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.