Monday, February 8, 2016

J-Rolling to History

Take a look inside the numbers and moments that define Jimmy Rollins' career and decide for yourself if the Phillies shortstop is a future Hall-of-Famer.


Age: 33, turns 34 on Nov. 27.

Size: 5-8, 180 pounds.

Signed: Through 2014 with a vesting option for 2015 if Rollins gets 600 plate appearances in 2014 or 1,100 PAs in 2013-14.

Did you know?: Rollins is 10 away from becoming the fourth Phillies player to reach 2,000 career hits … Recently passed Larry Bowa for games played all-time among Phillies shortstops … Was a second-round pick by the Phillies in 1996, the 46th overall pick … Five shortstops were taken ahead of Rollins, including Joey Espada, who was taken by Rollins’ hometown Athletics with the 45th pick.

Illustration by Matt Mullin, production by Matt Mullin, Michele Tranquilli and the Daily News