Chronological list of top rookie seasons in Phillies history

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a double against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a double against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 30: Jimmy Rollins /

Jimmy Rollins (2001, shortstop, ROY voting: 3rd)

The Phillies all-time hits leader and greatest shortstop in franchise history started his career with a bang. After a .321 after in 14 games in 2000, Rollins led the league in triples (14) and stolen bases (46) his rookie season. In addition, he hit .274 with 29 doubles, 14 home runs and 54 RBI.  He made the All-Star team, had consideration for MVP and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting.

Rollins made his second All-Star team the following season, once again leading the league in triples. He also led the league in triples in 2004 and in his MVP season of 2007. During that season, he hit .296 with a league-leading 139 runs, 212 hits, 38 doubles, 20 triples, 30 home runs, 94 RBI and 41 stolen bases.

Although his power production dropped considerably in 2008, Rollins stole 47 bases and won his second consecutive Gold Glove award for the World Championship team.  Rollins regained his power in 2009, hitting 43 doubles and 21 home runs, helping lead the team to their second straight World Series appearance.

Rollins had his final 20+ home run season in 2012 and also stole 30 bases for the last time. In addition, he won his fourth and final Gold Glove award.  He was traded to the Dodgers on December 19, 2014 for two Minor League players. Rollins struggled to a .224 average with the Dodgers in 2015 and .221 with the White Sox in 2016. Although invited to spring training by the Giants in 2017, Rollins didn’t make the club, being released on March 31, 2017.

Rollins retired with 2455 hits, 1421 runs, 511 doubles, 236 home runs and 470 stolen bases.

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