Can Ben Zobrist repeat?

Many wonder if second baseman/Utility player Ben Zobrist can repeat his surprisingly exceptional performance last year. I believe he can and will repeat his performance while providing the Rays a solid bat to protect Longoria and Pena. Zobrist batted .297 with 27 home runs and 91 RBIs last year. He also stole 17 bases and  played solid defensive all over the diamond. His defensive versatility helps the Rays because he can play almost any position on the diamond with the exception of pitcher and catcher. Although many claim that his lack of MLB experience and his age (28) will hinder his production further I see Zobrist matching last years production. He proved last year that he can recognize pitches well and spread the ball around to all parts of the field. Look for the switch hitting Zobrist to add spark to the lineup and be a key factor in helping the Rays’ journey back to the MLB playoffs. Look for Zobrist to have an offensive line around .305/26/104/14 next season.

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