Ben Zobrist

#18, LF, Oakland
Ben Zobrist
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    S
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    May 26, 1981
  • Birth Place:
    Eureka, Illinois
  • College:
    Dallas Baptist
  • Draft:
    2004 6ᵗʰ round by the Houston Astros
  • AVG
    .240
  • HR
    1
  • RBI
    8
  • R
    8


Player Notes
Ben Zobrist is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Advice: The typical time frame for recovery is 4-to-6 weeks. The Athletics have enough moving parts and versatility to overcome his absence in the short term. Eric Sogard should see most of the work at second base while Zobrist is on the shelf.

More: Joe Stiglich on Twitter

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Athletics placed INF/OF Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Advice: Zobrist had been attempting to play through the injury, but the A's have opted to play it safe and avoid the risk of further injury. There's a chance that he could require arthroscopic knee surgery.

11 hours ago Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist (knee) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Advice: It's his first start since he hurt his left knee during Sunday's game. Zobrist is being used in the designated hitter spot Friday but should be ready to play the field soon.

More: Oakland Athletics on Twitter

Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist (knee) indicated after Thursday's game that he's feeling better every day, but he still needs to run the bases pregame and show he can do various other activities before returning to the starting lineup.

Advice: Zobrist appeared as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Thursday's contest and said that his knee still felt "weird" as he trotted down to first base. While it's encouraging that he's improving by the day, a full return still looks to be a couple of days away.

More: Susan Slusser on Twitter

Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
A's manager Bob Melvin said that Ben Zobrist (knee) could be available to pinch-hit if he feels good after pre-game activities on Thursday.

Advice: Zobrist received a cortisone shot in his left knee on Monday. He's recovering from cartilage issues. He could make his way back into the lineup on Friday.

More: Jane Lee on Twitter

Thu, Apr 23 Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist (knee) will do baseball activities Thursday.

Advice: Zobrist is ready to take batting practice, do work in the field and run the bases as he returns from cartilage issues in his left knee. If Thursday goes well, a return to the Athletics' lineup could feasibly come as early as Friday.

More: Susan Slusser on Twitter

Thu, Apr 23 Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

Advice: Zobrist received a cortisone shot in his left knee on Monday, and he was expected to miss a few games as he recovers from cartilage issues. An MRI taken of the knee showed no ligament damage, so the hope is that he'll be back in the lineup in a few more days. If not, he may need surgery on the knee to clean up some of the cartilage. Marcus Semien started at shortstop Wednesday.

Wed, Apr 22 Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist (knee) will be sidelined for at least a couple more days after being given a cortisone shot on Monday.

Advice: Zobrist has dealt with some cartilage issues in his left knee for a while, and they flared up on him Sunday, forcing him from the game. The good news is that he had an MRI and it didn't reveal any ligament issues. The bad news is that it's possible he could require surgery if the cortisone shot doesn't help. It would just be of the cleanup variety, but an operation would obviously sideline Zobrist for at least a few weeks.

More: Joe Stiglich on Twitter

Wed, Apr 22 Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Monday.

Advice: Zobrist had to depart Sunday's contest with soreness in his left knee. The A's are considering him day-to-day at the moment. Eric Sogard is at second base Monday in Zobrist's place.

More: Jane Lee on Twitter

Mon, Apr 20 Rotoworld
Ben Zobrist is considered day-to-day after leaving Sunday's game with soreness in his left knee.

Advice: Zobrist could get a day off to rest it on Monday, but shouldn't experience any type of extended absence from the Athletics lineup.

More: Jane Lee on Twitter

Mon, Apr 20 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Sunday, April 26

Head-to-head vs. Houston

Head-to-head vs. Houston
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Hou 23 87 18 25 7 1 1 10 16 12 1 1 .287 .390 .425 .816
Home (this year) 8 32 5 7 4 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 .219 .286 .438 .723
Day (this year) 5 15 1 4 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 .267 .353 .333 .686
Last game vs. Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Career vs. Asher Wojciechowski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr 24 Hou L 4-5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .304 .400 .704
Apr 23 @LAA L 0-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .314 .435 .749
Apr 19 @KC L 2-4 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .267 .320 .444 .764
Apr 18 @KC W 5-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .233 .277 .419 .695
Apr 17 @KC L 4-6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .302 .462 .764
Apr 14 @Hou W 4-0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .333 .514 .848
Apr 13 @Hou W 8-1 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .303 .343 .545 .888
Apr 12 Sea L 7-8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .300 .500 .800
Apr 11 Sea L 4-5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .292 .320 .583 .903
Apr 10 Sea W 12-0 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .263 .300 .579 .879
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 TB 52 183 10 41 6 2 2 18 10 26 2 3 .224 .260 .311 .572
2007 TB 31 97 8 15 2 0 1 9 3 21 2 0 .155 .184 .206 .391
2008 TB 62 198 32 50 10 2 12 30 25 37 3 0 .253 .339 .505 .844
2009 TB 152 501 91 149 28 7 27 91 91 104 17 6 .297 .405 .543 .948
2010 TB 151 541 77 129 28 2 10 75 92 107 24 3 .238 .346 .353 .699
2011 TB 156 588 99 158 46 6 20 91 77 128 19 6 .269 .353 .469 .822
2012 TB 157 560 88 151 39 7 20 74 97 103 14 9 .270 .377 .471 .848
2013 TB 157 612 77 168 36 3 12 71 72 91 11 3 .275 .354 .402 .756
2014 TB 146 570 83 155 34 3 10 52 75 84 10 5 .272 .354 .395 .749
2015 Oak 14 50 8 12 5 0 1 8 5 3 1 0 .240 .304 .400 .704
Totals 1078 3900 573 1028 234 32 115 519 547 704 103 35 .264 .353 .428 .782
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 TB 52 SS 50 440 86 242 147 9 31 .963
2007 TB 30 SS 26 224 37 106 63 6 17 .943
2008 TB 35 SS 33 293 51 136 78 7 22 .949
2008 TB 8 2B 4 41 11 22 11 0 3 1.000
2008 TB 14 LF 8 79 21 22 1 0 0 1.000
2008 TB 5 CF 3 27 8 8 0 0 0 1.000
2008 TB 1 3B 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 1.000
2008 TB 2 RF 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2009 TB 91 2B 81 714 143 372 225 4 44 .989
2009 TB 59 RF 37 329 89 94 5 0 4 1.000
2009 TB 13 SS 6 62 9 27 16 2 5 .926
2009 TB 7 CF 5 46 15 15 0 0 0 1.000
2009 TB 3 1B 2 13 6 8 1 1 2 .875
2009 TB 9 LF 2 38 8 8 0 0 0 1.000
2009 TB 1 3B 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2010 TB 56 2B 46 371 74 193 116 3 27 .984
2010 TB 103 RF 79 749 182 188 6 0 3 1.000
2010 TB 14 1B 9 79 77 85 8 0 6 1.000
2010 TB 14 CF 10 83 22 22 0 0 0 1.000
2010 TB 2 3B 1 10 1 2 0 1 0 .500
2010 TB 1 LF 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2011 TB 131 2B 118 1058 213 535 316 6 68 .989
2011 TB 38 RF 33 289 65 66 1 0 0 1.000
2012 TB 47 SS 47 392 46 189 139 4 27 .979
2012 TB 58 2B 46 408 73 186 107 6 27 .968
2012 TB 71 RF 59 541 113 121 6 2 1 .983
2013 TB 125 2B 117 1017 218 554 332 4 73 .993
2013 TB 21 SS 11 115 11 49 37 1 5 .980
2013 TB 39 RF 24 228 45 47 2 0 1 1.000
2013 TB 4 LF 2 15 4 6 2 0 0 1.000
2013 TB 1 CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2014 TB 79 2B 74 625 105 296 185 6 32 .980
2014 TB 31 SS 23 236 16 75 57 2 12 .973
2014 TB 38 LF 17 174 51 52 1 0 0 1.000
2014 TB 19 RF 16 138 38 39 1 0 0 1.000
2014 TB 7 CF 7 45 12 12 0 0 0 1.000
2015 Oak 5 2B 5 39 8 24 16 0 6 1.000
2015 Oak 6 LF 5 43 9 10 0 1 0 .900
2015 Oak 3 RF 2 17 2 2 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 1243 2B 1010 9007 1869 3815 1881 65 416 .983