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SI: Top 20 Young Hitters – Rollins 10th

May 11, 2005, 11:53 AM EDT

Last week we pointed you towards SI’s top 20 Young Pitchers which included Bretty Myers at 14th and this week we point you toward the top 20 Young Hitters.  You should all know by now how I feel about J-Roll, so it is nice to see the guy get some credit for his bat. 


10. Jimmy Rollins, SS, 26
Philadelphia Phillies

His glovework is so dazzling, anything he does on offense should be considered gravy. Rollins had a career season in 2004, posting an .803 OPS while stealing 30 bases in 39 attempts. He’s off to a slow start this year along with the rest of his Phillies teammates, however.