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Ben Zobrist

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist requested rest

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:34:46 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B-OF Ben Zobrist rested for a second straight day Monday, July 18, against the New York Mets. "(Manager Joe Maddon) told me yesterday that he wanted to give me two in a row," Zobrist said. "I think it will be good to be able to stay off my feet a little bit and try and get caught up. Just didn't feel like the break kind of helped me get caught up as much as I wanted it to."

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist started in the All-Star Game, so it wasn't really much of a break. It appears he'll be good to go Tuesday, so if you're in a league which allows daily moves it appears safe to get him back in there.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist struggling mightily

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:32:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist hit .301 through the first three months of the season, with just a 19% chase rate, but in July, he's hitting an MLB-worst .122 with a 27% chase rate.

Fantasy Tip: At least the main issue can probably be diagnosed, as Zobrist seems to be chasing a lot more pitches than usual, which is very uncharacteristic of him as he's generally one of the tougher major league hitters to strike out. Nonetheless, owners can keep plugging him in there, as he should break out of this slump sooner than later.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward out

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:27:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and OF Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup against New York Mets left-handed SP Steven Matz Monday, July 18. 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and hitting leadoff again, while OF Matt Szczur is starting in right field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is out for the second straight day against a lefty, but Joe Maddon wants to give him extra rest following the All-Star break. Baez is a nice power-speed guy that has added value in daily formats today against the lefty. He's batting .353 with four of his nine homers off southpaws. Szczur has potential, too, but is more of a sleeper candidate in DFS.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist launches 13th homer

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 20:55:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B-OF Ben Zobrist went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Saturday, July 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also grounded into a double play.

Fantasy Tip: The Zorilla has struggled at the dish in July, hitting just .133 (4-for-30), but he still has three solo homers, four runs scored and a stolen base so he hasn't left his fantasy owners completely high and dry. He'll get it going again, and remains a must-start option through thick and thin.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella setting the table

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:56:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and is hitting leadoff against Atlanta Braves SP Lucas Harrell Thursday, July 7. 2B Ben Zobrist moves to the cleanup spot Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella just returned recently from the DL and is hitting .289 on the season with two long balls and seven RBI on the year. He's an under-the-radar play in daily leagues this evening against a hittable hurler. Zobrist, the National League's starting second baseman in the All-Star Game next week, is a great addition to all fantasy lineups in more of a run-producing spot.

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Cubs | Two Cubs sit Monday

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:12:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero are out of the lineup Monday, July 4, with 2B Javier Baez leading off and C Willson Contreras hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Both Baez and Contreras make great starts at their position against lefty Cody Reed.

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Cubs | Javier Baez at second Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:09:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and is hitting fifth against Cincinnati Reds SP Cody Reed Wednesday, June 29. 2B Ben Zobrist moves to right field and is hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Baez had just one hit in seven at-bats in a 15-inning marathon last night, but his one hit was a big one, a grand slam. Baez is batting just .256 but has seven long balls and 25 RBI as a utility player and is a fine choice for fantasy lineups today against the lefty. He's batting .327 with two of his seven dingers against southpaws in 2016.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist joins 10-homer club

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:25:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist led off the game with a home run off Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb and scored the go-ahead run in the 15th inning on a single from Kris Bryant on Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist has been a shell of his May self (.406, six homers and 25 RBI), batting .188 with two home runs and six RBI in June before this outburst, so perhaps this will help him earn back his owners' trust. He's still a top-10 fantasy second baseman for the season and he's a good bet to remain there, so continue to start him.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist back in action

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:30:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (ankle) came back to action Sunday, June 26, and went 0-for-3 against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: You may want to give Zobrist another game or two before inserting him back in the lineup. It may take time for Zobrist to get his swing back.

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