• Now Batting .400 For The Yankees, Number Two…

    Posted by on April 24th, 2012 · Comments (9)

    It’s never going to happen – no way, Jose.  But, can you imagine what would happen if Derek Jeter batted .400 this season for the Yankees, at his age?

    Oh, my, goodness, the media pressure would be off the charts.  But, if Jeter pulled it off, what would that do to his already Cooperstown-worthy resume?

    They might have to rename River Avenue in the Bronx to “Jeter Way” or something…

    But, it’s not  going to happen.  It’s too crazy to think that a right-handed batter as old as Jeter could hit .400 for the season.  But, then again, this is Derek Jeter…

    nah, it can’t happen, can it?

    Comments on Now Batting .400 For The Yankees, Number Two…

    1. Jim TreshFan
      April 24th, 2012 | 10:08 am

      I’m hoping he just bats .300 for the year. BTW Jeter’s 4 hits last night tied him with Lou Gehrig for 2nd Place for Most Times Reached Base as a Yankee (4,274). Babe Ruth is 1st with 4,405–Jeter could pass him this year.

    2. Garcia
      April 24th, 2012 | 11:10 am

      You’ll still have some haters say he’s not a HOF worthy player.

    3. MJ Recanati
      April 24th, 2012 | 1:48 pm

      Garcia wrote:

      You’ll still have some haters say he’s not a HOF worthy player.

      Who, Jeter?

      Even the people that hate him most can’t deny that he’s a Hall of Famer. Barring any sort of PED revelation between now and HOF election day (whenever that day is; either seven, eight or nine years from this past January), Jeter will challenge Cal Ripken, Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver for highest voting percentage.

    4. redbug
      April 24th, 2012 | 5:30 pm

      I love Derek Jeter but even I can’t imagine him hitting .400. On the other hand, I never thought the Yankees could come back from 9 – 1.

    5. Garcia
      April 24th, 2012 | 5:43 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      This is from two years ago, but there are still people that feel that way. http://drej2522.hubpages.com/hub/DeterJeterHOF

    6. Evan3457
      April 24th, 2012 | 7:10 pm

      …nah, it can’t happen, can it?

      No.

    7. Evan3457
      April 24th, 2012 | 7:11 pm

      In fact, the most likely outcome is that he’ll fall back under .400 before this weekend is over, and he’ll slowly come down to around .300 over the next couple and fight like heck to stay there for the season, eventually just falling short.

    8. BOHAN
      April 24th, 2012 | 10:47 pm

      Another question I’ve been thinking about regarding Jeter and stats…. Does anyone think he has a shot at getting 4000 hits in his career???
      I coach HS baseball and me and the other coaches were talking about this in our office one day before and after practice. I thought it was a slim chance but a couple of the other coaches said they really think he will.

    9. Evan3457
      April 25th, 2012 | 3:14 am

      BOHAN wrote:

      Another question I’ve been thinking about regarding Jeter and stats…. Does anyone think he has a shot at getting 4000 hits in his career???

      Extremely unlikely.

      Favorite Toy says chance is…about 3%, and projects him to finish his career just shy of 3600 hits.

      Now, he projects to get 305 hits this season so far, which isn’t really possible. But let’s assume he slumps off to 250 hits for the season (which he’s never got anywhere near in his career), which would mean a .342 BAVG for this year (which would be his 2nd best seasonal BAVG of his carer) at his current rate of AB.

      Then, after this season, Favorite Toy says he winds up with just over 3700 hits for his career, and would have a 6% chance of getting to 4000 hits. So even a monster year, which would likely be one of the top best by a 37/38 year old, EVER, wouldn’t improve his chances much.

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