Has it really been six weeks since I last left off with the 2009 Forecast Series? Yikes. Well, there’s just a few player left…so, let’s pick it up again and finish this off…and who better to start again with than Jeter?
Over his first 38 games in 2008, Derek Jeter’s OPS was .778. In his 39th game last season, Derek was hit on the hand by a pitch from Daniel Cabrera. Over his next 21 games, Jeter’s OPS was .563 (in 96 PA). From that point on, over his last 90 games, Jeter had an OPS of .815 (in 403 PA). Something tells me that Jeter will be Jeter in 2009 – and he should post better numbers this year, barring injury, than he did in 2008.