Will the real Jimmy Rollins please stand up?

For most of this year, I’ve been pretty down on Jimmy Rollins. The man who seemingly willed the Phillies into the postseason last year with his ridiculous season has been less J-Roll and more J-Null. I was granting him the fact that he had been injured, and had perhaps lost his groove because of the ankle, but he has yet to pick up the pace despite having claimed to feel healthy again. Thus, I began questioning whether Rollins was underachieving this year, or if he had drastically overachieved last year.

To figure it out, I took all of his numbers from 2001-2006 and compiled his statistics based on a 162 game average over that span. I did the same for this year, projecting what his numbers would be over a full 162 games based upon his production thus far. I compared these two projections to his actual 162 game stats from his monstrous 2007 year.

Year(s)

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

BA

OBP

SLG

2001-2006 (Average over 162 games)

681

109

186

40

10

14

67

55

.273

.327

.423

2007 (actual numbers over 162 games)

716

139

212

38

20

30

94

49

.296

.344

.531

2008 (projected stats over 162 games)

655

92

179

45

12

14

71

66

.273

.340

.443

Seems to me as though Rollins isn’t underachieving as much as he vastly overachieved last year. His numbers from this year are pretty much par for the course. A pity. The Pundit hopes somebody will give him some of the magic potion he must have been drinking last year. Maybe he just needs to guarantee a World Series win to turn it up over the home stretch.

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