Originally written March 10, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
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: BG: baseballguru.com RC: rotochamp.com ZiPS: baseballthinkfactory.org ESPN: espn.com 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 ...

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