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Jeter smacks five hits in Yankees romp

Aug 4, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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If we’re going to dwell on it when he’s struggling fairness dictates that we note it when he rakes: Derek Jeter raked last night, singling four times, doubling once and driving in two runs.   He’s now batting .333 with an OPS over .800 since he came off the disabled list with that calf injury.

Is back to being all-everything captain Jetes? Nah, because the world doesn’t work that way and time takes its toll on us all.  But in a league where good shortstops are hard to come by, Jeter has shown over the past month that he still belongs and still has something to give a championship caliber team.

  1. ditto65 - Aug 4, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    HE’S BACK!!!

  2. uyf1950 - Aug 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Craig, isn’t that stat somewhat skewed by 2 games that he went 10 for 11? Take away those 2 games and in the other 22 games his BA is .261 and I’m assuming his OPS is not much different then it was before he went on the DL. Just a thought.

    • screename529 - Aug 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM

      “Take away his best games and he sucks.” Some logic.

      • bigharold - Aug 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM

        Or look at it this way, ..take away everything except the 2 games that he went 10-11 and he a freakin baseball God!

    • sparkycon - Aug 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM

      Yeah, take the good games out of any players stats and they suck. Red Sox logic.

    • uyf1950 - Aug 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM

      To Screename and Sparkycon:
      Gentlemen, you read way to much into my initial comment. I never said he “sucked”. What I said or at least what you should have been able to decipher from my comment was that the numbers quoted by Graig were skewed by 2 out of 24 games. And that if you take away just those 2 games Jeter is performing at the same level he did over the course of the entire season. I made no assumptions as to his performance in my comment either good or bad. It’s you gentlemen that jumped to the wrong conclusion in your replies.

      • sparkycon - Aug 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM

        I see where you are going uyf1950, i think in general stats are way overblown, you can pick apart any part of a season and skew whatever numbers to make a point. However, that’s why it is called AVERAGE, because all the numbers, good and bad are there over a period of time form the players batting average…Jeter is certainly not the player he was 5 years ago, but one only needs to seen Nunez at shortstop making throws that Yao Ming standing on Tim Duncan’s shoulders couldn’t catch to realize that his value is a lot more than what his current .280 average reflects….

    • Alex K - Aug 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      I get it. The sample size of the .333 is super small and the two games skew it.

  3. bigyankeemike - Aug 4, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Kind of a silly comment. Why not take out his bad games too? Then we can say he didn’t play all year.

  4. cleverbob - Aug 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Those two games are the definition of statistical outlier. Just sayin’.

    • youngyankee - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM

      statistical outlier – yes.
      right to just take away those 2 games – no.

      i don’t remember statistics all that well but if you’re going to take away two of his best games to make the average not count outliers, then you have to take away 2 of his worst games, as outliers can be on both ends of the curve.

      so his avg since returning is like .2875, i’ll let you sabermetricians calc the other stats.

      with that being said, the Yankees are on a roll, theyre winning and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

      Jeter can put up EXACTLY the same #s as last year and if they win a ring, this year and last year will look drastically different in people’s eyes.

  5. JBerardi - Aug 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Derek Jeter:

    2010: .270/.340/.370
    2011: .280/.339/.371

    But hey, he was awesome on the third Tuesday in June or whatever, so who knows?

  6. pisano - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    uyf1950…. My friend I said at the start of the season if he (Jeter) hit between .260 and .270 that would be good for him. I also thought that Nunez would be a better option down the road, but I’d like to amend that statement, Nunez (hands of stone ) is not the future SS for the Yankees, while his bat has some pop he’s a accident waiting to happen at the infield positions. The best place for Nunez is the outfield as a fourth outfielder. You have to hold your breath every time he throws the ball, not an option for an infielder. I think Jeter will get through this year and possibly next, but the Yankees should start looking at SS pretty soon.

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