Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Jimmy Rollins made his major league debut back in 2000. It’s now 2013 and Rollins is entering his 14th major league season as a 34-year-old who’s played every one of his 1,792 games with the same team. Amazingly, even at his advanced age, Rollins hit 23 home runs last year. That total was his most since 2007 (30) and just the third time he’d hit more than 16.Rollins has always had great base-stealing ability, and because he’s been able to hit with more than a little pop at the top of what was once a great offense, he’s remained an elite fantasy shortstop for the past decade.For whatever reason, Rollins has seen his fly ball rate increase noticeably over the last several seasons. After posting just one fly ball rate over 40% in his first six years, Rollins has topped that mark three times in the last four. His HR/FB rate has remained constant around the 7.5% mark for the vast majority of his career (plus or minus a percentage point or two) and occasionally it peaks around 10%.Last ye...
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