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From Yanks in Exile Insider, Alexander Bawarski
There is no arguing that the Yankees wouldn’t have been nearly as good as they have been over the last two decades without the captain, Derek Jeter. However, is it possible that the time to start looking past this icon is coming quickly?
Obviously, I am a huge fan of Derek, both as a player and as a man, so I mean no disrespect, but let’s just look at some of the facts.
For one, in the limited amount of play time he had in 2013 (17 games, 63 at-bats) he hit for a .190 batting average and a .288 on-base percentage, which are easily the lowest numbers of his career. Also, he had one home run, 7 RBIs, 8 runs scored and no stolen bases. Last time he had numbers that low was the season before his rookie season, when he played in just 15 games in 1995.
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