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Derek Jeter is the second-worst infielder of all time in MLB history

by 100%InjuryRate 100%InjuryRate 5/28/09111 Comment Comments »
It's been proven time and time again that Derek Jeter is a below average infielder. The fact that guy has multiple Gold Gloves is a crime against humanity. He has no range whatsoever.

But even I didn't think he was this bad.

A study by the Hardball Times, a very good online publication, has determined that Jeter is the second worst infielder of all time. And that's going all the way back to 1871. Yikes.

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#3 | 1786 days ago

At least he has less Infield hits to deal with at  their new ballpark. Now he can just watch hits sail over his head 
  
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#1 | 1786 days ago

I'm happy to hear it, but it just doesn't make sense. Are you sure these guys weren't hitting the bottle when they did their report?

All for news that makes Jeter look bad, but how valid is it?

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#3 | 1786 days ago

At least he has less Infield hits to deal with at  their new ballpark. Now he can just watch hits sail over his head 
#4 | 1786 days ago

Brendanc8504 wrote:

I'm happy to hear it, but it just doesn't make sense. Are you sure these guys weren't hitting the bottle when they did their report?

All for news that makes Jeter look bad, but how valid is it?

He really doesn't have good range at all. The report has a lot of validity, and is echoing something that has been said by a lot of very intelligent baseball guys and stat geeks across the board. Rob Neyer and Peter Gammons are a few who have pointed this out in the past.
#5 | 1786 days ago

Brendanc8504 wrote:

I'm happy to hear it, but it just doesn't make sense. Are you sure these guys weren't hitting the bottle when they did their report?

All for news that makes Jeter look bad, but how valid is it?

How would he be worth so much?
#6 | 1786 days ago

The_Pope wrote:
At least he has less Infield hits to deal with at  their new ballpark. Now he can just watch hits sail over his head 
That comment was pure win.
#7 | 1786 days ago

Brendanc8504 wrote:

I'm happy to hear it, but it just doesn't make sense. Are you sure these guys weren't hitting the bottle when they did their report?

All for news that makes Jeter look bad, but how valid is it?

If you want a REAL valid argument, read this one by Rob Neyer. Also valid, this UPENN study on Jeter.

Regardless of how you slice, he isn't a good shortstop, never has been. It's all just the NYC hype machine. The fact that he has three Gold Gloves is a joke.
#8 | 1786 days ago

 Ive never thought jeter was one of the best.....but 2nd worst of all time? Not sure about that either...hes been a consistent shortstop playing with a good supporting cast over the years...thats all you can ask for....and at the end of the day, im sure hes nt going to be too concerned about articles like this while he sits back and stares at his championships and trophies from years past!
#9 | 1786 days ago

seanrrpsnm wrote:
 Ive never thought jeter was one of the best.....but 2nd worst of all time? Not sure about that either...hes been a consistent shortstop playing with a good supporting cast over the years...thats all you can ask for....and at the end of the day, im sure hes nt going to be too concerned about articles like this while he sits back and stares at his championships and trophies from years past!
Key words: from years past.

I hope everyone realizes that it has been almost a decade since the last time the Yankees won a World Series. And yet the Jeter slurping never ends...
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#11 | 1786 days ago

gobigblue1960 wrote:

How stupid. Is there some secrert society out there who's sole goal is to diminish the acheivements of Derek Jeter.?
100%...you have serious issues when it comes to Jeter. This studi is , to say the least, ridiculous. Even the author of the stats say's he isn't sure if his convoluted formula works, and all but admits at the end that by sure coincidence, his calculations were made up.

Please tell me that you don't belive that every single infielder , say one, is a better than Jeter.? How ridiculous.

What achievements? The only "achievements" this could possibly diminish are his gold gloves. And since those ONLY came after he forced A-Rod to move to 3rd, those were already diminished anyway.

Relax, tough guy. Stats are stats.
#12 | 1786 days ago

 His postseason numbers are all that matters and they are pretty impressive....hes won what,like 3 gold gloves....no one claimed him to be the best defensive player in the game....and the chamipionships are a team achievement....he CONTRIBUTED to those wins....along with every other player on the team....last time i checked thats how baseball is supposed to be played........
#13 | 1786 days ago

 Gold glove awards are crap anyway look at Rafael Palmeiro he won one at first and only played 26 games. I do not think Jeter is a very good shortstop but this is Yankee hater bs at is best. 
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#15 | 1786 days ago

Pat wrote:
Key words: from years past.

I hope everyone realizes that it has been almost a decade since the last time the Yankees won a World Series. And yet the Jeter slurping never ends...
10 years from now, when Eli has 5 rings u'll be talking about Tom Brady's glory days, c'mon now. 
#16 | 1786 days ago

Stats my ass, "he has no range <sarcastic voice> Bottom line he is one of the most clutch players in baseball. Say all you want you are all on a computer looking up stats and saying how crappy he is, but hes still playing professional baseball for one of the best teams in the League.....3 golden gloves DOES count. Have any of you won one? Hes won world series as the captain of the team, and dove into the stands to make a catch that could have ended his career just to win for himself and his team...So until ANY of you get off your asses and are playing pro ball for a team Id shut the hell up.....
#17 | 1786 days ago

ImSourLikeDiesel wrote:
As long as he's on the Yankees. He'll still be getting his leg humped everytime he does something good. If he didn't come into a Yankees team that was winning rings left and right, he probably wouldn't of lasted 3 years.. But wait, I think his HRs are up this year. Ha..I could probably hit a HR at that stadium... in batting practice... with a metal bat... and a golf ball. Maybe a little pinetar to.
They weren't winning left and right.  They hadn't won a WS since '78 when he came around.  His first full season was in '96, the first win of that dynasty, in which he was a huge component, even winning RotY.  He was a key component every year since, even making some of the best plays and catches baseball has to offer.  And this is w/o mentioning his "Captain Clutch" persona on the other side of the plate.  He's got the Gold Gloves.  If u think the MLB is biased, what do u think u haters r?

Simply put, this is Yankee Hate through and through.  Just admit ur envy.  Give into.  It makes u stronger.  Yes, experience the power of the Dark Side, young Skywalker!  
#18 | 1786 days ago

YankeeDudeL wrote:
They weren't winning left and right.  They hadn't won a WS since '78 when he came around.  His first full season was in '96, the first win of that dynasty, in which he was a huge component, even winning RotY.  He was a key component every year since, even making some of the best plays and catches baseball has to offer.  And this is w/o mentioning his "Captain Clutch" persona on the other side of the plate.  He's got the Gold Gloves.  If u think the MLB is biased, what do u think u haters r?

Simply put, this is Yankee Hate through and through.  Just admit ur envy.  Give into.  It makes u stronger.  Yes, experience the power of the Dark Side, young Skywalker!  
 Well said, These are all probably badwagon Boston fans who jumped on after they won their first world series in 86 years!!
#19 | 1786 days ago

 lol the ignorance of some sports fans, if you read the back and forth here its amazing. Obviously I am a sox fan. Obviously I am not a yankees fan. Do I like jeter? Yes. Do I think he is the second worst SS ever? No. Do I realize that statistics aren't everything in baseball? Yes. But Do I think this article is trash? No, its interesting in its own right. 
Come on guys, all of your bias on both sides is so old, respect the sport for what it is, don't make yourself look like this.
#20 | 1786 days ago

 ARV, I can respect your stance on it, Im not asking for someone to step up and say he is the best I am a Die Hard Yankee fan, But trash talking someone in the sport who commands respect of his teammates and other teams and players should get a little respect on a message board. I hate Tom Brady, but i respect the guy as an athlete and a football player, Minus the whole shirtless modeling pics. I just hate to see someone say they think he is the worst JUST on his stats after hes been playing for 10 years and has done SO much for the sport. He is a role model He is clean cut, a good ball player, dedicated to his team, hasnt done roids. He shows up to every game plays his game for himself and his team and plays well, and goes home...no complaints no excuses.... Just respect the guy simple as put

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