Derek Jeter‘s home run power was the subject of one of our top 100 offseason questions posts. Could he get the power back? Our conclusion was that he could get back to being a 10-homer guy like he was in 2010, but it would take some kind of special, throwback effort for him to really exceed that total. That’s just the life of an aging icon. Still, Jeter is probably a .300 hitter in a prolific lineup, and as long as he’s the Yankees’ starting shortstop, he’ll remain among the position’s top fantasy options.
Best case scenario: Starlin Castro (CHC)
Similar players: Howie Kendrick (LAA), Brandon Phillips (CIN), Erick Aybar (LAA) with fewer steals
Worst case scenario: Erick Aybar (LAA) with a lot fewer steals
Runs, batting average, home, versus LHP. Jeter batted either first or second in every game he played last year. With guys like Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano following him in the lineup, it’s hard to imagine a healthy Jeter not scori...