Now up to (according to ESPN) .295/.355/.555 for the year. That's an All-Star year for anyone let alone a rookie.

Just what do we have in this guy? Obviously, assuming Rolen does retire as expected, he's the regular 3B next year. Is he a perrenial all-star? Maybe something more? Or maybe less?

It's just a shame he won't be an everyday player when Votto is back.