Ben Zobrist Showed Off His Wide Range of Skills Last Night (VIDEO)

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Ben Zobrist Showed Off His Wide Range of Skills Last Night (VIDEO)

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Although the kind of versatility for which Ben Zobrist is best known comes in the form of defensive ability – he can play all over – he showed off a different, and no less important, kind of versatility in the Cubs’ win last night.

Smacking a single with a runner in motion? Working a long plate appearance and turning it into a walk? Showing off power with a double over the center fielder’s head? Sneak attacking with a bunt single?

Zobrist did all of that last night:

He also made a nice snag at second base.

I’ve noticed some fans getting on Zobrist a little bit already for failing to come through in a couple notable situations, a couple ill-timed double plays, and a couple balls he maybe should have had, but you shouldn’t let that overshadow the overall contribution (when the team creates so many opportunities, a guy’ll come through in some and not in others – and if he comes through 40% of the time, he’s a stud).

Through five games, all he’s done is hit .400/.500/.500 with a 170 wRC+. Of course it’s small sample and it’ll come down considerably, but the point is: the dude has been really good at the plate so far.

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