Grading White Sox newcomers at the season’s quarter-mark

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May 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (21) hits a grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the twelfth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The White Sox defeat the Rangers 8-4 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (21) hits a grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the twelfth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The White Sox defeat the Rangers 8-4 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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SS JIMMY ROLLINS

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Jimmy Rollins has had an underwhelming 2016, but he wasn’t expected to come out firing on all cylinders. He’s a switch hitter with a passable glove at a premium position, albeit the 37 year-old doesn’t have near the range he used to.

.237/.296/.368 (.664) was sort of what I expected out of Rollins. That’s fine as a back of the order hitter, but invariably stands out when you have to root for Rollins to bridge the gap between Eaton and Abreu with two outs.

It is what it is for Rollins. He’s been worth 0.1 fWAR thus far, but has undoubtedly been a solid veteran presence in the clubhouse. Hey, he’s even second on the team with three stolen bases. Semi-competent baserunning is always welcome.

The truth is that Rollins is a burned out MVP keeping the seat warm for Tim Anderson. For 2016, that’ll do.

GRADE: C

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