Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 43 (November 27, 1978) | aka J-Rol | 5' 7" | 175lbs. | Bats: Both SS-35 DH-4 PH-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PHI NL 2000 14 53 5 17 2 7 1 1 0 5 3 0 .321 .345 .377 4 13 .370 n/a
PHI NL 2001 158 656 97 180 48 108 29 12 14 54 46 8 .274 .323 .419 7 15 .308 n/a
PHI NL 2002 154 637 82 156 54 103 33 10 11 60 31 13 .245 .306 .380 8 15 .275 n/a 19
PHI NL 2003 156 628 85 165 54 113 42 6 8 62 20 12 .263 .320 .387 8 17 .308 n/a 18
PHI NL 2004 154 657 119 190 57 73 43 12 14 73 30 9 .289 .348 .455 8 10 .308 n/a 30
PHI NL 2005 158 677 115 196 47 71 38 11 12 54 41 6 .290 .338 .431 6 10 .309 n/a 34
PHI NL 2006 158 689 127 191 57 80 45 9 25 83 36 4 .277 .334 .478 8 11 .281 n/a 34
PHI NL 2007 162 716 139 212 49 85 38 20 30 94 41 6 .296 .344 .531 6 11 .300 n/a 43 40
PHI NL 2008 137 556 76 154 58 55 38 9 11 59 47 3 .277 .349 .437 9 9 .290 n/a 32 29
PHI NL 2009 155 672 100 168 44 70 43 5 21 77 31 8 .250 .296 .423 6 10 .251 n/a 27 25
PHI NL 2010 88 350 48 85 40 32 16 3 8 41 17 1 .243 .320 .374 10 8 .246 n/a 13 12
PHI NL 2011 142 567 87 152 58 59 22 2 16 63 30 8 .268 .338 .399 9 9 .275 39/20/41 28 25
PHI NL 2012 156 632 102 158 62 96 33 5 23 68 30 5 .250 .316 .427 9 14 .262 39/19/42 26 24
PHI NL 2013 160 600 65 151 59 93 36 2 6 39 22 6 .252 .318 .348 9 14 .288 38/24/39 17 16
PHI NL 2014 138 538 78 131 64 100 22 4 17 55 28 6 .243 .323 .394 11 17 .269 40/19/40 25 23
LAD NL 2015 144 517 71 116 44 86 24 3 13 41 12 8 .224 .285 .358 8 15 .246 38/19/43 10 12
CHW AL 2016 41 149 25 33 16 33 8 1 2 8 5 2 .221 .295 .329 10 20 .270 48/16/36 2 3
Career 17yrs 2275 9294 1421 2455 813 1264 511 115 231 936 470 105 .264 .324 .418 8 12 .283 n/a
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Is he going to roll into the Hall? Eventually.

Are strategic votes a thing? That is, should you put someone on your ballot even if you don't think he measures up?

Dan Connolly’s ballot

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Todd Helton
Torii Hunter
Andruw Jones
David Ortiz
Scott Rolen
Jimmy Rollins
Gary Sheffield
Billy Wagner

I’m probably on an island here, similar to the one for Torii Hunter last year, but I think Rollins, a first-timer on the ballot, deserves to be a candidate for the next few years so we can properly dissect his career. So in a sense, he gets my checkmark to make sure he has a better chance of appearing on 5 percent of submitted ballots. But I’d select him anyway because I’m all about well-rounded candidates, and he was the whole package. Rollins could hit, could run, had pop, played great defense, had off-the-charts character (he was the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award co-winner) and absolutely hated to lose. He’s one of those players, especially paired with double-play partner Chase Utley, who seemingly willed his team to win. His overall numbers are a little light for a Hall of Famer but add in the extras to give him my vote.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 8

It helps that he was on the Orioles in that window. I probably watched 80% of his games.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 31 '21

You win the kewpie doll, Eugene.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 31 '21

During that window, I'll go with Miguel Tejada.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 31 '21

Without clicking on the link, guess who's the runner-up to Rollins. (It's not Jeter.)

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 30 '21

HOF Candidate Spotlight

Jimmy Rollins SS | 2000 - 2016 | PHI, LAD, CHW
 MVP   3x All-Star   2008 World Series   4x Gold Glove   Silver Slugger 
Jimmy Rollins
WAR: 47.6
Better than 21.5% of HOFers
Black Ink: 14
Better than 36.0% of HOFers
Gray Ink: 82
Better than 15.4% of HOFers
HOF Monitor: 121.0
Better than 38.9% of HOFers
JAWS: 40.12
Better than 16.0% of HOFers at SS

Jimmy Rollins debuts on the ballot this year and brings warm memories for Philadelphia fans, as he was a leader for their 2008 World Series run, which was a followup to his 2007 MVP campaign, the only 20+ 3B, 30+ HR, 40+ SB season in major league history. In the stretch of 2004 to 2008, Rollins accrued more Wins Above Replacement than any other primary shortstop, including HOFer Derek Jeter who was just entering his 30s. His career value stats are dragged down slightly by a lackluster final third of his career. Even so, he reached enough statistical milestones at shortstop to finish with a HOF Monitor of 121, a metric where 100 usually indicates at least some merit of consideration for induction.

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Scheduling Note

The baseball newsletter will return with our HOF candidate spotlight series and transaction recaps on Tuesday, January 4. Happy new year!

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 30 '21