Everyone knows Derek Jeter is having a down year this season. When he had a similarly bad year in 2008, fans began to question if it was the beginning of the end for DJ. But his huge 09 campaign seemed to erase those doubts. Which one is it? Was 2009 one last hurrah for the captain, the outlier in a downward trend? Or is 2010 just an unlucky year for Derek and we can expect a major correction to get his numbers back where they belong? Lets walk through this and see where the numbers lead us.
Double Plays-Much has been made of his penchant for the twin killing in recent years. He’s 4th overall in the AL with 18 this year. But some of the best hitters in Baseball (Mauer 08/10, Longoria 09, Guerrero 08) appear near the top of this list annually. In his stellar 2009 campaign he was still high on this list (15th overall with 18) and in his disappointing 08 season he was 4th as well.… Click here to read the rest