Ben Zobrist

Right Field Age: 34 Exp: 8.134 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#184 overall), 2004 College: Dallas Baptist Agent(s): Bobby Witt (Octagon)
  • Current Contract

    Ben Zobrist signed a 4 year / $56,000,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $56,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,000,000. In 2016, Zobrist will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000. Zobrist has a cap hit of $10,500,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $56,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 34 $10,000,000 $500,000 $10,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 35 $16,000,000 $500,000 $16,500,000
    2018 Contract details by year 36 $16,000,000 $500,000 $16,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 37 $12,000,000 $500,000 $12,500,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2015 Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Dead Cap Hit
    2015 Contract details by year $-1,500,000 $-1,500,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $383,400 - - $383,400
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $395,800 - - $395,800
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $415,900 - $10,000 $425,900
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $438,100 $561,900 - $1,000,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - - $5,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,827,868 - - $2,827,868
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,672,132 - - $4,672,132
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $30,633,200 $561,900 $10,000 $31,205,100
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 $2,000,000 - $12,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    $84,633,200 $2,561,900 $10,000 $87,205,100
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ben Zobrist ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($12,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #93
    Chicago Cubs: #5
    Right Field: #12

    Total Cash ($12,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #111
    Right Field: #13

    Average Annual ($14,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #79
    Right Field: #10
  • Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2015 OAK 126 121 467 76 129 36 3 13 56 62 4 56 .276 .359 .450 .809
    2014 TB 146 144 570 83 155 34 3 10 52 75 10 84 .272 .354 .395 .749
    2013 TB 157 156 612 77 168 36 3 12 71 72 11 91 .275 .354 .402 .756
    2012 TB 157 156 560 88 151 39 7 20 74 97 14 103 .270 .377 .471 .848
    2011 TB 153 151 578 98 154 43 6 20 90 75 19 128 .266 .351 .465 .816
    2010 TB 148 141 530 76 126 26 2 10 73 91 23 105 .238 .347 .351 .698
    2009 TB 149 132 493 91 148 27 7 27 90 88 17 100 .300 .404 .548 .952
    2008 TB 62 49 198 32 50 10 2 10 30 25 3 37 .253 .339 .475 .814
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $44,791,446
    • Avg. Salary: $14,930,482
    • MLB Rank: 69

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2020
    • Avg. Salary: $14,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 79

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Ben Zobrist to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Shin-Soo Choo 7 $130,000,000 $18,571,429 31
    Nick Markakis 4 $44,000,000 $11,000,000 31
    Chase Utley 2 $27,000,000 $13,500,000 35
    Michael Cuddyer 2 $21,000,000 $10,500,000 35
    Averages 3.8 $55,500,000 $14,800,000 33


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Zobrist's current age (34), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    3 $45,664,286 $15,221,429


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Zobrist statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Hits per game, Runs per game, RBIs per game, Strikeouts per game, Batting Average, On-Base %, Games Played %

    Player H R RBI K AVG OBP GP %
    Shin-Soo Choo 2012-2013, TEX 1.07 0.63 0.39 0.92 0.284 0.399 95.37
    Nick Markakis 2013-2014, ATL 1.11 0.54 0.35 0.51 0.274 0.336 97.22
    Chase Utley 2012-2013, PHI 0.99 0.57 0.53 0.57 0.273 0.355 66.05
    Michael Cuddyer 2013-2014, NYM 1.26 0.59 0.64 0.73 0.331 0.385 55.25
    Average 1.11 0.58 0.48 0.68 0.29 0.37 78.47
    Ben Zobrist 2014-2015 1.04 0.58 0.4 0.51 0.274 0.356 83.95
    % Change -6.31% 0.00% -16.67% 25.00% -5.52% -3.78% 6.98%
    Median Prime % Change -3.78%
    Average Prime % Change -0.04%


    Ben Zobrist's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our market value.

    3 yr, $44,791,446 ($14,930,482 average)