Latest Update Giants remain interested in Ben Zobrist Mon Jul, 28, 09:50 AM
Is versatile enough to start at several different positions. Has good baseball instincts and is a hard worker. Boasts good plate discipline and nice pop in his bat from both sides of the plate. Runs well, too.
Flaws: : Can be a bit of an all-or-nothing batter at times and could stand to improve his walk/strikeout ratio. His versatility can at times hinder his defensive ability, since he doesn't play every day at any one spot.
Regardless of handing over a pair of prospects for an overrated Peavy, the Giants are sure to make additional moves as they gear up for a division and playoff run. There's been no production out of the second base position for them and while they're still testing out Dan Uggla, the team should continue to explore all avenues of improvement. Zobrist won't hit for much power, but he can be a steady producer, a solid defender and a strong overall versatile asset worth bring overAnalyst: Howard Bender
Zobrist is now slashing .360/.450/.500 with five extra-base hits (1 HR) and eight RBI through 50 at-bats in July, which would be his best month to date if he can finish on a high-note. Although his production is not what fantasy owners expected up to this point, totaling only seven home runs and 26 RBI, his multiple position eligibility makes him a must-own fantasy option regardless of what he has done. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Zobrist was just 3-for-15 (.200) over his last four games but managed another multi-hit performance here, his fourth over his last seven. He is currently batting just .253 on the season and is, again, not hitting for the power that made him such a valuable asset a few years ago. While his multi-position eligibility makes him seem more attractive, he is most valuable in the infield where his contribution to the counting stats is only slightly above-average. He's certainly helpful, but he's not the asset he once was.Analyst: Howard Bender