The Cincinnati third basemen is pursuing another productive
and non-injury filled season in '12 Scott Rolen is one of those few players in Major League Baseball who can positively impact a team off the field. However, if given the choice the Reds would much rather have him impact the team on the field in 2012. A shoulder ailment limited the Jasper, In. native to just 65 games last year after he posted a bit of a comeback season in 2010 (.285/20/83). Will the 7-time All-Star have a similar showing as '10? Or will the wear 'n tear of 16 big league seasons continue to take its toll?
To help give a better idea of what this upcoming season may hold for him, I've dug up projections from four different sources. They are as follows:
And here are their respective projections for Rolen:
BG: .254/.329/.386, 7 HR, 39 RBIs, 11 2Bs, 33 RS
RC: .269/.331/.439, 10 HR, 55 RBIs, 50 RS
ZiPS: .260/.315/.441, ...