Phillies all-time best starting lineup based on WAR

The Phillies' all-time starting lineup based on WAR includes players from their two championship teams and a current superstar.
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Shortstop: Jimmy Rollins (49.0 fWAR)

Jimmy Rollins made a positive impression after being called up by the Phillies near the end of the 2000 season. He had an immediate impact in his first full year in 2001, leading the NL with 46 stolen bases. The shortstop exemplified durability from 2001 to 2007 as the most contests he missed in a single year was eight in each of the 2002 and 2004 seasons.

After struggling with 100-plus strikeouts in each season from 2001 to 2003, Rollins finished with a significant reduction in 2004 and 2005 with 73 and 71, respectively. He didn't accumulate 100 strikeouts again until 2014.

Statistically, Rollins' finest year was 2007. He played in all 162 regular season games and compiled a .296 batting average and an .875 OPS. The shortstop finished with 30 home runs, 20 triples and 94 RBI, all career-highs. He received his only Silver Slugger Award and NL MVP Award this year.

The native of Oakland, California, finished as a three-time All-Star with the Phillies. Rollins' 2,090 games in a Philly uniform are second all-time behind Schmidt. The shortstop won four Gold Glove Awards from 2007 to 2009 and again in 2012.

For his career with the Phillies, Rollins hit .267 with a .751 OPS. He also was the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award in 2014. The award is given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual's contribution to his team.

Rollins was instrumental in helping Philadelphia during their five straight playoff years. He was also fairly durable throughout his 15 years with the organization. He may not be in the Hall of Fame but there is no disputing his value to the Phillies franchise.

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