Hot and cold Yankees: Jeter and Ibanez

HOT: Derek Jeter - Jeter went 0-for-3 last night to snap a nine game hitting streak, but he still got on base twice last night and I wanted to give him props for the streak. He started off red hot before a rough May. Now he’s hitting .311/.354/.356/.710 over his last 10 games. Not a lot of power, but solid performance from a shortstop.

COLD: Raul Ibanez - Ibanez was brought in to do one thing, DH against righties, but he’s been forced to do much more – play left field on a regular bases and even hit against lefties occasionally. Unfortunately after a solid start, he is hitting a bit of a rough patch lately. In his last 14 games Ibanez has hit a lowly .143/.217/.238/.455. Looking back since March 26, Ibanez is just 8-for-48 against righties, a .167/.226/.271/.497 line.

 

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One Response to Hot and cold Yankees: Jeter and Ibanez

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    I'm not worried about Jeter, and as you mentioned his performance is good by SS standards. But Ibanez…
    We're only in June, he's turned 40, and he's not hitting at all. Now I'll be fair and say he might be run down from playing more than expected. But things do not look bright. Ibanez' defense sucks, but he wasn't really brought in for that. He was brought in to hit, and his numbers for the year are a turgid .235 BA with OBP of .290. For a DH these numbers just don't cut it, and at his age there shouldn't be the fantasy that he'll turn it on as we go along. And the team just sold Steve Pearce to the O's, nice going Cashman.