Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SS- A-

Jeter has been one of four players on the Yankees that have performed to expectations. The other three are Posada, A-Rod, and Matsui. Jeter is on track to win the Silver Slugger award again. He is batting .336/.408/.463/.294 (BA/OBP/SLG%/EQA). He has also been one of the most consistent players in baseball. It seems like every time you turn on the pregame show he has another 10 game hit streak going. Of course, his fielding has been terrible as well. He has absolutely pathetic range and he is starting to make a lot of errors to. Even the talking heads on ESPN have started to speculate on how much longer he can play SS. Of course Michael Kay and John Sterling both think he deserves another GG. I think Jeter would be a great defensive OF'er but he's terrible at SS particularly with his range. Overrall he is a hit machine with some speed but his defense takes a lot away from that. With even average defense he'd be an A. With good defense he'd be an A+

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