31-year old switch hitting Jimmy Rollins played in 155 games for the Phillies last season and he was 168 for 672 (.250 avg, .719 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 21 homers, 77 RBIs and 31 stolen bases. The Phillies are hoping that Rollins hits up to his career norms of a .274 batting average with a .768 OPS. Rollins only made 6 errors in 155 games at SS last season for the Phillies but he showed poor range. The Phillies need Rollins focused all year long both in the field and at bat in 2010.
37-year old righty swinging Juan Castro will backup Rollins at short in 2010. He played in 57 games for the Dodgers last season and he was 31 for 112 (.277 avg, .650 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 1 homer and 9 RBIs. Castro only made 1 error in 28 games at SS for the Dodgers last season but he showed pretty pathetic range.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SS IN 2010: B