Ben Zobrist

Second Base

2006—2019

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#21

Player Detail

Benjamin Thomas
GIVEN NAME
Zobrist
SURNAME
May 26, 1981, in Eureka, IL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
2006—2019
Playing Career
Played from 25-38
PLAYING AGE
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Tampa Bay Rays
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Tampa Bay Rays
PRIMARY TEAM
2016
World Series titles
Zorilla, Zobi-wan Kenobi
NICKNAME
18
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-3 / 210
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 1, 2006
Major League Debut
STILL PLAYING
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Ben Zobrist?

Highly useful player who loved to play for Joe Maddon.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

60

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Ben’s final appearance in the major leagues was as a relief pitcher for the Cubs on September 29, 2019. He tossed a scoreless inning in a 9-0 loss.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1651
1527
166
751
.263
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

2009 Rays

28 Years Old

.297
AVG
27
HR
91
RBI
91
RUNS
.405
OBP
149
HITS
28
2B
7
3B
.543
SLG
91
BB
17
SB
8.6
WAR
Best season ever by a player who didn’t have one set position.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.263
.355
.428

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.783
.728
108.0

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
42.5
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Ben Zobrist Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Zobrist
516
137
78
31
4
15
67
73
87
10
220
213
.263
.355
.428
783
AVG 2B
540
143
72
28
3
13
69
46
101
11
217
194
.264
.326
.402
.728

Ben Zobrist Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
21
26
20
24
36
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
31
17
14
14
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Ben Zobrist PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
44.6
40.4
31.7
22.0
4.37
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Ben Zobrist
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
225.8
164.6
123.9
80.4
22.1
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Ben Zobrist
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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