Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins (SS)

San Francisco Giants

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The White Sox have designated Jimmy Rollins for assignment. The White Sox in turn called up shortstop Tim Anderson from Triple-A Charlotte to take Rollins place. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Rollins had already seen his at-bats drop drastically. He was moved down in the order and was sharing time with Tyler Saladino. Tim Anderson is a guy to keep an eye on. He was a 2013 first-round pick and the White Sox' top prospect.

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Jimmy Rollins is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians. Tyler Saladino will start in Rollins' place at shortstop.

Fantasy Impact: Just a rest day for Rollins on Tuesday. You probably have better options than Rollins in a mixed league anyway, but to the extent you're starting him because you're desperate for runs or steals, make sure he's on your bench today.

Jimmy Rollins went 0-for-3 on Sunday as the White Sox beat the Royals 3-2. Rollins reached base once by taking a walk in the first inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is not your prototypical second hitter. He is only hitting .231 with a .293 OBP. The OBP isn't awful, but if the White Sox are going to push for a pennant they will need better production from the two-hole. Rollins does little for fantasy too. His only value is runs scored as he now has 20 on the season. He can be a plug-in punt option in DFS tournaments, but that about does it for the veteran shortstop.

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Jimmy Rollins will get the day off on Wednesday against the Rangers. Tyler Saladino will replace him at SS. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: People are not depending on Rollins for fantasy production, but DFS wise he is always a value play. Today, Saladino will take his place, Rollins should be back out there the next time the White Sox take the field.

Rollins went 1-for-6 with a single and an RBI as the White Sox won their fourth straight.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is only hitting .226 this season. He's not a top shortstop and should be used only when the split is favorable.

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The White Sox put up two runs in the first inning, but could not produce another run throughout the game. They fell to the Red Sox 2-5 on Wednesday. Jimmy Rollins scored one of those runs. He was 1-for-4 with a single and on base when Jose Abreu hit his fourth HR of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins has been better over his last 15 games, but is still too inconsistent to trust in yearly. Look to deploy him against lefties in DFS. He has a .625 batting average and 1.950 OPS against left-handed pitching this year.

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A great pitching performance by Mat Latos and some timely hitting helped the White Sox blank the Angels on Tuesday. Jimmy Rollins hit second and went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy Rollins is not much of a fantasy asset. He is only hitting .233 on the year. He only has limited value in DFS when hitting toward the top of the lineup.

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Jimmy Rollins has played up and down for the White Sox so far this season, but looks to be a good acquisition. He went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, but could not help with any runs or RBI. The White Sox were still able to pull off a win as they blanked the Twins 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is not fantasy relevant in most leagues. He could be in play in AL-only leagues, but even that might be a stretch. He does typically hit second in the lineup, which means he is a player to keep an eye on. Rollins is also a punt play option in DFS.

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Jimmy Rollins looks like he is 25 years old out there. He had a great Opening Day and followed it up with an even better second game. Rollins hit his first HR in a White Sox uniform on Tuesday. The HR broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth inning and the White Sox would hold that 5-4 lead to win their second game. Rollins finished 1-for-5 with two runs and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox could not expect this type of production out of Jimmy Rollins. That said, he is making an argument to make a roster in deeper fantasy leagues. If he continues to get on base at the top of this order, it will be difficult to ignore him and should see action among waiver pickups. Right now, he deserves to at least be added to your watch list.

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All of the scoring took place in one inning in this game. Luckily for the White Sox, the team finished on top. The White Sox took advantage of Sonny Gray being rushed to the emergency room with food poisoning and won 4-3 over Oakland. Jimmy Rollins saw the start at shortstop and did not let his team down. He went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins will likely be in a split at shortstop with Tyler Saladino, which affects his fantasy value. However, if he can continue to see at-bats at the top of the order, he could be a solid waiver wire pickup for anyone looking to add runs and increase their OBP categories. Rollins is a career .265 hitter and should see similar numbers in 2016. The veteran might be slowing down, but should still see some stolen base opportunities. He should make for a solid, low-cost option in DFS too.

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Manager Robin Ventura has said that Jimmy Rollins will be the starting shortstop on Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox. (Source: Chuck Garfien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If you are looking for a cheap SS, Jimmy Rollins is the way to go. His numbers will reflect his value but he should only be used if you are very limited in options.

Jimmy Rollins has been given a chance to make the White Sox opening day roster by signing a minor league deal. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is not worth investing much attention to this or Jimmy Rollins in general. If Rollins does make the team his production will be at the bottom end of the shortstop position.

Jimmy Rollins returned to the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday for the first time since September 6, as the veteran has been battling a finger injury. He batted eighth and finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is one of many players who have served stints as the Dodgers' lead-off hitter this season, but it appears unlikely he will regain that role for the remainder of the season. Both Carl Crawford and Chase Utley appear to be better options against right-handed starters, while Justin Ruggiano or Howie Kendrick will likely bat first against lefties. Rollins is still a rare fantasy shortstop capable of going off for a steal and a homer in any given game, but his overall production and his standing in a crowded Dodgers lineup make him unworthy of fantasy consideration in most leagues for the rest of the season.

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Jimmy Rollins felt pain in his right index finger during pre-game warmups. After 10-12 throws he had to stop. (Source: J.P. Hoornstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is only available to pinch run for now and it sounds like he could be out of the lineup a while longer. Corey Seager will remain the starting shortstop for the time being.

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Jimmy Rollins out until Friday

Wed, Sep 9th 10:28pm EDT
By Matthew Davis

Jimmy Rollins is expected back Friday in Arizona after missing three straight games due to discomfort in his right index finger.

Fantasy Impact: The assumption is Rollins will be back in the lineup when he is healthy enough. Corey Seager is doing a solid job filling in for the ailing Rollins.

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Jimmy Rollins was not in the starting lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Angels Monday evening as he nursed a sore right index finger. X-rays taken during the game turned up negative. (Source: Alanna Rizzo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Like Justin Turner at third base, Jimmy Rollins's role with the Dodgers is more or less secure down the stretch, but the emergence of Corey Seager will likely mean more rest days for the veteran. Rollins remains a worthwhile fantasy option at shortstop given his power/speed potential (13 HR, 12 SB), but most fantasy managers can probably do better for their playoff match-ups.

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Jimmy Rollins batted 0-for-5 with one strikeout against the Padres on Saturday. He is batting .222/.278/.357 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Although prized shortstop prospect Corey Seager was recently promoted to the Big Leagues, the Dodgers have indicated that he will merely serve as a backup. Rollins's starting job at shortstop and batting leadoff appears secure, and he should continue to provide decent fantasy production down the stretch.

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Jimmy Rollins batted 2-for-4, walked twice, and scored twice on Friday against the Padres. Rollins usually doesn't draw many walks, but Padres starter James Shields was all over the place with his control. Rollins is still batting just .224/.280/.361 on the year, including .244/.306/.405 in the second half.

Fantasy Impact: On Thursday, Rollins was given a rare day off and Joc Pederson returned to the #1 spot for the first time in a month, but Friday's lineup should confirm that Rollins will serve as Don Mattingly's lead-off man and starting shortstop for the rest of the season. He continues to be a useful fantasy shortstop despite the low batting average due to a power/speed combination that has produced 13 homers and 11 steals this year.

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Jimmy Rollins went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins was the only Dodger to reach base during Jake Arrieta's no-hitter. After showing a bit of a resurgence in July, Rollins struggles have continued in August. He's only mustered an OPS of .642 over 107 August at-bats.

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Jimmy Rollins hits and scores

Wed, Aug 12th 2:33am EDT
By Eric Westlund

Jimmy Rollins batted 1-for-4 and scored a run against the Nationals on Tuesday. He has hit safely in 11 of 12 games since taking the lead-off role.

Fantasy Impact: Both the Dodgers and fantasy owners have spent the last three weeks looking very smart for sticking with Rollins this long. Based on production and projections, Rollins should have been on fantasy waiver wires by the All-Star break and should have been replaced in real life by best-prospect-in-all-of-baseball Corey Seager as the Dodgers' shortstop. He's a strong play and borderline top 10 SS as long as he keeps this up.

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Jimmy Rollins had an impressive game against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole on Friday, batting 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base. His season batting line is still just .223/.280/.366, but that includes a fantastic .265/.342/.500 in 18 games since the All-Star break.

Fantasy Impact: When Rollins replaced the slumping Joc Pederson at lead-off last week it felt like a temporary switch, but at this rate Rollins should hold onto the job for the rest of the season. Rollins may have been dropped in some fantasy leagues, and he is certainly worth an add at a thin shortstop position as long as he is producing at this clip.

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Dodgers manager, Don Mattingly decided to shake up the lineup with Joc Pederson in a slump. On July 29th he slotted Jimmy Rollins back into the leadoff spot. He has hit leadoff in every game since then.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is hitting .286 with 3 R since hitting at the top of the order (last 7 games). If he continues to hit in the leadoff spot, he is in a better position to score more runs. He doesn't cost much in DFS and could provide value when the Dodgers are in favorable matchups.

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Jimmy Rollins, the all-time leader in hits for the Philadelphia Phillies, batted 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts in his first visit to Citizens Bank Park as a member of the Dodgers. He has hit safely in all five games since being promoted back into the lead-off role.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins entered the All-Star break batting .213/.266/.338 as many Dodgers fans and writers frequently wondered why he remained the team's every-day shortstop. In 15 games since the break, he is batting .250/.311/.500, and in five games leading off, he is batting .348/.348/.565. He also has three homers and a steal since the break. Perhaps some of us buried him too soon.

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With All-Star rookie Joc Pederson mired in a horrible slump, manager Don Mattingly has installed Jimmy Rollins back as the Dodgers' lead-off hitter for the last four games. Rollins had not batted lead-off since April 28. After Sunday's 2-for-5 effort, Rollins is batting .333 (6-for-18) with two runs, zero walks, and one strikeout in those four games.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins has spent most of his career as a lead-off hitter, which apparently gives Don Mattingly the idea that he should still occupy that role with his .272 OBP, though almost literally any other Dodger would be a better fit. Howie Kendrick has a high-contact approach and a .335 OBP and would be a more sensible placeholder until Pederson or Puig come out of their slumps. For fantasy owners, Rollins certainly gets a bump from moving up in the order, and he has also found a bit of power lately with three home runs since the All-Star break.

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In his last eight games, Rollins has gone 10-for-32, good for a .323 AVG. (Source: Steve Dilbeck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy Rollins is having a sub-par season with his new team. Don Martingly has moved the veteran to the eighth spot in the lineup which hurts his fantasy value. I wouldn't be surprised if the Dodgers called up their top prospect, Corey Seager at some point this season, leaving Rollins on the bench majority of the time in the second half.

Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Dodgers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins had the first of two three-run homers in the game for the Dodgers, making his one hit of the day count for fantasy owners. The homer was the seventh of the year for Rollins, tying him for fifth at the SS position. However, his .208 average makes him a tough start on a consistent basis except in NL-Only leagues.

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Jimmy Rollins hit his sixth homer of the season as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 11-4 on Monday at Coors Field. Rollins finished the game a very productive 2-for-4 with a walk, RBI, and two runs scored. Rollins is still batting just .209 / .277 / .358 on the year, albeit with a respectable 6 homers and 5 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Sell high. I've had mixed success predicting doom and gloom for Rollins fantasy owners in this space, correctly predicting his imminent lineup demotion but underestimating his pop, as he is on a pace to challenge 20 homers for the first time since 2012. He won't get there, though, as there is almost no way Rollins remains an everyday player all year long. The 36-year-old has had perfect health and an extraordinarily long leash, missing just one game despite grading out as below replacement-level per FanGraphs WAR, a fact the new analytically-minded Dodgers front office is surely aware of -- and they have other options. If the soon-to-arrive Cuban signee Hector Olivera adjusts well to third base, the team would surely be better off with Justin Turner at shortstop than Rollins. Impressive youngster Kike Hernandez is also out-performing the former MVP on both offense and defense, and top shortstop prospect Corey Seager is batting .300 / .342 / .455 at Triple-A. The Dodgers would prefer Turner and Hernandez in utility roles and Seager getting more seasoning, but there is no excuse for a team this deep to play with a hole this big in its lineup late into the summer. Even if the aging Rollins surprisingly remains healthy all year, his demotion in the batting order is likely a precursor to an increasingly marginalized role, a la the recently-departed Juan Uribe.

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Jimmy Rollins hits 5th HR

Mon, May 25th 10:56pm EDT
By Matthew Davis

Jimmy Rollins capped off a four run 8th inning with his 5th HR of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy was in a funk at the plate but might be turning things around. There was talk about possibly mixing up the lineup but he is still hitting second in a potent offense. 5 HR from the SS position is pretty solid. He also has SB upside but the team as a whole hasn't been running much.

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Jimmy Rollins was fairly productive in the Dodgers' weekend series against the Padres, batting 3-for-12 and stealing two bases -- his first since April 17 -- to bring his total to five stolen bases on the year. Rollins is batting a respectable .278 since receiving a rest day on May 7, but he's still at just .201 for the year.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins fantasy owners should treat any decent stretch of games as an opportunity to sell. Rollins was mostly drafted as a starting shortstop in standard leagues by owners hoping for something like a .250 average with 15 homers and 20 steals, but it's looking more and more like he will struggle to stay above the Mendoza Line or maintain an everyday role. Don Mattingly still (somewhat surprisingly) has Rollins batting second and starting every game, but he will likely begin to receive the Juan Uribe treatment soon. Uribe, a respected 36-year-old veteran with a slick glove and weak bat (sound familiar?), has already been relegated to part-time duty by the surprising production of Alex Guerrero and Justin Turner. The emergence of Kike Hernandez (.824 OPS in 34 plate appearances and plus defense at shortstop) and likely midsummer additions of Hector Olivera and Corey Seager should make infield playing time even harder to come by in the near future.

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Jimmy Rollins singled and walked in a 1-for-4 night as the Dodgers fell to the Giants on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is batting .197 / .281 / .345, and there are few greater mysteries in baseball than manager Don Mattingly continuing to bat him second in the order, as the Dodgers have a whopping seven regulars with OBPs greater than .360. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much of a rebound either, as FanGraphs projects a meager .234 / .302 / .364 for Rollins for the rest of the season. Even if Mattingly continues to bat Rollins second out of respect for the veteran former MVP, his overall playing time will face serious threats as the season continues from more productive infielders Justin Turner, Alex Guerrero, Kiki Hernandez, potential prospect call-up Corey Seager, and Cuban newcomer Hector Olivera. Fantasy owners would be wise to sell high on Rollins's name value if possible.

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Jimmy Rollins batted 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' 6-4 victory over the Rockies on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Remarkably, tonight's breakout game only managed to raise Rollins's batting line to .198 / .279 / .351 with four homers and 19 runs. Fantasy owners should not expect much more than a .225 batting average the rest of the way.

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Jimmy Rollins batted 2-for-6 and scored two runs as the Dodgers beat the Marlins 11-1 on Tuesday. He is still batting just .174 / .257 / .298 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins's batting average should rebound some, but ZiPS and Steamer still see only around .230 for the rest of the season. Rollins owners should use Tuesday's two-hit slump-breaker to try to trade him for anything of value, as he appears in for a very disappointing season. He has been caught stealing on three of six attempts, and his declining speed should have owners expecting a 12-15 steal season at best, not the 20 some forecasted entering the year. To make matters worse, the Dodgers may soon begin to phase Rollins out on both offense and defense. He has already ceded the lead-off spot to Joc Pederson and will relinquish #2 once Yasiel Puig returns, if not sooner. On defense, the former Gold Glover has graded out no better this year than utility man Justin Turner by FanGraphs's Ultimate Zone Rating, and Turner will continue to earn spot starts in place of Rollins as the year continues. Finally, the Dodgers have arguably the best shortstop prospect in baseball in Corey Seager knocking down the door in Triple-A.

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Jimmy Rollings went 1-for-4 today but is carrying an AVG of .186. (Source: )

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy carries a career AVG of .260 in the month of April so he doesn't usually get off to a fast start. He has only logged 70 at-bats this season so the sample size is still small. There isn't anyone on your waiver wire that will be a more viable option. Hold onto him as his numbers will get better.

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Jimmy Rollins made his Dodgers debut today and it was a great one. He went 2-4 with a 3 run HR and also stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy looks as if he has new life to him now that he is back on a contending team. Continue to plug him into your lineup everyday with confidence.

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Jimmy Rollins went 2-3 and scored a run. Both of his hits were for extra bases. He tripled to right field and eventually scored then doubled his next time up. Jimmy is his hitting .400 thus far in spring training.

Fantasy Impact: Rollins is slated to hit leadoff for the Dodgers this season. He may be 36 but he certainly still has the motivation to succeed. Don't let his age fool you, he can still hit and run. Expect a slight decrease in HRs but an increase in runs scored. His current NFBC ADP is 168 which would make him the 9th selected SS.

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Manager Don Mattingly announced that Jimmy Rollins will bat lead-off when the Dodgers face the White Sox on Wednesday. Mattingly also suggested that Rollins would fill that role all season long: "That’s the one guy that I think that we are pretty sure about. Jimmy’s really kind of that lead-off guy. We don’t truly have anyone else that really fits in that role. Jimmy, he’s hit a lot of one, he’s hit a lot of two, I’ve seen him hit three, but I think on our club, we look at Jimmy as that guy at the top." (Source: LA Times)

Fantasy Impact: There were rumblings earlier in spring training that Mattingly was not fully committed to Rollins as the lead-off hitter, which makes sense given his advancing age and his poor projected OBP (.305 per ZiPS and Steamer). However, the current lack of alternatives appears to have him entrenched in that role. Rollins's counting numbers were up in 2014 compared to 2013 despite playing in just 138 games, and he makes for a relatively safe, low-cost fantasy investment once the top shortstops are off the board. Even entering his age-36 season, there is still some 20/20 potential here.

Jimmy Rollins trade official

Fri, Dec 19th 12:28pm EST
By Stan Son

The Dodgers officially acquired SS Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies. The trade was held up because of a delay in the Matt Kemp trade with the Padres. The Phillies were set to receive Zach Eflin from the Dodgers but he was part of the package in the Kemp trade. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fantasy shortstop landscape is not too appealing this upcoming season. Rollins could be a viable option. He is no Hanley Ramirez but he can contribute in multiple categories. While Dodgers exec Andrew Friedman has tailored the Dodgers to be more defensive/pitching oriented, the lineup is still potent with Kendrick, Gonzalez, Puig, Grandal, and Pederson.

It has been reported multiple times that the Dodgers have acquired Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies to fill the hole from Hanley Ramirez. But, the deal can't be finalized until the Matt Kemp deal goes through because the Dodgers are sending Zach Eflin who they are acquiring from the Padres to the Phillies. The main consensus is that these trades will become finalized since it would create a huge media disaster if they fell through. (Source: Rotoworld )

Fantasy Impact: The main concern about Hanley Ramirez this last season was his defense and his hitting consistency. So if the trade goes through, Jimmy Rollins would greatly improve the Dodger's lineup with his consistency since he is the Phillies' all time franchise leading hitter. Even if Rollins is not the same hitter he used to be, his defense will go a long way in improving the Dodgers infield.

Dodgers acquire SS Jimmy Rollins

Wed, Dec 10th 8:51pm EST
By Stan Son

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired veteran shortstop, Jimmy Rollins, formerly of the Philadelphia Phillies. Although the deal has not been officially consummated, it is believed that the Phillies will receive prospects in return. Rollins batted .243/.323/.394 last season with 17 HRs and 55 RBIs. (Source: USA TODAY)

Fantasy Impact: It's been 7 years since the 36 year old Rollins was named the NL MVP when he hit .296/.344/.531 with 30 HRs, 94 RBIs, and 41 SBs. Those days are long gone. Rollins is owed $11 million this year and is in the final year of his contract. He will be the stopgap until prospect Corey Seager is ready. With the shortstop position being very shallow, Rollins will be a relevant fantasy commodity. Expect a low average, decent OBP, double digit homeruns and stolen bases. The RBIs and runs scored will be dependent upon where Mattingly decides to bat him in the lineup.

Rollins traded to the Dodgers

Wed, Dec 10th 6:32pm EST
By Ryan Devine

The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly come to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a trade that would send the former NL MVP to LA. In exchange, the Phillies will receive two minor league pitchers for Rollins and at this point the teams are simply finishing off some minor details that shouldn't hold up the deal from going through. (Source: Jim Salisbury)

Fantasy Impact: The Phillies ranked 23rd in runs scored last year so a move to a far more potent Dodger lineup which finished 6th should help to boost Rollins counting stats. Also, while Rollins no longer has the elite skill set he once had, his glove is still above average and there shouldn't be any fear among fantasy owners of missed plate appearances. If Rollins was ever going to have a chance at a renaissance year, this is going to give him the best chance.