Fifteen games after he became the 28th player in history to join the 3000 club the hype continues. As a Jeter fan, I will enjoy seeing this aspect of jeter’s life that he has protected through his 15 year career. This will further help the sales of every DJ3K product in the market which we will discuss as another topic. From autograph balls, t-shirts and other apparel things will continue to sell as they continue to market DJ3K. Here is the link for the documentary.
Now as for his performance on the field since becoming Mr. 3000 has not really changed. He’s 14 for his last 55 AB which comes to a .260 batting average. Everyone was hoping that he starts hitting or at least become a 300 hitter again but doesn’t seem like it. Out of the 14 hits, 3 have been for extra base hits. He has become more productive with runners in scoring position so that is an upside. He has 10 RBIs in the last 14 games. Many Yankees fan will be happy with production like this. There so much criticism about where he bats, his fielding, lack of production but people need to realize that for a 37 year old shortstop, he’s still being a productive yankee. As Brian Cashman stated before, Jeter is there BEST option at shortstop.
For the criticism to stop, he and the Yankees will need to win another World Series with him as a starting shortstop.