Phillies: Examining the Case for Future Philadelphia Hall of Famers
By John Town
SS Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins was one of the top shortstops in Phillies history, but is that enough to get him to the Hall of Fame? The advanced statistics say not, as he ranks below the average Hall of Famer in every metric but Hall of Fame Monitor. His career and seven-year peak WAR both fall well below the average Hall of Famer as well.
However, Rollins does have some peripheral accolades that help his case as a Hall of Famer. He won the MVP award in 2007, along with three All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves, and a Silver Slugger.
In addition to those awards, Rollins is the active leader for most double plays turned as a shortstop. He also led the league in triples four times and once led the league in stolen bases.
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Overall, Rollins doesn’t have the most polished case for a Hall of Famer, but there are still some aspects of his game that may get him in.