Sunday, July 10, 2011

Line of the Day: July 9th, 2011

Derek Jeter went 5-for-5, homered and drove in the winning run en route to becoming the 28th member of Major League Baseball's 3,000 Hit Club, as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4. He become only the second player to hit a home run as his

Line: 5 AB, 2 R, 5 H, 2 RBI; 2B, HR, SB

My fantasy perspective: Jeter's 5x5 line is up to .270/42/3/24/8 but still only ranks him as the 16th-best option for a fantasy baseball shortstop. Shallow league owners may have already given up on the Yankee Captain if not for name recognition, but he still has value in deeper leagues.

The pressure of 3,000 hits is off his shoulders and his injury seems to have healed. This is the kind of performance that could put a spark back into his game and keep his season moving in a positive direction.

Love Jeter or hate him, this is the kind of milestone all baseball fans need to be celebrating, regardless of where your heart lies. I, for one, am glad I got to witness such an incredible BASEBALL moment. One I'm sure not to forget any time soon.

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