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New York Yankees Need to Worry About Derek Jeter’s Drastic Decline

one deserves the benefit of the doubt more than Derek Jeter, but one could argue that he happens to be on the list of the worst shortstops in baseball. Jeter's April not only reaffirms Brian Cashman's stance on the shortstop in the offseason, but also demonstrates that Cashman should have been tough in negotiations. 

Jeter's slash line of .250/.313/.270 does not suggest that he should be regarded as the worst offensive shortstop in baseball. However, his batted ball rates show a player who is in rapid decline.

He leads all of baseball in ground-ball percentage at 72.1 percent, six points higher than the second-highest total. His line-drive rate has dropped from 16.1 percent to a paltry 10.2. Ben Badler offered this fantastic stat on Twitter ...

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