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2015 Dodgers review: Jimmy Rollins

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A look back at the 2015 season for veteran Jimmy Rollins, who served as the bridge to Corey Seager at shortstop.

What went right

Rollins had a wonderful welcome to Los Angeles moment, hitting a tie-breaking three-run home run in the eighth inning to beat the Padres on opening day at Dodger Stadium.

As a right-handed batter Rollins was most effective, hitting .297/.339/.423 with eight doubles and two home runs in 119 plate appearances.

After the All-Star break, Rollins hit .241/.313/.389 with a .308 wOBA, and stole five bases in six attempts.

In part time duty in September, Rollins hit .255/.364/.340, with eight walks and three steals in 55 plate appearances.

With 13 home runs and 12 stolen bases, Rollins became just the sixth Dodgers shortstop to join the 10/10 club, joining Pee Wee Reese (four times), Hanley Ramirez (twice), Charlie Neal, Don Zimmer and Rafael Furcal.

What went wrong

Before the All-Star break, Rollins hit just .213/.266/.338 with a .266 wOBA, and was caught stealing as many times (seven) as he was successful.

Hitting left-handed, the source of 78.9 percent of his plate appearances in 2015, Rollins hit just .204/.270/.340.

Rollins' .285 on-base percentage is the 11th-worst by a Dodger since 1920 with a minimum of 502 plate appearances.

In the first five months of the season his best on-base percentage in any month was .298, in July.

A sprained right index finger in September sidelined Rollins for two weeks, then once he was ready to return Seager basically took over the starting shortstop position. Rollins started one of five games in the NLDS.

2015 particulars

Age: 36

Stats: .224/.285/.358, 24 doubles, 13 HR, 12 SB in 144 games, .283 wOBA, 78 OPS+, 80 wRC+, -0.1 rWAR, 0.2 fWAR

Salary: $11 million, of which Philadelphia paid $1 million.

Game of the year

In addition to his home run on opening day, Rollins also singled and walked, reaching base three times in his five plate appearances.

Roster status

Rollins will be a free agent the morning after the World Series ends.