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Scott Rolen

39-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 4/4/1975   BORN: Jasper, IN   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Scott Rolen Contract Information:

Signed a two-year extension with the Reds (through 2012) in December of 2009.

February 12, 2013  –  Scott Rolen News

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Rolen will not return to the Reds this season, though he hasn't necessarily retired, the Reds' official site reports. Said Rolen about his decision: "Right now I'm simply not ready to make a commitment. I would like to leave my options open, without closing any doors. I am looking forward to all of the challenges, both personally and professionally, I will face in the future."

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Scott Rolen Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 30 MAJ STL 56 223 196 28 46 18 12 1 5 28 1 2 25 28 0 1 1 .235 .323 .383 .706
2006 31 MAJ STL 142 594 521 94 154 71 48 1 22 95 7 4 56 69 0 8 9 .296 .369 .518 .887
2007 32 MAJ STL 112 441 392 55 104 34 24 2 8 58 5 3 37 56 0 7 5 .265 .331 .398 .729
2008 33 A DUN 3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 33 MAJ TOR 115 467 408 58 107 44 30 3 11 50 5 0 46 71 0 3 10 .262 .349 .431 .780
2009 34 AAA LOU 2 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2009 34 MAJ CIN 40 162 137 24 37 11 7 1 3 24 1 2 19 20 0 3 3 .270 .364 .401 .766
2009 34 MAJ TOR 88 373 338 52 108 37 29 0 8 43 4 2 26 42 0 5 4 .320 .370 .476 .846
2009  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ CIN/TOR 128 535 475 76 145 48 36 1 11 67 5 4 45 62 0 8 7 .305 .368 .455 .823
2010 35 MAJ CIN 133 537 471 66 134 57 34 3 20 83 1 2 50 82 0 8 8 .285 .358 .497 .854
2011 36 MAJ CIN 65 269 252 31 61 27 20 2 5 36 1 0 10 36 0 3 4 .242 .279 .397 .676
2012 37 AAA LOU 2 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.166
2012 37 MAJ CIN 92 330 294 26 72 27 17 2 8 39 2 1 30 62 0 3 3 .245 .318 .398 .716
3-Year Averages     78 299 273 28 66 26 18 2 6 37 1 0 20 49 0 3 3 .242 .298 .388 .686
Career  (View All)     2038 8,518 7,398 1,211 2,077 876 517 43 316 1,287 118 49 899 1,410 1 93 127 .281 .366 .490 .857

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Scott Rolen: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 87
2011 63
2010 130
2009 127

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Scott Rolen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012778151.234.325.647

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012217187351.249.424.741

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012144156251.271.479.821

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012150112141.220.320.615
Scott Rolen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 30 MAJ STL 223 196 11.2% 12.6% 0.89 86% .252 .148
2006 31 MAJ STL 594 521 9.4% 11.6% 0.81 87% .307 .222
2007 32 MAJ STL 441 392 8.4% 12.7% 0.66 86% .293 .133
2008 33 A DUN 9 9 0% 11.1% 0.00 89% .000 .000
2008 33 MAJ TOR 467 408 9.9% 15.2% 0.65 83% .294 .169
2009 34 AAA LOU 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .000
2009 34 MAJ CIN 162 137 11.7% 12.3% 0.95 85% .298 .131
2009 34 MAJ TOR 373 338 7% 11.3% 0.62 88% .347 .156
2009  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ CIN/TOR 535 475 8.4% 11.6% 0.73 87% .333 .150
2010 35 MAJ CIN 537 471 9.3% 15.3% 0.61 83% .309 .212
2011 36 MAJ CIN 269 252 3.7% 13.4% 0.28 86% .265 .155
2012 37 AAA LOU 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .333 .500
2012 37 MAJ CIN 330 294 9.1% 18.8% 0.48 79% .286 .153
3-Year Averages     299 273 6.7% 16.4% 0.41 82% .275 .146
Career     8,518 7,398 10.6% 16.6% 0.64 81% .310 .209

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Scott Rolen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rolen is unlikely to sign with the Dodgers, the team's official site reports.

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Rolen reportedly wants to play in the 2013 season, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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The Dodgers are reportedly interested in Rolen, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Rolen still hasn't decided whether or not he'll retire, the Reds' official site reports.

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Rolen is preparing for retirement with the Reds' season now over, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports.

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Rolen is not in the starting lineup for Game 4 against the Giants on Wednesday, the Reds' official Twitter page reports.

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Rolen once again is in the starting lineup for Game 2 against the Giants, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Rolen is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Scott Rolen.

2013

It's always tough to see a former star on the downside of his career, and make no mistake, Rolen at his peak was a star. He made seven All-Star appearances, won eight Gold Gloves and hit 316 homers while posting an .857 career OPS. Chronic injuries tarnished the second half of his career, and that was no different in Cincinnati, where he was able to play just 157 games combined over the last two seasons. He hadn't officially retired in the offseason, but the Reds were already making plans to install Todd Frazier as their starter at third base.

2012

We had a modest projection for Rolen in 2011 due to his injury risks, but those issues eclipsed even our fears. It's a shame that he's missed so much time over his career, to think about what he might have been able to accomplish. He might have fallen short of Chipper Jones among third basemen in his era, but not by much. Unfortunately, we're close to the stage of evaluating his career achievements more than what he's capable of doing on the field. Under contract for one more year, Rolen will start as the Reds' third baseman, but if he gets hurt again or doesn't produce right away, he may have to give way to the combo of Juan Francisco and Todd Frazier.

2011

Rolen got off to a great start in 2010 before wearing down over the second half due to back, neck and hamstring problems. Split stats can be notoriously misleading, but Rolen had a .909 OPS before the All-Star break, before most of his injuries, and a .772 OPS after the break while only playing in 58 games. Given his injury history, you need to discount his projection at the draft table just a little bit to account for potential missed time. Third base is thinner than other years, so Rolen is still draft-worthy even in mixed leagues, but he shouldn't be the sole third-base eligible player on your roster.

2010

Rolen enjoyed a bit of a comeback season in 2009, with most of his better numbers occurring with the Blue Jays. In 40 games with the Reds he hit .270/.364/.401. He also missed a number of games with a concussion after getting beaned and later with a back injury. His health will be a big factor in 2010. The Reds expect that his leadership and defense will help provide a boost, but they have so many holes at other positions offensively that it's hard to foresee him having too much of a tangible effect.

2009

Rolen has never seemed to regain his power after shoulder surgery in 2005, a timeframe that also dovetails nicely with him entering his 30s. Additional surgery at the end of the 2007 season didn't fix the problem as Rolen dealt with shoulder issues for much of 2008 as well. He did come back from the DL in September with a new stance at the plate that apparently alleviates some of his shoulder trouble and hit .307 with three homers in the month. He comes with some upside in the event that he remains healthy for the season, but banking on that at this point in his career doesn't seem very likely.

2008

Rolen missed 50 games last year, and when he had season-ending shoulder surgery in September he finished with a slugging percentage below .400 for the second time in the last three years. His 2005 shoulder surgery has appeared to have sapped all of his power, and he has never completely recovered from it, necessitating the second surgery. Rolen's inability to stay healthy and to get along with manager Tony LaRussa prompted a trade to Toronto, where he'll try to regain his status as one of the game's all-around best at the hot corner.

2007

Although Rolen bounced back from a dismal, injury-filled 2005 last season, he really faded down the stretch. His final numbers look pretty good, but he did most of his damage before the All Star break. There were some whispers that his surgically repaired shoulder was causing problems. Manager Tony La Russa seemed to lose faith in him late in the season and some miscommunication about a benching in September drove a wedge between the two. With another offseason to recuperate from his 2005 surgery, Rolen should be fine in 2007, but donít expect his home run power to return to pre-surgery levels.

2006

Last year was a lost season for Rolen, who was off to a slow start before injuring his shoulder in a collision at first base in May. He had minor surgery to repair the shoulder shortly after and returned to the Cardinals lineup in the middle of June. He toughed it out for a month, but the pain became too much to bear, forcing Rolen to have additional surgery and miss the rest of the season. He's expected to make a full recovery and be ready by spring training.

2005

Rolen had a career year with his third season of 30-plus home runs, his highest career average and his lowest full-season strikeout total. He also nabbed his sixth gold glove at third base and provided a stability to the lineup by doing most of his damage as the Cardinals' cleanup hitter. A leg injury put a sour punctuation on his season, after which he hit .162 with four home runs (including his woeful post-season), but Rolen will be back to full strength in the spring.

2004

He hasn't had his Troy Glaus season yet, and at 29, could be primed for it this year. Rolen, like Edgar Renteria and Jim Edmonds, is the best player in the NL at his position without getting those kind of accolades. A dozen steals a year make a case for him as a first-round pick; be the guy who has his MVP performance in 2004.

2003

After hitting 17 home runs in 375 at-bats and slugging .472 with the Phillies, Rolen hit 14 longballs and slugged .561 with the Cardinals in 205 at-bats after the trade. You can chalk that up to a small sample size, or you can consider it a result of Rolen finally being happy to come to the ballpark after getting out of a bad relationship with management in Philly. Either way, at 6-feet, 4 inches and 226 pounds and with decent plate discipline, slugging in the mid-.500s shouldn't be a stretch for Rolen, who will turn 28 next April. A sprained shoulder sidelined him for most of the playoffs, but he is expected to be completely healthy for the start of spring training.