Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Zobrist went 3-for-4 with a double, solo homer, two-run shot and three runs in Friday's 7-3 victory over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman launched a 377-foot solo shot to right to open the scoring in the fifth and then brought home Anthony Rizzo in the eighth with a 380-foot blast to right to cap matters off for the Cubs offense. Zobrist has hit safely in five of his last seven games and driven in eight runs over that span as well. His 75 RBI represent his highest total in that category since he knocked in 91 with the Rays in 2011.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist will rest for the second time in four games with manager Joe Maddon looking to get his regulars plenty of rest in advance of the postseason. Munenori Kawasaki will get the start at second base in Zobrist's place.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist tallied eight hits and five RBI over his last four games, but manager Joe Maddon decided to hold him out Monday with the Cubs' playing positioning secured. Javier Baez will man second base for the Cubs on Monday night.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist led both sides with a trio of hits, including his 30th double of the season. He also scored a pair of runs, including what proved to be the game-winning run in the sixth inning. The 35-year-old has tailed off following a strong first half, but he's still batting a solid .272/.385/.431 with 15 homers, 72 RBI and 90 runs.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs in a 9-2 win against the Reds on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy baseball can be an unpredictable game, but Zobrist has delivered an entirely predictable season -- he's right around his career norms in just about every category except OBP, where a spike in walk rate has him at .380, his best mark since his career year in 2009.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup Saturday against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist will get a second straight day off, as the Cubs continue to rest a number of regulars after clinching the division. Munenori Kawasaki will make another start at second base in Zobrist's place Saturday.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon is sitting his veteran and star players Friday, as the team plans to celebrate after the day game, win or lose. Munenori Kawasaki will start at second base and hit eighth Friday.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist hit a solo home run in a 2-for-4 game Monday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist had gone 18 games without a home run and was a brutal 12-for-61 (.197) in that stretch. His big power days are over, but this marks his 15th home run, which is his best total since he hit 20 two years in a row in 2011 and 2012. Zobrist's OPS, now up to .816 after Monday's performance, is also his best since 2012.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist will sit in favor of Javier Baez at second base. The 35-year-old has been mired in a slump lately with just two hits in his last 20 at-bats. It's unclear if he is dealing with any issues or simply getting a rest day. His next opportunity to return to the lineup will be in Sunday's series finale.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup Monday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

With just one hit in his last 21 at-bats, Zobrist could probably use the day off as a means of taking a mental break from the game. Jorge Soler has healed up from a recent toe injury and is in the lineup Monday, creating an opportunity for Cubs manager Joe Maddon to give Zobrist a breather.