Fantasy Baseball Profile: Are Jimmy Rollins’ Days of Dominance Over?

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Fan News

It’s odd that Jimmy Rollins’ numbers have been on the decline in the Phillies’ two most successful seasons in recent memory. From 2004-2007 he averaged 125 runs. Compare that to the 88 he’s averaged the past years and it’s a wonder how they reached the World Series in consecutive years. OK, he’s had some help, but still.

Does that mean he’s no longer a dominant fantasy force?


Despite a paltry .250 average last year, he still managed to produce a quality line of 100 runs, 43 doubles, five triples, 21 HRs, 77 RBIs, 31 SBs, and a .719 OPS. 

He has a career average of .274 and hadn’t hit below .277 since 2003. I fully expect his average to bounce back. With the average back in place, and being at the top of the Phillies’ potent offense, the runs should return.

With an improved average, more runs, and a healthy amount of HRs, RBIs, and SBs, Rollins remains one of the elite players in a relatively shallow position (click to see SS rankings). His two year dip in production should make him a great value this year. 

Prediction:  .275, 115 runs,  18 HRs, 80 RBIs, 38 SBs

Past profiles:
Arizona Diamondbacks:  Brandon Webb
Atlanta Braves: Yunel Escobar
Baltimore Orioles:  Adam Jones
Boston Red Sox:  Clay Buchholz
Chicago Cubs:  Geovany Soto
Chicago White Sox:  Jake Peavy
Cincinnati Reds:  Joey Votto 
Cleveland Indians:  Grady Sizemore
Colorado Rockies: Ubaldo Jimenez
Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera
Florida Marlins: Cameron Maybin
Houston Astros: Lance Berkman
Kansas City Royals: Billy Butler
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Howie Kendrick
Los Angeles Dodgers: James Loney
Milwaukee Brewers: Corey Hart
Minnesota Twins: Joe Nathan
New York Mets: Jason Bay
New York Yankees: Robinson Cano
Oakland A’s: Kevin Kouzmanoff

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