Stick with Rolen
Quick question regarding Scott Rolen – I’m in a 6×6 roto league with him at third base, and he’s been stinking the place out since day one. Is he worth holding on to at all, given that there are holes in his swing everywhere and his team aren’t exactly tearing it up in the first place? If so, what kind of trade value – particularly at the hot corner – do you think I can expect back from him?
Thanks a bunch guys.
We’re used to seeing Rolen fade come September, but this year he’s doing the exact opposite. Rolen came into the season saying he felt better health wise than he had in a long time, and I still find it hard to imagine that he doesn’t finish the season with the usual near .300 average, 20-25 homers, and 90 plus RBI. He’s simply too good a hitter to let a month long slump extend much further. One good sign is Rolen’s trademark low strikeout total (14 K’s in 100 AB’s), so it’s very possible that a higher percentage of balls put in play will start to drop in. I would stick with Rolen, as you never like to suffer through a player’s slump only to see him turn it around after you deal him away. But if you’re set on trading him, don’t settle for anything less than the Chipper Jones-Troy Glaus-Eric Chavez tier of third basemen.
Zach Steinhorn, MLB.com