Ben Zobrist Bio
Ben Zobrist born Benjamin Thomas Zobrist, is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born on May 26, 1981 in Eureka, Illinois to Cynthia and Tom Zobrist.
Zobrist attended Eureka High School, graduating in 2001. He planned to attend Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri, but his high school coach encouraged him to spend $50 to participate in an annual summer event that showcased seniors in Peoria, Illinois. He played in the showcase, and was given an offer to play college baseball at Olivet Nazarene University, which he accepted. In his time at Olivet, he pitched and also played at shortstop and second base. He transferred to Dallas Baptist University for his senior year, where he played shortstop.
Ben Zobrist Age
He was born on May 26, 1981.
Ben Zobrist Height
He stands at a height of 6′ 3″ (1.91 m).
Ben Zobrist Wife
Ben is married to Julianna Joy Zobrist who is Christian musician since 2005.
Ben Zobrist Kids
Ben and his wife have three children, Zion Benjamin Zobrist, Kruse Allegra Zobrist and Blaise Royal Zobrist.
Ben Zobrist Career
Zobrist played in Wausau, Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Summer Collegiate Northwoods League in 2003. He was voted team MVP and led his team to the League Championship. Zobrist was drafted by the Houston Astros as a shortstop in the sixth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft. With right-handed pitcher Mitch Talbot, Zobrist was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/designated hitter Aubrey Huff and cash on July 12, 2006.
On April 23, 2010, Zobrist and the Rays agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2013 season, with a team option for 2014 and 2015, a deal potentially worth $30 million.
On January 10, 2015, Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics with teammate Yunel Escobar in exchange for John Jaso, Daniel Robertson, and Boog Powell.
On July 28, 2015, Zobrist was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks. The Royals won the AL Central Division and played the Houston Astros for the ALDS with Zobrist starting in all five games. The Royals advanced to the World Series after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in six games to become the American League Champions. The Royals won the 2015 World Series after defeating the New York Mets in four of the five games.
On December 8, 2015, Zobrist agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. The signing reunited him with Joe Maddon, his manager when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ben Zobrist Contract
Before the 2016 season after Ben won the 2015 World Series with the Royals, he signed a 4 year $56 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Ben Zobrist Salary
Ben earns an annual income salary of $14 million dollars.
Ben Zobrist Net Worth
Ben Zobrist Net Worth is estimated to be $52 million USD.
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