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Royals | Ben Zobrist to make debut Thursday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:00:55 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist is expected to start and hit sixth in the batting order in his debut with the Royals Thursday, July 30, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what position Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will play Thursday, but the switch-hitter can play both left field and second base, which could decrease the fantasy value of both Jarrod Dyson and Omar Infante for the foreseeable future.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Athletics | Ben Zobrist traded away

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:48:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist was traded to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, July 28, in exchange for Ps Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea.

Fantasy Tip: With Zobrist out of Oakland, Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) figures to return to an everyday role at the keystone. Mark Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) and Jake Smolinski ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be expected to see more at-bats in left field, as well. None of these players carries value beyond the deepest of mixed leagues, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Royals | KC acquiring Ben Zobrist

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:37:00 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is being traded to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, July 28, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will likely fill in in left field until Alex Gordon is back from the disabled list, and he can also play second base and spell the offensively challenged Omar Infante. The move probably doesn't affect Zobrist's fantasy value all that much, but it may hurt the value of Jarrod Dyson the most.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Athletics | Ben Zobrist could be dealt soon

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:53:48 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist could be traded soon, as the A's are deep in trade talks with other teams.

Fantasy Tip: It seems like a foregone conclusion that Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will be dealt this week. His fantasy value is unlikely to change all that much, but a move out of Oakland and pitcher-friendly O.Co Coliseum can't be a bad thing.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

Athletics | Ben Zobrist a popular trade target

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:21:23 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is a trade target for several of the teams looking to compete for a playoff spot. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are among the teams that are pursing Zobrist.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) likely is a hot commodity because of his ability to play multiple positions. He could be a starting option for most of the teams interested in him and his fantasy value should be similar no matter where he plays after the trade deadline.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Athletics | Eric Sogard playing second base

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:45:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard will bat seventh against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson Sunday, July 26. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who started at second base Saturday, July 25, will bat third and play left field Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is only batting .185 during the month of July and is not a great starting option at the keystone position in FantasyScore.

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Mets | No ongoing discussion for Ben Zobrist

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:23:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is not close to heading to the New York Mets via trade. According to a source, there have been no ongoing discussions involving the teams on Zobrist.

Fantasy Tip: A report earlier in the night had the two teams discussing pieces for a possible trade, but this refutes that report.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Mets | NYM closing in on Ben Zobrist?

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:08:00 -0700

The New York Mets and Oakland Athletics are discussing a deal for 2B Ben Zobrist, and the two sides have gotten as far as discussing pieces for a possible trade, a source said Tuesday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets are desperate for offense with David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud out of the lineup, and Zobi would be a welcome addition and big bat for a flagging offense in Queens.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Kristie Ackert

Pirates | PIT looking at Ben Zobrist

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:38:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is drawing interest from the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to the July 31 trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) would be a natural fit in Pittsburgh because of the loss of injured players like Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison. Zobrist is hitting .264 in the past two months, so he could be a decent rental for several months.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bill Brink

Athletics | Ben Zobrist touching home frequently

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:22:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist has scored 21 runs over his past 28 games and 116 plate appearances with three home runs, 15 RBI and a .316/.405/.520 slash line.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has settled into the three-hole of the lineup and has begun to deliver big numbers. He is no longer the power-speed threat he once was, but Zobrist still has enough pop to tip the scales more than the majority of middle infielders. Count on solid four-category production going forward, but he is no longer a threat to rack up stolen bases.

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