Derek Jeter

Does defense matter in baseball?

The headline is click bait. Of course defensive matters in baseball. Doesn’t it? I’m writing this article because I noticed strange things while browsing Baseball-Reference.com

Jeter faces tough odds in his late 30s

Being the shortstop for the Yankees seems to be what Derek Jeter was born to do, but few players have ever played shortstop regularly for any team after the age of 36. In order for the Yankees to get their money’s worth, Jeter will have to play much better than any of those shortstops did in their late 30s.