Philadelphia Phillies: Jimmy Rollins Is Having a September to Remember

Jason AmareldCorrespondent IISeptember 19, 2012

DENVER, CO - JULY 14: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies smiles towards the crowd from the dugout during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 14, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 8-5.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Rollins is having his best month of the season by far here in September and he has been a huge reason for the team's recent success. Without Jimmy's clutch performance this month, the Phillies would still be struggling to reach the .500 mark for the season. Now, they find themselves only four games back of a playoff spot.

In September alone, Jimmy is batting .333 with 6 home runs, 11 RBI, 6 stolen bases and 14 runs scored. His OPS in September is his best month by far at 1.389. It's been a great September for Jimmy Rollins so far, and it's only September 20th.  

Rollins is proving to be worth every penny of his three year, $33 million dollar deal that made many fans in Philadelphia a bit skeptical. In comparison to other shortstops in the National League, Rollins is third in hits (150), second in doubles (33), third in triples (5), third in home runs (22), second in walks (54) fourth in OPS (.753), second in total bases (259) and first in extra base hits (60).

On the season, Jimmy is batting .253 with 22 home runs, 63 RBI, 30 stolen bases, 22 doubles and an OPS of .746. His WAR in 2012 is 2.4.

Jimmy's defense has also been top of the line in 2012. His fielding percentage is at .977 and he has only made 13 errors in 146 games played this season.

Rollins has proven once again why he is one of the top shortstops in the National League. Hopefully he can continue his late season success into 2013 and lead the Phillies back to another National League East Championship.