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From BR Bullpen
Benjamin Thomas Zobrist
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.
- School Olivet Nazarene University, Dallas Baptist University
- Debut August 1, 2006
 Biographical Information
Infielder Ben Zobrist was selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2004 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Rusty Pendergrass for $55,000 and began his pro career in the New York-Penn League that summer, leading the circuit with a .339 average. He hit .333/.500/.500 for the USA in the 2005 Baseball World Cup. On July 12, 2006, he and pitcher Mitch Talbot were traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Aubrey Huff. Zobrist made his big league debut the following month.
He was the shortstop on the only 2-6-2 triple play in major league history. It came in the first inning of a September 2, 2006 game against the Seattle Mariners with runners on first and third. Raul Ibanez struck out (Out #1); Adrian Beltre tried to steal second, but was tagged by Zobrist (Out #2); and Jose Lopez tried to steal home, but was tagged by catcher Dioner Navarro (Out #3).
He was the starting shortstop for the Devil Rays at the beginning of the 2007 season, but hit only .155 in 31 games and quickly lost the job.
Zobrist is the ultimate utility man; in 2010, Zobrist played 5 positions and batted in 8 different slots in the order.
 Notable Achievements
- AL All-Star (2009)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2009 & 2011)