I'm taking a look at NL shortstops and find that there is the top 3-the Marlins Hanley Ramirez, the Rockies Troy Tulowitzki and the Phillies Jimmy Rollins, and then you have several guys who disappointed this season: Rafael Furcal, JJ Hardy, and Stephen Drew to name a few.
There is speed to be had at the SS position in 2010 with Rollins and the Padres Everth Cabrera leading the way. I want to see whether the Mets Jose Reyes steals some bases in spring training before I include him in the top SB guys in the league.
Here are a look at the stats for Jimmy Rollins and Troy Tulowitzki, who, by the way, I was very wrong on in 2009:
|Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI||642||96||158||40||20||75||41||68||30||0.246||0.291||0.414|
|Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL||516||94||150||24||30||86||69||110||18||0.291||0.371||0.543|
Tulo has come back from a terrible 2008 season to post a 30-86-16-.291 season in 2009. Whoever drafted Tulo is a very happy owner this season. Tulo has the better HR, RBI, and AVG, but Rollins has the SB and runs by a slight margin.
Is Rollins' 2009 season typical of what we will see in 2010? Can Tulo duplicate his 30-90 season in 2010?