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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.

View Article: (www.hardballtimes.com)

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#61 | 1944 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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#41 | 1944 days ago

dserra wrote:
checked out the report's you mentioned, interesting it seems everything is maybe's and could be's but concrete facts none
And what have you brought to the table? Team stats? Subjective awards? How are statistics anything BUT concrete facts?

Get your head out of the clouds. It's your kind of thinking that has held the Yankees back from winning championships for 8 straight years, despite outspending every other team in the league by a huge amount. That's pathetic.
#42 | 1944 days ago

HE IS GETTING OLDER BUT HE CAN GET IT DONE IN CRUNCH TIME
#43 | 1944 days ago

Joshadecker wrote:
 Yeah its funny just when everyone notices that the Sox are getting kind of good they start attending the games? what does that say about their fans? before 2003 you couldnt give away Sox tickets. and Yes they did have fans before they won the WS I dont discount the 3-4 65 year old men sitting in the bars I used to work at crying because the Sox had blown another to the Yankees. I respect them as fans and feel for them. So as a Yankee fan when the Sox finally DID win a WS I rooted for them For those guys not the crap fans who were fans only a year and a half before. Its funny though Ive been to Yankee Games all across the country since I was a little kid and Usually see at least as many Yankee fans if not more than the Home team...go figure... As for Jeter being a womanizer? Hes a single eligible Bacelor? He can do what he wants, a Diva? I dont think so. And incase you forgot who owns the Yankees, do you really think a Billionaire like George Steinbrenner, who would fire people because he didnt like the statements they made, would keep a "crappy" Shortstop...Give me  break. You have no Idea what your talking about. Show a Little respect. 
 I agreed with the statement you made before, and I thought I was done commenting here, but I don't like some of the misconceptions you left here.
1) there are band wagon fans everywhere. Sox. Yanks. Rays, jays, you name it. We don't have to like them, but they exist in every sport, every team. 
2) Yes prior to the 2003(ish) season, fenway was a very different place then it is now, and you can blame bandwagon fans for that if you will, but there comes a time as a fan when you get fed up with how an organization (or its players, i.e. cubs/mets choke) is running your team into the ground, you just can't take it anymore.
3) You mention many years when you would travel around and see yankees fans everywhere, you do not mention the fact that the yankees were a very successful team for quite a long time, they are a big name franchise as well. If you watch any of the four big names in baseball, they have fans all over the place, attending games, and in the case of the recent success sox, you will see the same thing you saw during the yankees hayday, this isn't because the fanbases are different, they are not, they follow the same trends, because a fanbase is a huge sampling of people. It's human nature your dealing with, its only different because of the different success the teams have had at different times.
4) I'm not going to comment on the womanizer/diva stuff, *shrug
5) Do I think Steinbrenner would keep a crappy shortstop around all these years? Yes, if you look at the yankess managment decisions lately it's not something that would surprise me. Do I think he did keep a crappy shortstop in Jeter? No I think he can't field, but as I said before, he has qualities unmeasureable by statistics (i.e. Jason Veritek)
#44 | 1944 days ago
calvin1245 (+)

100%InjuryRate wrote:
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.
All the years he beat out Omar Vizquel (spell check not available) was a farce!
#45 | 1944 days ago

Derek Jeter <clap clap clapclapclap>!!!  C'mon, everybody!  Derek Jeter <clap clap clapclapclap>!!!
#46 | 1944 days ago

Pat wrote:
And what have you brought to the table? Team stats? Subjective awards? How are statistics anything BUT concrete facts?

Get your head out of the clouds. It's your kind of thinking that has held the Yankees back from winning championships for 8 straight years, despite outspending every other team in the league by a huge amount. That's pathetic.
your a red sox fan of course your gonna say that, worry about your own team instead of hating on the yankees
#47 | 1944 days ago

 A-ROD is better than derek jeter and derek is not the best short stopSlayer on Foundry, 05/25/09
#48 | 1944 days ago

I agree that Derek Jeter is waaaaaaaaaaaaay over-rated just because he is on the Yankees team doesn't mean that he is the best short stop there is. In my opinion I think that Jose Reyes is the best shortstop currently.
#49 | 1944 days ago

dserra wrote:
your a red sox fan of course your gonna say that, worry about your own team instead of hating on the yankees
Thank you once again for proving my point. You obviously have nothing intelligent to say about the subject. You just think he's great because he's a Yankee, and you just LOVE the Yankees. Forget the facts... he's just so dreamy, and you'll defend him to the death, right? Exactly.
#50 | 1944 days ago
drunko (+)

It's funny because it's true.
#51 | 1944 days ago

Pat wrote:
Thank you once again for proving my point. You obviously have nothing intelligent to say about the subject. You just think he's great because he's a Yankee, and you just LOVE the Yankees. Forget the facts... he's just so dreamy, and you'll defend him to the death, right? Exactly.
i don't think he's the best but certainly not 2nd worst all time and you prove my point reading what you want not what's written
#52 | 1944 days ago

barry larkin-975, ozzie smith-978 ,cal ripken jr.-979,derek jeter-975,all very close in fielding percentage
#53 | 1944 days ago

We can all agree that Jeter smells really nice.
#54 | 1944 days ago

i suppose that makes them 3rd, 4th, 5th, worst all time according to you guys
#55 | 1944 days ago

love me some controversy.
#56 | 1944 days ago

dserra wrote:
barry larkin-975, ozzie smith-978 ,cal ripken jr.-979,derek jeter-975,all very close in fielding percentage
Thank you for proving that you have no idea what you're talking about.

Anyone who thinks fielding percentage matters at all is clueless. Period.

Go read the article, and then come back and try to talk about it.
#57 | 1944 days ago

Wow, four people PQ'd me because i defended a Hall of FAME BASEBALL player. I really don't know what to think...8 users gave me afor defending the same player...and i don't know what to think. Don't you just love sports.!!
#58 | 1943 days ago

Pat wrote:
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.
Yes, he lacks the range that he used to have.  To say that the report has validity is completely outrageous.  A guy who play 13 years at SS for the same team and win four rings as the captain cannot possibly be called the second worst SS, for all intents and purposes, in the history of the game. 
#59 | 1943 days ago
jacobmrley (+)

dserra wrote:
barry larkin-975, ozzie smith-978 ,cal ripken jr.-979,derek jeter-975,all very close in fielding percentage
fielding percentage means less than nothing.
#60 | 1943 days ago

Did anyone else read the article who knows anything about baseball and math alike?  There are about 15,000 flaws in the logic of this system.  It's about as accurate as if you sat on a cactus and tried to blindly guess which needle poked you in the *** first.  Trying to simplify the range of a player based on only these variables is laughable at best. 

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