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New York Yankees: Can Robinson Cano Follow in Derek Jeter’s Footsteps to 3,000?

that Derek Jeter has reached (and then quickly surpassed) the 3,000-hit mark, I think it’s time to see how Robinson Cano’s young career stacks up to the New York Yankees captain's early years.

Jeter is halfway through his 17th season (16th full season), whereas Robinson Cano is halfway into just his seventh season in the bigs.

Through his first six full seasons, Derek Jeter had accrued 1,187 hits—just 112 more hits than Robinson Cano’s 1,075 hits through his first six seasons. (Each became full-time starters at the age of 22).

Jeter got those 1,187 hits on 4,200 plate appearances. Robinson Cano’s 1,075 hits came on 3,732 plate appearances, 468 fewer PAs than Jeter.

If Cano had been up to the ...

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