Derek Jeter O/U .292 in 2012?
This is a blog post from Andrew Marchand from ESPN New York.com
In a recurring feature of the blog, we play the always fun “Over-Under Game,” in which we will set the line for a player and a stat and ask you to weigh in.
The Player: Derek Jeter
The Number: .292 batting average
The Scouting Report: Jeter finished last year hitting .297, which included batting .327 in the second half of the season. For his career, Jeter is a .313 career hitter.
Our insider colleague Dan Szymborski projects Jeter, soon-to-be-38, to hit just .268. For a more positive outlook, the legendary Bill James has Jeter at .291. I’ve set the number at .292 average, thinking like Vegas that will encourage people to weigh in on both sides.
Personally, I would take the under with Jeter hitting in the .280s.
I tend to agree with Marchand. Asking Jeter to hit around .300 at the age of 37. Jeter had a spectacular 2nd half last year batting. 327 with 3 HR, 37 RBI, and a .811 OPS so maybe he can carry that over to 2012. Vote in the poll and state your thoughts in the comments on your expectations for Jeter in 2012.