This is Jimmy Rollins’ third time on the ballot. He got 12.9% of the vote in his first year.
Rollins played 17 seasons, 15 of them with the Phillies. He hit .264/.324/.418 with 231 home runs and 470 stolen bases, adding up to a 47.6 bWAR.
He was NL MVP in 2007 and got MVP votes four other times. He made three All-Star teams, won four Gold Gloves, one Silver Slugger award, and owns a World Series ring.
He led the NL in at-bat times, triples four times, and stole bases once.
Rollins is sixth in MLB history in games played at short.
Among MLB shortstops, he’s 14th in hits. But still, you would have to give him a fair bit of credit for his defense to vote him into the Hall.
He was a good player on some good teams. He might get a fair bit of support from the veteran committee (or whatever they call that committee these days).
You can see Rollins’ stats here.
Would you vote Jimmy Rollins into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
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