Jeter cooling off after a red hot start

Derek Jeter is about to turn 38-years-old and since a subpar 2010 season just about everyone has expected him to drop off, but instead he hit nearly .400 over the first month of the season.

Lately though Jeter has begun to cool off. He’s still taking advantage of hitting leadoff by picking up hits in eight of the past nine games, but over that span he has hit just .250/.308/.250/.558 without any extra base hits.

That’s pretty much expected though. There was no way that Jeter was going to be hitting close to .400 all season long so this is just a bit of regression to the mean. He’s still hitting a solid .363/.409/.516/.925 overall and like I said, he’s getting at least one hit most games.

Jeter might not be a .400 hitter, but he never was. Instead it might be more realistic to hope that he at least hits .300 and maybe more around his career .314 average if you are feeling really optimistic.

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2 Responses to Jeter cooling off after a red hot start

  1. Tumbleweed says:

    “I’m so happy with this city. It deserves a winner. You get a lot of pride out of being a part of the New York Yankees, of being part of that tradition. The pride of the Yankees. That’s it. What a movie. The kind of player I want is the kind who’ll have tears in his eyes every time Gary Cooper steps to that microphone to say, ‘I’m the luckiest man on the face of the earth.’ People who say I’m not involved with this city are dead wrong.”

  2. Tumbleweed says:

    “Maybe the silk-stocking guys don’t like the way I run this ball club, but the little guy – the bartender, the guy pushing a cart, the cab drivers – they’re the ones who need the Yankees. My involvement is with the roots of the city. Why, just the other day a cabbie picked me up and took me back to the Carlyle. When I started to pay him, he said, ‘No, Mr. Steinbrenner, this one’s on me. I want to thank you for what you’ve done for the Yankees.’ Isn’t that super?”