2014 Fantasy Baseball: SS Jimmy Rollins No Longer A Fantasy Starter
It was only a couple seasons ago that Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins was a fantasy baseball superstar. The shortstop won the National League MVP back in 2007 and the veteran has been named to three All-Star games throughout his illustrious career.
Unfortunately, Rollins has made a ton of headlines this week, as the shortstop is having a very public dispute with manager, Ryne Sandberg. The first-year manager has been very critical over the lack of leadership from Rollins in recent seasons and has been rumored to say he has to “lead or leave”.
Rollins posted absolutely horrible numbers last season across the board. He posted a meager .252 batting average, which may have been slightly higher than the .250 he hit in 2012, but it was still well below his .269 career average. He was having problems even making contact and it was truly an embarrassing fantasy performance.
The stopgap also hit just six home runs in 2013, which was the lowest total of his 14-year-career. Rollins was once guaranteed to hit 15-plus home runs, but those days appear to be long behind him.
Rollins is no longer worth drafting as a starter in fantasy leagues anymore and it would be better to simply avoid the aging All-Star at all costs this spring.
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