Since the beginning of the 2009 season Ben Zobrist has put up some numbers that put him in elite company in the American League

With the exception of a rather poor 2010 season Zobrist has delivered for the Rays posting a wRC+ of 125 in 2008, 153 in 2009, 103 in 2010, and 131 in 2011. He provides the Rays with a switch hitter that can hit anywhere in the lineup, he's played the 4th most games in the majors since 2009, plays multiple positions, can move on the bases as indicated by his 77% career stolen base success rate (72 SB/22CS), gets on base, collects extra base hits, and since 2009 has posted a 126 wRC+.