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Ben Zobrist    \ZO-brist\

Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (Zorilla)

Positions: Second Baseman, Outfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: May 26, 1981 in Eureka, IL
High School: Eureka HS (Eureka, IL)
Schools: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 2006 (Age 25.067, 16,550th in MLB history)   vs. DET 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Cubs/DevilRays/Athletics/Royals 2006-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 4 yrs/$56M (16-19) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 9.134, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Alan Nero [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 25 TBD AL 52 198 183 10 41 6 2 2 18 2 3 10 26 .224 .260 .311 .572 48 57 2 0 2 3 1 6
2007 26 TBD AL 31 105 97 8 15 2 0 1 9 2 0 3 21 .155 .184 .206 .391 4 20 1 1 2 2 0 6
2008 27 TBR AL 62 227 198 32 50 10 2 12 30 3 0 25 37 .253 .339 .505 .844 120 100 4 2 0 2 1 67/48D95
2009 ★ 28 TBR AL 152 599 501 91 149 28 7 27 91 17 6 91 104 .297 .405 .543 .948 149 272 7 2 1 4 4 496/7835D AS,MVP-8
2010 29 TBR AL 151 655 541 77 129 28 2 10 75 24 3 92 107 .238 .346 .353 .699 96 191 10 3 7 12 1 *9438/57
2011 30 TBR AL 156 674 588 99 158 46 6 20 91 19 6 77 128 .269 .353 .469 .822 131 276 9 2 2 5 1 *49/D MVP-16
2012 31 TBR AL 157 668 560 88 151 39 7 20 74 14 9 97 103 .270 .377 .471 .848 137 264 13 3 2 6 7 946/D MVP-18
2013 ★ 32 TBR AL 157 698 612 77 168 36 3 12 71 11 3 72 91 .275 .354 .402 .756 112 246 18 7 1 6 4 *496/7D8 AS
2014 33 TBR AL 146 654 570 83 155 34 3 10 52 10 5 75 84 .272 .354 .395 .749 116 225 8 1 2 6 4 4769/D8
2015 34 TOT AL 126 535 467 76 129 36 3 13 56 3 4 62 56 .276 .359 .450 .809 121 210 8 1 0 5 3 47/D95
2015 34 OAK AL 67 271 235 39 63 20 2 6 33 1 1 33 26 .268 .354 .447 .801 122 105 5 0 0 3 2 47/D9
2015 34 KCR AL 59 264 232 37 66 16 1 7 23 2 3 29 30 .284 .364 .453 .816 120 105 3 1 0 2 1 47/5D9
2016 ★ 35 CHC NL 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 6 4 96 82 .272 .386 .446 .831 124 233 17 4 4 4 6 *479/36 AS
11 Yrs 1337 5644 4840 735 1287 296 38 145 643 111 43 700 839 .266 .358 .433 .791 118 2094 97 26 23 55 32
162 Game Avg. 162 684 586 89 156 36 5 18 78 13 5 85 102 .266 .358 .433 .791 118 254 12 3 3 7 4
TBR (9 yrs) 1064 4478 3850 565 1016 229 32 114 511 102 35 542 701 .264 .354 .429 .783 117 1651 72 21 19 46 23
KCR (1 yr) 59 264 232 37 66 16 1 7 23 2 3 29 30 .284 .364 .453 .816 120 105 3 1 0 2 1
CHC (1 yr) 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 6 4 96 82 .272 .386 .446 .831 124 233 17 4 4 4 6
OAK (1 yr) 67 271 235 39 63 20 2 6 33 1 1 33 26 .268 .354 .447 .801 122 105 5 0 0 3 2
AL (10 yrs) 1190 5013 4317 641 1145 265 35 127 567 105 39 604 757 .265 .355 .431 .786 117 1861 80 22 19 51 26
NL (1 yr) 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 6 4 96 82 .272 .386 .446 .831 124 233 17 4 4 4 6

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 25 TBD AL 52 198 -13 -2 1 -2 3 -14 -1.3 7 -6 -0.6 .474 .492 -0.4 0.1 -4 6
2007 26 TBD AL 31 105 -12 1 0 -5 1 -15 -1.5 4 -11 -1.1 .452 .491 -0.6 -0.3 -6 $383,400 6
2008 27 TBR AL 62 227 5 0 0 -7 1 0 0.1 9 9 0.9 .501 .500 1.6 -0.5 16 $395,800 67/48D95
2009 ★ 28 TBR AL 152 599 37 1 2 25 -0 65 6.5 22 87 8.6 .542 .539 6.1 2.5 62 $415,900 496/7835D AS,MVP-8
2010 29 TBR AL 151 655 1 5 1 16 -4 20 2.2 24 44 4.6 .514 .513 2.8 1.4 28 $438,100 *9438/57
2011 30 TBR AL 156 674 25 3 2 29 1 60 6.3 25 84 8.7 .540 .539 5.7 3.2 55 $4,687,300 *49/D MVP-16
2012 31 TBR AL 157 668 29 -3 1 4 0 31 3.2 25 56 5.7 .521 .520 5.3 0.4 52 $4,500,000 946/D MVP-18
2013 ★ 32 TBR AL 157 698 10 2 1 8 2 23 2.7 24 47 5.0 .516 .515 4.0 1.2 39 $5,500,000 *496/7D8 AS
2014 33 TBR AL 146 654 11 3 2 6 1 23 2.8 22 45 4.9 .517 .515 4.1 0.9 39 $7,000,000 4769/D8
2015 34 OAK AL 67 271 5 -1 1 -8 -1 -3 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .495 .498 1.5 -0.9 15 47/D9
2015 34 KCR AL 59 264 7 -0 -0 -4 -0 2 0.3 9 11 1.2 .504 .501 1.6 -0.4 15 $7,500,000 47/5D9
2016 ★ 35 CHC NL 147 631 21 2 -0 -4 1 20 1.9 20 40 3.8 .514 .512 4.2 -0.4 44 *479/36 AS
11 Seasons 1337 5644 126 12 10 58 5 211 23.0 201 412 42.3 .516 .517 35.9 7.3 354 $30,820,500
TBR (9 yrs) 1064 4478 93 10 10 74 5 192 21.1 162 355 36.7 .519 .520 28.6 9.0 280 $23,320,500
KCR (1 yr) 59 264 7 -0 -0 -4 -0 2 0.3 9 11 1.2 .504 .501 1.6 -0.4 15 $7,500,000
CHC (1 yr) 147 631 21 2 -0 -4 1 20 1.9 20 40 3.8 .514 .512 4.2 -0.4 44
OAK (1 yr) 67 271 5 -1 1 -8 -1 -3 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .495 .498 1.5 -0.9 15

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 27 TBR AL ALCS BOS W 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 27 TBR AL WS PHI L 4 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 29 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 5 22 20 2 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 6 .300 .364 .550 .914 11 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 4 18 17 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0 1 0 0 0
2013 32 TBR AL ALWC CLE W 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 32 TBR AL ALDS BOS L 4 16 14 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 .143 .250 .357 .607 5 1 0 0 0 0
2015 34 KCR AL ALDS HOU W 5 22 18 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 .333 .381 .389 .770 7 1 0 1 1 0
2015 34 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 6 27 25 8 8 3 0 2 4 0 0 2 2 .320 .370 .680 1.050 17 1 0 0 0 0
2015 ❍ 34 KCR AL WS NYM W 5 26 23 5 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .261 .346 .435 .781 10 0 0 0 0 2
2016 35 CHC NL NLDS SFG W 4 16 16 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .313 .500 5 0 0 0 0 0
2016 35 CHC NL NLCS LAD W 6 25 20 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 .150 .280 .200 .480 4 0 0 0 1 0
2016 ❍ MVP 35 CHC NL WS CLE W 7 31 28 5 10 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 4 .357 .419 .500 .919 14 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (12 Series) 54 220 196 31 50 15 1 4 14 1 0 20 31 .255 .324 .403 .727 79 3 1 1 2 2
1 ALWC 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 4 16 16 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .313 .500 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 18 78 69 8 18 3 0 2 5 1 0 6 16 .261 .325 .391 .716 27 2 1 1 1 0
2 ALCS 9 32 29 8 8 3 0 2 4 0 0 3 2 .276 .344 .586 .930 17 1 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 6 25 20 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 .150 .280 .200 .480 4 0 0 0 1 0
3 WS 16 65 58 10 17 6 1 0 2 0 0 7 6 .293 .369 .431 .800 25 0 0 0 0 2

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2006 TBD AL 25 SS 52 50 50 440.2 243 86 148 9 31 .963 -2 -2 -5 -6 4.78 4.50 .970 4.49 4.42
2007 TBD AL 26 SS 30 26 23 224.2 106 37 63 6 17 .943 -7 -5 -38 -28 4.01 3.33 .970 4.47 4.42
2008 TBR AL 27 SS 35 33 28 293.1 136 51 78 7 22 .949 -7 -8 -29 -33 3.96 3.69 .971 4.39 4.35
2008 TBR AL 27 OF 19 12 8 113.1 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -4 -10 2.38 1.58 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 TBR AL 27 LF 14 8 6 79.1 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -3 17 2.50 1.57 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 TBR AL 27 2B 8 4 4 41.0 22 11 11 0 3 1.000 1 2 26 56 4.83 2.75 .987 5.00 4.96
2008 TBR AL 27 CF 5 3 2 27.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 -9 -89 2.67 1.60 .989 2.70 2.68
2008 TBR AL 27 DH 2 0
2008 TBR AL 27 RF 2 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.15
2008 TBR AL 27 3B 1 0 0 4.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 51 0 3.86 2.00 .960 2.70 2.70
2009 TBR AL 28 2B 91 81 68 714.2 372 143 225 4 44 .989 6 16 10 27 4.63 4.04 .986 4.76 4.70 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 OF 70 44 29 414.0 117 112 5 0 4 1.000 13 8 38 23 2.54 1.67 .987 2.33 2.30 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 RF 59 37 25 329.1 94 89 5 0 4 1.000 12 9 44 33 2.57 1.59 .982 2.13 2.10 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 SS 13 6 3 62.0 27 9 16 2 5 .926 -2 2 -29 37 3.63 1.92 .972 4.35 4.31 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 LF 9 2 0 38.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -32 -63 1.89 0.89 .988 2.13 2.09 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 CF 7 5 4 46.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 46 26 2.89 2.14 .992 2.74 2.70 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 1B 3 2 0 13.0 8 6 1 1 2 .875 -1 -1 -65 -83 4.85 2.33 .994 9.14 9.03 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 3B 1 1 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -339 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60 AS,MVP-8
2009 TBR AL 28 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-8
2010 TBR AL 29 OF 110 89 68 834.2 210 204 6 0 3 1.000 4 11 5 15 2.26 1.91 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 TBR AL 29 RF 103 80 65 749.1 188 182 6 0 3 1.000 4 8 7 13 2.26 1.83 .984 2.10 2.08
2010 TBR AL 29 2B 55 45 29 371.0 193 74 116 3 27 .984 -1 6 -3 19 4.61 3.45 .984 4.80 4.75
2010 TBR AL 29 1B 14 9 4 79.0 85 77 8 0 6 1.000 0 0 8 0 9.68 6.07 .994 9.32 9.23
2010 TBR AL 29 CF 14 9 3 83.1 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -1 3 -10 43 2.38 1.57 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 TBR AL 29 3B 2 1 1 10.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -0 -1 -48 -108 0.90 0.50 .955 2.61 2.60
2010 TBR AL 29 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00
2011 TBR AL 30 2B 131 118 109 1058.1 535 213 316 6 68 .989 -2 23 -2 26 4.50 4.04 .984 4.76 4.73 MVP-16
2011 TBR AL 30 OF 38 33 22 289.2 66 65 1 0 0 1.000 -2 6 -8 24 2.05 1.74 .986 2.28 2.26 MVP-16
2011 TBR AL 30 RF 38 33 22 289.2 66 65 1 0 0 1.000 -2 6 -8 25 2.05 1.74 .986 2.09 2.07 MVP-16
2011 TBR AL 30 DH 3 3 MVP-16
2012 TBR AL 31 OF 71 59 53 541.1 121 113 6 2 1 .983 -1 9 -1 19 1.98 1.68 .986 2.17 2.16 MVP-18
2012 TBR AL 31 RF 71 59 53 541.1 121 113 6 2 1 .983 -1 9 -1 20 1.98 1.68 .984 1.99 1.98 MVP-18
2012 TBR AL 31 2B 58 46 34 408.1 186 73 107 6 27 .968 -6 -5 -19 -15 3.97 3.10 .983 4.63 4.60 MVP-18
2012 TBR AL 31 SS 47 47 33 392.0 189 46 139 4 27 .979 3 0 8 0 4.25 3.94 .977 4.43 4.40 MVP-18
2012 TBR AL 31 DH 4 4 MVP-18
2013 TBR AL 32 2B 125 117 88 1017.1 554 218 332 4 73 .993 2 7 2 8 4.87 4.40 .985 4.64 4.62 AS
2013 TBR AL 32 OF 42 26 18 244.1 53 49 4 0 1 1.000 -9 -2 -44 -9 1.95 1.26 .987 2.24 2.23 AS
2013 TBR AL 32 RF 39 24 18 228.0 47 45 2 0 1 1.000 -8 -4 -39 -21 1.86 1.21 .982 2.07 2.06 AS
2013 TBR AL 32 SS 21 11 9 115.0 49 11 37 1 5 .980 1 3 11 31 3.76 2.29 .973 4.15 4.13 AS
2013 TBR AL 32 LF 4 2 0 15.1 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 -1 2 -110 157 3.52 1.50 .988 2.00 1.98 AS
2013 TBR AL 32 DH 2 2 AS
2013 TBR AL 32 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60 AS
2014 TBR AL 33 2B 79 74 55 625.0 296 105 185 6 32 .980 2 1 4 2 4.18 3.67 .984 4.61 4.60
2014 TBR AL 33 OF 54 40 21 358.1 103 101 2 0 0 1.000 4 5 13 16 2.59 1.91 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 TBR AL 33 LF 38 17 13 174.2 52 51 1 0 0 1.000 5 6 32 41 2.68 1.37 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 TBR AL 33 SS 31 23 21 236.1 75 16 57 2 12 .973 -1 0 -4 0 2.78 2.35 .973 3.98 3.97
2014 TBR AL 33 RF 19 16 7 138.2 39 38 1 0 0 1.000 -2 0 -14 0 2.53 2.05 .982 2.08 2.07
2014 TBR AL 33 DH 8 7
2014 TBR AL 33 CF 7 7 1 45.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 21 -29 2.40 1.71 .989 2.68 2.69
2015 TOT AL 34 2B 69 66 56 589.2 305 117 185 3 53 .990 -1 -7 -1 -14 4.61 4.38 .983 4.58 4.55
2015 TOT AL 34 OF 49 46 28 380.2 80 75 1 4 0 .950 -2 -5 -6 -15 1.80 1.55 .987 2.20 2.19
2015 TOT AL 34 LF 45 42 26 346.2 69 64 1 4 0 .942 -3 -5 -9 -17 1.69 1.44 .984 1.91 1.89
2015 TOT AL 34 DH 6 6
2015 TOT AL 34 RF 5 4 2 34.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 21 0 2.91 2.20 .985 2.01 2.00
2015 OAK AL 34 2B 34 33 28 290.0 164 61 103 0 32 1.000 2 -5 7 -21 5.09 4.82 .983 4.58 4.55
2015 OAK AL 34 OF 29 26 13 214.1 42 39 0 3 0 .929 2 -3 10 -16 1.64 1.34 .987 2.20 2.19
2015 OAK AL 34 LF 27 24 13 197.1 40 37 0 3 0 .925 1 -3 9 -19 1.69 1.37 .984 1.91 1.89
2015 OAK AL 34 DH 4 4
2015 OAK AL 34 RF 3 2 0 17.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 21 0 1.06 0.67 .985 2.01 2.00
2015 KCR AL 34 2B 35 33 28 299.2 141 56 82 3 21 .979 -2 -2 -9 -8 4.14 3.94 .983 4.58 4.55
2015 KCR AL 34 OF 20 20 15 166.1 38 36 1 1 0 .974 -4 -2 -27 -14 2.00 1.85 .987 2.20 2.19
2015 KCR AL 34 LF 18 18 13 149.1 29 27 1 1 0 .966 -4 -2 -33 -17 1.69 1.56 .984 1.91 1.89
2015 KCR AL 34 3B 4 3 1 24.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -65 0 2.25 1.50 .958 2.62 2.62
2015 KCR AL 34 DH 2 2
2015 KCR AL 34 RF 2 2 2 17.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 21 0 4.76 4.50 .984 2.01 2.00
2016 CHC NL 35 2B 119 113 90 976.1 434 177 250 7 52 .984 3 -3 4 -4 3.94 3.59 .982 4.59 4.56 AS
2016 CHC NL 35 OF 46 29 19 286.1 44 43 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 5 0 1.38 0.96 .985 2.07 2.05 AS
2016 CHC NL 35 LF 27 11 11 127.2 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2 0 21 0 1.13 0.59 .981 1.80 1.79 AS
2016 CHC NL 35 RF 24 18 8 158.2 28 27 1 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -7 0 1.59 1.17 .984 2.01 1.99 AS
2016 CHC NL 35 1B 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 27.00 1.00 .990 8.10 9.00 AS
2016 CHC NL 35 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.05 4.20 AS
9 Seasons 2B 735 664 533 5801.2 2897 1131 1727 39 379 .987 4 40 1 8 4.43 3.89 .984 4.67 4.64
9 Seasons OF 499 378 266 3462.2 824 791 27 6 9 .993 8 31 3 10 2.13 1.64 .986 2.24 2.23
9 Seasons RF 360 272 200 2476.0 594 570 22 2 9 .997 5 28 2 13 2.15 1.64 .984 2.07 2.05
8 Seasons SS 230 196 167 1766.0 825 256 538 31 119 .962 -14 -10 -10 -6 4.05 3.45 .972 4.36 4.31
7 Seasons LF 138 82 56 783.2 173 164 5 4 0 .977 2 2 2 3 1.94 1.22 .985 1.94 1.93
5 Seasons CF 34 24 10 203.0 57 57 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 10 5 2.53 1.68 .990 2.72 2.69
7 Seasons DH 26 23
3 Seasons 1B 18 11 4 92.1 94 84 9 1 8 .989 -0 -1 -3 -12 9.06 5.17 .994 9.29 9.18
4 Seasons 3B 8 5 2 44.1 10 3 6 1 0 .900 -3 -1 -84 -27 1.83 1.13 .958 2.64 2.62
11 Seasons TOT 1490 1254 972 11167.0 4650 2265 2307 78 515 .983 -5 58 -1 5 3.68 3.07 .982 3.90 3.83
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2016 WS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 AL (8, 9%)
2011 AL (16, 2%)
2012 AL (18, 2%)
0.13 Career Shares (891st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2008 Sep 28th AL Player of the Week
2011 May 1st AL Player of the Week
2016 May 8th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2009 AL  8.6 (2nd)
2011 AL  8.7 (1st)
2012 AL  5.7 (10th)
Active  42.3 (31st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2009 AL  8.6 (1st)
2011 AL  8.7 (1st)
2012 AL  5.7 (6th)
Active  42.3 (24th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2009 AL  6.1 (3rd)
2011 AL  5.7 (7th)
2012 AL  5.4 (7th)
Active  35.9 (28th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2009 AL  2.6 (4th)
2011 AL  3.3 (2nd)
Active  7.3 (37th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2009 AL  .405 (4th)
2012 AL  .377 (9th)
2016 NL  .386 (8th)
Active  .358 (31st)

Slugging % s c a p y
2009 AL  .543 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2009 AL  .948 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2013 AL  698 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
Active  735 (44th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 AL  46 (3rd)
2012 AL  39 (8th)
2015 AL  36 (10th)
Active  296 (42nd)

Triples s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (10th)
2012 AL  7 (6th)
Active  38 (31st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2009 AL  91 (6th)
2010 AL  92 (4th)
2012 AL  97 (2nd)
2014 AL  75 (7th)
2016 NL  96 (5th)
Active  700 (19th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2009 AL  149 (2nd)
Active  118 (46th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2009 AL  117 (8th)
Active  796 (45th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  39 (3rd)
2012 AL  33 (9th)
Active  145 (36th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2009 AL  3.6 (3rd)
2012 AL  3.2 (9th)
Active  14.1 (36th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  72 (6th)
2012 AL  66 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2012 AL  251 (10th)
2013 AL  247 (10th)
Active  2,013 (39th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2009 AL  .718 (3rd)
Active  .587 (47th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 AL  12 (1st)
Active  55 (20th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2012 AL  9 (4th)
Active  43 (43rd)

SB % s c a p y
2010 AL  88.89 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2009 AL  20.9 (7th)
2011 AL  19.5 (9th)
Active  125.7 (35th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2015 AL  8.3 (6th)
Active  5.8 (49th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2009 AL  43.04 (4th)
Active  140.97 (48th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 AL  4.1 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 AL  3.5 (5th)
Active  13.2 (46th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2009 AL  4.0 (3rd)
Active  13.9 (45th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2011 AL  131 (5th)
Active  735 (13th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2011 AL  213 (5th)
Active  1,131 (14th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
Active  1,727 (17th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
Active  39 (19th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
Active  379 (17th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  4 (1st)
2010 AL  3 (2nd)
Active  9 (14th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  4 (2nd)
2010 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2013 AL  4.87 (3rd)
Active  4.43 (19th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
Active  3.89 (20th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2011 AL  .989 (3rd)
2013 AL  .993 (1st)
Active  .987 (11th)
Career  .987 (26th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  12 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2010 AL  2.26 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2010 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 21 (1030), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (858), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (650), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (26th), 42.3 career WAR/41.2 7yr-peak WAR/41.8 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 26 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $383,400 ?
2008 27 Tampa Bay Rays $395,800 ?
2009 28 Tampa Bay Rays $415,900 ?
2010 29 Tampa Bay Rays $438,100 2.134
2011 30 Tampa Bay Rays $4,687,300 3.134
2012 31 Tampa Bay Rays $4,500,000 4.134 contracts
2013 32 Tampa Bay Rays $5,500,000 5.134 contracts
2014 33 Tampa Bay Rays $7,000,000 6.134 contracts
2015 34 Kansas City Royals $7,500,000 7.134 contracts
2016 35 Chicago Cubs $10,500,000 8.134 contracts
201736Chicago Cubs$16,500,0009.134
201837Chicago Cubs$16,500,000
201938Chicago Cubs$12,500,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2020
Career to date (may be incomplete)$41,320,500Does not include future salaries ($45.5M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Ben Zobrist statistiques
Japanese: ベン・ゾブリスト 統計
Chinese: 本·佐布里斯特 數據

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