2013 Phillies Report Card: Jimmy Rollins

After the 2011 season, the Phillies signed shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a three-year $33 million contract with a fourth-year vesting option. It was a move met with enthusiasm. Though Rollins was old and had battled some lower-half injuries in previous years, he still ranked among the best shortstops in the game. The first year of his new deal was good: he posted a .322 weighted-on base average, continued to play sterling defense, and stole 30 bases in 35 attempts — a typical Jimmy Rollins year. Baseball Reference rated him at 2.4 Wins Above Replacement while FanGraphs was much more generous at 4.8 thanks to different methods of evaluting his defense. Either way, though, he was at worst slightly above-average.

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