photo) | MySpace
Julianna Zobrist, pictured above, is a Christian singer who released her first album (Say It Now) on April 10, 2012. The Zobrists (Ben & Julianna are husband / wife) are included on our Celebrities In Baseball Families research list.

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