Ben Zobrist

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  • 6' 3"/210
  • Age: 34


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Ben Zobrist 2015 Postseason Stats

.500 0 0 1 1.000

Ben Zobrist Postseason Career Stats

.229 2 3 1 .642

Ben Zobrist Stats

.276 13 56 3 .809

Ben Zobrist MLB Career Stats

.265 127 567 105 .786

Ben Zobrist Bio

  • Full Name: Benjamin Thomas Zobrist
  • Pronunciation: ZO-brist
  • Nickname: Zorilla
  • Born: 5/26/1981 in Eureka, IL
  • Draft: 2004, Houston Astros, 6th rd. (184th overall)
  • College: Dallas Baptist
  • Debut: August 1, 2006
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2015 Postseason Stats 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000
Postseason Career Stats 70 7 16 2 3 1 .229 .299 .642
2015 Stats 467 76 129 13 56 3 .276 .359 .809
MLB Career Stats 4317 641 1145 127 567 105 .265 .355 .786

Ben Zobrist Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Royals AL 535 319 89.55 204.43 0.93 5.99 30.89
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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October 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Zobrist set up to contribute Saturday

Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist, a DraftKings Daily Pick, is set up to make strong contributions Saturday against the Twins.

September 25, 2015 at 12:21 AM ET

Zobrist doubles twice, scores three runs

Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist, a DraftKings Daily Pick, went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored on Thursday vs. the Mariners.


Ben Zobrist Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Tampa Bay AL
2013 Tampa Bay AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/28/2008 Tampa Bay AL
05/02/2011 Tampa Bay AL

MLBPAA Rays Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2011 Tampa Bay AL
2012 Tampa Bay AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2006 Phoenix AFL

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/04/2008 Durham INT

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/14/2005 Salem CAR

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lexington SAL

NYP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Tri-City NYP

NYP Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2004 Tri-City NYP

Ben Zobrist Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 27 22nd in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2009 91 21st in AL
2011 91 18th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2010 24 16th in AL
2011 19 25th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2009 .948 4th in AL
2011 .822 23rd in AL
2012 .848 17th in AL
2015 .809 24th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2009 .405 4th in AL
2010 .346 25th in AL
2011 .353 23rd in AL
2012 .377 9th in AL
2013 .354 21st in AL
2014 .354 15th in AL
2015 .359 18th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2009 .543 7th in AL
2012 .471 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2009 91 23rd in AL
2011 99 11th in AL
2012 88 14th in AL
2014 83 19th in AL


Season BB Rank
2009 91 6th in AL
2010 92 4th in AL
2011 77 11th in AL
2012 97 2nd in AL
2013 72 14th in AL
2014 75 7th in AL
2015 62 15th in AL


Season H Rank
2011 158 23rd in AL
2013 168 19th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2011 46 3rd in AL
2012 39 8th in AL
2013 36 15th in AL
2014 34 16th in AL
2015 36 10th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2009 7 10th in AL
2011 6 12th in AL
2012 7 6th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 156 14th in AL
2012 157 15th in AL
2013 157 19th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 588 18th in AL
2013 612 16th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2010 655 21st in AL
2011 674 16th in AL
2012 668 16th in AL
2013 698 7th in AL
2014 654 21st in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2009 272 25th in AL
2011 276 17th in AL
2012 264 20th in AL


Season SO Rank
2011 128 12th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2009 6 19th in AL
2011 6 25th in AL
2012 9 4th in AL
2014 5 18th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 7 17th in AL

Ben Zobrist Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 28, 2015 Oakland Athletics traded Ben Zobrist and cash to Kansas City Royals for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.
July 28, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated 2B Ben Zobrist.
May 25, 2015 Oakland Athletics activated 2B Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list.
May 21, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent 2B Ben Zobrist on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
May 19, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent 2B Ben Zobrist on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
May 19, 2015 Oakland Athletics sent 2B Ben Zobrist on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
April 25, 2015 Oakland Athletics placed 2B Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list. Medial meniscus tear in his left knee
January 10, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays traded 2B Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar to Oakland Athletics for CF Boog Powell, SS Daniel Robertson, C John Jaso and cash.
May 30, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays activated 2B Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list.
May 28, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays sent 2B Ben Zobrist on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
May 15, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays placed 2B Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list. Dislocated left thumb

Benjamin Thomas Zobrist Bio Info

Ben will play for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic...he described playing in the WBC as one his "career dreams."..Ben is now the longest-tenured Rays player, and following the winter departures of James Shields, B.J. Upton, Carlos Peña and J.P. Howell, is and the only Rays player remaining who suited up for the Devil Rays...Ben's wife, Julianna, is a Christian alternative recording artist who is soon releasing her second studio album, Say It Now...she spent much of the offseason writing and recording new material...her single "Behind Me," which Ben has used as walk-up music, has received radio airtime...Julianna was a featured artist on the Christian page of iTunes last season...for more information visit Zobrists have begun to rent out Trinity View Farm, the farm at their home in Franklin, Tenn., for weddings and corporate events as a small-business venture...For the last several years, Ben has visited the school of one lucky student as part of the Take Zobrist to School contest, sponsored by MetroPCS...last year he visited the 4th-grade classroom of Ryan Cole at Ponce de Leon Elementary in Clearwater, did a Q-and-A with the student body and hung out with kids during lunch.


 Was named the Rays' MVP by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Base- ball Writers' Association of America after batting .272 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI in 146 games…added 75 walks for a .354 on-base percentage…tied for seventh in the American League in walks…had his franchise-best string of five consecutive seasons of at least 150 games played come to an end as he made his first trip to the disabled list since2008 with a dislocated left thumb…his 919 games played since 2009 areninth most in the majors…led the Rays in walks for the fifth time in the last six years…also led the team with 83 runs (tied), 34 doubles, .354 on-base percentage, .749 OPS and 18 infield hits (tying his career high)…his 504 walks since 2009 are fifth most in the majors over that span…has 483 unintentional walks, which is tops in the majors since then…hadhis sixth straight season of 70-plus walks, which is the now the longestcurrent streak in the majors following the retirement of Adam Dunn…had his seventh straight seasonof 10-plus home runs, the longest current streak among Major League switch-hitters…reached double-digit homers and steals for the sixth straight year, joining Hanley Ramirez (9 seasons) and AndrewMcCutchen (6) as the only players with current streaks that long…over the last six years (since 2009), he leads all switch-hitters in doubles (211), extra-base hits (338) and walks (504) and is tied with Erick Aybar for the lead in hits (910)…is tied for third in RBI (454)…the walks rank second among allAL hitters and fifth in the majors…struck out 84 times and his average of 7.79 plate appearances perstrikeout was the highest mark of his career…started at five defensive positions (74 at second base, 23 atshortstop, 17 in left field, 16 in right field, seven in center field)…in only one other season has he startedat more defensive positions: seven in 2009…was one of six players in 2014 to start at all three out field positions and at both middle infield positions (Brock Holt, BOS; Elian Herrera, MIL; Enrique Hernandez, HOU/MIA; Emilio Bonifacio, CHI/ATL; Mike Aviles, CLE)…is one of only four active players to play at least 30 career games at those five positions, joining Brent Lillibridge, Willie Bloomquist and Bonifacio…is the first ML player since records are available to play in 200 career games at second base,shortstop and right field…charged with six errors in 79 games at second base after making only fourthere in 125 games in 2013…for the sixth time in seven seasons he was error-free in the outfield…his.997 career elding percentage as an outfielder is the best among active players (min. 400 games)…nowhas a 98-game errorless streak in the outfield dating back to Aug. 14, 2012…finished second to LorenzoCain (KC) in the Fielding Bible Awards for the Multi-Position category…hit .340 (53-for-156) againstleft-handed pitching compared to .246 (102-for-414) against right-handers…the mark against lefties ranked eighth in the AL…batted .225 with runners in scoring position, but hit .375 starting July 4, when he ended a 1-for-43 stretch with RISP…had a career .273 average with RISP entering 2014…hit .193with RISP and two outs…was 1-for-12 (.083) with the bases loaded…hit .316 during the day…hit five of his 10 home runs in interleague play…batted leadoff in 47 starts…started in the No. 2 hole 74 times… batted .300 in the No. 2 spot, and the Rays were 42-32 in those games. 


Played in 157 games, matching his career high (2012), and became the first Ray to play in 150-plus games five years in a row (2009-13)…only five other major leaguers have done it in the same time frame: Hunter Pence, Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder, Robinson Cano and Billy Butler…led the Rays in innings played at 1376.2, tied for most in club history with Delmon Young's 2007 total... Nominated for the AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award at second base despite starting at four different positions (117-2B, 21-SS, 39-RF, 4-LF)…won the AL fielding crown at second base with a franchise-record .993 fielding pct., edging out BOS Dustin Pedroia (.9928 to .9927)…the previous club record at second base was .990 set by Akinori Iwamura in 2008…also set a club record with 81 straight errorless games at second base from May 11-Aug 30…was the only AL player with at least 10 starts at both middle infield positions and in the outfield in 2013…SD Alexi Amarista, SD Logan Forsythe and PHI Freddy Galvis did so in the NL... Led the Rays with a career-high 168 hits…also led the club in OBP (.354), game-tying and goahead RBI (28), multi-hit games (49) and walks (72)... His 121 doubles over the last three seasons (2011-13) rank 4th in the majors behind Robinson Cano (135), Adrian Gonzalez (124) and Alex Gordon (123)... Over the last three years he leads all switchhitters in doubles (121), extra-base hits (189) and is one shy of Jose Reyes in hits (477)... His 429 walks in the last five years (2009-13) lead the AL and rank 4th in the majors…with 467 career walks, passed Carlos Peña (460) for the Rays record on Sep 13 at MIN with a free pass off Kevin Correia…in the last 50 years, only three other middle infielders (min. half of games played at 2B and/or SS) have drawn this many walks over a five-year span: Alex Rodriguez (2000-04), Joe Morgan (many times) and Bobby Grich (1972-76)... According to Baseball Reference, ranks 3rd in the majors since the start of 2009 with a combined 32.9 wins above replacement (WAR), after Robinson Cano (34.2) and Miguel Cabrera (33.7)…WAR counts offensive and defensive contributions relative to a player's position(s)... Over the last five seasons, no player can match his combination of doubles (177) and triples (25)... In addition to being the club's all-time walks leader, ranks 2nd in Rays history in triples (29), 3rd in games played (918), at-bats (3,280), runs scored (482) and stolen bases (92) and 4th in hits (861), doubles (195) and RBI (459)…is also 1st in sac flies (40) and his 5 grand slams are tied for 1st with Carlos Peña... He and Yunel Escobar combined to make only 11 errors, matching the 2nd fewest ever by an AL double play combination (both players qualifying for fielding crown)…Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter committed only 9 for the 2010 Yankees…Cal and Billy Ripken had 11 for the 1990 Orioles and Mark Loretta and Alex Gonzalez had 11 for the 2006 Red Sox... Only appeared in 42 games in the outfield, but did not commit an error in 53 chances…leads all active players (min. 300 games) with a career .997 fielding pct. (2 errors in 597 chances)... Struck out in only 13 pct. of his plate appearances, lowest rate of his career…swung at 40.1 pct. of his pitches seen, 9th-lowest rate in the AL…chased 23.9 pct. of pitches out of the zone, 8th-lowest rate in the AL... Recorded the third multi-HR game of his career on Aug 13 vs. SEA…the first leadoff HR of his career was also the 100th HR of his career…both Zobrist and SEA Brad Miller led off Aug 13 with a home run, the first time that had happened in an AL game since Aug 17, 2006…both homered twice in the game... Tied a franchise record June 10 vs. BOS with 5 hits (6th time, last by Jeff Keppinger on June 23, 2012 at PHI)... Named by the Tampa Bay chapter of the BBWAA as winner of the Paul C. Smith Champion Award, given to the player who best exemplifies the spirit of true professionalism on and off the field.

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: Played 4 games for Team USA, going 3-for-11 with 3 BB and 1 RBI…made starts at RF, DH and 3B.

ALL-STAR GAME: Selected to the 2013 All-Star Team by Tigers Manager Jim Leyland but did not play…it was his second All-Star selection (also 2009).

POSTSEASON: Started all 5 of the Rays postseason games at 2B…hit a solo homer in Game 1 of the ALDS at Boston off Jon Lester, the second postseason homer of his career…compiled a 9-game postseason hitting streak that ended after Game 1, tying B.J. Upton for the longest in Rays postseason history.

2012 Played in a career-high 157 games (156 starts, 59-RF, 47-SS, 46-2B, 4-DH)...according to Stats Inc., became the first player since records are available (1921) to start at least 45 games at three different positions in the field...the closest any other player came was Hall of Famer Stan Musial in 1948 (63-CF, 51-RF, 41-LF)...Is only the second Ray to play in 150-plus games in four consecutive seasons, joining Carl Crawford (2003-06)...Led the Rays in games started, hits (151), runs scored (88), doubles (39), triples (7, tied), extrabase hits (66), walks (97), OBP (.377) and multihit games (42)...ranked second on the club to B.J. Upton in home runs (20) and RBI (74)...finished tied for sixth in the AL in triples and tied for eighth in the AL in doubles and 9th in OBP...Led all major league switch-hitters in doubles and extra-base hits for a second straight season, the first player to do this since CIN Pete Rose (1975-76)...also leads all switch-hitters with 141 doubles since the start of 2009...during that same span, no other player in baseball can match his combination of doubles and triples (22)...Had a .200 batting avg. as late as June 7...after that date, hit .307/.402/.523 (112-for-365) over his final 102 games...Moved to shortstop on Aug 9 vs. TOR and started there 47 of the remaining 52 games (including each of the final 27 games)...prior to that, had not appeared at shortstop since June 23, 2009 or started there since May 30, 2009...Committed only 4 errors in 47 games (189 total chances) at shortstop...his .979 fielding pct. at shortstop would have ranked seventh in the majors if he had enough games to qualify and exceeded the major league average of .973 for shortstops...entered the season with a career .953 fielding pct. at shortstop in 130 games...His 97 walks were 2nd most in the majors to CWS Adam Dunn (105) as well as a career high...tied for the 2nd-highest total in club history, trailing Carlos Peña (103 in 2007) and tying B.J. Upton (2008)...swung at 37.0 percent of pitches seen, tied with BOS/CWS Kevin Youkilis for 2nd-lowest rate in the AL behind MIN Joe Mauer (34.8)...Over the last four seasons (2009-12), his 357 walks lead the AL and rank 5th in the majors...the last middle infielder to draw this many walks over a four-season span was Joe Morgan, who totaled 382 BB from 1977-80 (min. half of total games played at 2B and/or SS)...According to Baseball Reference, leads the majors since the start of 2009 with a combined 26.6 wins above replacement (WAR), just ahead of Albert Pujols (26.4)...WAR counts offensive and defensive contributions relative to a player's position(s)...Following the season was rated by MLB Network as the No. 6 right fielder in the game and the No. 2 right fielder by Bill James...Owns a career .415 avg. (22-for-53) with the bases loaded, 2nd highest among active players (min. 50 AB) behind DET Miguel Cabrera (.416). Hit .297/.395/.520 (88-for-296) on the road with 12 HR, 46 RBI and 24 2B...ranked fourth in the majors with a .916 OPS on the contrast, hit .239/.356/.417 (63-for-264) at home with eight HR, 28 RBI and 15 2B...over the last three seasons has 30 HR and 160 RBI on the road, compared to 20 HR and 80 RBI at home...Led the Rays with 28 game-tying and go-ahead RBI...Ranks third on the Rays all-time list in triples (26), runs scored (405) and walks (395)...his five grand slams are tied with Carlos Peña for the club record...ranks 4th on the Rays career list in games played (761), hits (693) and stolen bases (81)...his 34 sacrifice flies are one shy of Carl Crawford's club record...Recorded multiple hits in five consecutive games from June 8-15, matching his career high and the longest by a Ray since Evan Longoria went six games (Aug 31-Sep 5, 2009)...this raised his season avg. from .200 to .235...On June 9 at MIA, became the fourth Ray to reach base safely five times and hit two home runs in the same game, joining Jose Canseco (June 14, 1999 vs. CWS), Carlos Peña (Aug 31, 2007 vs. NYY) and Desmond Jennings (Aug 28, 2011 vs. TOR)...Had two walk-off hits, both coming in extra innings...on July 20 vs. SEA, broke a 3-3 tie in the 14th inning with an RBI triple scoring Carlos Peña...on Sept. 7 vs. TEX, hit a two-run homer off Mark Lowe in the 11th inning for a 3-1 win, his first career walk-off home run...His .996 career fielding pct. in the outfield ranks second among active players (min. 300 games), just percentage points behind BOS Jacoby Ellsbury (.996)...has two errors in 544 chances...went 270 errorless games before committing his first error in the outfield, a throwing error on May 22 vs. TOR...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, this was the most errorless games in the outfield to start a major league career since OAK/SF Darren Lewis played 392 errorless games from 1990-94... Zobrist went 479 total chances in the outfield before his first error...With B.J. Upton on the DL, started the first 13 games of the year in right field...drew an AL-high 19 walks in April, 2nd most in club history after Jonny Gomes (22 in April 2006)...his .443 OBP in June ranked 4th in the AL and second in club history for June behind Fred McGriff (.500 in June 2001). 2011 Led the team with a career-high 156 games played including 153 starts (117-2B, 22-RF, 3-DH)...also led the Rays in runs (99), hits (158), doubles (46) and extra-base hits (72)-all career highs...Led all major league switch-hitters in extra- base hits and doubles...overall was 6th in the AL in extra-base hits and tied for 3rd in doubles...had 43 extra-base hits by the All-Star break, more than he had for the entire season in 2010 (40)...only 9 switch-hitters in AL history have had as many extra-base hits in a season: Mickey Mantle, Ruben Sierra, Mark Teixeira, Bernie Williams, Brian Roberts, Jose Cruz, Kendrys Morales, Ray Durham and Carlos Beltran...Only one switch-hitter in AL history has had more doubles in a season: BAL Brian Roberts... is one of only four switch-hitters with 100 doubles over the past three seasons (2009-11): Victor Martinez (105), Mark Teixeira (105), Pablo Sandoval (104) and Zobrist (102).His 260 walks over the past three seasons are 10th most in the majors, 3rd in the AL...Batted .311 on the road-8th in the AL, and 90 points better than his average at home (.221, 6th-lowest in AL)...this was the greatest disparity in the majors in 2011...the last player with a greater margin in road average over home was SD Chase Headley in 2009 (.305 to .208)...His 60 RBI on the road were 4th in the majors behind PHI Ryan Howard (63), LAD Matt Kemp (63) and BOS Adrian Gonzalez (62)...Had 32 more extra-base hits than his 2010 total in only 19 more plate appearances...Is one of four players with 50 steals and 250 RBI over the last three seasons (2009-11), joining NYY Curtis Granderson, MIL Ryan Braun and LAD Matt Kemp...The Rays were 88-68 with Zobrist in the the 88 wins, he batted .333 (113-for- 342) with 16 HR and 77 the 68 losses, he batted .179 (44-for-246) with 4 HR and 14 RBI...Did not commit an error in 38 games in the outfield and now has 237 career games (423 total chances) without an error in the outfield...Hit 7 HR in his first 25 games and 5 HR in his last 11 games...only hit 8 in 120 games between...5 of his last 10 hits were home runs...Hit his 5th career grand slam on July 15 vs. BOS, surpassing Carlos Peña for the club record...hit an inside-the-park home run on Sep 25 vs. TOR off Brett Cecil...was the first of his career and 10th in Rays history...Selected as one of the five AL players for the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote...was the 4th Ray to make the Final Vote fan ballot, joining Carl Crawford (2005), Evan Longoria (2008) and Carlos Peña (2009)...Longoria is the lone Ray to win...Was named AL Player of the Week (April 24- May 1) after batting .440 (11-for-25) with 2 HR, 5 doubles and 13 RBI in 6 games...during that week combined for 10 RBI in a doubleheader on April 28 at MIN...the last player with 10-plus RBI in 2 games in a doubleheader was STL Mark Whiten (13) on Sep 7, 1993 at CIN (1 in Game 1, 12 in Game 2)...the last player with 10 RBI in a day (single game) was LAA Garret Anderson on Aug 21, 2007 vs. NYY (10)... in Game 1, collected a career-high 4 hits and a club-record 8 RBI...his 8 RBI tied TEX Nelson Cruz for most in one game in 2011...Had 18 RBI in 5 games from April 21-25...the last AL player to do that was Reggie Jackson (18) from June 14-18, 1969...the last ML player to do it was CHC Sammy Sosa (18) from Aug 10-14, 2002...Went 4-for-6 with 4 extra-base hits (3-2B, 1-3B) on June 11 at BAL...became the second in club history with 4 extra-base hits and 4 runs in one game, joining Tomas Perez on July 29, 2006 at NYY...Matched his career high with a streak of 9 straight games with at least one walk from May 10-18...only 2 players in the majors had a longer streak in 2011: TOR Jose Bautista and ARI Ryan Roberts each had 10...Missed the game on Sep 20 at NYY due to the birth of his daughter, Kruse, the second child for he and his wife, Julianna...POSTSEASON: Started at second base all 4 games of the ALDS vs. Texas and was one of two Rays to hit safely in all 4 games (also Desmond Jennings)...has a current 7-game postseason hitting streak, 2 shy of the Rays club record of 9 held by B.J. Upton. 2010 Super utilityman signed a three-year contract extension on April 23 with club options for 2014 and 2015 ... if both options are exercised, he would earn just under $30 million over the life of the contract ... he will donate up to $450,000 during the life of the contract to the Rays Baseball Foundation, the team's charitable foundation that supports youth and education programs in the Tampa Bay region. ... Started 144 games at five different positions (79-RF, 46-2B, 9-CF, 9-1B, 1-3B) ... started at seven defensive positions in 2009 ... batted everywhere in the lineup except ninth. ... Collected a career-high 92 walks (4th in AL), passing his 2009 total of 91 ... his 183 walks over the last two seasons (2009-10) led the AL. ... His .374 on-base pct. over the last two seasons tied NYY Mark Teixeira for 6th in the AL. ... Stole a career-high 24 bases and was caught only 3 times ... his 88.9 percent success rate ranked 3rd in the AL (min. 20 attempts) behind OAK Coco Crisp (91.4) and SEA Franklin Gutierrez (89.3) ... 24 steals ranked 3rd on the team. ... Was one of four Rays to reach double digits in home runs (10) and stolen bases (24), along with Crawford, Upton and Evan Longoria, most of any team in the majors. ... Did not commit an error in 110 games in the outfield ... his 1.000 fielding pct. tied TOR Vernon Wells and SEA Franklin Gutierrez for the ML lead among outfielders ... he has never committed an error in 199 career games in the outfield (357 total chances). ... Tied NYM David Wright for the major league lead with 12 sacrifice flies ... set a club record, passing John Flaherty (10 in 1999). ... Recorded 7 bunt singles, tied with Sean Rodriguez and six others for the AL lead. ... Tied a career high with 28 doubles (also 2009). ... Switch-hitter batted .260 (46-for-177) with 3 HR from the right side and .232 (83-for-358) with 7 HR from the left. ... Did not hit a home run until May 20 at NYY off Andy Pettitte ... went 38 games and 146 atbats before his first homer. ... Compiled a 16-game hitting streak across 2009 and 2010, with 8 games on each side ... this matched the 4th-longest streak in club history, 3 games shy of Jason Bartlett's clubrecord 19-game streak in 2009 ... though the streak was snapped April 14 at BAL, an onbase streak continued that went on to reach 31 games (Sep 13, 2009.April 16, 2010). ... His batting average fell nearly 60 points from 2009 (.297 to .238), despite reaching .315 on June 9 ... hit .177 (50-for-283) in 84 games from June 22 through season's end, but drew 64 walks in that span ... after returning Aug 4 from missing 6 games with lower back stiffness, hit .146 (14-for-96) over his next 31 games (through Sep 6) ... in September went through separate 0-for-23 and 0-for-18 skids. ... Hit safely in a club-record 23 straight road games, May 10.July 1 ... for the season, hit .258 (77-for-299) with 7 HR on the road, compared to .215 (52-for-242) with 3 HR at home. ... Saw an average of 4.10 pitches per plate appearance, tops on the club and 10th in the AL. 2009 Selected the team MVP by the Tampa Bay chapter of the BBWAA...finished eighth in the AL MVP vote, the highest finish of any Ray in club history...Super utilityman became the first player to start at 7 different defensive positions in one season since MIN Denny Hocking did the same in 2001...first Rays player to do it...started 110 of the final 113 games, and started 135 games total (81-2B, 37-RF, 6-SS, 5-CF, 2-1B, 2-LF, 1-3B, 1-DH)...batted everywhere in the lineup except 9th...had made 125 starts in his three-year career prior to 2009...Hit 27 home runs, 20 more than any player has hit in the last 50 years while starting at 7 different defensive closest is STL Jose Oquendo with 7 in 1988...Finished 4th in home runs (27) and RBI (91) among major league switch-hitters...both club records for switch-hitters...Tied for 3rd in the AL in OPS (on-base pct. plus slugging pct.) with NYY Mark Teixeira with a .948 mark...3rd-highest figure in Rays history...Led Rays in BB (91), SLG (.543) and OBP (.405), finishing 6th, 7th and 9th in the AL respectively... tied McGriff (1999) for 2nd-highest OBP in club history behind Peña's .407 in 2007...Tied with MIN Jason Kubel .. for the AL lead with 3 pinch-hit home runs, matching Bubba Trammell (2000) for the club mark...hit a pinchhit slam off Matt Thornton in the 6th inning April 17 vs. CWS taking the Rays from a 5-2 deficit to a 6-5 win...hit a game-tying, 2-run pinch-homer in the 9th inning off All-Star Andrew Bailey on May 21 vs. OAK in Rays 6-5 win...also added a pinch-homer off All-Star Joe Nathan in a 4-3 loss on April 28 at MIN...Hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games (.403, 31- 77, 8-2B, 1-3B, 4-HR, 19-RBI) raising his average from .278 to .297...Tied with 3 others for AL lead with two grand slams giving him 4 for his career, most in Rays history, in only 24 bases-loaded AB...he was 7-for-13 with 3 HR and 3 walks with the sacks loaded...was 4-for-6 with the bases loaded and 2 outs...Also added a team-high 6 three-run homers, tied for 3rd in the AL...Started 65 games at 2B in an 80-game span between May 25-Aug 28 when Akinori Iwamura was sidelined with a knee injury...Did not commit an error in 70 games (44 starts) in the OF...has not made an error in the outfield during his career in 89 games, 56 starts... in just 59 games (37 starts) in 2009 started 4 double plays from RF, tied with LAA Bobby Abreu for the most among AL right fielders...Had a big hand in three of the Rays biggest comebacks of the season...hit a game-tying solo home run in the 8th inning May 15 vs. CLE in a game the Rays won 8-7 after trailing 7-0...on July 25 at TOR had 3 hits and 3 runs scored, and in the 12th inning he singled and scored the winning run in the Rays 10-9 win as they came back from a 8-0 deficit...had tworun singles in the 8th and 9th innings Sep 27 at TEX as the Rays won 7-6 after trailing 5-0 in the 8th...Hit for a .538 (35-for-65) average on the first pitch, 4th best in the majors and 2nd best in club history behind Russ Johnson's .545 mark in 2001...Saw an average of 4.05 pitches per plate appearance, tops on the club...Batted a team-high .330 (71-for-215) vs. the American League East...Hit 8 home runs in June, tied for the AL lead... in club history, only Jose Canseco (9 HR in June 1999) hit more in the month of June...All-Star Game: Named to his first All-Star Team becoming the first player to be selected after starting at six different positions...played the last two innings at 2B, catching the final out of the game on a pop fly to shallow right field... was selected by Manager Joe Maddon. 2008 Super utilityman had 4 stops with the Rays, and was recalled for good on Aug 5...played in 62 games with 49 starts...played 6 different positions (2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF), starting at five (33-SS, 8-LF, 4-2B, 3-CF, 1-RF)...was on course to make the big league club out of Spring Training before suffering a left thumb fracture. Hit four home runs in the final 4 games of the season at Detroit and earned co-AL Player of the Week honors. Led all ML middle infielders with a 16.5 ABper- HR ratio (min. 10 HR)...finished ahead of FLA Dan Uggla (16.6), FLA Hanley Ramirez (17.9) and PHI Chase Utley (18.4)...prior to 2008 had only 3 HR in 280 major league atbats (93.3-AB/HR) and 19 HR in 1,251 AB in the minors (65.8). Belted his 2nd grand slam of the season and his career Sep 13 at NYY in the nightcap of a doubleheader...was the last visiting player to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium, connecting off Sidney Ponson in the 4th inning. First career grand slam came Aug 29 vs. BAL off Fernando Cabrera, and Gabe Gross followed for back-to-back homers...the only other time a Rays grand slam had been part of back-to-back HR was May 3, 1998 at CLE (Charles Nagy) when Bobby Smith backed up Paul Sorrento's slam. Tied his career high with 4 RBI on Sep 25 at DET, his first career multi-homer game...hit a solo shot in the 1st and added a 3-run shot in the 8th, both off Armando Galarraga...had three 4-RBI games in 2008. On July 18 vs. TOR, belted a 2-run go-ahead homer from the 9th spot in the order off A.J. Burnett in the 7th inning, providing the decisive runs in the Rays 2-1 victory. Recalled June 24-27 as Jason Bartlett's son was born...homered June 25 and 26 at FLA... was optioned back to Durham on June 27... first game back after recall on July 5, homered off KC Horacio Ramirez, giving him 3 straight games with a long ball and 3 HR in a stretch of 8 AB. Went 2-for-3 with a homer on July 23 vs. OAK... was optioned to Durham following the game. On Sep 6 at TOR he played three different positions (SS, LF, 3B) in consecutive innings. Spent the first 38 games on the big league DL with left thumb fracture...was activated on May 13 and optioned to Durham May 30. 2007 Twenty-five year-old played in 31 games over a pair of tours with the Rays until a right oblique strain sidelined him the final six weeks of the season ... Rays Opening Day shortstop started 13 of the first 17 games, then just 2 of the next 17 until he was optioned to AAA Durham on May 11 when Josh Wilson was claimed off waivers from the Nationals ... Hit safely in 4 consecutive games April 9-12 (7-19, .368) ... then collected just 2 hits in his last 27 AB (10-K) before his option ... Had his best game Apr 11 at Texas, going 2-for-5 with his 3rd career home run (off Robinson Tejeda) ... est. 421 ft. ... Scored the winning run in two walk-off victories: May 2 vs. Minnesota on Navarro's infield grounder and May 5 vs. Oakland on Brendan Harris' 12th-inning single ... Recalled July 29th from AAA Durham after Ty Wigginton was dealt to the Astros. Appeared in a dozen games (11 starts) when he exited Aug. 18 vs. Cleveland during his first AB with the oblique injury ... Was 5-for-32 (.156) his 2nd tour ... was hitless in his last 15 AB ... Had only two hits in 24 AB's with RISP (.083) ... Appeared in 60 games with the Bulls (at SS and DH) batting .273 with 14 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs and 22 RBI ... drew 43 walks with only 38 strikeouts ... had a .399 on-base percentage and an .849 OPS ... committed 11 errors ... Hit at a .300 clip in July (21-for-70) with a base hit in 14 of his last 18 games ... The switch-hitting shortstop was acquired by the Rays July 12, 2006 from Houston along with RHP Mitch Talbot in exchange for 3B Aubrey Huff and cash ... Only the Tigers' Joel Zumaya is lower on major league baseball's alphabet lexicon than Zobrist among active players. 2006 The 25-year-old switch-hitting infielder made the jump to the big leagues after only 18 games at the Triple-A level...he was acquired from the Houston Astros on July 12 along with right- handed pitcher Mitch Talbot in exchange for third baseman Aubrey Huff and cash...Was rated by USA Today as the 5th-best prospect traded at the deadline...Was one of four switch-hitters on the club (Greg Norton, Tomas Perez, Dioner Navarro)...He began the season with AA Corpus Christi of the Texas League, batting .328 in 82 games with a team-high 25 doubles, leading the league with six triples and 55 walks...named a Texas League All-Star...He then hit .304 in 18 games at shortstop with AAA Durham after the deal...He was recalled Aug. 1 from Durham along with BJ Upton taking over regular SS duties when Julio Lugo was traded to the Dodgers July 31...started 50 of the final 56 games, all at shortstop...appeared in 52...Made his major league debut that night at home vs. the Tigers and went 0-for-4 against Justin Verlander & Co...grounded out to 2nd base his first at-bat...Began his career with the Rays 1-for-17, but then batted .241 (40-166) in 44 games from that point...Reached base safely via hit or walk in 38 of his 50 starts...Hit in a season-best 9 straight games Aug 22-31 (.286, 10-for-35)...Had his best game as a big leaguer in an August 6 win over Boston with his first ML home run (Jason Johnson), a double and a season-high 3 RBI...was his 6th game...Both of his home runs came batting lefthanded...belted his 2nd home run Sept 2 off Seattle closer J.J. Putz, who surrendered just 4 home runs all year...had 2 total HR in 100 games in the minors before his callup and just 11 for his career before joining TB...Singled off Curt Schilling Aug 4 in the 5th inning for his 1st major league hit...first RBI was Aug. 2 vs. DET, a squeeze bunt that tied the game 2-2 in the 5th... Average reached a high of .242 on Sep 12 after going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in his first game at Yankee Stadium...His 242 total chances ranked 5th most among major league shortstops from Aug. 1...committed 9 errors, tied with DET Carlos Guillen, WSH Felipe Lopez and TOR John McDonald for 3rd most among ML shortstops behind FLA Hanley Ramirez (12) and MIN Jason Bartlett (10)...had just a pair of miscues thorugh his first 20 games until a 2-error game Aug. 23 vs. Texas...On Sep 2 vs. SEA he combined with C Dioner Navarro on the first "2-6-2" triple play in Major League history...Was the 2nd triple play in club history...Hit just .204 (21-103) at Tropicana Field compared to .250 on the road (20-80) but had 8 of his 10 extra-base hits at the Trop; (including both HRs) as well as 14 of his 18 RBI...Mainly hit 9th in the order but also hit leadoff, 2nd and 8th...Following the season played in the Arizona Fall League where he was named to the All-Prospect Team...batted .366 (37-101) for the champion Phoenix Desert Dogs, 3rd in the AFL...led the league with 29 runs scored and reached base in all 28 games played, including the championship game...also ranked 3rd in the league with a .469 on-base percentage...slugged .515 and knocked in 21 RBIs...was one of eight players to receive a league MVP vote. 2005 Selected to play for Team USA in the World Cup held in the Netherlands...named Carolina League Player of the Week for the week of 8/8-14...South Atlantic League All-Star...led Salem with a .333 batting average. 2004 Named Topps Player of the Month (August), NY-Penn League Post-Season All-Star, and NY-Penn League Rookie of the Year...named Tri-City MVP...selected as Tri-City's offensive player of the month for June & August...led the NYPL in batting (.339) and on-base percentage (.438), second in hits (87).