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Derek Jeter: Response to Tom Mechin: Why the New York Yankee Is NOT Overrated

Mechin recently had a very good article on Derek Jeter and acknowledged that he is a great player.  He even pointed out that he is probably a first ballot Hall-of-Famer.

But Mechin thinks Jeter is overrated.

I beg to differ, and rather than just add a comment to Tom's piece, I wanted to write an analysis of why Jete is not overrated.

You can begin with pure statistics. 

Right now Jeter has 2,930 hits. He has scored 1,689 runs, hit 234 home runs, has 1,136 RBI and has stolen 323 bases.

Other than Jeter, only four other players in the history of baseball have at least 1,500 runs scored, 2,900 hits, 200 home runs, 1,000 RBI and 300 stolen bases.

Those five players are Willie Mays, Paul Molitor, ...

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