29-year old switch hitting Jimmy Rollins was incredible last season and he will look to have another season like it in 2008. He played in 162 games last season and he was 212 for 716 (.296 avg, .875 OPS) with 139 runs scored, 30 homers, 94 RBIs and 41 stolen bases. Rollins also had a good season defensively as he only made 11 errors in 162 games at SS while showing slightly above average range. Look for Rollins to have another MVP type this season batting at the top of the potent Phillies’ lineup.
Eric Bruntlett will give Rollins a breather if he ever needs one in 2008. Bruntlett played in 63 games at SS last season for the Astros and he made 7 errors while showing above average range.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2008 SEASON: A+