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Ben Zobrist

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Chicago Cubs 2nd Base Age: 39-23d Exp: 12.034 Years Bat/Throw: Switch/Right
Drafted: Round 6 (#184 overall), 2004 College: Dallas Baptist Agent(s): Bobby Witt (Octagon)

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Cubs – The Athletic

  • 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.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $56,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 35 $10,000,000 $500,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $12,000,000($12,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 36 $16,000,000 $500,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 $16,000,000($28,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 37 $16,000,000 $500,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 $16,000,000($44,000,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 38 $12,000,000 $500,000 $12,500,000 $3,086,022 $3,086,022($47,086,022)
    2020 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2019: Added to the restricted list 5/8 (personal reasons)

    Previous Contracts

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    2010-2015

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $18,000,000
    Signing Bonus $561,900
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $415,900
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $415,900
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $395,800
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $395,800
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $383,400
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $383,400
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2004-2004Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $55,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $55,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings - $55,000 - $55,000
    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
    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 $3,086,022 - - $3,086,022
    Est. Earnings
    (13 seasons)
    $75,719,222 $2,616,900 $10,000 $78,346,122
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $55,000 - $55,000
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $23,133,200 $561,900 - $23,705,100
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,827,868 - - $2,827,868
    seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,672,132 - - $4,672,132
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $45,086,022 $2,000,000 - $47,086,022
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 8 2015Signed a 4 year $56 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jul 28 2015Traded to Kansas City (KC) from Oakland (OAK) for Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea
    Jan 10 2015Traded to Oakland (OAK) from Tampa Bay (TB) with Yunel Escobar for John Jaso, Daniel Robertson, Boog Powell and $1.5 million
    Oct 31 2014Tampa Bay (TB) exercised a $7.5 million option for 2015
    Nov 3 2013Tampa Bay (TB) exercised a $7 million option for 2014
    Apr 24 2010Signed a 3 year $18 million contract extension with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Apr 22 2010Signed a 4 year $18 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Feb 23 2009Signed a 1 year $415k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jul 12 2006Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Houston (HOU) with Mitch Talbot for Aubrey Huff and cash considerations
    Jun 16 2004Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jun 7 2004Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 6 (#184 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Ben Zobrist, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2019 CHC 48 38 150 24 39 5 0 1 17 23 0 24 .260 .358 .313 .671 -0.13
    2018 CHC 140 108 455 67 139 28 3 9 58 55 3 60 .305 .378 .440 .818 3.27
    2017 CHC 128 105 435 58 101 20 3 12 50 54 2 71 .232 .318 .375 .693 0.48
    2016 CHC 147 142 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 96 7 82 .272 .386 .446 .832 3.68
    2015 OAK 126 121 467 76 129 36 3 13 56 62 4 56 .276 .359 .450 .809 1.14
    2014 TB 146 144 570 83 155 34 3 10 52 75 10 84 .272 .354 .395 .749 5.04
    2013 TB 157 156 612 77 168 36 3 12 71 72 11 91 .275 .354 .402 .756 5.12
    2012 TB 157 156 560 88 151 39 7 20 74 97 14 103 .270 .377 .471 .848 5.78
    2011 TB 156 154 588 99 158 46 6 20 91 77 19 128 .269 .353 .469 .822 7.61
    2010 TB 151 144 541 77 129 28 2 10 75 92 23 107 .238 .346 .353 .699 0
    2009 TB 152 135 501 91 149 28 7 27 91 91 17 104 .297 .405 .543 .948 0
    2008 TB 62 49 198 32 50 10 2 12 30 25 3 37 .253 .339 .505 .844 0
    Totals 1,601 1,478 5,697 874 1,525 343 42 165 750 822 115 968 0.268 0.360 0.430 0.789 31.99