Jimmy Rollins knows what kind of player the Red Sox have in Adrian Gonzalez, after Gonzalez spent five seasons in the National League with the Padres.

Now, Rollins and the Phillies don't see Gonzalez as much as they did when he was in the senior circuit, but that doesn't mean they won't see him again, as interleague play pairs the Red Sox and Phillies every year.

Rollins spoke with NESN's Heidi Watney before the two teams opened a three-game set on Tuesday, and the Philadelphia shortstop says that Gonzalez is the best hitter in the game right now, and he may be the best player in the game.

See all of what he had to say in the video above.