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  1. Don’t forget, very few of those guys actually stayed shortstops well into their 30s. Rodriguez, Ripken, John Valentin, and Hanley Ramirez turned into 3Bs; Jay Bell and Grudzielanek turned into a 2B; Tony Fernandez became a 2B/3B; Aurilia, Garciaparra, and Franco turned into 1Bs; etc.

    Comment by Alex Remington — May 22, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

  2. That WAR/age grid is priceless.

    Comment by shibboleth — May 22, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  3. The lack of power is alarming, but the rest doesn’t seem out of the ordinary to me. If you look at his stats from 2008-2009-2010-2012 (and skip last year), the trend seems clear.

    Average: .277 – .250 – .243 – .229
    OBP: .349 – .296 – .320 – .295
    SLG: .437 – .423 – .374 – .283

    Last year he displayed an uptick in his performance, but that seems to be an outlier. A few more dingers to get his ISO up a little, and his performance isn’t too far from what I would’ve expected out of him – and keep in mind Apr/May are his two lowest ISO months in his career (he usually increases by 30+ points in future months).

    Comment by vivalajeter — May 22, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

  4. Priceless yet often quite expensive.

    Comment by Soxy — May 22, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

  5. I’m so glad that someone made an article about Jimmy Rollins’ struggles at the plate. I’v e been looking at his stats all year and they have been horrendous.

    Comment by phillies07_08 — May 22, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

  6. Hopefully his fat mouth vanishes as well. Good riddance.

    Comment by y — May 22, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

  7. The irony that if Galvis had replaced Rollins, and Jimmy signed elsewhere, they would have an extra .1 WAR in 41 less PAs. This was a real possibility this past offseason.

    Galvis wOBA .289, wRC+ 79
    Rollins wOBA .271, wRC+ 66

    Comment by DD — May 22, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

  8. All that pitching and no hitting, are the Phillies the new Giants?

    Comment by Hurtlockertwo — May 22, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

  9. Yes. It is known.

    Comment by 81 — May 22, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

  10. ctrl f “small sample size” not found.
    ctrl f “attributing poor performance to post-free-agency-slump” found!

    Comment by 81 — May 22, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

  11. ctrl f “snark”

    Comment by 81 — May 22, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

  12. Met’s fan?

    Comment by LTG — May 22, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

  13. He’s old, it happens.

    Comment by NEPP — May 22, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

  14. So what’s missing in this analysis is that Rollins’ wife gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. I don’t know about the rest of you, but having a pregnant wife and not being able to be there with her is unnerving to say the least.

    The next couple weeks will be telling, I think.

    Comment by Phrozen — May 23, 2012 @ 2:35 am

  15. Geez, give the old timer a break.

    He lost 4 years in WWII remember!

    Comment by shthar — May 23, 2012 @ 3:07 am

  16. I actually did query the database for wPWHA (weighted Pregnant Wife at Home Average), but BIS hasn’t updated it.

    Comment by Michael Barr — May 23, 2012 @ 10:35 am

  17. Jimmy Rollins, pre-ASG in 2009 (349 ABs):

    BA: .229
    OBP: .287
    SLG: .355

    Rollins is hitting poorly, but it’s not an unprecedented slump.

    Comment by bflaff — May 23, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

  18. 2009 is not a good comp year if we are hoping he will get better. It was his worst hitting season since age 25. We would also need to see his peripherals for the first half of 2009 before saying that slump is like this slump (or cliff-dive). It is telling that in 2009 his SLG was much higher during that slump than it is now.

    Comment by LTG — May 27, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

  19. Bump.

    Rollins has a .405 wOBA so far this month.

    Comment by Phils_Goodman — June 26, 2012 @ 4:51 am

  20. Please see June Rollins. Please see small sample sizes. Please see sky is falling

    Comment by Chicken Little — June 26, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

  21. The tale of SSS madness. Jimmy will only need to average 1.5 WAR over the next two years to out-earn his 33 mil contract. Still a positive with the glove, excellent baserunner and slightly better than league average bat at SS.. Yes please.

    Comment by Matt — September 16, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

  22. LOL, nice job

    Comment by superfly snuka — September 20, 2012 @ 1:33 am

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