Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After Tuesday's 0-for-4 effort, Zobrist will return to the bench Wednesday night. Javier Baez is back in the lineup and starting at second base with Zobrist out.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is starting at second base and batting leadoff in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist started on the bench for the first two games of the NLCS with left-handed starters (Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill) on the bump for the opposition, but he'll step back into the starting nine for Game 3 with righty Yu Darvish toeing the rubber for Los Angeles. He's 2-for-12 (.157) with two walks and four strikeouts in his career against Darvish.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist will sit out and give way to Javier Baez at second base while Jason Heyward starts in right field. Zobrist has appeared in six games during the 2016 postseason. In that time he's gone 4-for-18 (.222) and scored three runs.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the the NLCS on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Javy Baez will get the start at second base and Kyle Schwarber will start in left field with the Cubs leaving Zobrist on the bench. Zobrist hit just .179 with a .553 OPS against left-handers this season, which further explains why he's out against Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw. Rich Hill will start Game 2 for the Dodgers, so it's possible Zobrist won't be in the lineup until Game 3.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup for Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist retreats to the bench for the first time this series while manager Joe Maddon decided to go with Jon Jay, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward in the outfield for the decisive affair. It's highly likely that Zobrist will come into the game at some point, whether as a pinch hitter or defensive substitution.

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

Zobrist is out of Saturday's lineup against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old will get a rest day on the penultimate day of the regular season. He has been a below league average hitter (84 wRC+) for the first time since 2007, although a lot of his struggles can be attributed to a .254 BABIP, which is well below his .289 career mark on balls in play. Javier Baez will start at the keystone and hit eighth.

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

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

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs are going with a hangover lineup after clinching the NL Central on Wednesday, so Zobrist will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale. In his place, Tommy La Stella is starting at the keystone and batting second.

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

Zobrist went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

That's two straight two-hit games for Zobrist, who has his season batting average up to .238. While that would be the veteran's worst mark since 2010, manager Joe Maddon still isn't afraid to use Zobrist in key spots, as evidenced by him batting fifth on Monday.

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

Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs led just 1-0 when Zobrist went deep, so he certainly gave the team some breathing room. The veteran is still hitting just .235, but manager Joe Maddon seems to trust Zobrist in key spots, which should get him more at-bats to close out the regular season. However, the Cubs have a lot of other options at second base and in the outfield, so expect Zobrist to see plenty of the bench as well.

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

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist has started most games for the Cubs in September, but he will open on the bench Saturday for the second time in three days. That does not come as much of a surprise with the Cubs facing left-hander Brent Suter and Zobrist hitting just .176 against southpaws in 2017.