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Career postseason numbers: Rodriguez and Jeter

Oct 30, 2009, 3:10 PM EDT

After briefly getting some reluctant love from Yankees fans while batting .438 with five homers and 12 RBIs through the first two playoff rounds, Alex Rodriguez is 0-for-8 with six strikeouts in the World Series.
Judging from the fan and media reaction Rodriguez seems to be one more 0-fer away from once again being public enemy No. 1 in New York.
With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting to compare the career postseason numbers for Rodriguez and Derek Jeter …
Rodriguez: .294 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .545 slugging percentage, .938 OPS
Jeter: .311 batting average, .383 on-base percentage, .481 slugging percentage, .864 OPS
Just saying.

  1. David - Oct 30, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    I know this is going to get a lot of “psh another obscure stat that doesn’t mean anything”, but also worth noting is that in Derek “Captain Clutch” Jeter’s whopping 134 postseason games, he’s amassed a paltry -.36 win probability added (yes, that’s negative) and A-Rod, in just over 1/3 as many games (50), has amassed a positive win probability added of 1.83. Also, just sayin’.

  2. Brian - Oct 30, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    No love for Jeter from me, but I was wondering how A-rod’s post-season numbers as a YANKEE stack up?
    Because I think we all know that Yankees fans aren’t going to care about his post-season numbers before he got to them.

  3. bfd - Oct 30, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    this was a pointless blog. DAVID hit it right on the head. you can’t compare jeters postseason numbers with a-rods because of how many more games jeter has played. plain and simple.

  4. Grant - Oct 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    So Jeter has been less valuable stretched out over more games? So that makes A-Rod even better?

  5. Dr. Richard Huntoon - Oct 31, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    I’m sorry, Why has Jeter played in so many post season games? And why does he have more hits than any other player in post season history? I’ll let you brain trusts answer that for yourselves.

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