Chicago Cubs: Ben Zobrist making strong push for the National League batting title

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Chicago Cubs: Zobrist bouncing back in a big way

Zobrist’s adjustments and results at the plate this season have been quite impressive on their own. But based on everything the Eureka, Ill. native endured last season, it’s even more remarkable.

Last season, it seemed like age caught up with the veteran. He posted a .232 batting average, the lowest of his career. He dealt with injuries that kept him sidelined for much of the year and it seemed like the writing could be on the wall.

But here he is a year later with a career-high .310 batting average, the fifth-highest in the National League. Christian Yelich leads the National League with a .321 batting average and will likely take home the batting title crown, barring a complete collapse.

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So even though the odds of Zobrist taking home the batting crown are slim, hitting over .300 would still be a remarkable accomplishment for him.