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18. Scott Rolen
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 4, 1975 in Evansville, IN USA
  • Weight: 245 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 01, 1996
  • Final Game: October 03, 2012
  • Rookie of the Year - 1997
  • Gold Glove - 1998
  • Gold Glove - 2000
  • Gold Glove - 2001
  • Gold Glove - 2002
  • Silver Slugger - 2002
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • Gold Glove - 2003
  • TSN All-Star - 2003
  • Gold Glove - 2004
  • TSN All-Star - 2004
  • Gold Glove - 2006
  • Gold Glove - 2010
 
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The 1997 National League Rookie of the Year, Scott Rolen, is in our eyes the most intriguing candidate of those eligible in 2018. Rolen was a very good hitter, who topped the 2,000 Hit and 300 Home Run mark in his career, played in seven All Star Games and at first look would appear an outside looking in candidate for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was considered a top Third Baseman for much of his career, both in terms of offense and defense, however there was only one season where he as a serious contender for the Most Valuable Player Award. Still, Rolen retired with an impressive career bWAR of 70.0, which places him in line for what the Hall looks for. Like we said, this is the one where the votes fascinate us the most!   Could this be a big win for the sabremetricians?

Should Scott Rolen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 64.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Evansville, IL)
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2018
  • Position: Third Base
  • Played For: St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NL Rookie of the Year (1997)
    7 Time All Star (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 & 2011)
    Silver Slugger (1) (NL) (2002)
    Gold Glove (8) (NL) (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2010)
    World Series Rings (1) (St. Louis Cardinals, 2006)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 2004, 4th)
    1 Top Ten Finish (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Triples
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 47. Defensive bWAR: 20.6
    51. Doubles: 517
    68. WAR for Position Players: 70.0

Should Scott Rolen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 64.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%
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0 #1 Darryl Tahirali 2017-08-29 00:08
Scott Rolen debuts on the same ballot as Chipper Jones, so he'll be overshadowed his first time out, and given how tough it's been for third basemen to get elected historically, Rolen may have to wait a few years. But voters seem to be getting savvier, and if Rolen can get past the "fame" part as a Mr. Anonymous behind guys like Albert Pujols, he's got a strong case for Cooperstown.
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