Jimmy Rollins is a Hall of Famer. Yes, I said it. You may not think that Jimmy Rollins is a Hall of Fame caliber player, but his offensive and defensive numbers stack up with all Hall of Fame players at the shortstop position. Here is how his numbers compare to Hall of Fame shortstops (including likely future Hall of Famers Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra):
Batting Average: 16th
Home Runs: 8th
Slugging Percentage: 7th
Stolen Bases: 7th
Not too shabby, huh? When you figure that Jimmy still has many years ahead of him, those rankings will only get better and better. Just looking at his offensive numbers, I would say right now that he deserves to go to Cooperstown.
How about his fielding, you ask? JIMMY ROLLINS HAS THE SECOND BEST FIELDING PERCENTAGE (.983) ALL-TIME IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.
Nobody talks about Jimmy's fielding, but he is the second best EVER. Omar Vizquel is the only shortstop with a better fielding percentage in the history of major league baseball. Along with his offensive stats and a World Series championship, there is no way that Jimmy does not belong in Cooperstown.
The numbers do not lie. Jimmy Rollins is a Hall of Fame shortstop. Period.