Ben Zobrist

Chicago Cubs

Saberseminar 2016!

Why not join a bunch of fellow baseball fans in Boston, MA on August 13-14 for Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball? Our baseball research conference donates 100% of the ticket proceeds to The Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance and features great presentations from ex-players, coaches, front office personnel, and some of the top baseball researchers.

For more information, visit Saberseminar.com. We hope to see you in Boston this summer!

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Ben Zobrist has seen 22,310 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (1,827 seen), he has had an exceptionally patient approach at the plate (0.31 c) with a low likelihood to swing and miss (7% whiff/swing). When he connects (294 tracked), he generates average power (91.5 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (7.3° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (613 seen), he has had a patient approach at the plate (0.25 c) with a low likelihood to swing and miss (20% whiff/swing). When he connects (56 tracked), he generates average power (86.4 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (9.1° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (498 seen), he has had a very patient approach at the plate (0.11 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (25% whiff/swing). When he connects (75 tracked), he generates average power (85.2 mph average exit velocity) and consistently goes the other way (-8.8° average spray angle).