Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rollins ranks high among all-time Phillies hitters

Where Jimmy Rollins ranks in Phils' batting categories.

Rollins ranks high among all-time Phillies hitters

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Originally posted as "Phillies Blogathon: Hour 56"

We have not seen Jimmy Rollins' last regular season as a Phillie. That being said, here is where he currently stands in a variety of the clubs' batting categories:

Category           No.      Rank
Games 1636 5th
At-Bats 6858 3rd
Runs 1080 4th
Hits 1866 4th
Singles 1208 6th
Doubles 388 3rd
Triples 100 4th
Extra-Base Hits      658 3rd
Total Bases 2964 4th
Stolen Bases 373 4th
Sacrifice Flies 42 t-8th
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